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09-24-2010 07:37 AM
garfunkel3008
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

not surprising from a Chinese American.
04-29-2010 09:53 AM
duong
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

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Originally Posted by Lendl's Forehand View Post
Some have critisized it as a bushleague tactic while others have said it was a smart play.

What's your take on it?
I can understand why Chang did it, considering his physical problems,

but I hated that moment and the end of the match because of the public's reaction who were very bad at Lendl.

And Lendl felt obviously bad.

It was like corrida , typical French public (and I'm French) (Spanish public did a little bit the same to Berdych against Gonzalez in Madrid once)

I was feeling for Lendl in that match

On the other hand, Chang was not enough praised for his whole tournament, for instance the final where people always talk about Edberg, but his first set's game on returns was sublime, very much inside the court and great returns. He also beat some good claycourters.
03-20-2010 06:27 PM
Start da Game
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

understandable, chang was cramping and desperate to try something different........hingis' was not clever though.......i think she tried it twice and graf won the point once.......
01-18-2010 10:01 AM
Sampras is King
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

Great play! Are you kidding me? Of course great play! Against Lendl, go watch it again. The funniest part is how pissed Lendl gets, big baby. Chang was all cramped up... LOL! Respect Chang. After all, he's still the youngest player ever to have won Roland Garros.
08-14-2009 02:25 AM
Ozone
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

His shoulder was blown! Give him a break. He couldn't serve overhand.

Chang is a legend. Great guy.
08-11-2009 04:30 AM
Evan1225
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

I personally don't like Chang. I think his personality on the court is horrible and he can do much better with it.
08-10-2009 10:47 PM
straitup
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

Considering Chang's situation, where the whole crowd was basically rooting for him after seeing him hit some incredible shots while cramping, his was a pretty smart play to mess Lendl up

In Hingis' situation, the whole crowd was already against her for going onto Graf's side, and yes she still wanted to win the match, but didn't she do it twice? It certainly didn't help her as the crowd got on her case more
08-08-2009 03:14 PM
trivfun
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

I would like to see somebody serve like Dennis Eckersley, the former baseball pitcher.
02-18-2009 10:36 AM
ilendl
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

It was rubbish. Pure and simple.
05-31-2008 09:21 AM
Auscon
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

It was a great tactic

Also loved when he was standing right near the service line aswell
05-23-2008 11:24 PM
ThizServe
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

haha way to keep him on his toes
05-23-2008 03:15 PM
Haile Selassie
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

Chang
05-22-2008 05:44 PM
octatennis
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

great chang..!!!!
05-20-2008 02:32 PM
Becker's Volleys
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

Smart play. Any such tactic used against that twat Lendl has got to be applauded.
05-20-2008 05:36 AM
Dougie
Re: Chang's underhand serve to Lendl at '89 French Open

I think it´s usually not too fair to use something like that, but in Chang´s case, he was exhausted, cramps etc. He had to do whatever he could to disturb Lendl´s rhythm. So smart play!
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