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Ays25 06-03-2006 04:56 AM

what happened to kent carlsson?!
 
i remember that when i was a kid, i saw some of his matches on eurosport around 1987-1988 he was a superb baseliner.. and then he dissapeared.
funnily today i learned that he was born on 1968 and not 1958 :confused:
so why he gave up at the age of 20 when he was so succesfull? a big injury?

MrGasa 06-07-2006 01:45 PM

Re: what happened to kent carlsson?!
 
He had severe problems with knees, had several operations but couldn't recover.

Action Jackson 06-08-2006 06:37 AM

Re: what happened to kent carlsson?!
 
Kent Carlsson had a huge grunt, reverse kicking serves, roundarm passing shots, deadly lobs and dropshots, but 5 knee operations on the left knee before he was 22 and he retired. He made #8 in the world in 1988 and was on the way up, then the injuries continued.

He first hurt his knee at Indian Wells, so no it's not only Rebound Ace that allegedly causes injuries.

He now races horses.

Ays25 06-08-2006 12:17 PM

Re: what happened to kent carlsson?!
 
thanks for the answers guys.
what a shame.. looking at his results.. he could have been a roland garros champion

Action Jackson 06-08-2006 12:19 PM

Re: what happened to kent carlsson?!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ays25
thanks for the answers guys.
what a shame.. looking at his results.. he could have been a roland garros champion

Got heaps more info about him, but he had RG champ all over him especially in the years between 89 and 93.

rod99 10-28-2006 05:20 PM

Re: what happened to kent carlsson?!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U53HIll8e9g

this is the only footage i could find of carlsson. there is some highlights at both the beginning and end of the video. this was slightly b/f my time but it's a shame this guy had so many knee injuries. did he originally injure his knee playing? i know he was a big time junior.

Voo de Mar 10-29-2006 03:50 AM

Re: what happened to kent carlsson?!
 
It's nice to see Kent Carlsson from the past with old-fashioned hairstyle ;)
I've never seen him on action "live" :sad:

Tennis Fool 10-30-2006 01:46 AM

Re: what happened to kent carlsson?!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Voo de Mar (Post 4366122)
It's nice to see Kent Carlsson from the past with old-fashioned hairstyle ;)
I've never seen him on action "live" :sad:

I think George used to have an autographed photo of him as his avatar.

superlópez 11-26-2006 05:24 PM

Re: what happened to kent carlsson?!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler (Post 3605958)
Kent Carlsson had a huge grunt, reverse kicking serves, roundarm passing shots, deadly lobs and dropshots, but 5 knee operations on the left knee before he was 22 and he retired. He made #8 in the world in 1988 and was on the way up, then the injuries continued.

He first hurt his knee at Indian Wells, so no it's not only Rebound Ace that allegedly causes injuries.

He know races horses.

Hi everybody.

I remember Carlsson defenting Emilio Sánchez-Vicario both in Hilversum and in Kithbuel -needless to say i watched it on TV- , and also, winning in Barcelona, in four sets against a young Muster. He was like a human backboard, in addition to the aforemention.

Action Jackson 11-27-2006 04:20 AM

Re: what happened to kent carlsson?!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tennis Fool (Post 4371935)
I think George used to have an autographed photo of him as his avatar.

I think you would be right.

Kolya 03-15-2007 02:51 AM

Re: what happened to kent carlsson?!
 
Sorry to ask, what is a reverse kick serve?


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