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Forum: General Messages   10-26-2006, 03:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,398
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Who has the better backhand? Federer or Gasquet?

I love watching both of them, but I'd give the edge to Federer, because he can and does use more variety on the shot. Gasquet has a beautiful topspin and hard flat drive on the backhand, but you...
Forum: General Messages   10-23-2006, 03:42 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 12,110
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Pete Sampras: The Most Overrated Player of all time

You can't. Pete Sampras is, unfortunately, going to go the way of Ivan Lendl, Bjorn Borg, Stan Smith, and many other great champions who get overlooked and are somewhat forgotten because they...
Forum: Blast From The Past   07-28-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,884
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Rod Laver VHS/DVD

Try here:

www.users.bigpond.com/tennisvideos1/

I have purchased many vintage tennis videos from them. They're great.
Forum: General Messages   07-27-2006, 02:04 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,789
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Who will win the US Open?

I heard a rumor that Steffi Graf is secretly training for a comeback, and she and Andre are gunning for the U.S. Open to become the first husband and wife to take home singles titles simultaneously...
Forum: General Messages   07-27-2006, 01:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Topspin rules now?

Well, grass at least. Guga was one of those players whose entire game followed his serve. He had a very good serve, but if he was struggling with it, the footwork was the first thing to go, oddly...
Forum: General Messages   07-26-2006, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Topspin rules now?

I was there for that Kuerten/Federer match at Roland Garros in 2004, and as great as Guga played, it was obvious that Roger was still searching for his clay court game at the French. He played...
Forum: Blast From The Past   07-26-2006, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,884
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Rod Laver VHS/DVD

I have some footage of the 1969 Laver/Newcombe Wimbledon final, and have seen quite a bit of the 69 USO, and to me the Wimbledon final is much better quality of play. The 1969 USO final was actually...
Forum: General Messages   07-26-2006, 12:50 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,108
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Sampras wants to play Expo against Federer

Well, I finally had the chance to watch Pistol Pete last night in WTT, and even though it was doubles (before it rained) it's apparent he just can't move as quickly or as cat-like as he used to. I...
Forum: General Messages   07-25-2006, 08:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,108
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Sampras wants to play Expo against Federer

I'm not so sure I'd like to see the exhibition. It'd be like Steffi Graf coming out and playing Amelie Mauresmo. Plus, looking at those pics, Pete's legs have thickened up quite a bit, and he just...
Forum: General Messages   06-21-2006, 06:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Is Roger Federer the greatest of all time? Yes- John Lloyd, No-John Barrett

I'm the first to say that I totally respect Rocket. I've had the chance to meet him a couple of times, and he is beyond all the hype and publicity that many top players get built-up from press...
Forum: General Messages   06-14-2006, 07:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 779
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Agassi NOT greatest serve returner?

I think it's also a case of Agassi having been around, and been studied for so long, that there is a book of sorts on how to serve him, especially since the last couple of encounters he's had with...
Forum: General Messages   06-09-2006, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 198,014
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Tennis Books Not likely to sell

"Creative Body Spots for Hiding Needle Tracts"- Rafael Nadal
Forum: General Messages   06-09-2006, 06:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 925
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: lets make this clear, nadal doesnt dominate roger

That may be, but Steffi Graf has always had a winning record over Monica Seles...
Forum: General Messages   03-31-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,289
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Why does James blake suck on Clay?

Very few shotmakers do play well on clay. It takes a lot more cognitive thought and point construction. Also, as good as his backhand crosscourt is, he almost never uses a slice backhand when he...
Forum: Blast From The Past   12-10-2005, 04:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,252
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: "The Lone Wolf": Richard "Pancho" Gonzales

Santorofan, Lew Hoad's wife Jennie had this to say about Gonzalez in that story you mentioned:

"He was just so beautiful to watch. Being tall, he was a little more graceful, more natural. Don't...
Forum: Blast From The Past   11-02-2005, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,244
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Boris 'Boom Boom' Becker Thread

Well- I'm going to go home right now and put on a chicken!
Forum: General Messages   10-27-2005, 02:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,040
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: coria lose again

Well, you know what they say- better living through chemistry has its down side...
Forum: Blast From The Past   10-25-2005, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,528
Posted By alfajeffster
Pete Sampras: Voted Tennis Magazine's #1 Player of the Past 40 Years

I'm a regular in the WTAworld chat pages, and came over here looking for conversation/debate on this, and didn't find any, so here's a thread about it, with a congratulations to Pete. The final four...
Forum: Blast From The Past   09-09-2005, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,831
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: tennis autographs?

Don't know if you're still around, as this is an old post, but I collect autographs as well- mostly women, but have quite a few men (and a running autograph thing going with Rod Laver- I have an old...
Forum: Blast From The Past   02-18-2005, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,252
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: "The Lone Wolf": Richard "Pancho" Gonzales

I'd seriously like to see some footage of him playing from his heyday. I know the famous 1969 Pasarell match at Wimbledon is available (as is Hoad from that time frame), but both were way past their...
Forum: Blast From The Past   02-17-2005, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,252
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: "The Lone Wolf": Richard "Pancho" Gonzales

I read once where someone asked the great Lew Hoad to name the one player he thought was the absolute toughest competitor he'd come up against in his great career, and his candid reply was: "That...
Forum: Blast From The Past   02-11-2005, 12:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,252
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: "The Lone Wolf": Richard "Pancho" Gonzales

Sorry for getting to this thread so late, santorofan, and I know we discussed this in another forum, but it's been a while. I wonder how many people know about the connection between the great...
Forum: Blast From The Past   02-11-2005, 12:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 30,341
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: The best tennis match

Oh my god- I was spilling my guts all over the living room floor during that match. It was gut-wrenching, and I respect your choice of match for the fight both players showed, but to me it was like...
Forum: General Messages   02-08-2005, 06:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,564
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Who is the BEST claycourt tennis player today???

"Bjorn Borg, he is from another planet"- Ilie Nastase
Forum: General Messages   02-08-2005, 06:30 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,305
Posted By alfajeffster
Re: Should have Agassi retired before ?

Most people are either too young to remember, or just plain forget the first 8 years of Andre's career. It was punctuated by lots of commercial flash, long hair, a few nice wins here and there, but...
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