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Old 08-16-2006, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default Lew Hoad...on my mind

Why? Reading about him in Pancho Gonzalez's autobiography? Somebody who looks like him almost sitting down next to me at the Science Library here at the University where I loiter??






According to {Pancho} Ricardo...he was "built like an ox"...Pancho respected his game...

...he has a club named after him, in Spain:
http://www.tennis-spain.com


His widow wrote his autobiography:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/073...lance&n=283155



...and he died, twelve years ago, in Spain, far from his native Australia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Hoad <--His wikipedia page..

Anybody <else> remember Lew?
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Old 08-23-2006, 02:57 AM   #2
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Yup. Jack Kramer and Tony Trabert have spoke just as highly about Hoad's game, perhaps I can dig up some quotes...
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Old 09-20-2006, 07:45 PM   #4
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Johan Kriek reminded many of Lew Hoad. He was built like a running back-low to the ground, powerful legs and forearms. If you had a chance to see Kriek you saw a bit of Hoad. Hoad had more nerve though. Kriek tended to unravel.
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