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I presume he is hoping to get a wildcard to the Olympics. Maybe Bopanna-Paes, given their success in Croatia. But if course we can decide at this time next year...



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I don't care. I just like seeing him playing. On and on and on ...



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Phenomenal peripheral vision and fantastic hand-eye coordination. #Legend.



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prasen9 wrote:
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Phenomenal peripheral vision and fantastic hand-eye coordination. #Legend.
Yes!



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prasen9 wrote:
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Phenomenal peripheral vision and fantastic hand-eye coordination. #Legend.
Absolute legend. Not just that his peripheral vision is great. He doesn't need to move his eyes even an iota for that vision. His eyes are just not moving at all, but his hands are moving to the right spots. How is this even possible? Un-friggin-believable. Even more proof that he is the greatest all-around athlete we may have ever produced. Good at everything. I am sure he must have been among our most talented football player, basketball point guards and top sprinters too, when he was in his teens. He had to pick some sport and went to tennis.



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Leander Paes in conversation with Mudit Dani (a table tennis player).



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Leander posted a terrific video reminiscing about Frejus on his FB page. Apparently he spent many months practicing on clay with a specialist coach, who began by telling him he needed different shoes to slide on the clay...

(Frejus initially got autocorrected to Freud :( ).



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Yes he did. Even went and played on clay in S. America, iirc. He did make an honest attempt at claycourt tennis, but quickly dropped it and decided he didn't have the temperament to play in that style.



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Strangely his first GS win was on clay.... Or was it at the US open after Olympics?



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Omkara wrote:
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Strangely his first GS win was on clay.... Or was it at the US open after Olympics?
'99 French



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S_K_S wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:06 pm
Omkara wrote:
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Strangely his first GS win was on clay.... Or was it at the US open after Olympics?
'99 French
Oh so I was right. Memories.....



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Your original memory was correct.

His first GS singles win was in the '96 US Open right after the Olympics and he was a set and a break up on Agassi in the second round before imploding after some antics by Agassi. In the '97 US Open, he went to the 3rd round and was up two sets to one to #23 Pioline before losing in the 3rd round.

His first win at the French Open was in 1997.



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arjun2761 wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:44 am
Your original memory was correct.

His first GS singles win was in the '96 US Open right after the Olympics and he was a set and a break up on Agassi in the second round before imploding after some antics by Agassi. In the '97 US Open, he went to the 3rd round and was up two sets to one to #23 Pioline before losing in the 3rd round.

His first win at the French Open was in 1997.
PKB he was up a set and 4-0 it means two breaks up against Agasi on that day '96.... Next year against Piolin he was up 2-1 before losing last two sets...But the match which was close to my heart has always been 1993 Freujs... I thought it was his greatest conquer...I was in class seven that time around DD national showed it live...I still remember could not sleep whole night after 2PM when Ramesh and was locked two sets all against that left hander French :)