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CoryAnnAvants#1
Aug 17th, 2003, 11:15 PM
His brother, that is...the other brother, Mark Mcenroe ;)

He is the brother of John Mcenroe and plays a lot like him, right down to the serve and volley style and the weird stance when he serves. I played him this morning in the semifinals of the mens singles championships at the club (I got in as a "wild card" by winning the junior event and he has won this three years in a row.) We both won our first two matches easily but I got outplayed by him. I don't like playing lefties or serve and volleyers and I got both :o He has an amazing serve and great volleys as well a solid forehand. I recently changed my game to a serve and volley style a month ago and its obviously going to take time, but if I could ever volley like he does lol. I was a little annoyed because I went down 5-2, fought off six set points with him serving at 5-3 to go to 4-5, and then promptly lost my serve with some bad play. He ended up going from there and beat me 6-4 6-2, but it was a still good experience...

disposablehero
Aug 17th, 2003, 11:43 PM
Well, at least it wasn't Patrick.

jojoseph
Aug 18th, 2003, 02:44 AM
how cool, not many serve and volleyers nowadays

good luck in the future

mboyle
Aug 18th, 2003, 03:24 AM
You went for scrappy baseline retrieving to serve and volleying?:eek: Goodness who are you trying to be? Daja Bedanova?:p ;)

CoryAnnAvants#1
Aug 18th, 2003, 03:33 AM
You went for scrappy baseline retrieving to serve and volleying?:eek: Goodness who are you trying to be? Daja Bedanova?:p ;)

LOL well my volleys were always my best shot since I was a little kid, its just hard to make your way up there with a slice backhand ;) Hopefully I dont have the same results Daja is having in her transition :p

bis2806
Aug 18th, 2003, 05:55 AM
hahhaha lol@daja bedanova

go hingis
Aug 18th, 2003, 06:06 AM
Good on Ya (yes i'm from oz), Keep it up!

BasicTennis
Aug 18th, 2003, 06:47 AM
If you don't have the serve like Pete has then stick to baseline, it will make your future better.;) this is exactly the reason why Tim Henman can't win Wimby.;)