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WTF? There are probably 10 other classic matches that CBS could show, and it's pulled out that one.

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Good. Gotta have your yearly doze of Connors-Krickstein. No doubt if they still have time to fill they will show Connors-Small Mac.
 

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We're up to the second set tiebreak.

After seeing it, I have one thing to say.

JIMMY CONNORS = ASS

That is all.
 

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Is this not the infamous 'abortion' match? If it is, then I can only guess that is the reason they are showing it. In which case, I suppose the next rain delay at Wimbledon means the BBC will subject us all to a repeat of Rusedski-Roddick from this year.
 

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Is this not the infamous 'abortion' match? If it is, then I can only guess that is the reason they are showing it. In which case, I suppose the next rain delay at Wimbledon means the BBC will subject us all to a repeat of Rusedski-Roddick from this year.
Yup, that's the one.
 

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"abortion" match? what about it? I'm too young to remember Connors or Krickstein playing :eek: , but wasn't Connors supposed to be the hunk of his days :eek:? I certainly looks like he's had the crowd support over there...
 

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They shoulda shown the Monica-Jennifer match or even the Martina N.-Graf SF from 91!! :fiery:
 

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Julian said:
They shoulda shown the Monica-Jennifer match or even the Martina N.-Graf SF from 91!! :fiery:
There is no hard and fast rule saying that you can only show 1991 coverage during rain delays (although you'd never know it). Since we see those matches every year, how about something I haven't seen, like 96.
 

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There is no hard and fast rule saying that you can only show 1991 coverage during rain delays (although you'd never know it). Since we see those matches every year, how about something I haven't seen, like 96.
I would love to see Graf Navratilova or Seles Graf (didn't they have great matches) or Gabriela Sabatini (the first Kournikova!)
 

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Mexicotrip: Connors called the chair umpire an abortion for not overruling a line call. He was mad that it was called out. Connors told him off for quite awhile.
 

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well you know that was back in the days when it was still UNDERSTOOD that people have emotions and showed them. :rolleyes:
Yeah, before the age of the emotionless Edberg and that robot who just retired, Pete.

Can you imagine Pete telling the ref, "You're an abortion"?

Richie: Connors had really calmed down by that time :eek:
 

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"abortion" match? what about it? I'm too young to remember Connors or Krickstein playing :eek: , but wasn't Connors supposed to be the hunk of his days :eek:? I certainly looks like he's had the crowd support over there...
Jimmy was tennis's raining bad boy before the age of McBrat. Anyway, stars of the 1970 & 1980s were playboys: acting up on court, judging wet t-shirt contests, snorting coke.

Anyway, then Pete and the 1990s happened. There was an article in the New York times about the return of the tennis "bad boy" and the exploits of the older players. I posted it in MTF, if you care to read it.
 

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Yeah, before the age of the emotionless Edberg and that robot who just retired, Pete.

Can you imagine Pete telling the ref, "You're an abortion"?

Richie: Connors had really calmed down by that time :eek:
I know...that's the scary part :eek:
 
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