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Chris Lewis:
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, some vintage footage of Laver and Roche may be worth even more. I hope those who haven't seen Laver and Roche play will enjoy this as much as I did.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHaN2h21ANs[/youtube]
ROD LAVER Versus TONY ROCHE
It's also worth appreciating how difficult it was to volley with racquets that had a head size of just over 70 sq".




Tennis4you:
Dude that is a sweet watch, thanks for the video!  I guess I expected them to not hit the ball as hard as they were for some reason.  Their anticipation at the net was awesome.

Swish:

--- Quote from: Chris Lewis on October 18, 2008, 07:15:43 PM ---They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, some vintage footage of Laver and Roche may be worth even more. I hope those who haven't seen Laver and Roche play will enjoy this as much as I did.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHaN2h21ANs[/youtube]
ROD LAVER Versus TONY ROCHE
It's also worth appreciating how difficult it was to volley with racquets that had a head size of just over 70 sq".






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Thanks Chris!

Clay Death:

--- Quote from: Chris Lewis on October 18, 2008, 07:15:43 PM ---They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, some vintage footage of Laver and Roche may be worth even more. I hope those who haven't seen Laver and Roche play will enjoy this as much as I did.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHaN2h21ANs[/youtube]
ROD LAVER Versus TONY ROCHE
It's also worth appreciating how difficult it was to volley with racquets that had a head size of just over 70 sq".






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splendid. what an incredible backhand volley Roche had. as for the Rocket, was there anything he could not do on a court?

Clay Death:

--- Quote from: Tennis4you on October 18, 2008, 07:53:06 PM ---Dude that is a sweet watch, thanks for the video!  I guess I expected them to not hit the ball as hard as they were for some reason.  Their anticipation at the net was awesome.

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affirmative. totally awesome video.

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