Tennis seems to have changed a lot over the years. The style of play is a lot different to what it used to be like and the racquets have changed a lot too, I suppose a lot of the change seemed to occur around about the Eighties.
Why don’t we just go back to the Eighties for a moment and try to remember some of the great Tennis players that showed us their talents back then.
The 1980′s has to be synonymous with undoubtedly the greatest ever player to have graced the Tennis courts, that is until his retirement at an early age. This could only be the one and only Bjorn Borg.
In contrast to Borg and towards the latter part of the Eighties, there was Stefan Edberg, probably one of the best serve and volley players at the time. This undoubtedly got him to the number one spot.
But not every great talent on the circuit at that time was Swedish, as a young German seemed to come to the fore in the Eighties, a certain Boris Becker. He won quite a few titles on the Tennis merry go round, but I suppose that he will always be remembered as the first teenager to win Wimbledon.
Ivan Lendl is the next person that I remember, as this Czech player had an amazing base line play. He was such a steady player, and he also won quite a few tournaments and a few grand slams as well.
Who could forget John McEnroe, now that man could play. He could also argue, but no one will ever forget the amazing shots that he could play. If they were called out though, boy was there an argument!, but I suppose you have to be a little highly strung (sorry about the pun) to be a great Tennis player.
All of these five players had a major impact on the game of Tennis, especially in the Eighties, and some still have an impact on today’s players as well; but these are not by all means the only ones, these are just a few that I have chosen to remember.