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The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and grass court tennis

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Post by newballs Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:48 pm

Being a big Bowie fan it's 40 years on from Ziggy, cross dressing and flared trousers. For some reason it made me look back to those far off days when grass court tennis at Wimbledon actually involved people who could serve and volley.

A question for you tennis aficionados then (and no googling allowed). Stan Smith beat Ilie Nastase to win the mens singles but who won the boys event coming apparently from 5-2 down in the final set to do so? I'd actually forgotten he had won it and, even more suprisingly, completely forgotten his erstwhile opponent. A bonus point on offer then for the name of someone who recently managed to offend even UKIP with some of less than correct political views.

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Post by laverfan Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:46 am

Your are referring to 1972 W.

Is it Borg? I do not who he could have beaten, though. Very tempted to look at Wikipedia.

I also recall Borg having played Laver in Las Vegas or was it Connors, but I am getting old, NewBalls. Wink

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Post by Tenez Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:14 am

John Lloyd?

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Post by time please Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:23 pm

I have no idea who played the 1972 boys final, but I would guess that the someone whose views were right of UKIP is Buster Mottram?

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Post by noleisthebest Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:50 pm

Mercer?

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Post by Josiah Maiestas Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:36 pm

Nigel Farage offended?

There's a surprise.
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Post by newballs Wed Mar 28, 2012 3:55 pm

Yes. the winner was a very young Bjorn Borg and the runner up none other than the Enoch Powell fan Buster Mottram.

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Post by bradman99.94 Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:46 pm

He's buried in our local town.......Enoch Powell that is, not Mottram or Borg

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