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04/01/2019

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Bettyjane

love

bhaj

Adulation

Alpha

Darn, 109 won't work. So, fan club.

Veglia

Told you, the answer is 42.

Veglia

"except maybe Lendl" in my view disqualifies love and adulation because he definitely didn't have it, not maybe

Tennis Planet

HINT: It's a tangible thing.

Veglia

This is not the answer but an interesting fact. All others were/are from the Western World, Djokovic is not. Lendl is "maybe" because he is a naturalized American.
Back on topic ...
I was pondering love, adulation, recognition but as far as I remember Lendl really didn't give a crap about these things. In fact, he enjoyed not being loved.
Moving forward with analysis, TP probably refers to the Open Era, because I really have no clue what was that Fred Perry or Bill Tilden didn't have.
So, since it's not love and adulation, it's not 109 or even 42 ... it must be good looks!

Alpha

A home tournament.

stella

Anna Wintour in his box

O

National hero status?

Alpha

By that I don't mean a tournament they've done well in as in Winbledon is Fed's home. I mean a proper tournament in their home country. Serbia had one that was owned by the Djokovics, which tells you how much he wants one. There isn't one any longer.

stella

his own shoe -- even Stan Smith has one

Gary  Lee  Moser

I always that thought Roger had an exclusive with AW.

Hmmm...

nick

You deserve one here even If TP doesn't give you with his weird calculations

stella

nope, in IW and somewhere else I saw her sitting inn a diffeent box -- Serena's maybe. Maybe anywhere she can get a good seat for free

Gary  Lee  Moser

OK, TWS...quite possibly.

But TP's stipulation was "something everyone with six or more Slams had / has - except maybe Lendl".

So, even if it's RF and TWS --- but ONLY RF and TWS --- that's can't be it, right?

stella

what's TWS ?

Gary  Lee  Moser

The Williams Sister.

King Billy

Some kind of peer-aknwoledgement.

Murph

Recognizable logos/

stella

a son who will follow him in tennis -- Edberg's son plays, as does Sampras. Lendl has about 6 daughters ( no sons ) and the girls all golf
But Rafa doesn't have a son to follow him so probably this guess is wrong too

Terror

He is missing good US open finals record. Win-loss is 3-5, Lendl also is 3-5. Also, the French-Wimbledon combo. I know Agassi or Sampras didn't win them back to back. Maybe he earns for a good GS final record before he retires. Whenever I remember Lendl, the first thing that comes to my mind is his terrible GS finals record and his number of losses in the US Open finals.

What he secretly yearns will be known by TP alone! As he can read what's on other people's mind. Especially top tennis players.

Gary  Lee  Moser

"He is missing good US open finals record. Win-loss is 3-5, Lendl also is 3-5."
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And 11-Slam-winner Borg is 0-4 there.

So that obviously isn't it.

Veglia

A high profile book and/or movie about him

Veglia

Marriage proposal during a match

Tennis Planet

WINNER: VEGLIA

Good looks.

Veglia

Finally, we're back at guessing what's in TP's head. None of that nonsense from Alpha that involves skill and strategy.

Gary  Lee  Moser

"Good looks" --- "something everyone with six or more Slams had / has - except maybe Lendl."
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Personally never saw it with Becker, either.

Oh, well --- eye-of-the-beholder and all that jazz...

Veglia

A real Wall of Fame: why the middle name since recently?

Alpha

This really required someone to visit the basement to see what is TP's ideas of good looks. McEnroe is good looking? Wasn't Agassi a sumo wrestler? How many jokes on Fed's nose?

Veglia I want to see a picture of you and TP together. Otherwise, I'm now convinced you are the same guy.

Veglia

You mean you're not convinced we are not the same guy?

Gary  Lee  Moser

The "Lee" middle-name thing...didn't realize that until you just pointed it out.

Hmmm...

Don't know.

[ But it has a slightly better ring to it...am I right? ]

Veglia

Yes sir!

Alpha

Two double faults make an ace?

Alpha

Hawkeye?

https://www.tennisplanet.me/blog/2017/07/you-may-not-know-this-but-sumo-wrestlers-grease-their-body-so-they-can-win.html

Veglia

It only applies to their playing days. Andre was good looking then.

Gary  Lee  Moser

According to John Madden, in football, "one knee equals two feet".

So there's that. :->

Veglia

Why not, we are on the Planet after all.

And here's the proof photo we're not the same guy:

http://imagecollect.com/picture/bjorn-borg-photo-2339743/archival-pictures-globe-photos-52476

nick

How many for
WINNER : Alpha

Alpha

Put a wig on that photo and you get Agassi from his playing days.

Anyway, Hawkeye is with TP. I want him to come out and say that he thinks Agassi is good looking :-)

stella

I've been saying it all along -- they have to be one and the same , or identical twins. This answer is the most laughable and ridiculous yet. Mc Enroe good looking ? Agassi good looking ? Nadal good looking ? Ditto Laver, Connors etc !!!

Why bother with these WOF things. Just announce that on next Monday Veglia will get another win

stella

me

Veglia

Due to popular demand, Veglia is retiring from Wall of Fame competitions. He will continue to be present on the Planet.

Alpha

Wait, don't retire yet. Nobody, but nobody, can answer most of these. Only you. Besides, you don't wan to be stuck at 9. Your last one is currently under review.

Alpha

Like DJT has a better ring than simply the Donald.

Next quiz question will ask that someone on this site has something in common with the POTUS.

Alpha

TP, no answer to Hawkeye? I just need you to come out and say that you think Agasssi is good looking. That's all.

https://www.tennisplanet.me/blog/2017/07/you-may-not-know-this-but-sumo-wrestlers-grease-their-body-so-they-can-win.html

O

Agassi looks like a chef?

O

And one guy is perfect a cirque du soleil performer?

ken

thanks stella i was wondering too.

bunnee

Lendl looked good to me! (at least during his playing career...)

Alpha

Any response to the Hawkeye challenge, TP?

nick

Hmm. As much as Veglia loves Rafa, he/she is on the verge of own 'La Decima'

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