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Strange but True Tennis Tales, New Episode!

1916638_10206796116074740_2146710316373891023_nHere is the latest edition of “Strange but True” tales involving current or former tennis pros…This occurrence happened very recently involving a former World No. 1 player.

A friend of the player called the home of the former top player to communicate he was coming over. The wife of the player took the message but apparently didn’t relay the message that the friend was arriving.

The friend arrived to the luxury mansion home and entered the combination to the lock at the gate. It was night. The ex player then suddenly jumped the guest and applied some kind of choke hold to his neck. “He said he thought I was a robber. He held my neck so long I couldn’t breathe. He’s crazy,” said the friend — or now former friend.

6 comments

  • britbox · December 2, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Lendl by any chance? The guy has a warped sense of humour. I read an anecdote once that he invited Stefan Edberg over for dinner (one of the very few players he actually liked) and set his dogs (German Shepherds) on the Swede to see how he'd react.

  • catherine · December 2, 2017 at 10:00 am

    Lendl’s dogs didn’t follow orders in English and I’ve heard Ivan liked to tease visitors who feared they were near to being savaged to death before a word of command, in German, saved them.

    So that could be Lendl :)

  • jg · December 2, 2017 at 10:44 am

    There’s a guy who plays around dc who played number 1 at Yale and Lendl would call him over for practice when Lendl was in Ct. Apparently one of Lendl’s dogs bit him pretty badly. I think they remained hitting partners from time to time.

  • Scoop Malinowski · December 2, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Scoop Malinowski writes:

    Britbox LOL, that's a great story about Ivan The Terrible. But no, it's not Lendl in this case.

  • mrzz · December 2, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Just a note, Scoop, if by chance you keep confirming who the former #1 is not, sooner or later by exclusion people could know with reasonable certainty who he is… the list of #1´s is not that long…

  • Scoop Malinowski · December 2, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Scoop Malinowski writes:

    mrzz; I am sure one of you sleuths will figure it out :)

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