#tbt 30 years ago in 1986, Johan Kriek beat Guillermo Vilas to reach the Roland Garros semi-finals. A win over Guillermo Vilas on red clay in Paris was a win that Johan considers being physically and mentally his toughest ever. #JohanKriek #GuillermoVilas #RolandGarros #FrenchOpen #tennislegends #tennishistory #tennis #throwbackthursday @rolandgarros
Here is a clip of the final set tie-break of the 1986 quarterfinal match between Johan Kriek vs Guillermo Vilas. Enjoy! Click the image to play.
#tbt Only 3 more days until Roland Garros! Picture: Roland Garros 1986: Johan Kriek defeated the clay master, Guillermo Vilas in the quarterfinal to reach the Roland Garros semi-finals! A match that Johan still considers as one of the most physically demanding matches he has ever played in his career. #JohanKriek #GuillermoVilas #RolandGarros #FrenchOpen #tennis #tennislegends #tennishistory #GrandSlam #throwbackthursday
#tbt March 1995: Nuveen Masters in Naples, Florida, part of the former Champions Tour featuring: Johan Kriek, Jimmy Connors, Bjorn Borg, Jose-Luis Clerk, John Lloyd, Roscoe Tanner, Guillermo Vilas and Peter Fleming. #JohanKriek #Connors #Borg #Vilas
Roland Garros 1986: Images from the Johan Kriek vs Guillermo Vilas quarterfinal. Final score 3/6 7/6 7/6 7/6 for Johan Kriek
#tbt Roland Garros 1986: @johankriek beats Guillermo Vilas to face Ivan Lendl in the semi-final. Beating Vilas was one of the toughest matches Johan has ever played. It was a match that took so much out of Johan that it left him injured for many weeks and forced him to miss Wimbledon that year.
Roland Garros 1986: Johan Kriek after beating Guillermo Vilas to reach the French Open semi-final
#throwbackthursday #tbt Interesting what you can find in Wimbledon cars... When Johan Kriek (@johankriek) got into one of the official Wimbledon cars last week at Wimbledon, the driver was very excited and right away pulled out a picture that he had with him in the car. It turned out to be a picture from the early 2000s taken at the Hurlingham event in London with the following tennis greats: Chris Wilkinson, Jeremy Bates, Guillermo Vilas, Brad Gilbert, Pat Cash, Johan Kriek, Cliff Drysdale, Gene Mayer, [...]
#throwbackthursday #Wimbledon Johan Kriek's doubles partner at the 45+ Wimbledon Invitational Doubles event this year will be Peter Fleming. We found old Kriek & Fleming side-by-side bios from 1981. The other pictures are from the 2007 Wimbledon where Johan Kriek and Kevin Curren played against Peter Fleming and Guillermo Vilas. You can find all four players and many more on the group picture. Good luck to Johan & Peter!