Blake and Dunlop.... again?

Discussion in 'Pros' Racquets and Gear' started by ValCrew, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. ValCrew

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    saw his match 1st round Wimbledon against De Bakker...still all black frame with some scratches...
     
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  2. wyutani

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    I don't see anything wrong with this.
     
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  3. ValCrew

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  4. ValCrew

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    no more DONNAY?
     
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  5. vsbabolat

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    I guess he likes his old worn Dunlop better than Donnay that made for him that were copies of his Dunlop.
     
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  6. baseline_monster

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    Good to see a player using what he actually likes.
     
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  7. DonBot

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    I think I am more shocked at the fact that Blake is still playing on the tour....or was this a seniors match?
     
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  8. PBODY99

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    He is still playing, as many of us would if we could. Retirement is for the rest of your life generally in sport. K. Date-Crum excepted.
     
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  9. heftylefty

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    Blake just made the quarters in Men's Dubs.

    Let's go James!!
     
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  10. ValCrew

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    FORCA FORCA ALEEEEEEE JAMES RULEZZZ
     
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  11. Power Player

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    Why mess with a good thing. Those dunlops are what he likes.

    VSB, I think I asked you this before,but how similar is the Tfight 315 18 mains to his dunlop? I wonder if he knows about that racquet......
     
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  12. brinkeguthrie

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    I've never understood the fascination here with Blake. A journeyman at best, with a couple good results. It's not like he set the tour on fire or anything...ever.
     
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  13. tennis4josh

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    I like him as a player and as a person. His determination to overcome injuries and get back on tour is inspiring. He is a pure ball striker. He is fun to watch. Yes, he cannot vary his game, but when he is on, he is a delight to watch!

    - Josh
     
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  14. Quickdraw

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    Umm... This is a thread about Blake. And you are reading it. So you must be at least a little interested, if not fascinated, right?
     
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  15. Champs990411

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    Only threads about players who set the tour on fire from now on everybody. That includes when they have a unique history with their equipment that TT readers might be interested in. Just take that post elsewhere.
     
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  16. BreakPoint

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    Does it matter? He's a pro, and a former Top 10 pro at that, which means he's a better player than any of us here on this board. And people here are always fascinated by the racquets that players who are much better than themselves use. Nothing wrong with that.
     
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  17. Dreamcastin

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    calling a player who achieved a top 5 ranking a journeyman has to be the most laughable post ive ever read.
     
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  18. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    highest ranking of 4, purest ball striker you will ever see..

    you MUST be trolling, surely?
     
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  19. JGads

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    Agree. Blake was great for the sport. A class guy and a gentleman. Watch his epic US Open bout against Agassi and you will forever hold an appreciation for the guy. That match alone was a gift. Amazing tennis.
     
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  20. Champs990411

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    Though he went away at times I will forever be happy to have been in the house for his match with RF at the 2006 USO. Some great stuff. I'll still watch the video on YouTube occasionally.
     
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  21. brinkeguthrie

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    Purest ball striker ever? You're right, that Federer guy isn't nearly as smooth. I've been on this site for 8 years, and have played a long time. I only meant Blake's career results are inversely proportional to the amount of coverage he gets here.
     
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  22. tennisdj

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    I think that we are on this thread to talk about his gear (not his ranking, if he is nice or not, that ugly beard, etc.) and to me he still is one of the most notorious respecting pj's..just my .02
     
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  23. lgbalfa

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    if he is using dunlop again, which model do you think?
     
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  24. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    Federer is a genius.. an all court genius at that with fabulous movement to back up sublime skills

    Blake however, is a pure ball striker like few others...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ql2jbcJYQAc
     
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  25. nervebullet

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    James Blake is one of the reasons why I started playing tennis.
     
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