Local 3.0 tournament match vid

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  1. tonygao

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    In summer there is a tournament in my city and I filmed one match of the 3.0 level.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w1dtzSSd_E

    I have played against these two players and lost as they are very experienced and stable. Both have won many amateur tournament in the past.

    the reason I put up this vid is that I think these two players totally represent what a champion of tournament below 4.0 should be. both are quick, stable, can play in a very efficient way, good mindset etc. maybe it's against common sense, but amateur champions are not hard-hitters or super strong etc, those are just illusions created by watching too many ATP matches.
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  2. KineticChain

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    "very experienced and stable" 3.0 players should probably be bumped up. The definition of 3.0 is pretty much inexperienced and unstable. Also it looked more 3.5 to me on the video.

    Anyways.. with regards to the amateur champions are not hard hitters ect. .. I agree to a certain extent. Consistency usually triumphs at all levels. However, the very reason someone might be bumped to a 4.0 player is because the opponents can't handle the pace at 3.5. The hard hitter may win 50/50 in 4.0, that is his rightful rating. Half the people at 4.0 can handle his pace and beat him with consistency, the other half have trouble with the pace. You will ultimately get people who say "power isn't everything".. but that doesn't always make sense. At some levels, power can be everything.
     
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  3. Cheetah

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    Very nice.
     
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  4. Tennisean

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    Well, the pros use very heavy, and thereby very powerful, rackets, so that needs to be taken into consideration.

    And the Pros wouldn't hit as hard if they used a 9 oz racket, like I use.
     
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  5. HunterST

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    Yeah, those guys are sandbagging. More like upper 3.5s. They might even be able to compete at 4.0.
     
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    umm, Those guys would get killed in most 3.5 matches ... no chance in 4.0

    They are consistent but they are also hitting sitters that would get blasted by many 3.5's and nearly all 4.0s

    As soon as the sitters started coming back with some heat I think their consistency would disappear.
     
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  7. HunterST

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    You're falling into the "doesn't look good on video" trap. The guy on the far end of the court is hitting pretty decent paced shots. The guy hitting "sitters" is chipping the ball which most players hate and aren't as able to attack as they believe.
     
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    3.5 play..... serve is not 4.0
     
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  9. tonygao

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    I have uploaded a better quality clip and updated the link:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w1dtzSSd_E

    although this is a match from 3.0 tournament, I believe these two players can totally play 4.0 tournament and win many matches there.
     
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  10. RockChalkOhio

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    These dudes are good solid 3.5s. Would get wasted by the 4.0s in my area, though. They are slumming at 3.0.
     
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  11. josofo

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    u must be trolling.
     
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  12. rdis10093

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    no way they are 4.0 they are contestant, but none of them really have a weapon and can put the ball away.
     
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  13. HunterST

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    haha, yeah because all true 4.0s have huge weapons.
     
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    I have been ntrp tested at 4.o and I would say I have several weapons. I can be competitive at 4.5.
     
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  16. HunterST

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    I'm a 4.0 too. My statement had nothing to do with your playing ability. Lets face it, though. Consistency is what wins at 4.0.
     
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  17. tonygao

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    maybe at the baseline these two don't have the ability to put the ball away, but once they get the chance to step in, they will gradually pull you out of position and then hit to the open court. the purple guy can draw you in to the net and then pass you easily.

    these are huge weapons.
     
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  18. josofo

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    concur the purple guys "slickness" is impressive.


    i like how he is always moving around in an athletic position.
     
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