Playing Djokovic this week!

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by MarinaHighTennis, Aug 17, 2014.

  1. MarinaHighTennis

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    are you as good as Maximm ? if so, you should be a challenge for Novak ?

    If you want to make Maximm's dreams come true, you should take him with you..................LOL
     
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  3. MarinaHighTennis

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    We haven't played for a few months but i think i can beat him now hhehehe ;)

    He hasnt been playing competitively for a while
    Rusty Matt Rusty Matt I challenge thee! :)

    and i can't family first :/
     
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  4. Nostradamus

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    Seriously man, take him with you and he will be like your Best buddie/ male slave for rest of your life. you do know Novak is his favorite player.

    and Matt is at least 5.0 player. Are you also 5.0-5.5 ? your video don't look like it, that forehand landed in Yellow stone park..............:)
     
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    matt will give the OP free tennis lessons for one year if he takes him to novak (2 years if he gets him a hot girl).
     
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  6. MarinaHighTennis

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    it wasn't my choice, im bringing my brother who knows nothing really of tennis lol. That video was for funsies haha, I was screwing around.

    @Nostra: you've seen my vids, you can make that judgement
    @dom: LOL, better keep Matt far away from my gf :p
     
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  7. Nostradamus

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    show me some of your good videos. last time you played matt, I know he beat you kind of handly.
    and you can add Matt to your travel companion list. He will break his Piggy bank out for that trip................LOL
     
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  8. Topspin Shot

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    Are you playing at Court Sense? I live less than a half hour from there. If you tell me when and where you're playing Nole, I'd love to stop by and check it out and meet you.
     
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  9. MarinaHighTennis

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    Playing the #1 from UCSB club tennis (I won 6-3) (He also got 4 games of Gage Brymer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxusDciJdg8&list=UUqhjjpQfXCBebANhxkiwh_A
    im not saying im better than Matt lol. I thinnk i have a good chance with my level of play now and the fact he hasnt been playing. Hes a good friend of mine

    @topspin: I have no idea yet but I would be down to hit and you could give me a tour of New York!!
     
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  10. Topspin Shot

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    Sure thing! Just send me a PM. When are you arriving?
     
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    That's some awesome forehand you have. I think Novak is in trouble. He might be embarrassed if you outhit him from the forehand side.........lol

    Can you ask Novak for some US open tickets while at it ? are you staying around to watch the Open ?
     
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    tuesday and pm sent!
     
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    LOL i like your humor hahah but i have school going on (Physics 3b) and I'll probably be going back home to study haha. QQ so sad...
     
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  14. Topspin Shot

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    See you in a couple days! BTW I think I'm taking the same physics course as you. Just finished fluids.
     
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  16. MarinaHighTennis

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    i think so! We're starting on electromagnetism now

    @suresh: they said i can
     
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  17. Nostradamus

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    This video could GO Viral. and the entire world will know the true talent of Marina high tennis. AsK novak to give you a game. That could send fear into your opponents in club tennis for next 4 years. You guys could win the Nationals.

    Heck, UCSB Varsity team may ask you to play for them......this could be BIG
     
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  18. Topspin Shot

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    Nice. We don't do E&M until after waves and thermodynamics. Calc based right?
     
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    Marina, play him a set and tell him to go all-out! That way you can brag to your friends if you get a game off him or two.
     
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  20. Topspin Shot

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    Haha. Not sure if Nole would consent for that very reason.
     
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    Haha okay. Just make the most out of the hitting session. If he wins the US Open, you can say that you warmed him up before the tournament.
     
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    If Novak really goes all out, he may not get a point. Best thing to do is ask him to take it easy at the start and throw him a game. That could do wonders for the confidence and he might even make the UCSB varsity team.
     
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    Have fun. That's going to be an awesome experience.
     
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    Hi Marina,

    Send me a PM. I would like to see you play him although work may make it tough if it's during day time.

    Harry
     
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    Awesome, dude... so looks like it's one of Djoker's last stops before the Open. Hoping to see him and the other guys up close during practice week!
    Have fun!
     
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    Take it easy on him. He hasn't been on top of his game lately.
     
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    Hit to the forehand. That's his weakness.
     
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    Ivan Lendl did a similar contest when he was #1 in the world

    Years ago when Ivan Lendl was in his prime, he had a similar contest. Except this dude amateur that won the contest had a surprise.
    He turned out to be a D2 College tennis player.

    They played regular tiebreaker,,,,Except ONE catch. Amateur dude was Given 5-0 start to the tiebreaker. Guess What happened ? They played for real, of course.
     
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  30. TenaciousTopspin

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    His biggest weakness is easy overheads.
     
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    Lendl wins 8-6

    What happened is this. Ivan lendl started down 0-5 in the tiebreaker against this amateur. But then Ivan came all the back and rolled off 6 points in a row. Went up 6-5. Now what ?

    Well on the next point, this amateur dude actually hit a Inside In forehand into Lendl's forehand corner for a winner.

    Then on the next point, he got a short ball to his forehand and hit a perfect approach shot into Lendl's backhand. You think he got the point...................Nope. Lende runs over there and hit a PERFECT slice lob. Amateur dude did his best to run it down but couldn't put in it play. SO Lendle goes up 7-6.
    Now, it is Lendl's serve....................... BOOM, 124 MPH serve out wide into the backhand corner. Clean ACE. Lendl's wins 8-6.

    Commnentator didn't like the ACE. he thought Lendl should have just rolled in the 2nd serve and played that point out. But this is Lendl we are talking about.....................LOL
     
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  32. Timbo's hopeless slice

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    Have fun man!! You have really improved! :)
     
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  33. mr_fro2000

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    hey justaniceguy, i just sent you a PM as well... I'd love to watch if possible as well, send me a PM, thanks!
     
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    It would be funny if you showed up to the match wearing Nadal's or Federer's gear :)
     
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    Congrats. How exactly did you win... reviewing one of Heads racquets?
     
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  37. MarinaHighTennis

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    Okay im not completely sure if they'll let me bring in a bunch of people haha

    but please email me, im a lil busy to email all of you guys hahah


    @Mr.Lob: I have a youtube channel an HEAD asked me to review their racket (Graphene Speed) since they saw I was using their rackets in their video. So I did a very honest one stating how I didn't like it and how I switched to the IG Speeds now. I posted the video of me playing and viola.
     
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  38. user92626

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    Marina,
    I thought you live in Orange County, CA. Are they paying for your flight to NY?
     
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    kinda hard to get Novak's gear I mean where the heck do you get Uniqlo? :lol:
     
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  40. MarinaHighTennis

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    yeah they're paying for my flight
     
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  41. user92626

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    That's awesome! Enjoy your trip and post the hitting video.

    Hey, I don't know what the arrangement or etiquette of this hitting is, but could you try to occasionally hit a winner. See if you could get it pass Djokovic. So curious.
     
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    Pretty much impossible, I would think. But yeah, try to hit your biggest shot into the open court and see if he can cover it with time to spare.
     
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    how wonderful :) Enjoy
     
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    Hmm, let's see, www.uniqlo.com.
    Wow, as easy as getting the Nike or Adidas junk but cheaper!
     
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    Marina, ask Djokovic to share with you the secrets of sliding on hard courts and making that squeaking noise.
     
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    Whatever he may say, do not snap your ankle. :shock:

    Marina, have a good flight here. See you soon!
     
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    You need to make it play out like the first Rocky film. Train using montages of raw egg drinks, stadium stair running and beef punching until you manage to take a set off of him!

    Joking aside, I'd ask him to go 100% for some of the points, after having got a few rallies in to draw the session out, as it's a once in a lifetime opportunity to see what it takes to be the world #1 coming off of a recent Wimbledon win.
     
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  48. MarinaHighTennis

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    Canceled... He's busy so its being pushed to Indian Wells...

    I was packed and everything with a 9pm flight
     
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  49. Maximagq

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    Man, that sucks :( Can SoCal guys come watch your practice at Indian Wells then?
     
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    Ha! I would bet this is because of his poor showing on the hard courts the past few weeks - probably in no mood for promos. Stakes are too high at the US Open. Indian Wells is super laid back for an ATP tourney.
     
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