Tennis 'fix' during off season?

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  1. sportsfan1

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    The tennis off season started with the end of the ATP world tour finals. No pro tennis to watch around until January next year.
    So suggestions on how to get your tennis fix during this off season. Watch re-runs on youtube? Do some travelling yourself?
     
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  2. AM95

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    go on the court and play....
     
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  3. kishnabe

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    Don't watch any tennis....Sometimes you get tired watching for 11 months. It would make it more entertaining to wait for Doha and Aussie!
     
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  4. Li Ching Yuen

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    These breaks are actually fueling the fire, so they're good. You should've done your watching since January. Time off is now.
     
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  5. DarthFed

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    There's some Davis cup i think?
     
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    ^^^ this

    and this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFoTyfs1y44
     
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  7. TTMR

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    I'd rather have a fresh, short, healthy season with every player at their best than a long, dragged out year where many guys are burned out or otherwise injured. It would not only extend careers, it would make the tennis season more exciting.
     
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  8. Winner_DownTheLine

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    I downloaded HD videos of Fed's victories and watch them until AO 2012.
     
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  9. rafan

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    You have just produced one of the best suggestions on this site for this year - I agree 100%
     
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    Im sure there will be a bunch of streamed exo's to watch.

    But I do look forward to the break, we as fans need to catch a breather too imo.
     
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  11. MichaelNadal

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    Watching Nadal fail has burned me out lol, I welcome the break for once.
     
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    I hope that works out for you. Where I live the temperatures will plummet to below freezing for the next 3-4 months
     
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  13. Fate Archer

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    That's what I usually do specially now that we're close to college break.

    There is always youtube and message boards in any case.
     
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  14. stringertom

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    Off court cross training...I cannot emphasize enough how much stronger my "tennis legs" have become since my work-related bicycling began half a year ago. If it's too cool for tennis, try biking, skating and/or upper-body workouts. Basketball gets the shoulders stronger from shooting, rebounding and the aerobics/flexibility benefits parallel tennis' values in those areas. Happy Holidays, Sid!
     
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  15. gregor.b

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    Unlucky. If it gets below 10 deg c 2 days a year where I live we all kick up a stink.
     
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  16. Homeboy Hotel

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    Youtube. Repeat.
     
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    Yeah the off season is tough for the die hard fans. At least we still have the Davis Cup final coming up.

    Until then, the best you can do is watch videos of your favourite matches of the year I suppose. 2012 will be here before we know it.
     
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  18. IvanAndreevich

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    Indoor tennis membership :D
     
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  19. Epictennis

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    Haha! Same with me! That's why, as a youth player, I don't get as much of an oppurtunity to grow as a tennis player. Yet, I still have decent progress. Cross your fingers that my town gets more oppurtunites to play tennis indoors, without a huge money predicament! For my town, we have about 4-5 months of available outdoor tennis time, unfortunately.
     
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    My town has indoor courts, but they cost money of course, and that money adds up. I still have oppurtunites to play tennis of course.
     
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    bite the bullet for indoor courts or play topspin4
     
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  22. Hood_Man

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    Go HERE (click) and look for some old tennis matches to download, if you just want a quick fix.

    It's amazing how much is on there, I've got the 1969 Wimbledon Final from there.
     
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    Davis Cup Finals?

    I guess that those don't mean anything.... Except that it means a lot to the teams that win..... and last year seemed to be the catalyst to Novak's year..... no telling that DelPo won't continue on his merry way....
     
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  24. Big_Dangerous

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    Or live in a climate where the winter isn't so harsh, so you can play pretty much every month of the year.

    Personally I'm looking forward to the time off. Of course it's Christmas time, so that's always nice, plus I'll just be watching a lot of Big Bang Theory and other sports like NFL/College Football.


    Also just found this video on youtube, so it's pretty hilarious.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDOB4ScWRP8&feature=feedrec_grec_index
     
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  25. SLD76

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    just watch old matches on TC.

    or you know, get a life.
     
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  26. namelessone

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    This. We watch too much tennis as it is.
     
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  27. MichaelNadal

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    There are some awesome highlights and matches on youtube. Once I start getting inklings to watch tennis, that will be my fix. First thing I watch will be Nadal/Davydenko Doha 2010. Such amazing displays of defense, offence, and superb shotmaking.
     
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  28. BigForehand

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    Watching ****** fail has refreshed me and inspired me.
     
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  29. ruerooo

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    Rafa himself has said he can't watch too much YouTube, 'cause it's too easy to lose time on there. I thought that was funny. :)
     
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  30. MichaelNadal

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    Im definitely getting my topspin 4 fix :)
     
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  31. Fate Archer

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    Where did he say that?

    I wonder if he watches tennis mainly when navigating there or if he watches other stuff too. :)
     
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  32. rafan

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    In my club we often play in the open below freezing and the oldest player is now 85 and he turns up every Monday
     
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  33. chippy17

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    well there is a Masters event at the Royal Albert Hall this weekend, do not know where it is televised though...
     
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