two 4.5s play a tiebreak against a current ATP pro...what's the score?

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  1. Bowtiesarecool

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    Still nothing eh?
     
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    I got a chance to see the early viewing of the film and was not disappointed, thought Dolph Lundgren did a great job as Peliwo and the guest appearance by a certain Swiss goat (won't spoil it for anyone) is unforgettable, combine that with the suspense, acceptance of death that the plot builds up to, and the romance (a bit raunchy for a normal crowd though I have to say), has to be one of the great experiences of 2016. 10/10
     
  3. thejackal

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    the goat in question chewed up the courtside benches pretty bad. dont think he'll be in the sequel


    (on an unrelated note, uploaded some footage. crap camera angle, but here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abdGd6xYqt8)
     
  4. NLBwell

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    The guys look like solid 4.5s. Definitely tough to get a good viewing angle on those inside courts.
     
  5. Relinquis

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    such a tease... too much foreplay, not enough video.

    Anyway, nice strokes. Guys definitely excited to play with Filip. I'm a bit envious.
     
  6. Harry_Wild

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    " two 4.5s play a tiebreak against a current ATP pro...what's the score? "

    Which ATP player is that? Djokovic by chance?
     
  7. jokinla

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    It's now obvious why the editing is taking so long, unfortunately no amount of editing is going to fix this horrific camera work, lame.
     
  8. Bergboy123

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    Aww I was expecting CGI by this time :(
     
  9. Bowtiesarecool

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    At that distance and angle, Filip looks like Will Hamilton of FYB.
     
  10. AsaHartz

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    I am a 4.5 who routinely breaks 125mph on my serve and I am lucky to get a couple of games a set on the former college players I hit with. It's all about focus. If the amateur, even a 5.0, is winning games against a pro, it is because the pro is not taking the match as seriously as he would an ordinary pro match.

    I have hit with college players and challenger level players, and as someone said before, it is the weight of shots that is what kills amateurs. I am a very big guy, and I have trouble making solid contact with my ground strokes and volleys are a nightmare with their spin. It really makes me appreciate the beauty of the top pros game because I know how hard it is to play like that.
     
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    bumping this...will this be in 3D??
     
  12. Fuji

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    How are you still a 4.5 if you can hit 125MPH serves??? Most guys I know that play in that range would have a lot of difficulty with that! :razz: Just teasing of course!

    -Fuji
     
  13. goober

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    I have seen a lot of 4.5 players including ones that won nationals this past year. I have yet to see one that can hit a 125 mph (let alone one that does it routinely). If you really have 125 mph why are you still at 4.5? the rest of your game must be like 4.0? I have seen pro matches where serve speed is posted and some matches have guys that rarely break 125 on their serves.
     
  14. Relinquis

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    are you sure it isn't 125 kph instead of mph?
     
  15. Relinquis

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    c'mon guys. give us something.
     
  16. goober

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    Interesting, but the amateur looks better than 4.0 to me probably 4.5+. The pro doesn't like he is trying very hard at all.
     
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    Only a TW 4.5. Real world, who knows.
     
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    The FF battle theme threw me for a loop, I gotta say.
     
  20. Relinquis

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    well done

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  21. goober

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    Wow suprised those 2 guys got 3 points off him and 2 of them looked like from return of serve errors? How good were these average joes? Would have been nice to have a behind view rather than a side view of the playing and to see full points.
     
  22. thejackal

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    behind view wouldve been tricky. filip was a bit too keen on aiming his warmup overheads at the camera crew to scare them before the tiebreak, so I didnt want to take any chances.

    thierry is now a teaching pro (was ranked in the top 50 in Quebec in U18); he doesn't play matches that often anymore but still hits pretty well. I played high school in Norcal, hit often with ranked juniors and do an open tournament once in a while.

    the fact that we were two on the same side probably made filip go for more on the return. if he floated one back we probably could have poached and put it away.

    Wrote an accompanying article about the video here: http://indecentxposure.com/grind/ef45f07b01437b3ed7a10e0fc37bdd0b57377f17/
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  23. Kilco

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    7-3 to the pro. Alot of bad predictions from people in this thread!
     
  24. spperry

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    Doesn't seem like they would win many points.

    Andy Murray needed only 51 minutes to beat Laurent Bram 6-0 6-0 6-0 when Great Britain's played Luxembourg.

    Bram who quit professional tennis four years before, won only 15 points in the rubber as Murray recorded his first whitewash in a best-of-five-set match.

    The guy obviously didn't play as much as when a pro but this shows the huge gulf and how difficult it is just to win a point.
     

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