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Chosen 0ne 02-05-2013 02:21 PM

Could Djokovic have beaten Murray using a $15 WalMart racket?
Just wondering...

2ManyAces 02-05-2013 02:29 PM

I doubt it. It would have no stability.

v-verb 02-05-2013 02:29 PM

not a chance in Hades

realplayer 02-05-2013 02:31 PM

With a flex of only 51 it's pretty close to a WalMart racket.

isilra 02-05-2013 02:34 PM

He can't beat Murray even without his vibration dampener. You are talking about Pro game man, just a little difference goes a long way.

Fireball 02-05-2013 02:44 PM

Not on court but maybe in the locker room

A_Instead 02-05-2013 02:50 PM

The frame would break after one serve.

RF20Lennon 02-05-2013 02:57 PM

LMAO just when i thought the threads couldnt get any funnier

dunlop_fort_knox 02-05-2013 04:12 PM


Originally Posted by Chosen 0ne (Post 7193879)
Just wondering...

no but Murray could have beaten rogi with a 12$ stick from kmart.

quest01 02-05-2013 05:00 PM

Of course not.

Ashley D 02-05-2013 05:02 PM

I reckon he could.............
If Murray was also using one.

Vertiz 02-05-2013 05:07 PM

Tried coming up with something cheeky but couldn't so I'll just be straightforward. No, he'd lose very badly.

Cesare 02-05-2013 06:10 PM

marosmith 02-05-2013 06:33 PM




dman72 02-05-2013 06:55 PM

I think the OP's point is valid in regard to the whole "Federer could beat you with a frying pan" argument. Of course he couldn't, it's an absurd way to try to make the point that players should worry more about their strokes then their equipment, and as long as you have a serviceable frame you should use it to improve as opposed to trying to improve by buying new equipment. I'm sure Federer could beat 95% of the people he normally would beat with a wal mart racquet, but the other 5% he might not be able to return a serve against.

My own anecdotal point: I played a casual set with a friend who I used to hit around with during summers off from school. I'd usually win but it was competitive.

I started playing tennis all year round and I've been playing in leagues. I'm a 3.5 bordering on 4.0, he's a borderline 3.0 at best at this point. He had a few racquets of his and his wife, including a old copper ace...I played with that one. After attempting a few topspin forehands and having the ball go into the fence because the strings were 15 year old nylon, I just started dinking the ball back. I end up winning 6-3 or 6-4. He had this sort of "I thought you'd be better than that..." kinda response to his loss.

2 weeks later we got together again and I brought my tennis equipment. I beat him 6-0 and he barely won a point except for a few unforced errors on my part. He said after the set that I "look like a pro" from his vantage point. Of course I'm not even close to that good, but the point is: yes equipment does make a difference, it just tends to be exaggerated and obsessed about by some people, especially when it comes to aquiring pros equipment or matching their specs or whatever.

ellipticality_224 02-05-2013 06:56 PM

this is about as much sense as saying an 8.0 doubles team could beat a 7.0 singles player, it just would never happen

You Can't Be Serious 02-05-2013 07:21 PM

Isn't that what he uses now ? --WalMart PJ.

cork_screw 02-05-2013 07:33 PM

See how ******** these threads are?

If I was the author of the thread I would have to ask myself one question before even writing something this ********.

Even if it wasn't that ********, do you think anyone really knows? Do you think someone does research and wrote their thesis on walmart racquets from one player to another. Before you write, ask yourself do the 15 year olds who come on this board really know any of the answers to these stupid questions? So dumb. So dumb

If Murray was playing underwater and he had more bubbles of oxygen than nadal, but nadal had an army of fish, could murray still beat nadal based on this stupid scenario? Did anyone major in absurd scenarios in college where they could help me answer this question? Before you write, just think. Thanks.

I don't know what's going on with the generation of youth, but it seems like they are getting more and more ********.

monomer 02-05-2013 07:37 PM


Broly4 02-06-2013 01:47 AM


Originally Posted by Fireball (Post 7193965)
Not on court but maybe in the locker room

Best answer /worst thread ever

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