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Old 02-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #6
bigmatt
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I vary tensions by surface (lower for clay), and if I know my opponent hits hard/soft, I'll vary for that, as well. It sure ups the old stringing bill, though.
An anecdote: I was at a seminar run by Warren Bosworth in the 80s, and he said that Lendl got very nervous playing Becker at that time, and would always have racquets strung tighter for the first couple of ball changes. His regular tension then was 72.5#, and his first frame would be 74.5#, then down to 73.5#, and by the third change (he anticipated) he would be calm , and the rest would be his normal tension.
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