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    Highest peak level of non ATGs.

    Yeah, agree with adding Wawrinka to the list. And Nalbandian. I would probably vote for Nalbandian, because his talent was just immense. It just never clicked for him at the right time to win a Slam or Slams, but there are matches where he could just handle anybody even if they were totally "on."
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    Taipei and Hong Kong in May

    I'll be traveling through Asia in May. I'll be in Taipei from the May 6th to 12th, then Hong Kong from the 12th to 18th. I've already searched for similar topics, messaged a couple of people. Basically, would like to find decent players to hit with. 4.5 and above preferably. At my best, I...
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    Hi, I'm traveling to Hong Kong soon, would like to find some 4.5 and above players to hit with...

    Hi, I'm traveling to Hong Kong soon, would like to find some 4.5 and above players to hit with. If you are still in Hong Kong and that level, please feel free to email me at chauncey2@mac. com. I'll be there from May 12th to 18th. Cheers!
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    Hi, I'll be in Hong Kong from the 12th to the 18th. Can you play? My email is chauncey2 @ mac...

    Hi, I'll be in Hong Kong from the 12th to the 18th. Can you play? My email is chauncey2 @ mac. com. No spaces.
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    Is it common for 4.5 to play in local open level tournaments?

    This is a common problem. People think to get better they have to hit more aggressively, more winners. That's why there are so many weekend warriors who lose horribly to consistent players and chalk it up to having a horrible day or having to play against a "push." What might be hitting to...
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    The modern game

    You can keep a looser grip with a smaller racket, which in turn allows you to have a more relaxed arm, which can lead to more racket head speed.
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    How do play against a better player?

    This. There was a guy at a club in NYC, he had super ugly strokes but nobody wanted to play him. I made a deal where I got to play for free so long as they could choose who I played with. I was in college at the time. He really was a nightmare to play against. Even 5.0 players could lose to...
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    What is 4.5?

    In that video where a 4.5 player plays a female pro. I actually think that guy's level is a great representation of 4.5.
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    What is the NTRP of these players?

    Just curious… as opposed to what?
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    Is it common for 4.5 to play in local open level tournaments?

    I'm not saying to push, I mean get the ball back. Fight for points, don't go for stupid shots. That's what I mostly see when inexperienced (guys who didn't play lots of juniors or college tennis) guys play somebody superior. They go for super low percentage shots (usually, they act like...
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    Is it common for 4.5 to play in local open level tournaments?

    What's up? E and I have been following C's tennis results, talking about him. Exciting times! Not sure. I'll google the tournament. Maybe I can come up Sunday.
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    Is it common for 4.5 to play in local open level tournaments?

    If the cost of entry doesn't make you wince, and you can accept you might lose in the first round, go for it! It's great experience. I saw one dude who was like a 3.5 playing an open tournament in So Cal. It was a huge tournament, the winner got a wildcard into the qualifiers of a Challenger...
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    What is the NTRP of these players?

    Depends where, too, though. In So Cal, in a major Open tournament, winning two rounds could mean you're 6.0. In smaller ones, at least 5.5, but legit. But in the Eastern region, from what I remember, their top 2 or 3 guys might be top 20 in So Cal level, but the rest of them would be more...
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    What is the NTRP of these players?

    To me they look like strong 4.5 to 5.0 players. Hitting indoors makes everybody sound deceptively more powerful than they are.
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    Which Tennis Great is Most like Rocky Balboa?

    Out of the bunch, I chose Connors. Who I dislike. But, to me, Rocky was an emotional fighter, an underdog, something Connors definitely was at the end of his career.
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