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    Novak celebration

    At the match yes . At the press conference no .
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    Novak celebration

    Why does Novak think the crowd was particularly hostile to him ? Whoever Federer plays the crowd is always against them unless it’s like Nadal in Spain, Murray at Wimbledon etc. Nobody else makes such a big deal about it. I found his press conference really cringeworthy to use a well known...
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    Does electronic racquet stringing machine string tighter ?

    Just checking back on this debate again . As someone who just drops their racquets at a store for the stringer to do his job a lot of this technical stuff is way over my head. I had never heard of LO, CP , fixed and floating clamps etc until I started this thread !
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    Does electronic racquet stringing machine string tighter ?

    You are right. Thanks to those who posted. Of course I only see that there have been responses when I log in to the message board which I don’t do every day. In fact I only just logged in now for the first time since Tuesday. I have to do ask the stringer to be more precise about what type of...
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    Does electronic racquet stringing machine string tighter ?

    My racquet stringer has switched to electronic racquet stringing. He says my racquets should now be strung 4 pounds looser because of that. I have never heard that before . Does it sound correct ?
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    2019 Miami - WTA Premier Mandatory - General Discussion

    You have to feel it for Petra. Tough day with the spotlight back on her attacker getting sentenced and then getting an asthma attack during the match. It’s great to see her back as a contender and she will have better days .
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    Federer 'hit hard' by Murray's early retirement

    In 2016 Andy reached his goal of the number 1 ranking. But it is arguable that this ultimately led to his demise. Straight after winning Wimbledon and the Olympics with no break he went to Cincinnati and looked really tired in the final that he lost to Cilic. He played almost every event between...
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    Murray - The AO Injustice

    Who cares ? He has had a great career . Anybody who says that winning 3 slams, the Olympics , multiple Masters events including year end Championships, reaching number 1 in the world and almost single handedly winning the Davis Cup does not represent success needs to think again. He is a legend...
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    Is Murray the greatest British sportsman ?

    Not games like darts and snooker nor motor racing where the quality of the cars is all important
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    Murray - The AO Injustice

    Talent on its own is not enough in any sport, certainly not enough in tennis. Andy Murray has been a phenomenal competitor with a great tennis brain. You have no idea whether any of those players who never got out of the lower tiers of professional tournaments would ever have achieved more than...
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    Is Murray the greatest British sportsman ?

    In terms of real sports I would put Lennox Lewis and Andy Murray at the top. 2 phenomenal careers.
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    National signing week

    Big difference from the women where the Div 1 players are almost all on full scholarships, except the Ivies of course. I understand why it is that way but it is a little odd.
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    Have there been any ATP or WTA players who went to Ivy schools ?

    Yes, all agreed. But the academics at , say, Stanford are as demanding as they are at any Ivy School and more demanding than some. Duke and Vanderbilt are demanding too. So I don’t think you can blame it entirely on that. Obviously they don’t give athletics scholarships at Ivy but there are of...
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    Gut in mains instead of crosses - why does it break more often ?

    Tbh I haven’t looked at the exact spot. It’s usually one of the center mains strings more north than south of center on the string that breaks. Our coach has recommended Pre stretching the gut before stringing. Is that going to make any difference ? I am also going to experiment with some...
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    Gut in mains instead of crosses - why does it break more often ?

    And everyone was telling me that there is no point putting gut in the crosses because the benefit of the gut is much reduced ? I haven’t noticed that much change in the feel since I switched.
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