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    Advice for extreme heat and humidity

    Get some salt pills. I like a combo electrolyte pill but they can be expensive. If you're a profuse sweater then it's possible to lose like 1000 mg+ an hour. I'm Nadal like and my sweat is salty, I'd guess I'm in the 2k an hour loss area. I feel completely drained when I get home and just want...
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    Why I Don't Trust The Speed Calculator

    I've used frame capture on my HD camera and a Playsight court at the same time. The video cap works just fine and lines up with Playsight. I'm not all that tall, 5'9 with fairly short arms and I can routinely serve at 102 with just my normal motion. The biggest my arm will support@age 36 is...
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    Poll. Laver Cup World vs Europe isn´t working. What other kind of match-ups might work better?

    They should just cave in and make it team Nadal vs team Federer and keep the rivalry alive forever. Even when they retire they could still play a match every year. If you want to get even more intrigue, throw Djoker in and have a 3 team romp with the big 3 playing each other again once a year.
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    Laver Cup Teaches Tennis a Number of Valuable Lessons

    The real point of the Laver Cup is to generate leverage for the players against the Majors. If the players can successfully run 1-4 highly profitable events per year and attract an income stream then it will bolster their position for a bigger cut of the pie. There's never been a mass walk out...
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    USO 2019 SF: Nadal [2] vs. Berrettini [24]

    The patterns of play don't really support Berrettinni in this one. His best shot by far is that excellent inside in forehand that gets an extreme angle. Rafa is likely to never ever give him a wide ball in the duece court unless he's hitting a winner. I don't think he can play Rafa camped out in...
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    "Today's 33 is our 27." - Ivan Lendl explaining the Great Age Shift in tennis.

    That's such a garbage statement. It's not about who doesn't make it. There's literally 200 more names that are under 35 that have peaked in the top 100 and then faded off. The logical argument is to look at the past and determine that the rate of successful players post 28+ has dramatically...
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    Kyrgios is Finnish

    His backhand isn't good enough against people who can stretch him really wide. It's a good shot when he's on top of the ball but if his movement isn't 100% then it breaks down. His entire loss to Rublev was due to his backhand not firing correctly due to the pressure Rublev was maintaining...
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    USO R3: [28] Nick Kyrgios vs Andrey Rublev

    Rublev will struggle against better returners than Nick.
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    USO R3: [28] Nick Kyrgios vs Andrey Rublev

    haha... 27 seconds.. got to be a record
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    USO R3: [28] Nick Kyrgios vs Andrey Rublev

    Rublev's ground strokes are pretty serious right now. Nick has hit some pretty good forehands and it's like Rublev is a machine.
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    USO R3: [28] Nick Kyrgios vs Andrey Rublev

    Where do they find these announcers.... they should ban words like sumptuous.... The guy calling Kyrgios vs Huong was in love with Nick.. it was disturbing...
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    USO R3: [28] Nick Kyrgios vs Andrey Rublev

    Nick's finally hitting and moving normally. Maybe the eye drops helped. Certainly looks more engaged.
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    USO R3: [28] Nick Kyrgios vs Andrey Rublev

    Probably playing COD in the dark. I have a similar issue where I get spots in my vision when playing under the lights. I'm not sure why Nick would have that issue at his age though. I didn't start experiencing that stuff until my 30's.
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    USO R3: [28] Nick Kyrgios vs Andrey Rublev

    It's not about seeing close stuff. I start getting spots in my vision under the lights some times and it ruins your ability to see the ball at contact on on serve. It ruins your read on the spin. Doesn't really hurt your striking that much.
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    serve and volley dead

    Oh please, that was pure stubbornness on the part of Halep. She did absolutely nothing to break the pattern and kept feeding balls directly to the girls forehand volley. It's like she thought she was playing a righty. If she'd have thrown in an ocassional high block return or a lob or pretty...