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    How come Edberg has such a high unreturned serve percentage?

    Well done with the quote first of all...LOL And yeah - John's "kick" wasn't usually a kick serve like it's thought about now - he used more just topspin for placement. But John's serve always stayed low - like every shot he hit - you were always hitting from below the level of the net which...
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    How come Edberg has such a high unreturned serve percentage?

    Just the overall variety of Mac's serve put it in another league than Stefan's. When John was in his prime and especially in 83-85 it was an amazing weapon and could be ridiculously hard for a returner - even a great returner like Connors or even later Agassi - to read. John lost some pop and...
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    How come Edberg has such a high unreturned serve percentage?

    First - Mac's serve was much better over all than Edberg's. Second - as someone who has been courtside when prime Edberg was serving - the amount of spin and kick on his serve was quite something. You could actually hear it HISSING through the air from the spin. That action on his serve plus...
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    McEnroe serve stats and development

    Back injury. If you look at early matches - his serve was actually pretty similar to Borg's serve which isn't that surprising since John was a huge fan of Borg's. But yes - his stance and motion change was to help with a back injury and then it turned into a plus to help "hide" his motion like...
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    2020 Western & Southern Open - ATP Men's Singles Thread - Tennis is returning

    SOOOO much better than any of the kits in YEARS. Andre flashback. Lots of guys and girl wearing this new Challenge Court line it looks like. Hopefully they are cut like the 90s stuff. Enough of this skin tight shirts. Need room to move!
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    Keen eyes wanted

    Yes - it's a custom handle by P1 but it's just based on one of his old Wilson grips that felt the best to him and they just mimic that so there isn't any variation.
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    So I played a 3-set match against the world’s top 45+ player

    Yeah. I'm confused as well. Sorry but if that guy in the vid is the guy he played and is being called the best 45 player then someone has some seriously wrong info. travlerjam needs to really play some top notch players. Not even close to top 45 player. And Pete and Andre and Chang and...
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    Lets - Has anyone ever lost a match due to them?

    You lose the bet. You can't lose a point due to lets. One can have infinity lets and still be on the same point. Lets were done away with in college tennis as the players call their own lines and lets - and some players were taking advantage of that as a returner could call a let on a serve...
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    Hilarious how deeply Chris downplays her abilities

    Interesting take...and quite wrong. Here's Pam beating Graf at MSG at the height of Graf's powers. I'm quite sure that a decent level Pam could be a lot of trouble for Gauff on grass (old grass for sure) or carpet.
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    4.5 Player Heading Down the I-5

    If you don't mind a slight detour off the I-5 to the 101 which will take you down to SoCal just as well - you can swing by San Luis Obispo and we can hit and you can also visit the TW store! Let me know.
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    Am I a 5.0? (asking for a friend)

    Played any matches lately? Jim runs and plays the Invesco series tour and plays competitively all the time against guys like Haas, Fish, Blake, Roddick, McEnroe etc. So yeah - I think he's probably at least a 5.0 - LOL. And some of the other replies here. Wow - this place sometimes.
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    Am I a 5.0? (asking for a friend)

    Sigh. That's Jim Courier from quite a few years ago when he was using the Wilson nSix-One Tour 90.
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    This is how the USO should look like

    That's because that older clip of the US Open was shot with the old 4:3 aspect ratio of standard def. With HD and the 16:9 aspect ratio there is really no need to pan if the camera is placed correctly. Like I said - the HD format with the much wider field of view is made for lower angle...