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    WTA suspends all tournaments in China due to ongoing blackmail of Peng Shuai

    Nuclear deterrence says nothing by way of conventional warfare can happen. So... biological warfare then with its A grade potential for plausible denial? Or maybe more cyber hacking, strategic purchases of companies in sensitive industries or blocking such purchases. The endgame is not going to...
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    Johanna Konta retires

    Um, for a player who was stuck in the ITF circuit for many years, making the semis at three slams is a wildly spectacular outcome. From her perspective, she has overachieved.
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    Johanna Konta retires

    He means the routine. But Cilic is equally as robotic. Just blessed with height and a stocky build that gives him so much power. But compare him to a Safin and you can tell his technique gets in the way of maximising power for his height.
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    Johanna Konta retires

    She is a player who made tennis look a rather difficult and effortfull game. So it's not surprising that with her slide the last two years, she's had enough. Wasn't a fan but respect for getting the best out of herself to put together a very respectable career. Happy retirement!
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    Federer has an ugly backhand

    Bruguera produced plenty of spin but without the power of Nadal, not even close. It's that combination that makes him so devastating. It's not like you can park yourself near the linesmen and get to all the balls and stay in the rallies. He will destroy you if you do that. If you take it early...
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    Federer has an ugly backhand

    Knew you were going there. Tell me how many times Nadal lost at RG. You are taking about BO5 and comparing Kuerten favourably to Nadal? Lol, how deluded do you have to be? Nadal has lost three RG matches in all these years, that's it. That's all the RG titles Kuerten has and that was with him...
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    Federer has an ugly backhand

    I agree with the Serena-Venus split. And that probably accounts for Serena's greater success.
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    Federer has an ugly backhand

    I have seen plenty, I was watching tennis in the 90s. Citing Fed 2004 is relevant. We are talking Nadal. Who beats peakDal on clay? No one!
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    Federer has an ugly backhand

    I don't think her BH can match up to peak Serena or Venus. It's really good for sure. I think Sharapova also had a wonderful double hander that gets underrated because meldonium, as if meldo accounts for beautiful stroke mechanics
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    Federer has an ugly backhand

    Sampras just didn't need a great backhand with his serve, volleys, OH and forehand on fast HC and grass. Had he had to compete against Nadal to get the grand slam, his backhand would have been exposed on clay. But he chickened out of trying even against the 90s field. And as strong as the field...
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    Federer has an ugly backhand

    Peak Martinka at a random 125 in 1997. Be specific.
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    King Richard may be the greatest tennis movie ever made

    Like I said, he is a terrible laughing stock with his never ending antics but he is the fool that the people desired to put in office, as the late H L Mencken said.
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    King Richard may be the greatest tennis movie ever made

    Ha, that's our Prime Minister Narendra Modi. During his campaign to get elected back in 2014,he boasted about his 56 inch chest. Yeah. Cannot. Make. This. Up.
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    King Richard may be the greatest tennis movie ever made

    Yup, all well. Virus on a break. 56 inch suffered a well deserved political defeat which should send him into hibernation for a bit. Seems too good to last and it probably won't.
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    King Richard may be the greatest tennis movie ever made

    You're confusing me with @Visionary who is going to be none-too-pleased that you mixed up the two of us. ;)
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