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    Who has the best serve under 120mph?

    chest is easy? Where did you get that from? If you genuinely did not understand, please try reading the ENTIRE sentence again WITH special attention to the punctuation mark at the end. Else not interested if you want to intentionally misconstrue what I am saying.
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    Who has the best serve under 120mph?

    I made a very clear example to get my point across but maybe you skipped reading that so I will repeat it again. A fast kick serve bouncing up to my chest and jamming me is easier to return than a slow serve placed away from me without much spin? Exactly in which universe? And no, I don't...
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    Strategical Thiem mistakes in the loss to Djokovic

    I think all those reasons apply. But they are the symptoms. The problem is that Novak is a bad matchup for Thiem. So is Fed, which is why he did have match points against him even when he was playing on clay after so long. Thiem himself admitted once that Novak is a bad match-up for him...
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    Remember Ostapenko?

    I remember saying at the time that she was too cocky about her serve which looked like it needed work and one of the two resident SJWs objected to it. But she has fallen off a cliff since then. Just because a player won a slam with a one dimensional style doesn't mean it can be repeated...
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    The greatest players of all time use 1h backhands

    That depends. Kuerten, Lendl on the men's tour and Graf and Henin on the women's tour played with a one hander. And the guy who had previously won five consecutive Wimbledons before Fed had a double hander. And he did it on old grass. Connors did well at Wimbledon too. I feel like the...
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    The greatest players of all time use 1h backhands

    I agree with all of this but fail to see how this makes the two-handed backhand improper technique or how does it imply that only grinding players use the two hander? Who was more grinding out of Corretja and Agassi?
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    The greatest players of all time use 1h backhands

    OK Connors, Agassi, Rios, Nalbandian, Fognini, Dolgopolov have no creativity in their game? I don't even agree with that proposition about Nadal. He's probably the guy who's hit the most tweeners after Fed out of the Big Four. Martina Hingis? Quick, who had more creativity, Graf or...
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    The greatest players of all time use 1h backhands

    She used it for passing shots. But if she hit it in a rally, the crowd would probably gasp as if it were unheard of event like a UFO sighting.
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    "Thiem doesn't have any weapons"

    Man, did you not see how much Novak was stepping into the backhand against Nadal in the AO final this year? There's nobody else on the tour today who can hit the backhand like that. Murray could do it to some extent among Nole's contemporaries and there aren't a whole lot of other double...
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    Who has the best serve under 120mph?

    That is exactly why I do not go by that stat to measure serve effectiveness. It usually says more about the effectiveness of the forehand behind the serve.
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    Stan's searing attack on president Novak

    I was thinking whataboutisms indeed. I see this in politics all the time, now even sport. It's a ****ing virus.
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    Who has the best serve under 120mph?

    Actually Fed does breach 120 mph regularly. So does Djokovic. Nadal not so much but it's nobody's case that Nadal's serve is as effective as Fedovic.
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    Who has the best serve under 120mph?

    Jolly has answered it the way I would have. Besides if you are going to talk about 'work' on the ball, that's a new wrinkle. By the same token, whether it's coming straight at you says absolutely nothing about how easy or difficult it's going to be to return. I made this example above: if...
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    Federer fans *ONLY* - which loss has you most bitter/angry/upset?

    It looked like a change of guard when Nadal followed it up with AO 09 and for some people - typically Nadal fans - that narrative became hard-coated in spite of the events that followed.
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    Who has the best serve under 120mph?

    Middle 1/3 means it's not going to be so fast by the time it gets to racquet. When I say fast, I am thinking of serves that are still coming hard even by the time they are on the racquet. Usually, they have to be on or at close to the service line. My partner serves like that. It's very flat...
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