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    forcing myself to play agressive

    First of all, Playing aggressively doesn't mean hitting harder. It means to be aware of what is going on on the court and to take proper action. Also, don't let the ball play you, you should play the ball. Good advice that I heard was "Play to win, instead of playing not to lose". If you are...
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    Players with the MOST INFLUENCE to later generations

    Influence in tennis not always related to technique. Just give it a little more thought. Take Agassi's case, for example. He dropped to # 141 in the world , and came back upto #1 player in the world. Now he's one of the fittest, best, and oldest player in the world. Don't you think this...
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    Pronation?

    Well, in a sense that's true. But not every elemet will come naturally to a person. For example, I had to be consistently told to get into backscratch motion earlier. Some people tend to drop their left arm too fast, other people tend not to use their legs. I can't really recall any coach...
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    Whose service return is the best ?

    it's relative. Federer, Agassi, Hewitt, Safin, they all have one of the better returns in the game. But they choose to do it in different ways. I think Federer gets a lot of ball back. He can sort of float it back to start the point and use his movement and speed to transit to offense. He...
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    Safin second serve?

    Everyone hits a flat serve here and there. Safin is a no exeception. Have you ever seen Marat hitting 130mph down the middle on deuce serve? That's a flat serve right there. if you want to be unnecessarily technically correct, it's much flatter serve.
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    Safin was showing off in the finals

    I think before you go and work on your stroke, you need to work on your logical thinking and reasoning. How is Safin speaking Spanish "showing off"? One guy speaks Portuguese, which is very similar to Spanish, and the other guys speak Spanish very very well. Is there a reason why they should...
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    Who is our best player on the boards..??

    My son's name is Jaden Gil, and I married Steffi Graf....Is that enough?
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    Is it ever ok to supinate on serve?

    pronation is what happens at the moment of contact. It doesn't necessarily correlate with where you finish the racket. Think of pitchers, they pronate when they throw yet the still finish across their body.
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    Safin second serve?

    even flat serves have some spin on it. To be absolutely technically correct, Safin usually tries flatten or slice his 1st serve. Occasionally he may try to kick his serve out wide on ad side for first serve.
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    Safin second serve?

    i don't know what percentage of 1st serve he hits flat. Most pros including marat try to mix their 1st serve up. They will hit flat down the middle, slide into the body, hit slice outwide. It can also depend on what's working for him on a given day. If he is hitting that flat down the middle...
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    Federer Shouldn't Have Changed Something that Worked

    no offense, but you shoud give more thought before you post something like this. what you are saying is equivalent to "whenever a player doesn't win a tournament, s/he should change the coach" Give me a break. Tony Roche coached Ivan Lendl and Lendl did better that fine during his career...
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    Safin second serve?

    Everyone hits flat serves at one point or another on first serve. Marat certainly hits flat ones on 1st serve
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    returning low balls

    These are tough balls to handle. I think the most important thing is to recognize this ball as soon as possible, and then get up there as quickly as possible. Bend your knees, and stay down throughout the shot.
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    Federer's defeat was arranged ?

    Safin is very much capable of beating Federer, and vice versa. Safin won that match, Federer didn't lose it.
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    Safin second serve?

    his 2nd serve is mostly kick serve. He doesn't really go for his 2nd serve like Sampras or Roddick does.
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