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    Tsitsipas match used racquet with real specs and SW

    It could be the same way Federer's Pro Staff 90's specs were achieved: rebuild the handle from scratch and/or work from a bare hairpin.
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    how do people decide between 1hbh and 2hbh?

    You can equivalently argue that there were 11 different men's slam finalists with a 1HBH in the last twenty years, four of which (Kuerten, Sampras, Rafter, Philippoussis) had a good chunk of their career in the 90's. I couldn't care less: individual player prowess doesn't matter to me when...
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    how do people decide between 1hbh and 2hbh?

    Mistake.
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    how do people decide between 1hbh and 2hbh?

    C'mon, that's harsh. I simply disagree on that a single player at a single tournament over six matches means a whole lot to the current state of the tour, no matter how good that player is. That's the exact same kind of argument some people have been writing off the 1HBH because of Federer vs...
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    how do people decide between 1hbh and 2hbh?

    It does, I mentioned it: higher potential spin and power assuming you have time to set up. What I also do say is that I don't think six matches in Novak's career say a whole much about the 1HBH on tour, and my opinion isn't based on that. I'd say the same about Nadal too: my opinion isn't based...
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    how do people decide between 1hbh and 2hbh?

    But is it a statement about the 1HBH, Djokovic, the Nadal Paris French Open, clay court tennis or all of the aforementioned? :p Jokes asides, you'd surely agree Djokovic's prowess in Paris doesn't mean too much here. This is a nerds-only topic here, not GPPD! :whistle:
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    how do people decide between 1hbh and 2hbh?

    If you're hitting comparable open stance 1HBH to a 2HBH, I sincerely applaud you. Really. Because most of these pros may have done so in the past (in particular Dimitrov), but none of them can reliably do so. Therefore I don't think that changes much to the fact that the 2HBH simply is a better...
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    how do people decide between 1hbh and 2hbh?

    At the rec level, anything that can get the ball back once more on a shot that generally is a defensive shot is valid. Which is why I wrote that I thought a two-handed bunt is interesting due to the forgiveness it gives. To me, all of these are less interesting than the ability to hit a...
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    how do people decide between 1hbh and 2hbh?

    I have a 1HBH and to be honest, I think the 1HBH is essentially obsolete in the modern game at higher levels. It has a few upsides, but the downsides aren't worth it; especially as slices are less effective than ever before. The best slice on tour when not used defensively only earns his owner...
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    Why are there more double bagels in women's tennis?

    It does tell you that it means that every other woman serves worse than that on average (or return way better than men, your choice). I can let you draw the conclusions on what happens when someone happens to have a Dementieva-day out there, like Swiatek's drubbing of one of the best servers on...
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    Why are there more double bagels in women's tennis?

    You could check out Tennis-Abstract. The best three female servers this year (minus Serena) are Osaka, Barty and Brady. Osaka has a 52.5% 1st serves in, wins about 63.5% of her points on serve and holds about 80% of the time. She also wins a bit above 50% of her 2nd serve points, which is pretty...
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    Musetti and Berrettini Racquet from the source

    The article claimed a 20mm beam, so that was what I put in the search filters. Nothing else.
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    Musetti and Berrettini Racquet from the source

    It didn't appear in my search filters since TW doesn't list it as a 20mm beam (22-23-21mm); to be honest, I wasn't aware there even was an Extreme that was smaller than 100in².
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    Musetti and Berrettini Racquet from the source

    Reminds me of the AO 2008 final: both Tsonga and Djokovic were using a Blade paintjob, yet the racquets weren't alike at all. At least Berettini's racquet could pass off as an actual Extreme, unlike Jo and Novak whose racquets certainly weren't Blades at all. I went through Racquet Finder to...
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    What are the cons / disadvantages of customizing your racquet ?

    Depends how neurotic about it you are. The biggest downside is basically knowing that you most likely never really have two racquets that are the same. I probably was better off not knowing how bad racquet QC generally is... :whistle:
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