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    TTW Battle at The Farm

    :eek: :unsure: les français coloniseraient ce très américain forum?! Mais pourquoi?!
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    TTW Battle at The Farm

    I slowly start to catch how hitting approaches like there's no tomorrow is a key to a decent TTW ranking. But I read nowhere how following - or maybe NOT following - the endless list of technical tips and analysis debated over countless thread pages does affect the equation. :unsure: :-D
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    When I wear my favourite players apparel I tend to play better

    In my case I noticed that when I wear hot colors (red, orange, yellow), my top spin is heavier. I think it's probably because of locally hotter air around my mid section which emphasizes Magnus effect. Nike yellow is ok for pace but rather flatish, whereas Adidas pink definitely bumps my TS FH...
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    Kick serve comparison

    wow, both serves look great to my novice eyes. As someone noted, your shoulder flexibility is pretty good, right ? Do you actively practice stretching ? When I watch my own videos, my shoulder/arm posture at uncoil is nowhere near that, even tough I am reasonably fit o_O Also, I was surprised...
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    Post videos of yourself playing well.

    ah... classic french bashing :cautious:. I knew that, everybody hates us !! My best answer is in the chorus of that tune which bathed my ears during my teen years learning drums (and which I am listening right now, getting bored at the office):
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    Post videos of yourself playing well.

    After attending the mighty 1/8th finals at Bercy last week I was full of hope for my tennis, and thus had a good hitting session with my little brother. Couldn't resist to post it :). Some nice shots, but I was rather tired after re-painting all the lines so that people here do not make...
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    The Real Withdrawal Story

    I didn't see this match. But I don't think it would have been a dilemma. Paire has been among the first to lose french citizenship (Sarko on ne t'oublie pas) through a national consultation following both the shoelacegate vs Tsitsi, and the Bartoli Affair shortly after. Rumors say he has been...
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    The Real Withdrawal Story

    You're totally right, when entering the arena I was discreetly proposed 50€ for cheering loudly after each point won by a french player, and a extra 50 for booing each point won by their opponent. I was also given a Rolex watch to try and dazzle opponents with an accurately aimed reflection of...
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    The Real Withdrawal Story

    Wow, I was seriously considering having my english skills recognized by TOEIC or similar test, since I read a lot of American sh*tty sci-fy on my Kindle, spend far too much time on nonsense threads on TTW, and incidentally work for a US-based company since 4 years. However, reading the post...
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    The Real Withdrawal Story

    Dude, I was there for the 1/8th (Thursday), and it was just simply gorgeous. I have attended to the last 5 editions and maybe my eyes are getting old, but I honestly don't see any obvious change. I agree that all 1/4th matches sucked but you should maybe accept it's just bad luck... Concerning...
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    Post videos of yourself playing well.

    Game is nice, camera angle and image quality are great but.... man... 3hours of unedited raw footage? Are you serious? Do you realize you just melted a chunk of icecap larger than Qatar?
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    Post videos of yourself playing well.

    A friend of mine usually plays with a baby koala strapped to the belly and a Dustin Brown wig (2.5 kg when dry). Not sure of the resultd yet.
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    Post videos of yourself playing well.

    Human brain has a surprising plasticity. Experiments showed that people can live normally after a few days, when asked to wear permanently some VR-like goggles which flip the image of their environment. Thus, I think a few dozen minutes should be enough for any motivated - and not color-blind -...
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    Post videos of yourself playing well.

    Thanks. I think you generously overestimate things but I do accept any fuel for my empty tank of tennistic self-confidence. Yes I am the red thing (this is my new winning strategy to blind my opponent with an excess of red information), the other guy is a bassist in a 90s heavy metal band who I...
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    Role of left hand

    In some strange cases, which science and reason fail to explain, left hand is used to hold the tennis raquet. More seriously, I read somewhere that Kyrgios was always pointing at the hottest girl he spotted in the crowd.
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