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    Softest strings - for a 60 year old.

    Monogut ZX Pro
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    Optimum Racquet Balance for Performance II - MgR/I Data for ATP Pros

    I can optimize for both with the same setup. How?
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    Why UTR is a deeply flawed system.

    May be easier on the rest of the world if you just ignore YOUR UTR. A takedown is unlikely.
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    Federer is such a joy to watch from a strict esthetic standpoint

    Federer is now aesthetically pleasing because he's playing survival tennis most days; pulling out all stops in the most hacker like manner to win matches. It will continue. There is no other road for him to travel. You will see splendiferous backhand slices ad infinitum.
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    Why UTR is a deeply flawed system.

    If you compete once a month utr is accurate. If you play once a month I don't know how any system can assess competitive level.
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    Why UTR is a deeply flawed system.

    Keep telling yourselves this. I've been dealing with it personally for 7 years. It's more accurate than everything. Yes, there are areas of anomalies, mostly between the larger pools of levels, e.g. 12 year old 12 utrs are different than 20 year old college utrs. However with in the respective...
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    High Level Baseline Game Style Upgrade Tips

    Right. Also the best way to convey the suggestion to a junior. Thanks.
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    High Level Baseline Game Style Upgrade Tips

    My charge is in the near court.
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    How the heck does Stephens lose like this in 1R?

    Boyfriend and weak service game. Still capable of defending her way to more Major wins and finals. Some people have it like that.
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    High Level Baseline Game Style Upgrade Tips

    Fair question. Short answer is, why not? He is still a kid, developing. He wants a total game. That type of offensive is nearly a prerequisite to be in a Division 1 lineup. Moreover, he really doesn't need to radically change his approach to gaining control of the middle. Simply looking for a...
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    High Level Baseline Game Style Upgrade Tips

    Thank you for such a clear understanding of the situation at hand. Your assumption is correct. Your prescription is a masterful distillation of the other kind gentlemen who suggested match type drills related to I/O and I/I patterns of play. @WiseOne and others who expressed court position...
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    High Level Baseline Game Style Upgrade Tips

    Not true, but carry on.
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    Most overrated player in the Open Era

    More an underachiever than overrated.
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