Recent content by mikej

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    Stanford Men

    feddie is going to have a heart attack - expect 20 photos of this kid posted in the next week
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    Nakashima and Brooksby

    6-2,4-0 Brooskby leading the USO QFinalist van de Zandschulp, and he may very well be the favorite in his next match as well
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    Nakashima and Brooksby

    link to interview pretty hilarious and outspoken guy https://www.insidetennis.com/2021/10/raw-real-and-reilly-meet-the-no-1-player-in-america-badass-reilly-opelka/
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    Nakashima and Brooksby

    that whole interview was great
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    Nakashima and Brooksby

    6-4,6-4 absolutely clinical takedown of Opelka on indoor hard court bottom half of this draw has some opportunity for both Nakashima and Brooksby - here's hoping one of them can take advantage https://www.atptour.com/en/scores/current/antwerp/7485/draws
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    Nakashima and Brooksby

    Brooksby takes first set 6-4 from Opelka watched him serve out the first set, and made 4/5 first serves with radar gun showing 169-170-175 km/h for a few of them, translating to 105-106-109 mph - commentators mentioning that he made > 70% first serves in the set there's probably more recent...
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    Nakashima and Brooksby

    Nakashima dumps de Minaur 4&0, and he's now up to a career high 74 in the world if you look at the top 14 Americans by current ranking and age, the changing-of-the-guard is pretty apparent (Isner being the one exception still holding strong) #26 Isner - 36 yo #27 Opelka - 24 yo #28 Fritz - 23...
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    Nakashima and Brooksby

    Brooksby now with a live ranking of #66
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    Nakashima and Brooksby

    Brooksby and Nakashima both qualify in Antwerp - Brooksby to face Opelka (interesting contrast in styles, but Opelka’s serve going to be mighty hard to break indoors) - Nakashima to face de Minaur
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    College Tennis recruiting

    i mean, eventually I’ll get tired of making fun of his Brooksby take, 5 years or so from now, so I’m glad he doubled down with another terrible take
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    College Tennis recruiting

    but his serve! and his height! Bob watched him from his front row seat and or box and says he’d only maybe get a college tennis scholarship! he’ll be heartbroken to hear that playing at Cal isn’t in his future!
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    College Tennis recruiting

    he just beat Duarte Vale in finals of M15 Naples - I suspect he’s going to be just fine as a pro - top 100? top 50? who knows at this stage - but bob’s comments about his serve seem similar to Brooksby, and he should have been fired as a scout after that one!
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    2021 4.5 National Finals 2-2 Tiebreak [Video]

    awesome I still feel a lot better about USTA nationals being more ‘fair’ than it used to be after watching these videos I grew up in an area of the Mid-Atlantic where a guy named Bill Barnes captained three 4.5 national championship teams ‘93-‘01 and could tell some wild stories about guys he...
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    2021 4.5 National Finals 2-2 Tiebreak [Video]

    looking forward to them joining the fun of 5.0+ tennis - where often you play winnable matches against similar players, and sometimes you get your ass handed to you by a guy like Andrew Mazlin who won some 70% of his doubles matches as a four-year starter for Michigan before stepping on the USTA...
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