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    Live by the Blade...Die by the Blade...

    Thank you, I'll try to find some of your comparisons. What I like from the UT: Directional control is great, slice backhands are nice. Volleys are also good. My hitting style is slightly flatter, so I can swing hard and get tons of control. And the comfort of the frame is amazing. I'm also used...
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    Live by the Blade...Die by the Blade...

    Thank you. Could you elaborate a little bit on the main differences?
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    Live by the Blade...Die by the Blade...

    I have a little doubt: I'm currently playing with an Ultra Tour that has an overgrip and a couple of grams in the handle at 7 inch from the buttcap. It's great, but on my 'off days' it doesn't let me attack as I'd like. I'm searching for a similar racquet with a bit more of power. I don't want...
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    Six one team 95... still relevant?

    Also, which racquets could be a good alternative to a 6.1 team with more weight, or to a 6.1 with less weight?
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    Six one team 95... still relevant?

    Thank you everyone. I'm in a midpoint. I feel that a six one team would definitely need weight. But I have never played with a racquet as heavy as the full six one 95. They say it's a great racquet and I'm sure it would fit my style according to what @Dartagnan64 said (I'm a flat shot hitter...
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    In all of tennis history who do you think had the best of the shots/ attributes you can find in this post....

    Forehand Overall: Rafa Nadal Flat Forehand: Fernando Gonzalez Backhand overall: Stan Wawrinka Backhand Slice: Ash Barty Double hander: Agassi Single Hander: Federer Running Forehand: Nadal Running Backhand: Albert Costa Lob: Hewitt Smash: Djokovic Volley: Laver/McEnroe/Navratilova 1st Serve...
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    Six one team 95... still relevant?

    Hi: What are your opinions on the Wilson six one team 95? Would it still be a good racquet with a little bit of lead at the top of the handle or do you think it's better to get a more "modern" frame? I used one of those racquets (ncode version) for a long time (more than 10 years). I switched...
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    What is your unpopular opinion of something related to tennis?

    1. Hitting with huge topspin is not that important. 2. Players from the wooden racquet era are usually underrated. They had amazing technique and usually played an offensive beautiful game. 3. White clothing should be mandatory in all four slams. 4. Nadal will end up as the GOAT. 5. Shapovalov...
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    If you could only watch 5 players ever again . . .

    From what I've seen --> Federer, Nadal, Agassi, Sampras and Kuerten, in that order. From what I didn't see --> Laver, McEnroe, Borg, Budge and Lacoste. As for women, I'm a bit out of the loop, but I really enjoyed watching Henin. From what I never saw, I'd love to have watched Navratilova and...
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    Switched to Full Western on forehand

    Yes, I suspect we're at opposite sides of the spectrum. I play with an eastern FH grip. Since I'm not tall, it can lean to semiwestern with higher balls. But as you said, it doesn't require thinking. I would screw up my forehand if I suddenly tried an extreme western grip during a match... at...
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    Switched to Full Western on forehand

    I suppose it's a matter of technique, but I definitely prefer to use a more natural grip for the forehand. The very few times I've tried to use an extreme western forehand I've found it extremely uncomfortable. And I'm not 30 yet.
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    Should the Australian Open return to Green courts?

    That would be a bit extreme, but it could perfectly be an option.
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    Should the Australian Open return to Green courts?

    I think both the AO and the USO should try to differentiate one from another. Wimbledon is the only grass GS, and has traditions like white clothing that make it special. Roland Garros is the only clay court GS, and in some way is the opposite of Wimbledon. They are special in their own right...
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    Is Henman an ATG?

    This. He could have won at least a slam, but in my opinion he didn't mainly because of two reasons: #1. His S&V style in the era where players started to play more solidly and frequently from the back of the court... and #2. the pressure he had at Wimbledon for being the English hope and...
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    Is Henman an ATG?

    Henman was one of my favourite players to watch when I started playing tennis. He played differently and I loved it. That being said, it's impossible to take the question seriously. He was a very good player with nice technique. A pleasure to watch. But he just didn't win anything important.
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