Recent content by Robert F

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    Has Davis Cup fallen off the radar ?

    I haven't heard a thing about DC. Strange Tennis Channel sometimes just barely promotes events--Fed Cup finals seemed just like a late night side show. Not sure I heard anyting about DC from them.
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    Best match in 2019

    I'd pick Wimby over US Open this year for best match. Still pains me Fed lost. I give the edge to to Wimby because Fed started good, whereas the other three finalists seemed to have slow starts for the first 2 sets. Plus Wimby really went the distance.
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    So long and thanks for all the memories!

    Matkowski is a big doubles player.
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    Why the Next Gen Suffer Against Rafa but not with Roger and Nole?

    I agree Fed now can have an off day and help give a match away. Rafa fights every minute and every inch of most matches. If Fed is off it gets, ugly if Rafa is off he keeps his head down and keeps driving the ball--but in, you have a chance but you also have a chance to beat yourself...
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    So long and thanks for all the memories!

    How many of these guys stuck it out a couple of extra years either trying to pull a Fed or hoping the big 3 would take a step back and they could snag a lucky slam? If the big 3 didn't have such continued success do you think they would have retired earlier? Does the latest 2 generations...
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    What changes, if any, would you make to the ATP Finals (WTF/YEC)?

    I'd say if there is a dead match---let the loser play one of the alternates for points. What was the point of Berrentin/Thiem? Make it Berrentini/Monfils and the winner gets the points for the lower slow.
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    Man, that one was a W for the ages!

    Amazing that after the first two rounds of being way off, he can turn it around to such a high level. Fun to watch. Hopefully he can keep it going for the rest of the tourney.
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    Sebov tells her side - handshake drama

    Even if her Mom was coaching, it doesn't give the opponent the right to attack the other player or anyone. Even if the Mom was coaching, you don't attack the player you talk to the ref and file a complaint. Don't make tennis a farce.
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    Hawk-Eye Live needs to be on all courts for all WTA and ATP events going forward

    They have it. Sometimes it doesn't pick it up and if the umpire isn't certain he won't overrule it. This would be one of the problems of perceived problems of fully automated line calling. If it is really close, there would be no challenge and you just have to accept the outcome.
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    Hawk-Eye Live needs to be on all courts for all WTA and ATP events going forward

    Is there any data comparing hawk-eye to line judges? If line judges are significantly more accurate, that would mine only reason for keeping them. People complain that Hawkeye has made mistakes, fine, but how much more than people? And is there any trend that would favor a certain type of...
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    'Problem' with Stan

    I'd also say his baseline positioning. He can destroy the ball from 10' behind the line, but sometimes he seems to hover there to long, when he should be moving forward..
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    Wilson Pro Overgrip Black version

    I tried the black pro over grip and it just lacks the tack of the white.
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    Grass court tournaments above 250?

    For ultimate pure tennis-- rearranging the schedule to create a dedicated off season then equally spread out the slams and insert appropriate masters before each slams sounds great. But I don't think it will happen anytime soon. I think by tradition, summer time available and corporate...
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    How long back to the courts after getting meniscus clipped?

    I'm doing great and have hit a couple times without pain, maybe a little soreness. If I could predict that both of your tears were minor and went as well as mine, I'd suggest doing them both at once. But it might be hard to predict, and having one good leg is nice for getting aroudn for the...
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    How long back to the courts after getting meniscus clipped?

    Yeah, not much at all. He felt the cartilage on my knees was pretty smooth with little signs of osteoarthritis. Nice to have no more clicking or locking up.