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    5 Most Beautiful Serve Motions

    When I think of beautiful serving motions, I think the 2 most important elements are overall fluidity and simplicity of the moment. This is entirely subjective on my part, but I tend to see serves that use a platform stance as generally more fluid than pinpoint. 1) Federer. It doesn't matter...
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    Fed fans - do you have a one handed backhand?

    I do, thanks to Pistol Pete as he was my favorite player growing up so naturally I had to emulate him. Even though my 1HBH is now a respectable shot, the road to get there wasn't an easy one and I'm sure that's the case for a lot of amateurs who opted for that shot. I will admit that in some...
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    Nike Air Tech Challenge - 2020 Agassi

    I have the same question as well. I don't want to do a blind buy and have the wrong size.
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    Nike Air Tech Challenge - 2020 Agassi

    I'm on the fence about ordering these, I really enjoy the look but have no way of trying them first as no shops offer them locally. How does the comfort compare to the Vapors?
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    Should these players retire?

    I think Stan still has a chance to win if the stars align. He's probably even more inconsistent then he was prior to knee surgery but then again he's always been a streaky type of player, so you never know. He had some solid showings at the FO & USO last year so I'm not sure you can totally rule...
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    Fed has been just EPIC against 3 of his trickiest matchups since the racquet change!

    When you look at Federer's style, it's much more suited to the 90 than the larger/powerful frames. Federer is about control, insane angles, touch, shot making and precison. Sure he had more firepower when he was younger, but I never considered him a "power base liner" among the likes of Tsonga...
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    Fed has been just EPIC against 3 of his trickiest matchups since the racquet change!

    Ironically, Federer had better "numbers" against Djokovic with the 90 than he did with the RF97A.... :unsure: The racquet change may have decreased the amount of mishits and compensated for the decline in firepower, it also made his backhand slice less effective and his forehand isn't what it...
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    Why Federer is almost certain to lose at W 2020

    It's funny, for the last 6-7 years, the same thing is said year after's Fed last chance to win Wimbledon because of age, decline or [insert whatever reason]. Even if his window of opportunity is closing in every year, he still makes consistent deep runs at Wimbledon, making the SF or...
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    Anyone get the impression celebrations in the past were more "muted"?

    I would simply say it's a generation thing, different times, upbringing and ways to deal with emotions.
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    Poor Dimitrov... got destroyed again LOL!

    It's sad to see that 2020 is basically a continuation of the long term decline that started all the way back in 2018 for Dimitrov. I understand he's had some shoulder injuries on/off in the last couple of years, but regardless he just can't turn things around and find any kind of consistency...
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    Single most beautiful shot in history?

    After all these years I'm still amazed at how beautiful and smooth Federer's inside-out forehand is, so many great slow-mo of it available on YT. A close 2nd would be the Federer serve which is in my opinion the most fluid and aesthetic serving motion I've ever seen.
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    2020 Australian open final :- [5] Dominic Thiem v/s [2] Novak Djokovic

    Anything other than a Djokovic win will be a surprise for me. I'm gonna go with a straight sets victory here. Djokovic has such a great record at the Australian Open, it's been his turf for over a decade now, he's in form and serving better than ever, so it's hard to bet against him there...
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    Who can stop novak Djokovic at 2020 Wimbledon ? ( serious )

    As much as fans want to believe in Federer, it's hard to ignore that he hasn't beaten Djokovic in a slam in the last 8 years, Wimbledon 2012 being the last time he did so I question how much a factor he really is, especially in this day and age with his best days clearly behind him. Even when...
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    2020 Australian Open SF: Novak Djokovic [2] vs Roger Federer [3]

    I don't think it's a big deal that Federer skips practice, he's had plenty of court time so far so it's probably wiser to try and maximize his recovery as much as possible. Now if he's healthy enough to play or not is a great question. If he has any belief he can win and make it competitive in...
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    WTA to allow coaxhing

    This isn't a team sport or a boxing match. Singles tennis = 1 vs 1.