Recent content by rrortiz5

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    Close up and clear pictures of ATP serve grips.

    Wow is that almost an eastern backhand grip for Djok's serve?
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    Slice baby slice - only if you can learn it well

    I don't normally interact with the wildness of this forum very often but I feel like sometimes posters here don't even play tennis in actuality. There's a lot of mental simulations and not much actual matchplay besides @Curious. If anyone doesn't think a deep xc slice on a neutral rally is a...
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    Yoshihito Nishioka

    If he improved his serve and return I feel like he could be up to Goffin standard.
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    Emulating Rafa's forehand

    If you take out all the extra movements in the takeback along with the wrist extrension throughout I think if I had to choose a pro it most looks like it would have to be Taylor Fritz.
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    Hand fed or Racquet

    That thing looks dope. Where can I buy his forehand?
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    Hand fed or Racquet

    I'm a big fan of hand feeds, mainly because I have a lot of trouble convincing someone to feed me balls for an hour straight. Side bar: any ball machine users out there know how configure the settings on theirs to simulate hand feeds? Maybe situate the machine on same side of the net as...
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    WTB: Babolat Pure Drive GT (2009) 1/4 or 3/8 grip size

    Hey StringGuru I appreciate the offer but I'm leaning towards buying the standard length sticks if possible.
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    WTB: Babolat Pure Drive GT (2009) 1/4 or 3/8 grip size

    Hey y'all, I can't help but prefer my old pure drive to the newer versions. I'm not sure if it's in my head or if there's actually a different but it just feels like a more solid racquet. I'm needing to buy one that's in good conditions that's usable, the newer the better. You can message me...
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    Interval training or long distance running for tennis stamina?

    THIS. I had a full rupture of my achilles 10 years ago and it was 100% due to lack of stretching lower back and hamstrings. Also mine tore on a day where I was about 2 weeks into 5x a week workout regimen (sprinting and weightlifting) with being out of shape prior to starting. Listen to your...
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    Jolly's Kick Serve Challenge

    Any thoughts on Thiem’s open stance serve from the deuce side using “closed stanced techniques” as seen in his training video?
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    High FH volley moving forward

    I normally end up directing puffballs up the middle and get punished or I put too much slice on the ball and goes straight into the net. Can’t wait to get past 3.5 spaz status.
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    Shapovalov at IMG Academy - court-level view

    I’m really starting to think people are just parroting what they see other posters saying. Where does the IMG/Bollettieri hate come from? I’m really asking I don’t read enough on the forums to know where it started. What coach/academy can claim a part in more grand slam winners than...
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    Throw that ball challenge

    Finally a challenge where my baseball background comes in handy