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    5.0 vs 4.5 [no video, just observations]

    I feel like this thread could use 500 words on ‘shot tolerance’ but I don’t have the energy…
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    2022 Roland Garros F: [5] Rafael Nadal vs [8] Casper Ruud

    Ruud settling in a bit but looked extremely overwhelmed in the first.
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    2022 Roland Garros F: [5] Rafael Nadal vs [8] Casper Ruud

    This much makes me wonder how 2005 Federer would do if you transported him directly into Ruud’s place.
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    2022 Roland Garros F: [5] Rafael Nadal vs [8] Casper Ruud

    Correction, a completely thorough beating. Ruud wins a point if he hits a backhand DTL to the exact corner. And about only that way. edit: or a perfect drop shot
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    Nadal was there for the taking

    Are you a Djokovic fan then? Trying to figure out the motivation for the salt.
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    Friend lost to human wall pushers. Here is his plan!

    Post a video of your friend playing said “pusher” and we can evaluate! We’re here for you (the friend, of course).
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    2022 Roland Garros QF: [3] Alexander Zverev vs Carlos Alcaraz [6]

    Dark day for tennis. Ugh. Z is just terrible for the sport.
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    2022 Roland Garros QF: [3] Alexander Zverev vs Carlos Alcaraz [6]

    Wasn’t expecting this. Just checked the score. What was happening the first two sets? Z just playing well?
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    Diadem Sports Racquets

    I’m a few months into my pair of regular FS elevates. Like them, but still annoyed at the Diadem grip shape. I also seem to go through strings pretty quickly. Great feel, enough pop.
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    Swerve was VERY wrong about Swiatek...

    I thought that Swerve dude was performance art. Like James Franco on Letterman, but with 3,000 word posts about late 90s women’s tennis.
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    From Adult Beginner to 4.0 - possible?

    Yeah, totally possible. We’ve had some crazy “Can I become X” threads on here but that‘s a totally reasonable goal. What other sports have you played in your life, and to what level? How old are you now? I would offer that your biggest limiting factor is general athleticism/coordination - if...
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    Can I ever make 5.0?

    Got it. Makes sense now. Heck of an essay. Thank you. I’m a couple years away from the 40+ league and then it’ll make more sense, I figure. Until then I’ll stay playing singles.
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    Can I ever make 5.0?

    This confuses me too. I didn’t realize age group NTRP was a thing. What does that even mean? Could A 20 year-old ‘regular’ 4.0 beat a 55+ age group 5.0? Just all seems very arbitrary. I’d rather just play, I suppose. Or use UTR. Not to derail this thread though. Tons of respect for anyone who...
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