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    Scary proposition: Nadal with Gasquet's one-hander backhand

    Rafa makes a lot of UE with his BH. He also struggles on his return of serve with it. It's true he can use it as a weapon, but it requires perfect positioning and physical engagement. Gasquet can arrive late on the ball, be not very well physically, and still send a missile anywhere on the...
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    Scary proposition: Nadal with Gasquet's one-hander backhand

    Nope. Can't take it on the rise like Richard. It's an instant winner when he unleashes it.
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    Scary proposition: Nadal with Gasquet's one-hander backhand

    Of course, it would be a lefty BH. Rafa would be a monster, spraying winners all over the court from both sides.
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    Goran explains how Djokovic can win the 2021 French Open

    Novak can actually destroy Rafa at RG. Provided he tears some muscle beforehand during the first week.
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    Best backhand of all time?

    Where's Mac ?
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    Best backhand of all time?

    The man who loved women (Boris)
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    Why #18 feels so good

    You're thick, aren't you ? These 4 aren't pushing 35; they're +10 years younger. Rafa isn't winning anymore USO or AO.
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    Why #18 feels so good

    Nadal on hard cannot even beat anymore his pigeons. Thiem, Zverev, Medvedev, Tsitsipas will best him regularly at those slams. Never mind Novak.
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    Can Nadal get 25 Majors

    He'll always be vulnerable there to big servers because his moronic strategy of returning from the trenches. It makes him unable to break, and thus he needs to win tie breaks, where his old age will disadvantage him. He basically threw that semi vs Fed.
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    Why #18 feels so good

    Poppycock. Nadal cannot beat Novak on hard at slams anymore. The strategic deficit is too big to be overcome by his old legs.
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    Why doesn’t Rafa just say it how it is?

    This COVID situation with a reduced number of tournaments kind of plays in favour of Rafa and Novak, since they can rest a little more their old bodies and thus prolong their stay at the top.
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    Patrick Mouratoglou the enigma

    The guy is a Daddy's boy: never was a pro, never was even good at tennis (being spotted at 11 as a good junior is a joke). On the link you provided, he basically admits he owes his coaching career to Bob Brett ( he plagiarized him) which he hired to run his academy. The Serena romantic affair...
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    Is Federer crazy for coming back?

    What if he returns and goes immediately bust ? The pressure will be immense on him.
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    Patrick Mouratoglou the enigma

    And even for Serena, things aren't the usual coach-player relationship; they dated for years.
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