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    Greater: Soderling or Johansson

    Slam > no Slam. Even a player with 5 billion consecutive Slam finals is infinitely worse than a player who won 1 Slam and then never won a single point again ever in his life.
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    2 Hander BH Appreciation

    2 handed backhand is better on returns, most one-handers have horrible returns. But once the rally gets going, the one-hander has many more options to go on offence out of nowhere because the stroke is longer, freer and more dynamic. Just try to hit a 100mph winner off a no-pace slice with a...
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    How can umpires prove lack of effort?

    I recall a situation where Medvedev was down 0-6 in a tiebreak and had to hit a second serve. He swung as hard as he could to smash the ball directly into the floor about 2 feet away from himself. Similar situation where Davindadochkovic Fokinina (can't be bothered to look up the correct...
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    Thiem is now 2-7 in big finals

    Exactly. Tennis is a game of natural athleticism and power. If you don't have it at the start, you never will regardless of what coaches or 'tactics' you use.
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    Thiem is now 2-7 in big finals

    What I'm trying to say is that the entire 'art' of tennis coaching can be distilled into two words: do better.
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    Thiem is now 2-7 in big finals

    Replace 'hard' with 'fast', 'brutal', 'quick', 'extreme', whatever. The point is do BETTER. Run BETTER, hit BETTER. DO BETTER.
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    Thiem is now 2-7 in big finals

    Since when does 'Next Gen' apply to people over the age of 18? You're physically and technically mature by 18. If you haven't showed much potential by then, you're never going to. Next Gen should be reserved for 10 - 17 year olds.
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    Thiem is now 2-7 in big finals

    There is no such thing as point construction. Tennis is a sport of doing, not one of thinking. The only 'point construction' that occurs in tennis is: hit as hard as you can, run as hard as you can.
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    Who will become ATP No 1 first-Thiem or Medvedev ?

    Neither Medvedev, Thiem, Sinner or Shapovalov will ever reach it. The next new number 1 and next new Slam winner hasn't even been born yet.
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    2021 TTW Census

    By the start of 2021, COVID will have infiltrated every atom in the universe. Tennis will no longer exist.
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    Thiem and Medvedev will win more slams than Murray and Wawrinka

    Neither of them (or Sinner, Tsitsipas, Alliasime, Rublev or Shapovalov) will ever win a Slam. The next new Slam winner hasn't even been born yet.
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    Why does Nadal try to change his game when playing Medvedev?

    Without irony, you are exactly correct.
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    Memo to Rafa's coaches: end that BH slice ! It's killing him.

    Nadal could have beaten Medvedev love and love if he had simply hit high topspins to Medvedev's backhand liek he does to 100% of other players on tour. Why change his game for Medvedev? Medvedev is a nobody.
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    Why does Nadal try to change his game when playing Medvedev?

    Lol, he could have won it 6-0, 6-0 if he stuck to his normal tactics and hit topspin bombs to break Medvedev's backhand down.
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