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  1. StringSnapper

    Hard courts suck

    All we need is a perfect bounce and no wind for tennis ecstasy
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    Hard courts suck

    Fast hardcourts are the best surface IMO. A perfect bounce every time, and you can be aggressive.
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    Be honest about you own ability

    I think pushing wins until it doesn't. If your opponent stops pushing and hitting a bit harder and making you hit errors or they're hitting winners, then you have to raise your level too. The difficult part is finding the balance between pushing and too many errors: and even when you do find...
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    Changing direction of your shot at the last moment

    Agree. You gotta know what you're going to do, just disguise it well
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    Changing direction of your shot at the last moment

    I think body positioning can give away how you hit it. I like to position myself to hit a forehand DTL and then hook it at the last moment using a lasso forehand (essentially allows you to hit later). But I dont do this all the time you gotta stay phresh
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    Agassi's Open. Attack your opponents strength!

    Others are very neutral and dont even have a favorite shot
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    do you try to hit DTL after one ball ?

    I think it depends on who you're playing too. I find that shorter opponents are often better at long grinding rallies, so you gotta step in and hit more down the line balls and just play with more pace on the ball in general so the rallies end faster.
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    Let's go traditional

    Btw what's he addresses of these courts? I need to check them out. I've played a bit at royal park actually, my mate is a member there. I'm not the biggest fan of clay though, my club back in Perth was grass and hardcourt.
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    Let's go traditional

    I'm in!!
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    Let's go traditional

    NML?
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    Let's go traditional

    This guy is so solid! I think MVP of the ATP cup. He's a darkhorse
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    Let's go traditional

    Kensington, just north of the city. Are you ... keen... for a hit sometime? Where are you?
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    Australian open

    So guys I have the luxury of living in Melbourne this year so i get to watch the AO! @Curious or other Melbournians / people that have gone to the AO before: how do you know who you'll see play? I.e. if I buy a ticket to the marget court wednessay 7pm session, I'm told I'll see one singles...
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    Let's go traditional

    I moved to Melbourne actually! Havent been on here much due to lots of life changes this year. Just waiting for the perfect weather to face the @Curious serve :p. Do you know anyone else here who lives in Melb?
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    Let's go traditional

    What about the idea of tweaking a minor detail instead of changing the whole thing? You've probably tested 10,000 techniques already, no? :p Imo this is your key though: pick one stroke and perfect it. You just want a reliable repeatable stroke. Also I think the wall is great for drilling...
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    Let's go traditional

    OP; do you want to be the best tennis player you can be, or be a tinkerer with technique? "I am not afraid of the man who knows 10,000 techniques but practiced them only once, but I am deathly afraid of the man who knows 1 technique and practiced it 10,000 times"
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    I thought this was a good vid

    I think he's spot on about the big muscles on defense / deflecting pace and the smaller muscles generating it. I think when people first start playing every shot looks the same, but this has been an observable difference in my game too Also explains why someone like kygrios with magic live...
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    Is Federer's forehand difficult to emulate?

    You're editing my quotes now?!
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    Is Federer's forehand difficult to emulate?

    I didnt say anything super about it, just said a specific type. And ya it will need more of a whippish low to high movement etc
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    Is Federer's forehand difficult to emulate?

    It looks like that image is for a certain type of ball, I.e. one that is low
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    Is Federer's forehand difficult to emulate?

    Hmm I feel like table tennis fh is forward, but I'd describe it more up and forwards, like a lasso forehand. A drive tennis fh is more forwards (and through, I guess)
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    Is Federer's forehand difficult to emulate?

    I've been playing both lately lol. Imo the lasso forehand in tennis is super similar to the table tennis fh
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    Is Federer's forehand difficult to emulate?

    I think this is fine if you're struggling with pace. It sounds compact like a serve return, but not the best shot if your opponent hits no pace to you because you lose fluidity and looseness to rip the ball if its slow
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    Is Federer's forehand difficult to emulate?

    Ya I think loose wrist is key, but maybe more than this is the idea of hitting up on the ball and pushing it forward. Recently (this year) I've finally got the hang of the lasso forehand. I use it similarly to fed, just when stretched / on the run/ the ball is really low. It's a really loose...
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    Post videos of yourself playing well.

    Sorry I had a sore finger when I posted that.
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    Post videos of yourself playing well.

    This thread is literally "post videos of you playing well " and still 90% of posters are making excuses in the opening line of their post.
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    Who has a more compact forehand: Djokovic or Wawrinka?

    Stan struggles against fast pace because he doesnt move as well. If you hit it to him and its fast he doesn't struggle
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    And so it begins...

    Nice. My 1st season I won 2 lost 12, then in the same league next season I won 12 lost 2. A lot of it was just adapting to a competitive environment and learning what you need to do to win. I found being focused was key, hyper focused on the first hit of the ball (a good return or a good serve)...
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    Do you have a service ritual?

    I pick at my ass and push my (non existent) long hair behind my ears. 10 to 15 bounces.
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