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  1. Jackuar

    Well played Berdych - Retirement & Appreciation Thread

    The birdman finally decides to call it a day. Pour your tributes here to one of the greatest, unfortunate-in-big-3-era-players ever. https://sportstar.thehindu.com/tennis/tomas-berdych-announces-retirement-at-atp-finals/article29995293.ece/amp/
  2. Jackuar

    What do you truly believe about....

    .... about these "What do you truly believe" threads? Select 2 options max. Discuss.
  3. Jackuar

    Mandatory Underhand Serve in a Game

    After looking at few threads suggesting ways to save tennis, I thought I will put my own ideas too. I think there should be a mandatory underhand serve played for every game. The server gets the option of when to use it. It could be a way to gain a headstart, 15-0, in a game. Or be used...
  4. Jackuar

    35 straight points on serve...

    ... by Federer today vs Lukas Lacko. Is this a record? Does anyone know what the record is?
  5. Jackuar

    Federer warns against internal fighting

    https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/tennis/wimbledon-2018/federer-warns-against-internal-battles-as-tennis-bodies-clash/articleshow/64833547.cms Article speaks about the world cup tournament being planned to rival the Davis cup. What do you think?
  6. Jackuar

    Why Nadal should consider skipping grass court season....

    .... a question by tennis.com http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2018/06/why-rafael-nadal-should-consider-skipping-grass-court-season/74851/ I think he should play one warmup and wimbledon for 2 more years and then see where the tide takes him. What do you think ?
  7. Jackuar

    Nadal in 3 easy sets... My gut feeling...

    There is this fight between my brain and gut, (for a change, not brain vs heart). Brain says it should be an interesting 5 set, should be. Gut feeling tells, that all the confidence the terminator, er..., Thieminator, had built by winning an amazing 6 GS matches, will evaporate in half a set...
  8. Jackuar

    Tennis has integrity problems at lower levels - report

    https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/tennis/top-stories/tennis-has-significant-integrity-problems-admits-report/articleshow/63912826.cms Report says problems are significant at the lower levels where prize money is less, which is, unfortunately, with obvious reasons.
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    Zverev Lendl partnership?

    Apologies if this was posted already. Apparently Lendl was watching the final and it's only a rumour until now. But if it happens I think good for Zverev. Lendl is someone who has enough experience on handling losses, and given his result in a very good stint with Murray, I think will help...
  10. Jackuar

    Federer's kids making money at Indian Wells

    So, apparently, the kids are enjoying their time and living it like a normal kid, spending outdoors, selling stuff, earning their money and enjoying themselves... https://www.express.co.uk/sport/tennis/930871/Roger-Federer-Indian-Wells-tournament-tennis-kids-lemonade-stand
  11. Jackuar

    Grandpa Federer...

    I watched the interview after the Haase match and looking him up close, and with such nice video quality, man, he looks way too old. Almost a grandpa really... That hairline, complexion, I can almost see some wrinkles... Yeah what do you expect from an ageing man, fair question, but it looks a...
  12. Jackuar

    Doctor Federer...

    Switzerland's University of Basel handed tennis star Roger Federer his newest title _ an honorary doctor from the institution's faculty of medicine. The University said this was for "increasing the international reputation of Switzerland and Basel, as well as his function as a role model...
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    Federer to play Dubai... Tennis.com tweet

    Roger Federer considering playing Dubai, could reach No. 1 | (link: http://tnns.co/hRQuR1) tnns.co/hRQuR1 Not a bad move I say but I doubt he'll have gas left in the tank to win Miami even if he plays it.
  14. Jackuar

    Federer to play Dubai... Tennis.com tweet

    Roger Federer considering playing Dubai, could reach No. 1 | (link: http://tnns.co/hRQuR1) tnns.co/hRQuR1 Not a bad move I say but I doubt he'll have gas left in the tank to win Miami even if he plays it.
  15. Jackuar

    The best cry baby but... (Read OP full)

    Man, he's a cry baby on the outside but a man CANNOT do that unless he loves something, someone, dearly. And you see Roger do that on win, on loss, shows how much he loves the sport, the winning, the moment, hates those losses.. He's really into this sport for life.
  16. Jackuar

    About the telecast - and thin legs

    Is it just me or anyone else get the feeling that every player seem to have extremely thin legs? I saw with Zverev first and thought obviously he's skinny but then Novak and now Federer too seem to have legs like sticks. Is something wrong with the TV feed? It's like the calves have evaporated...
  17. Jackuar

    Simona Halep - Cheap grunt tactics

    Watching Simona vs Davis... Both playing ok for their level, sane and fair, Davis punching above her weight, 7-7, third set, Davis serves, what does Simona, a champion, senior on tour, someone supposed to be a player whom juniors can look up to, do? AARRGGHH.... AARRGGHH.... Cheap and cheap...
  18. Jackuar

    Nick plays doubles tomorrow - Why??!!

    He's no longer a journeyman scrambling to make ends meet. This is the part of his career he's supposed to start getting peak, concentrate on singles and start winning slams. But he plays almost 4 tie break decided sets, 3 hrs, and plays another doubles match tomorrow. Sounds to me like out of...
  19. Jackuar

    Players should embrace the media - Words of wisdom

    https://m.timesofindia.com/sports/tennis/australian-open-2018/federer-urges-fellow-players-to-embrace-the-media/articleshow/62524961.cms Being a star has helped his case better but it may not be the same for everyone else. On the other side, media too have their bias with too players vs others...
  20. Jackuar

    Limit court dimensions and serve receive line - Thoughts?

    I'm not sure what are the various court dimensions across different tournaments but I think it does vary a lot beyond the actual court dimensions in play. Some have more space around the outer lines and some less and this helps players sometimes to receive the serves from a mile behind the...
  21. Jackuar

    Sharapova in Gurgaon fraud.... (??!! :-/)

    Article says the housing development project endorsed by her folded and the buyers are going against her. Seems she is involved as a promoter along with other directors of the company, Homestead Arabic Homes, against whom a case has been filed in the Delhi court. (Unable to copy text from that...
  22. Jackuar

    WTF 2017 Draw...

    Pete Sampras Group Roger Federer - Switzerland (2) Alexander Zverev - Germany (3) Marin Cilic - Croatia (5) Jack Sock - US (9) Boris Becker Group Rafael Nadal - Spain (1) Dominic Thiem - Austria (4) Grigor Dimitrov - Bulgaria (6) David Goffin - Belgium (8)...
  23. Jackuar

    Maturity of Fedal - Thoughts..

    In the grand scheme of life, 17-22 years of age is considered as one of the most rash period, a time when youth could get so much misled, hurt, mis-shaped, and spoiled. This is a period where all parents dread about their kids' future because this is what will act as the launch pad of their next...
  24. Jackuar

    GOAT confirmed... Undeniable argument here...

    The GOAT is Federer. You know it in your heart and no matter who accepts your argument or not, you don't have to keep chasing others' as... er, backs, to prove your player, your fandom or your argument. The GOAT is Nadal. You know it in your heart and no matter who accepts your argument or...
  25. Jackuar

    2035 Prediction: Charlene, Myla or Ms.Williams?

    So, who do you think will make it in pro tennis, any good? I'm not asking of another golden era coz not most kids have the same success as their parents but still, for the sake of argument, who do you think/wish to have a decent career?
  26. Jackuar

    Do we need shot clock for TTW moderators?

    Two pages of threads all about shot clock and nothings gets merged into one or marked duplicate or something else? One can only speak to some extent on the same topic...
  27. Jackuar

    Somebody ban such stupid journalists please...

    http://www.tennis.com/pro-game/2017/08/first-few-rounds-us-open-should-be-best-three-men/68691/ This is one of the most non sensical suggestion I've come across recently and the problem is, that it's contagious. Any good soul from the ATP/ITF who might read it will end up feeling the urge to...
  28. Jackuar

    Underarm /False serve - Why not?

    Except the reason - "gamesmanship" - is there some other good reason why players don't use underarm and false serves? Because rather than all the stupid rule changes, shortened sets and games etc. I feel this one has far more potential to increase variety, competition, excitement and...
  29. Jackuar

    ATP/WTA rankings - a different approach

    Considering how well Murray has done as a World no. 1, considering how often we see WTA players come up out of nowhere only to dissolve in the air soon after, I was thinking of this different approach to show who is the real No. 1 in the rankings. Basically it's giving 100% of points from the...
  30. Jackuar

    If you think Federer was went better than 2004-2007....

    Please, for your own understanding and goodness and joy in watching the master, please please get some 2004-07 videos, if possible all of them and watch them. Not the highlights. Not the reviews, 2 min clippings, not the best FH, BH compilation, not the crazy shots compilation. Get the full...
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