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    Federer-Nadal 2008: Best match ever

    Personally, I felt that the quality of this match was terrible. I wouldn't consider it even the best, other than the drama and expectation. A bit overhyped I think. One thing that I liked about Wimbledon were the passing shots. I felt this was taken away by the change of surface.
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    Time to rename Wimbledon surface

    I see it as a legitimate argument. Why not? Not too much a fan of the serve and volley game, but, I feel that a lot of awesome passing shots are really missing or awesome winners. It seems more too much like a grind than anything now; less about constructing points or doing anything too...
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    Tennis Warehouse - Pacific Northwest Chapter

    Dibs on dressing up as old players + tight white shorts (I know you want to see my sexy theighs) and having a wood frame party =D. It's hard to choose the best; everyone was hitting extremely well.
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    Tennis Warehouse - Pacific Northwest Chapter

    Haha, no worries dire you made up for it by hitting that one shot behind your back =0~ it was seckzy. Hopefully the pictures turn out awesome. And thanks for the bag =D Glad you had a blast Dora and find people to be nice/friendly!
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    Tennis Warehouse - Pacific Northwest Chapter

    Everyone was hitting big groundstrokes/heavy groundstrokes and solid volleys. Yeah everyone has pretty big serves except me :O my triple double fault and then second serve ace on my first game (that was bad) =p. However, I *think* I picked it up haha =s.
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    Tennis Warehouse - Pacific Northwest Chapter

    Much thanks to DireDesire for setting this up! It was insanely fun and it's nice to be able to meet everyone. Everyone was extremely good; haha, I'm jealous and my knee is officially bummed again :(!' Haha, there were some really good and close matches =s.
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    Tennis Warehouse - Pacific Northwest Chapter

    I will be there as well (if I get to Seattle by the time).
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    Who are the most TALENTED / UNTALENTED pros??

    Martina Hingis incredibly talented in the court IQ department.
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    Question about the extra string that came w/ the racquet I ordered.

    I ordered just recently a Wilson K90 Tour and went with a hybrid. I got a full set of Babolat VS 16 gut and had you guys just do the half set in... so I had the other half set in a bag. I was curious if you stretched the entire string (I'd like to know if my other half is stretched or not) or...
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    Fed or Tiger, who is the better athlete?

    Roger Federer is the better athlete--there's no question about it. He plays many tournaments and always comes in the top at them. He plays the majors and always goes deep into them. He still has many years ahead of him and he still has a lot to win.
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    Tennis Warehouse Awesome Service

    I just ordered a Wilson K Factor KSix-One Tour 90 Racquets with a custom hybrid via phone since they didn't have the string I wanted in the hybrid so I had to choose a different string. The service was excellent and very polite!
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    Nadal-Ferrer 4th round

    Nadal lost. Knew it would happen though =).
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    What wrong with Novak???

    Djokovic was hitting very well, it's more about Manaco staying really tough and not letting any ball pass him. A lot of those balls should have been winners or forced errors off of Manaco.
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    VIDEO: Better camera angle of my strokes

    Practice with someone who seriously hits and pushes you. This doesn't show much--anyone can hit great shots off of someone who isn't near their level.
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    WTB: Wilson K Factor KSix-One Tour 90 4 3/8

    godbey@gmail.com
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    Fabrice Santoro vs James Blake (official thread)

    Is anyone getting annoyed that they're chanting "USA USA etc." It's ********.
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    WTB: Wilson K Factor KSix-One Tour 90 4 3/8

    Looking for a Wilson K Factor KSix-One Tour 90 4 3/8. I don't want the asian version please.
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    Roddick complains about tennis balls.

    I have the same complaint; I prefer Wilson or Dunlop. Dunlop over Wilson for me =). Penn tennis balls are really... hard, dead and feel heavy. I don't like it at all--especially here in the North West where conditions get cold. The ball feels even more dead. It's terrible and I haven't...
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    Roger Federer vs. Andre Agassi: Whose the better tactician/strategist?

    I'd say Andre Agassi is the better tactician. Sadly, he does not have the shots that Federer has.
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    Federer vs. Djokovic, Montreal Final

    Novak seems to have an easier time; Federer seems to be hitting with too much topspin and it just keeps coming into his strike zone. He needs to flatten it out a bit.
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    NAIA Tennis

    There are pretty scary floaters around in NAIA =). Pretty dangerous and scary guys to play.
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    Key Differences in Hitting Slice/Kick serve

    Yeah, out in front =p a bit more forward. However, it depends on how you snap your wrist near the end. As I said, it's hard to explain but the wrist snap is the key difference.
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    My Backhand Video

    Your backhand and forehand are the same as mine (racquet too, I play with the wilson PS 6.0 85 =) ) heh; however, you will find the greatest shot in your arsenal on the backhand is a subtle change instead of "snapping the wrist" keep the wrist very firm throughout the stroke and don't let the...
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    Key Differences in Hitting Slice/Kick serve

    As said, a kick serve goes from 6 O'Clock to 12 O'Clock, while a slice serve usually goes from 7 O'Clock to 1 O'Clock or 8 O'Clock to 2 O'Clock. 7 -> 1, more power and less slice. 8 -> 2, more slice and less power. The grip is the same, however for me the wrist release is different. It's hard...
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    When to hit down the line?

    The problem with down the line is if you don't hit a good shot, they have a good angle cross court which puts you in a bad position. However, my general rule for hitting down the line is if you can't step inside the baseline to hit the shot. Don't go down the line.
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    How do you counter side spin and underspin

    A lot of people tend to "hold back" on these kind of shots; especially slices. You really can't hold back, you need to hit with a good amount of swing speed to counter that spin first of all and then brush up to get it over the net. The low balls is where your really hit not hard, but swing...
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    Video Update - actual rallies!

    Your footwork preparation after the shot is incredibly poor; you like to look at your shots. After you hit a shot, move those feet to get into a better position. Split step as much as possible; especially when you're given that much time. I agree with everything else said--your weight is...
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    Is less stiffer frame racket better for 1 handed-backhand???

    I prefer a more flexible racquet when it comes to spin =). I feel it produces it more readily--not sure if this is true, but I feel it does. My racquet is 11pts head light (Wilson ProStaff 6.0 85).
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    Is it proper to hit your FH's and BH's using the same side (face) of your racquet?

    Actually, I change my vote =p. I hit with a hybrid grip (between eastern & semi-western; Federer's grip) and I always rotate my racquet counter-clockwise on the backhand. Then rotate clockwise to the forehand when I need to hit it. On returns I spin it counter-clockwise while waiting for the serve.
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    When will Blake breakthru?

    Blake is a big contender for the hard court season--the only thing he lacks is a solid-solid game plan. He seems to go out there and hopes to win with general technical strategies.
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