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  1. Pitti

    Live by the Blade...Die by the Blade...

    Thank you, I'll try to find some of your comparisons. What I like from the UT: Directional control is great, slice backhands are nice. Volleys are also good. My hitting style is slightly flatter, so I can swing hard and get tons of control. And the comfort of the frame is amazing. I'm also used...
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    Live by the Blade...Die by the Blade...

    Thank you. Could you elaborate a little bit on the main differences?
  3. Pitti

    Live by the Blade...Die by the Blade...

    I have a little doubt: I'm currently playing with an Ultra Tour that has an overgrip and a couple of grams in the handle at 7 inch from the buttcap. It's great, but on my 'off days' it doesn't let me attack as I'd like. I'm searching for a similar racquet with a bit more of power. I don't want...
  4. Pitti

    Six one team 95... still relevant?

    Also, which racquets could be a good alternative to a 6.1 team with more weight, or to a 6.1 with less weight?
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    Six one team 95... still relevant?

    Thank you everyone. I'm in a midpoint. I feel that a six one team would definitely need weight. But I have never played with a racquet as heavy as the full six one 95. They say it's a great racquet and I'm sure it would fit my style according to what @Dartagnan64 said (I'm a flat shot hitter...
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    In all of tennis history who do you think had the best of the shots/ attributes you can find in this post....

    Forehand Overall: Rafa Nadal Flat Forehand: Fernando Gonzalez Backhand overall: Stan Wawrinka Backhand Slice: Ash Barty Double hander: Agassi Single Hander: Federer Running Forehand: Nadal Running Backhand: Albert Costa Lob: Hewitt Smash: Djokovic Volley: Laver/McEnroe/Navratilova 1st Serve...
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    Six one team 95... still relevant?

    Hi: What are your opinions on the Wilson six one team 95? Would it still be a good racquet with a little bit of lead at the top of the handle or do you think it's better to get a more "modern" frame? I used one of those racquets (ncode version) for a long time (more than 10 years). I switched...
  8. Pitti

    What is your unpopular opinion of something related to tennis?

    1. Hitting with huge topspin is not that important. 2. Players from the wooden racquet era are usually underrated. They had amazing technique and usually played an offensive beautiful game. 3. White clothing should be mandatory in all four slams. 4. Nadal will end up as the GOAT. 5. Shapovalov...
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    If you could only watch 5 players ever again . . .

    From what I've seen --> Federer, Nadal, Agassi, Sampras and Kuerten, in that order. From what I didn't see --> Laver, McEnroe, Borg, Budge and Lacoste. As for women, I'm a bit out of the loop, but I really enjoyed watching Henin. From what I never saw, I'd love to have watched Navratilova and...
  10. Pitti

    Switched to Full Western on forehand

    Yes, I suspect we're at opposite sides of the spectrum. I play with an eastern FH grip. Since I'm not tall, it can lean to semiwestern with higher balls. But as you said, it doesn't require thinking. I would screw up my forehand if I suddenly tried an extreme western grip during a match... at...
  11. Pitti

    Switched to Full Western on forehand

    I suppose it's a matter of technique, but I definitely prefer to use a more natural grip for the forehand. The very few times I've tried to use an extreme western forehand I've found it extremely uncomfortable. And I'm not 30 yet.
  12. Pitti

    Should the Australian Open return to Green courts?

    That would be a bit extreme, but it could perfectly be an option.
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    Should the Australian Open return to Green courts?

    I think both the AO and the USO should try to differentiate one from another. Wimbledon is the only grass GS, and has traditions like white clothing that make it special. Roland Garros is the only clay court GS, and in some way is the opposite of Wimbledon. They are special in their own right...
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    Is Henman an ATG?

    This. He could have won at least a slam, but in my opinion he didn't mainly because of two reasons: #1. His S&V style in the era where players started to play more solidly and frequently from the back of the court... and #2. the pressure he had at Wimbledon for being the English hope and...
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    Is Henman an ATG?

    Henman was one of my favourite players to watch when I started playing tennis. He played differently and I loved it. That being said, it's impossible to take the question seriously. He was a very good player with nice technique. A pleasure to watch. But he just didn't win anything important.
  16. Pitti

    Which is your playing style?

    @nochuola Yes. I chose the broadest possible (and traditional) categories. I think it’s better this way. If you start using subcategories things get more complicated and there might be overlapping. I suppose we’re defined by the style we choose when competing... but that’s a guess.
  17. Pitti

    Which is your playing style?

    They fall into other categories with the proper subsequent explanation in a post!
  18. Pitti

    Which is your playing style?

    Out of curiosity, how would you define your playing style? Which is your best weapon and your weakest point? In my case, I consider myself an all-around attacker. I feel comfortable attacking both from the back of the court and at the net. I like short points and usually alternate serve&volley...
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    How Many Racquets Do You Bring To A Match And Are They Identical?

    I might be an exception. I just carry 2 racquets if the strings look in good condition or if I restrung them not long ago. If not, I carry 3: #1: A Wilson Ultra Tour with a little bit of lead at the throat. My main racquet. Really forgiving sweetspot, slightly underpowered at times. Nice...
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    Tennis existential crisis

    I'd say this is true, but in my experience it depends much on the type of grip you use. If the grip is a semiwestern or leans to a western one, the wrist is very weak, and it can't be used. But if the grip is an eastern one, it's definitely possible to get a little bit of extra help from the...
  21. Pitti

    Does your tennis bag brand match your racquet brand?

    Currently yes, but not necessarily. I own two wilson racqets and I sometimes carry an old spare mediocre babolat racquet. My bag is a wilson one that is not too big (2-3 racquets). I chose it because I liked its size and its colours (half red - half black). I previously owned an old Head...
  22. Pitti

    Tennis existential crisis

    @nochuola Understood! Then the best thing I can add is that you can help the spin with your body. If you want a topspin shot, go up, starting from a low position. If it’s side spin, a little jump always helps!
  23. Pitti

    Tennis existential crisis

    I also try to become as well rounded as possible. But I do so more in regards to strategy than technique. I think it's good to have a natural stroke mechanic (whether it's flatter or with spin) and focus on being comfortable playing different styles: Being comfortable attacking from the...
  24. Pitti

    Switched to Full Western on forehand

    Wow. I feel like the girl is constantly hitting with the wrong side of the racquet
  25. Pitti

    Is Murray an ATG?

    Good reasoning too. Professional sports are more than just athletic achievements (modern olympic games are a great example), but it's quite difficult to measure those "contributions" that transcend the boundaries of the sport, since they're not as objective as pure achievements. Even objective...
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    Is Murray an ATG?

    I disagree with the importance of point B). I think that we must value athletes based on their achievements on their sport, and avoid praising or underestimating these achievements based on their personality, beliefs or political orientation. As a blatant example that we get to see every year, I...
  27. Pitti

    Three questions on WTA players

    Thank you everyone. I see that Carla Suarez Navarro has a great backhand, and that everyone agrees on that. @speedysteve Wow. Nicolescu must have the most strange style I've ever seen! @skaj I'll search for Townsend and see how she plays. @Subway Tennis After reading your comment I watched...
  28. Pitti

    Worst Federer outfits?

    I think the brown colour completely kills it and makes it ugly. Almost any other colour would make it better.
  29. Pitti

    Worst Federer outfits?

    I can’t believe this thing hasn’t been mentioned yet (maybe I just didn’t see it): EDIT: Ok. I see it’s the first mentioned one. Somehow the image didn’t load in my phone. I feel better now.
  30. Pitti

    Three questions on WTA players

    I'm not really into WTA tennis, so I'll ask you here: - Which WTA players (if any) use a one handed backhand? - Which WTA players play most frequently at the net (or can be considered "all court attacking players")? - Which WTA players are the most technical and have the most aesthetically...
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