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  1. mxmx

    Prince EXO3 Rebel 95 and Graphite 93

    I use it as a third racket. Great racket and wish my body could cope with its weight. It is very very low powered unless you hit the perfect small sweetspot. This racket has a lot of control but my wrist does not like its weight. I suggest low tension and strings that has power and spin.
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    What are you listening to RIGHT NOW?

    Remembering nine 11... Beauty will rise by Steven Curtis Chapman: :cry:
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    Can Serena be considered an all time top 5?

    I think she's the Atg. If people wanna call Federer the Atg due to being great in more than one generation (even people are moving goalposts with him), we have to treat Serena the same. Consider who she faced and how long she still is great. Believe me, I HATE the race card, but with her in...
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    Mum's the word at this years US Open! 3 mothers on the WTA tour into the 3R - Azarenka, Pironkova and Williams

    I agree with you. I think the slope has been greater in mens tennis than women's. But there is also some disappointing aspects such as Coco falling out whereas in the past someone like Capriati or Hingis as teens would not have done so imo. But yes the WTA is harder to criticise in more recent...
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    Mum's the word at this years US Open! 3 mothers on the WTA tour into the 3R - Azarenka, Pironkova and Williams

    To me it's just saying tennis is getting weaker. Same like the mens tour. The young folk not coming through as they should. Tennis was just stronger when Federer and Serena came through (and before that). It has just sloped downwards after they peaked. All the great old players are proving this.
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    Novak Djokovic's Second Response

    Atm they're not frustrated but rather overjoyed by having stones to throw Djokovic with.
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    Novak Djokovic's Second Response

    ...which also helps and insinuates that others should move on as well. (If he moves on, his fan may as well. If he cares too much they will too and keep harassing the woman).
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    Reactions to Djokovic ball/throat incident.

    Bolded part ^ Because it was justified, or because they too want to *arguably* climb on the "Djokovic witch hunt bandwagon"? We have to admit, whether he deserves it or not, so many people conform for their own personal reasons. The Tim tweet just plugs himself as being a coach and he may as...
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    Reactions to Djokovic ball/throat incident.

    I'm interested in what pro's like Federer and Nadal has to say. As well as ex pro's like McEnroe...Are they just smiling behind the scenes or did they react?
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    Laver > Borg > Lendl > Sampras > Federer > Nadal > Djokovic

    Thanks...never thought of typing it this way.
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    Laver > Borg > Lendl > Sampras > Federer > Nadal > Djokovic

    The biggest hole and elephant in the room is the weakness of the field the big 3 had to face. They're sharing all the grand slams because they're good, BUT ALSO because their field is/was so much weaker.
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    Laver > Borg > Lendl > Sampras > Federer > Nadal > Djokovic

    It's the closest thing I could use as an arrow.
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    Laver > Borg > Lendl > Sampras > Federer > Nadal > Djokovic

    Increased longevity or just an increase of a weaker field? Connors also had some longevity. Young players have the same doctors and they still can't (couldn't for years) beat the big 3.
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    Laver > Borg > Lendl > Sampras > Federer > Nadal > Djokovic

    My list is a timeline and not necessarily arranged by greatness.
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    Laver > Borg > Lendl > Sampras > Federer > Nadal > Djokovic

    That they often do not even care or notice such bad spelling as much as they care about their "idols".
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    Laver > Borg > Lendl > Sampras > Federer > Nadal > Djokovic

    Doesn't many players still play with very similar rackets than let's say Agassi and Sampras? Or do you mean strings?
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    Roddick with Pure Aero ??

    What makes you believe this?
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    Laver > Borg > Lendl > Sampras > Federer > Nadal > Djokovic

    Well, one thing's for sure. Nadal, although great, did not have many real clay court specialists who could face him. Lol, even Federer had to play that part. Djokovic is good though and suits clay.
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    Why American Men Have Not Succeeded in Tennis

    The US style of play (for the men) is not working. Too much focus on power and not enough on finesse and the right tactics. Serena got away with it because her power was just that much greater, but overall it doesn't always work. Somehow other countries just play smarter. It has to be a cultural...
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    Laver > Borg > Lendl > Sampras > Federer > Nadal > Djokovic

    Laver > Borg > Lendl > Sampras > Federer > Nadal > Djokovic Some people are very recency biased. Some are very nostalgia biased. Laver is almost forgotten. As are many others. Federer wiped Sampras away to some extent. Will Djokovic do the same with Nadal and Federer? To some extent, as it now...
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    Serve approach with sore shoulder

    O yeah. Been meaning to ask. How's the smoke situation going @Chas Tennis?
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    Serve approach with sore shoulder

    I think I should abandon the rocking part if I can. Urgh....the more I think about my serve, the more I realize how many things are wrong with it. It will be very hard to unlearn these things. Ideally I'd want to toss the ball slightly in front and just jump upward with both legs and not just...
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    Serve approach with sore shoulder

    Wow. I really like your serve. Well spotted by the way. Yes, my follow through and deceleration is not smooth enough and I stop before I should and even pronate to the right side of my body instead of around the body. Years ago I served and hit my shin really hard. With the next serve I hit...
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    Serve approach with sore shoulder

    - thank you. I misunderstood at first :) - we must remember that even though pros are the standard for technique, we can aim for it. But we will never achieve what they can. In some cases I believe their technique will only work for them because they're so good. Not looking at the ball when...
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    Serve approach with sore shoulder

    Which kind of serve would you recommend that has more use of the front part of the shoulder? As for double faulting. I serve only about 1-3 in entire matches. My second serve kick is quite consistent although not very powerful. But you are right about missing first serves as I do not get...
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    Serve approach with sore shoulder

    Thank you for taking the time to upload an image and giving advice. I always welcome advice even when they're from people who don't coach or even play tennis. We can learn stuff everywhere. It's very interesting what you spotted. My drop of the racket angle being at 4:00 is unexpected. I would...
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    Serve approach with sore shoulder

    Just an update on the shoulder: This weekend I took it slower. I warmed up longer and added less effort in my serve. The shoulder did not once, after a couple of matches give the same sharp pain as before. I wouldn't exactly describe my shoulder as still having pain. It's hard to describe it...
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    Serve approach with sore shoulder

    - Sorry, but did you adress just me in this post? Or was it intended for someone else? - The doctors in my region range from first world to third world, depending on your medical if you have any. - I have noted Federer looking at opponents while tossing the serve, but doesn't he look at the...
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    Serve approach with sore shoulder

    Do you mean I should normally have my bicep further away from the ear and toss wider? I try and keep my toss as consistent as possible for all serves for the sake as disguise.
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    Serve approach with sore shoulder

    Thank you. I actually never considered this. Would normal pushups help in your opinion?
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