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    at what moment did you realize "damn im old."?

    I have former students that graduated HS before Billie Elish was born. Well, I don't have kids, but for a while it was, when the "born on date" for alcohol was after I graduated from HS. Now, it's after I graduated from college.
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    at what moment did you realize "damn im old."?

    I worked retail for a couple years, not long ago. We were discussing the Halloween Blizzard of 1991 in MN. I was in HS at the time. While several of the reps and the manager and a tech were my age or older, the rest of the staff weren't even born then.
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    How to beat a 4.5-5.0+ Left-handed player?

    It depends on where they are standing and how they serve. But, sometimes if they really like the wide serve and can't attack the T, I'll shade pretty heavily toward the wide. It's harder to hit a BH on the move and stretch than a forehand. Also, I play a lot of doubles, returning is different...
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    How to beat a 4.5-5.0+ Left-handed player?

    I'm no 4.5, but lefties offer a different look than playing a right handed player. Posts above have already discussed the ad-court wide serve, but this can be dealt with by awareness and positioning. And while a wide serve can set up angles for the serve, it can also set up angles for the...
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    So much hate for Nadal's USO draws but no word on USO 2016/USO 2018 for Novak?

    Because it doesn't fit into the personal agenda or narrative of many Novak fanboys. Draw weakness is a stupid narrative regardless of whom it's used against.
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    Has Nadal Ever Won With An Ace Before?

    Agassi retired over a decade ago.
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    Is it a hindrance if you have to run onto the next court and crash into the player there to retrieve a ball?

    Good story, but not a hinderance. If your opponents want to give you a let due to the spectacle, sure. Lol.
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    Is it a hindrance if you have to run onto the next court and crash into the player there to retrieve a ball?

    Nope. You were not playing on your court. Not a let or hinderance. Here's the Rule. USTA Officiating: Scenarious and Interpretations. Hinderances #5, Rule 26. https://www.usta.com/en/home/about-usta/who-we-are/national/officiating-rules-and-regulations.html...
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    Is it a hindrance if you have to run onto the next court and crash into the player there to retrieve a ball?

    Agreed, it's not a hinderance. You just lost the point. You shouldn't have ran onto the next court if there was anything - regardless of a match or drill - going on there. I don't know the rules on this specifically. I play indoors a lot (because, winter) and there is often nets hanging down...
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    Is Sofia Kenin the most charismatic player in women's tennis?

    What's innovative about Kenin's game? I want to know what you're seeing.
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    Is Sofia Kenin the most charismatic player in women's tennis?

    I'm not sure I agree about robotic (though I see what you're saying), but I really don't get the "charisma" or "most charismatic." Huh? Charisma requires personality. I'm sure she has one, but it doesn't come through much watching her play. It takes a bit more than having legs (that's not...
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    Nadal doesn't look ready

    Reading these freezing cold takes just makes me smile. Typical Novak excuses when he loses. I’m sure you’ll get even more practice with those in the coming years...
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    Why isn't Djokovic's forehand GOAT?

    A couple of points.... - It's easy to assume the following logic: ATG player = ATG forehand. There is some truth to that. Djokovic clearly has a top level forehand and it's perfectly suited to his winning formula. However, to take this logic further leads to: - Greatest of All Time...
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    Swiatek vs Kenin

    Ostapenko was a lot of fun, just blasting lines for the whole tournament. It was one of those days were you just can't miss, except she did it for 2 weeks. Almost no one can play like that consistently, which she didn't before and really hasn't since. Swiatek seems like less lucky horseshoe...
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    Why did players stop tucking in their shirts?

    Gotta say, that picture explaining the tucks is why I don't like to tuck. I don't think any of them look good.
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    Will Kenin be greater than Henin?

    Best thing I've read today. LOL!
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    How many Big 3 Slams do we have left?

    Would Fed do all this surgery and rehab just to play for 12 more months? Hmm, I wonder... I'm going to guess he plays at least till sometime in 2022, barring any further physical issues or a clear indication he can't compete anymore (as in losing consistently in early rounds). I'd guess he'd...
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    extra wide shoes

    I've used the Hypercourt Express line for years and they're good for me. I'm not sure I'm at a 4E in NB, usually I do 2E. I do have a pair of very roomy 4E NB walking shoes (were on clearance, gave it a go).
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    I swear if Djokovic

    Drop shot are all over the highlights I've seen, from many players.
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    I swear if Djokovic

    It's a bit annoying, but it's not just him. It's not the French Open, it's the Drop Shot Open.
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    What replaced Prince Synthetic Gut Multifilament ?

    Exactly. Do they understand what a "coupe" is? Ah, f-ing marketing people. So, a multi with a stupid name.
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    Why did players stop tucking in their shirts?

    Probably. And, I did. I mean, when it's -10 degrees out in December, you tuck your shirt because it's f-ing cold. I'm not that slender anymore (not fat, either) and certainly not 15, and tuck in for work, for musical performances, all sort of things. But, if the temperature is favorable and...
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    Why did players stop tucking in their shirts?

    Nope. I've been this way since I was 15, and less than a 100 lbs.
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    What replaced Prince Synthetic Gut Multifilament ?

    I'm super confused. How was Prince Synth Gut a Multifilament? To me this is like Ford Super Duty Truck Sedan. Huh? Is it a truck or is it a sedan. It's either a multifilament or a synth gut.
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    Why did players stop tucking in their shirts?

    I hate tucking my shirt in. For tennis. For work. For walking around my house. For sleeping. For eating. For browsing the internet. For watching tv. For living.
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    Djokovic demands line judges be replaced by technology

    I'm no Novak fan. I don't have much to add about his offhand comment about he can't hit linemen (lineswomen?) if they're not there.... Heh. There will still be people that could get hit with errant balls. But, if technology is capable of making better calls than human line judges, I don't...
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