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  1. oiler90

    Best shoes for minimizing wear and tear on knees/hips.

    Any decent pair of brand name court shoes will feel better with a high-quality pair of full-bed orthotic insoles. This is one of the items in life that qualify for 'ya get what ya pay for'.
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    Who’s going to benefit the most from the no-crowd situation?

    update…….tolja…...he literally pissed off himself so much that he got throw out of the Open!! Way to go Nole'
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    Deadest lowest powered poly

    try 5 gauge marine rope. Blue/white spiral is my favorite. Available at most marine equipment stores across the US. You will need to drill-out your string holes first..
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    Lendl's racquet...

    Compared to the other frames in that era they were very stiff.
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    Who’s going to benefit the most from the no-crowd situation?

    Back in the day, it would be Lendl, hands down. But if we’re talking this summer at the Open, Djoker takes great pride in pissing off fans who root against him (watch any match when he plays RF), I would say he’s the leader in the clubhouse......
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    Wilson blade 98- awful

    Sorry to break it to you, but there is a market out there that enjoys using frames that are engineered specifically for “hindering powe(r) generation”.
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    Wilson blade 98- awful

    Start with some tennis lessons. If you’re mis-hitting the ball, that’s in you. Everything you’ve said is ridiculous, outside of the fact the Blade is a low-power frame. I’m sure you did your homework before you purchased the racquet, and if you did, your surely read about the low-power “dead”...
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    Lucky me! Nice find.....

    Ya but what you’re not telling us is that the shirts you found are a size XXXL, but you actually wear a men’s size M.
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    Clay court shoes on Savannah courts?

    Let’s set the record straight - Omni court is NOT the same as a hard court outsole. Shoe manufacturers have been moving toward these “multi-surface” soles for decades, claiming the tread is great on all surfaces. Let me ask you this , would you prefer using a snow tire on a race track ? Of...
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    Federer’s actual Frame specs!

    This was the strangest thread I’ve read in a while.
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    what makes an OS frame hard to control?

    You can't blame a tiger for being a tiger.
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    Has anyone used clay court shoes on hard?

    Wouldn't recommend it if you can find another shoe of comparable quality and value. Will last a bit longer and your feet won't 'stick' to the court, reducing chance of tripping and possible injury.
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    Last Minute: Looking for hitting partner on clay in Miami area this week

    Just saw your post. Sorry no one responded. I had the same frustration in my search for a hitting partner in Pensacola area. Don’t understand why.
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    Master ATP 1000 Western & Southern Open Cincinnati 2019

    You’re a little off but close. It’s a 64-player draw with byes. Monday and Tuesday is first round. Wed is round of 32; Thursday is round of 16, Friday is quarterfinal, Sat semi, Sunday final. No guarantee of top seeds (Djoker) playing at night. They try to split up the biggest attractions...
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    Practice partner near Pensacola

    April 14-18 : Looking for 4.0-5.0 player to spar with. Preferably on clay, but not mandatory. Will pay any court fees incurred. Contact me at bobstennis@gmail.com
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    Master ATP 1000 Western & Southern Open Cincinnati 2019

    I go every year, but of course you know there’s no guarantee the top seeds will be in any given round.
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    Miramar Beach hitting partner

    Will be in Miramar Beach 4/13-4/21. Looking for 4.5 or higher hitting partner. Will pay court fees. I am 5.0 male playing Helen Drake event same week. Contact bobstennis@gmail.com.
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    Tennis Game near Sand Key

    Traveling near the Sand Key Florida area Feb 27- April 2. 48 year-old 5.0 male looking for a tennis game at 4.5 level or higher. Willing to pay court fees, etc. email bobstennis@gmail.com with info. Thanks !
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    Rick Macci Private lesson

    Trained under Macci in the mid-80's and again in early 90's. Nothing special. Just a stickler for technical excellence. You can get the same from an excellent, seasoned USPTA Pro anywhere for half the cost.
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    ATP Tour Umpires Hat

    I keep seeing chair umpires on ATP Tour wearing white ball caps with ATP Tour and Logo. Cant find theses anywhere. Any idea where they can be purchased ?
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    The Lendl-type hat

    Been wearing this style during the hot season since I was a kid. Lucky for me (my skin), I have been a Lendl fan since 1979. He started wearing this hat from the advice of Tony Roach.
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    Reusing strings

    I guess you could, but the string will start to behave in a way that it wasnt designed. So, if youre going to use a string over again, don't bother buying expensive string at all. Just buy a cheap synthetic - because that used string will play no better than that.
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    Thinnest Replacement Grip

    this is the most worthless post ever. Lets talk about Feds racquets !!!.
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    Huge news about Federer's racket!!!

    I'm sure Fed is considering a larger head for the pace increase, not to avoid shanking. A couple more mph's on serves, groundies can go a long way in keeping the younger, faster guys a little further back in the court.
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    what makes an OS frame hard to control?

    "Control" is a relative term that really doesn't exist in a constant, tangible form. It refers to the players ability to have the ball do what the player intended, but I guarantee you, that in the history of this sport, the ball has never come off the strings in anyway except the way that it...
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    Annacone's days as Federer's coach are numbered

    Fed, like any great player, is very good at not going into panic-mode just because he loses some matches. All he really cares about is the slams. I truly feel he uses these one-week tourneys as practices to see what "blend" of shots,plays will work best. I think he listens ALOT to Annacone...
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    Best/Worst Experiences meeting pros

    Met Lendl in '83 At age 15, I met my childhood tennis idol, Lendl, at the ATP Championships at Cincinnati. My father and I, waiting to tee-off for a round of golf, were on the putting green and there he was.......I remember seeing him and thinking "wow, he's a lot bigger than he looks on TV"...
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    Electrolytes / Pro drinks

    the most effective for energy and long lasting endurance for me has been Accelerade. Comes in different flavors. I buy it at GNC Store, but have seen bottles of it at 7-11 stores too.
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