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    Does Fed have the Uniqlo curse?

    If Borg can have his clothing lineup Fed could have started his own long ago but given his taste (assuming he had a hand in FO and Wimbledon dress design ) it's better he go to Adidas .
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    What went wrong at 40-15 for Federer?

    Federer's biggest issue is he over thinks at times ; he has this lousy habit of playing the man on opposite side of the net as against hitting the ball on merit ; firstly he should have SV'd when at 40-15 he was passive and then tried to be aggressive not out of choice but out of desperation ...
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    It will take us ages to recover from this final

    Federer made lot of mistakes more than strokes he brought to the match his old stubborn self which we all thought had vanished for good; hitting forehands to djokovic's backhand even when camping on BH corner is a suicide he got burnt and still continued to do it. Even in first 2-3 sets it was...
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    Did Roger play better at RG than Wimby this year?

    Agree , he is playing pretty bad in Wimby . No backhand , forehand shanks and look at the serve simply not there even Nadal has more aces than him.
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    New Barricade Boost??

    I have been a Barricade guy since the Barricade classic line and I am actually sad the way quality and durability have gone down with times ; my perception is the manufacturers have taken a queue from likes of Apple where they make sure the product wears out faster so that they can sell more. I...
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    Djokovic Forehand Grip

    Look at Djokovic's forehand finish he has moved the contact point a lot more forward and elbow is a lot straighter ; in fact the swing pattern is close to Federer's . I wonder if he has moved his grip towards eastern side too.
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    Lesson on how not to play

    Slice a low percentage shot ? This is the first time I heard this , unless I am mistaken all 1HBH players first master the slice without a good slice you cannot construct points efficiently ; the effectiveness of ball when sliced alone notwithstanding the very mechanics of the shot are very very...
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    Lesson on how not to play

    Nice thread ; I agree with the general observation that it was a very robotic game . To give some examples ; Halep lost some very critical points in the 3rd set even when she had opened up the court and had Woz on the stretch simply because she chose to play a forehand when she could have...
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    AO 2018 WOMEN'S FINAL: (1) Simona Halep vs (2) C. Wozniacki

    Is it just me but I saw that while Halep has an excellent ground game but she lets the high balls drop low to hit a forehand when she should have ended the point opting for an overhead ; at least on 2-3 occasions she could have easily won the point but she let Woz get into the point by simply...
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    Federer has never beaten his biggest rivals on GS finals since 2007

    I know brains and common sense are a bit too much to expect when posting on these forums but starter of this thread should realize the simple fact that it is not Federer's mistake if likes of Djokovic or Nadal never met him in finals of GS which former won after 2008 or whatever date he wants to...
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    Federer played bad..or Djokovic not allowed to play him good?

    Fed won against peak Djoker both in the French semis as well as 2012 Wimby semis so ...
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    Federer played bad..or Djokovic not allowed to play him good?

    Well Fed only got broken once in first two sets he got broken once with Murray too so issue was not with Djokovic's level of play as such , it is not as if Fed got blown away by Djokovic's shots . He served 59% 1st serves in 1st set what do you expect with that against a world#1 player ? He...
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    2015 Wimbledon Final - [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [2] Roger Federer

    So Federer loosing the first set is because of Djokovic's clutch play but Fed winning the second set was just luck ? Factually speaking Djokovic won more points from Fed's UFEs than winners , if you see just stats Fed still had more winners than Djokovic so if there was someone who won due to...
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    Steve Flink: I have never witnessed a player more gracious in defeat than Nole

    This is such a lousy and judgemental remark; sportsmanship of a person cannot be judged by how he shakes hands alone some people are more expressive some like to keep their feelings to themselves . Sportsmanship is about playing the game in the right spirit , what is the point in saying nice...
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    Does Wawrinka have the best BH of all time?

    Most of the old foggies are just too blind to acknowledge the fact that one or two exceptions aside every sport has improved in terms of speed, stamina and strength (note I do not mention skill for that is subjective and dependent on external factors like turf, technology, equipment etc etc)...
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    2015 Roland Garros Final - [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [8] Stanislas Wawrinka

    Loud mouths on this forum never seize to amaze me so they are now passing comments over accomplishments of a man who lost to the winner of this year's FO in the QF. Age and time takes a toll on all mortals at 33 years of age Federer's consistency is something even likes of Djokovic will find...
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    hey sentinel and suresh,how are you doing? Long time no see!!

    Hi guys I have re-located back to India and was wondering if there would be any takers for my K factor 90 and Prostaff 85 here in India, I have traded stuff here on TT before but in the USA . I need to switch to a lighter frame.
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    Mats Wilander: "Federer has the best return against big servers"

    Excellent point, in fact what I have observed is he is pretty much unperturbed by the pace of the opponent's serve , however what gets him trouble is the placement and action on the serve . That is why he effortlessly blocks those bombs from Raonic, Berdych and other big servers however with a...
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    Becker questions whether Fed is the greatest ever

    Becker is a loudmouth; comparing Federer to Mac Enroe seriously ? Even if Federer would have played with a wooden racket he is a far better mover than any of the older greats that is a fact just like Djokovic is a better mover than federer, game improves with every generation. Federer's shot...
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    The Rosewall Skidder?

    Well the only way you can get close to hitting a shot like Rosewall's skidder is to play on grass courts of the type prepared in those days, remember all old players alluding to how the grass courts in those days had this horrible inconsistent bounce ? Also the balls were smaller and bounced...
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    Will they catch Fed ?

    I know it is hard to resist typing stuff without thinking; specially for some on these boards but do realize that there is fine line between what could otherwise be brushed aside as a conspiracy theory and a libel. The latter is a serious offense. To say that someone is using banned...
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    Who are the best players in handling net rushers?

    I am forced to bring up Fed here too; his wins against Sampras, Scud, Ivanesivic before even he hit his prime show how comfortable he was against the net rushers. Even today he can pass anyone at the net even when stretched on his either flank . Bet it the backhand flick pass, BH slice lob he...
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    Gasquet backhand, technically the best on tour now?

    Beauty is a matter of personal opinion so I won't go there but to me what makes a single handed backhand complete is a nice effective slice along with usual topsin drive which anyways all of the top players posses. I would rank Federer>Haas>Wawrinka>Almagro>Kohlschriber>Gasquet in that order.
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    The roof is the ONLY reason Federer won this Wimbledon

    Well I still don't buy the ROOF argument for there is no logic behind it; it is just an opinion based on no empirical data. For an argument's sake he was 2 points away from crashing out of the tournament against Benneteau under this very ROOF.
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    A great article about Roger Federer's grey army in "The Times of India"

    Hey Tushar so did you go bald , already ? Hey where are the pics ?:twisted:
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    The roof is the ONLY reason Federer won this Wimbledon

    ^Well I was at home watching the match on TV.
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    The roof is the ONLY reason Federer won this Wimbledon

    Fed's shanks have increased in last couple of years but there is no empirical evidence to suggest that it is due to the ROOF; hey I went to the restroom twice during the first set but I was fine after the ROOF was closed, so what gives ? :roll:
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    Head and groin shots by Murray

    Classic TT poster logic at display here; tackling is unavoidable in football ; helloooo the ball is in his hand how can you get the ball without coming in contact with him ? Do you even think before you type ? Even in football or soccer you can't tackle the guy unless he has the ball , likewise...
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    The roof is the ONLY reason Federer won this Wimbledon

    "Federer plays better indoors" needs to be qualified, just because someone said that on TV people take liberty to twist that to suit their own argument. Everyone is free to have an opinion but they need to be questioned when facts tell a different story. Be it serving in the wind (check...