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    Eliminate hip on forehand

    I think that if you tell someone to hit the ball in front and hit through the ball the rest comes automatically. I've never been taught "the unit turn". That wasn't even a thing back then, but yet it's incorporated in my swing. I'm not a fan of those form-directed instructions.
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    Eliminate hip on forehand

    I think you shouldn't even be focussing on the hip (or shoulder) when you hit. Just focus on hitting the ball in front of you and the rest comes naturally. Try hitting a forehand without rotating your upper body. Almost impossible. Thinking about it just overcomplicates things.
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    Best way to play a defensive counterpuncher?

    I think that's the wrong mentality to have going into this match. Actually you don't have to hit many high quality shots in a row, because he's probably not gonna punish lower quality shots.
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    Best way to play a defensive counterpuncher?

    (ex-)Soccer players are tough opponents in my experience. More often than not they have excellent fitness, run after every ball and have a winner mentality. Some tips: - Don't feel rushed. Be patient and wait for the right opportunity to attack. You don't have to be scared for him to attack you...
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    Lost My forehand and unsure what to do.

    I can very much relate to this issue. I used to be able to dictate play with my forehand, but for some reason the last couple years hitting my forehand feels very uncomfortable. Like you described i feel it goes wrong right before contact and i also believe it has to do with my wrist. I actually...
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    What you should do to be a winner in amateur tennis and in older categories !!!

    Not sure what that has to do with anything i just said tot be honest xD
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    4.5 junkball pusher with a 7:4 winning record

    Haha i guess i took your question too serious then :). But yeah i can understand this kind of play can be super frustrating. Tennis is a game of mistakes though and the person who makes the least wins most of the time. Something many people don't understand or refuse to accept.
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    4.5 junkball pusher with a 7:4 winning record

    @Papa Mango If you have the time i would just work on the control on your forehand. When you can control it and hit it with decent spin/speed, you can force errors of your opponents (or even hit winners). That would be preferable than just pushing back forehands and rely on your opponent making...
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    What you should do to be a winner in amateur tennis and in older categories !!!

    I think you may be underestimating your own body rotation, especially on the backhand. Also at the moment of contact your left arm is pretty much extended when you hit a backhand. They only bend after contact, which is quite normal. So i don't think the technique on your backhand side differs...
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    Have we overrated the Younger Players when talking about the fact that they haven't been able to win any majors or finish off the Big Three?

    Or Federer, Nadal and Djokovic are just insanely good. I mean they are almost as fit as they were 8 years ago, but they gained so much experience and confidence over the years. I think it's just very hard for any youngster to get between them and start winning slams. Also maybe this proves that...
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    Seirea's Progress Thread

    Something in your forehand swing looks off, but i find it hard to put my finger on it. What i do notice though is the following: - sometimes when you hit the forehand, you swing your arm before you rotate your upper body. Also your right arm gets stuck in between. So make sure you get the...
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    So who is the mentally tougher player: Nadal or Djokovic?

    I would say Nadal. Also if you look at the injuries he had to overcome and the way he reached the level of Fed when he was in his prime. Djokovic was not that stable in his younger years and didn't deal well with his shoulder injury as he couldnt motivate himself to come back. However i think...
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    Playing style as you age and get busy

    oeps you're right xD
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    Playing style as you age and get busy

    I don't know about you, but for me lateral movement (to the net and back) is more tiring as it's more explosive. I think that when you get older, you lose the explosiveness (speed) much quicker than stamina. I've seen 60 year old pushers who hardly move but grind out the youngsters. Maybe you...
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    Rod Laver - Nick Kyrgios should be suspended

    I never know. Either Kyrgios is an a**hole, just acts like one because he has issues, or everyone else is lame. Which one is it...
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    kyrgios is the most talented player ever after fed

    Yes, but he couldn´t see, right? Played computer games night before xD So funny how he so deperately wants to let everyone know that he doesn't put effort in... That's his biggest fear. Give it his best and lose. His ego is so big that he can't deal with someone else being better than him. This...
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    Kyrgios trolls Djokovic yet again

    Maybe it wasn´t a fan, but it was Kyrgios himself...
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    Nick Kyrgios is saving tennis

    Tennis doesn't need to be saved imo. But if many players start behaving like him it does.
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    Washington Post: Roger Federer is the Most Graceful Athlete of Our Time

    Dennis Bergkamp should also be a contender. Or Michael Jordan maybe
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    Kyrgios wants Fed to win Wimbledon

    The guy just hates Djokovic
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    Tsitsipas stirring post-match Soliloquy on Instagram

    He's less eloquent on the court. Didn't like the way he was talking to his dad and the ball kids. Neither do i like his disrubtive tactics during matches like changing rackets during games or tapping the ground during rallies.
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    Mindset to level up

    I got inspired by a lecture of Craig O'Shannessy. He said that even the top 4 guys in ATP only win 55% of all the points during a season. And they are the best of the best. So if you play someone who is close to your rating it's all about marginal gains. So if you stop giving away points because...
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    Poll: Peak Federer vs peak Djokovic?

    I believe that Federer during his peak years had less competition. Only a young Nadal could come close to him. Djokovic in his prime had to deal with Federer (who was past 30 but still very good), prime Nadal, Murray and Wawrinka. It's no doubt that Federer has more talent, but I've always felt...
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    Nick Kyrgios gets defaulted in Rome

    It's kinda sad. He clearly has unresolved issues. Hope he'll not fall into the gutter. Annoying behaviour nevertheless...
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    Started from the bottom now we're here.

    1. Men 2. Started playing when i was 6/7. Didn´t play for 10 years after i went to college. 5 years ago i started playing again. 3. Now 4.5. Never played ranked matches until 5 years ago. That year i went from 1.0 to 3.5. The next 4 years i plateaued at 4.0. This year i reached 4.5. 4. Played...
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    Why did Nadal fail in Monte Carlo?

    I think his body forced him to change his game towards playing shorter rallies. Clearly visible during the Australian Open. Lost the confidence he can outlast all his opponents during the rally. That's my theory.
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    Talk about your most discouraging moments in tennis. How did you respond?

    I can get discouraged when i play very bad during matches after a period of training and being on court a lot. When i haven't been on court for a while and play bad, it's ok because there's a reason for it. But otherwise i find it hard to handle. Two years ago i trained a lot during winter, but...
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    Thumb-Up, Do We Need a Law for Tennis?

    Those balls on your side of the net... was that your thumbs up backhand or serve? ;)
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    Can Benoit Paire challenge Rafa at Roland Garros this year?

    If Fognini can do it, Paire can do it! :giggle: