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    2019 Indian Wells F - [4] Federer vs [7] Thiem

    Thiem wasn’t a mug. So fed played one real player and lost. Lol
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    Adjusting as you get older (50+)?

    Ya that’s probably the reason. I’ve heard about these surfaces and have seen them advertised but never played on them. I’m just surprised that a cushioned hard court has not been introduced to the pro game yet. The hard courts are tough on the body and I’ve heard many pro players complain about...
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    2019 Indian Wells F - [4] Federer vs [7] Thiem

    He played nobody the only blather is coming from you claiming it was not a cakewalk draw. He played a legit player in the final and lost. But prior to that he played nobody so getting to the final was a cake walk. Stan is coming back from knee surgery and is not even close to his top form...
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    2019 Indian Wells F - [4] Federer vs [7] Thiem

    He swept the field? That’s hilarious because he played the easiest weakest draw possible in a 1000.
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    2019 Indian Wells F - [4] Federer vs [7] Thiem

    That’s because Thiem was the only good player he faced, he only played mugs until the final.
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    Adjusting as you get older (50+)?

    I’m a lot like you I rarely play doubles and most of my partners are considerably younger. Glad to hear you were able to retire, nothing like being free from the work world. I’ve never had ankle problems but when I play sets I have been using the ASO ankle braces for years. I’ve had some...
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    Adjusting as you get older (50+)?

    I’m really surprised that there are not more of these softer surfaces being used. A friend of mine that coaches high school tennis said that his team played on some in Bloomington Illinois. He didn’t get to hit on them but he said they looked to play real close to hard courts but the ball...
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    Adjusting as you get older (50+)?

    It really does not feel bad, not near as harsh as you would think. You have to remember if I string a racket at 70 lbs just sitting in my bag the first 24 hours I can’t remember for sure but it loses at least 5lbs. Then a few more the next day and another 3 or 4 after the first hit. So I...
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    Adjusting as you get older (50+)?

    I need to update my Sig. I’m back to using my Wilson six one 95. With 17 gauge ALU at 70lbs.
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    Adjusting as you get older (50+)?

    The good thing about bike riding is that it’s a great workout for the legs but doesn’t hurt the knees and there’s no pounding. But that contraption looks like a torture machine, good thing is you don’t have to take long rides for a good workout.
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    Adjusting as you get older (50+)?

    I’ve never taken a ride on a bike like that, it sure looks like that would be a workout with those huge tires.
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    Adjusting as you get older (50+)?

    I get some crunching sound in my shoulder when I bench press sometimes, but like your knee I feel no pain so I don’t worry about it.
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    Bianca Andreescu: under the radar but not for long!

    I get what your saying but I think most are just suggesting that if she was a little thinner and more fit she would be that much better. But like you say she is only 18 and has plenty of time to improve fitness. A lot of people think that because a player is a teenager that they are...
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    Bianca Andreescu: under the radar but not for long!

    I agree I did like the way she would slice and throw up monnballs and also use drop shots. But the power game she displayed was amazing.
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    Anyone use Ashaway MonoGut ZX ?

    Many love it as a cross with Kevlar, my wife uses it as a cross with natural gut and really likes it.
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    Anyone use Ashaway MonoGut ZX ?

    I used it in a full bed but it was too springy for me. It felt nice but too much power, plus if you string it much over 60lbs it can break during stringing.
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    Adjusting as you get older (50+)?

    Lol. There is a balance, I do body weight squats on the same day that I play tennis. But usually if I’m playing I try to get my workout in earlier in the day then play in the evening. Which for me includes a nap in between, I take a half hour nap every afternoon. Your body adapts to the stress...
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    Adjusting as you get older (50+)?

    Other than the 1 mile run I do mix up my workouts. I did CrossFit yesterday which does hit the legs a lot but today I do weight training for upper body followed by 1 mile run. Then tomorrow back to CrossFit and 1 mile run so the legs get a little break.
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    Bianca Andreescu: under the radar but not for long!

    That was a very impressive performance by the youngster. What a display of power tennis.
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    Adjusting as you get older (50+)?

    I do some stretching also but not near as much as I should. I guess I’m lucky or my body is just used to it. There are times when my legs are feeling sore a lot I have to take a day it two off and let them recover.
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    Adjusting as you get older (50+)?

    Did my CrossFit workout and 1 mile run which takes a total 35 minutes. Now I will take a nap and head to the courts for 4:00 court time. Then rinse and repeat tomorrow, it’s really rough being retired and not having to work.
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    Adjusting as you get older (50+)?

    I still play about 5 times a week, but sometimes it’s just hitting and practicing. Once the weather breaks I will hit at least 5 days a week. Now that I’m retired many days I will hit with the ball machine in the morning then hit with a partner in the afternoon. But I don’t have as many guys...
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    Can you feel the difference between 95 sq in and 100 sq in head size?

    I agree my wife is loving the new clash, and it’s fun to hit with but to springy for me. It would be interesting in a 95 head size. Not a good comparison, a modern 95 is nothing like those old 80’s clubs you threw away.
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    Can you feel the difference between 95 sq in and 100 sq in head size?

    95-97 is so close can’t tell much, but 95-100 I can feel the difference. I prefer 95” rackets even though I’m a topspin player. I’m demoing the yonex vcore95 right now and it’s a very nice racket. The larger head rackets give more power generally because of the added trampoline affect. Most...
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    Found the secret to improving at tennis as a rec player

    Obviously playing more will help you improve but there comes a point when just playing more is not enough. You have to determine your weaknesses and work on them more. But most adult players don’t have the time or desire to work on specific parts of the game. They play a couple times a week...
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    Can you beat the blue player?

    Anyone that thinks the guy in the blue and white shirt is a 4.0 player has absolutely no idea of tennis levels and has never played a 4.0 player.
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    Can you beat the blue player?

    Ya right. The guy in the blue and white shirt is way better than a 4.0 level player. He would pummel over 90% of the players here.
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    Adjusting from outdoors to indoors in one match

    Evidently you just want to argue. Indoor tennis on hardcourts is an advantage for hard servers, SnV, and more aggressive style players period. You sound like you have not played both indoors and outside HARDCOURT tennis much. I play outdoor tennis around 7 months a year and indoor for 5 months...
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    Adjusting from outdoors to indoors in one match

    I was talking about hardcourts only.
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    Adjusting from outdoors to indoors in one match

    This is true but indoors does give advantage to a more aggressive style player. Much easier to SnV indoors, plus serve bigger and hit more aggressively indoors. Outdoor tennis favors the more consistent style player more than playing indoors.
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