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  1. Wander

    If Goffin made an ultimatum to Nadal at 2017 Monte Carlo SF, would he have conceded the point?

    Reflecting on the career of Nadal today, a memory of this match popped into my head. One of the more terrible umpire errors in recent memory: But it got me thinking. I don't expect he would've ever done this of course, but had Goffin walked to Nadal, often renowned for his sportsmanship, and...
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    Is this the worst 5 set final of all time?

    I was thinking of putting "Major final" in the title, but let's open it up. If you can think of any worse final that went 5 sets, I'd be interested to know!
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    Do you hit your forehand with a bent arm or a straight arm?

    So, apparently the bent arm forehand is much more common at all levels, and I'm sure this is true. I just took a look at my own forehand on video and my arm is bent at contact too. There goes the dream of having a perfect replica of a Federer forehand. but I want to hear from other TT users! I...
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    Bring back the monoshaft rackets!

    I love my recently acquired Prince Precision Mono. I'm sure there are others who still play with theirs. Am I the only one who thinks someone should bring this type of design back? Maybe Prince could re-launch the Mono. I can't find many unused ones around, and they hold a pretty steep asking...
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    Can anyone tell me more about this "Snauwaert Graphite Dyno" (pictured

    I saw this on an online selling site in my country, apparently brand new, but after googling I can't seem to find anything about this specific racket anywhere. It doesn't look like a typical "Snauwaert Graphite Dyno". Seller says it weighs 362g. The cardboard clearly says "The Originals...
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    All the men's Wimbledon QF players are 28 or older

    Zero post 1990-born players in the final 8. The only three younger than 28 to even make the final 16 were Sandgren (27), Berrettini (23) and Humbert (21) and the only two true youngsters folded with no resistance to Roger and Novak. May I offer that this is an absolutely pathetic display by the...
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    Winning 100% of first serve points in a match

    How often does this type of thing happen? I am sure it must happen, but probably exceedingly rare in finals? Can anyone list some examples besides Federer vs. Isner at Miami Final in 2019? Also, what examples are there of a higher percentage of points won on serve than 32/35 = ~91.4% in a match?
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    I double-fault all the time in matches

    For example, today, I played a set against a friend and hit 10 or 11 double faults in a 6-4 set where I had 5 service games, managing to hold just twice. This is very typical of any set I play. Rarely do I ever go through a single service game without dfing at least once. Obviously this type of...
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    Another tennis player asking for serve critique

    So, my serve has improved quite a bit over this summer as I did a bit of video analyzing and practice and here's what it looks like now: The better camera was in use for the first clip, after that the quality is kinda crappy with the higher angle so sorry about that. I've never received any...
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    Which is your better stroke, forehand or backhand?

    I started thinking about this when I was practicing my groundstrokes the other day and noted that my forehand still completely sucks, whereas my backhand has improved a lot more with far less work and is now something of a solid weapon for me. And experience tells me that this must be somewhat...
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