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    somebody twitter trolling jimmy connors on his 109 titles

    You saw Edberg's level in the final and you think Connors would have been up for that? Edberg was in the zone and pounded Courier 2, 4, and 0. You think Connors at 39, after having to battle Courier in the semis, would have been able to turn around and make the final competitive with Edberg...
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    somebody twitter trolling jimmy connors on his 109 titles

    Well Edberg went 3 sets with Connors in their first match up in 1984 when he was a teenager and lost 7 to 6 in the 3rd set... so Edberg was giving him trouble right from the start. It is a shame Connors didn't get thru Courier in 1991 to play Stefan in the US Open final.... with Stefan's form...
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    somebody twitter trolling jimmy connors on his 109 titles

    Your scorecard at the beginning is sound. But, how did Connors have the edge in the match up when they ended up 6 and 6? Sounds fairly even to me. So once Edberg started winning Connors was ancient? Didn't he make the US Open semifinals in 1991? Edberg was 5 and 1 against Connors after 1987. So...
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    somebody twitter trolling jimmy connors on his 109 titles

    Don't tell me what I meant to say. They were 6 and 6 head to head, these are the facts. You can spin it anyway you like... Connors won 5 of those matches over a teenager, wow I am so impressed! His one very impressive win over Edberg was in the 1989 US Open. His only win over Edberg since 1987...
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    somebody twitter trolling jimmy connors on his 109 titles

    Edberg was Connors cheeseburger? Let's review this .... they were 6 and 6 in career meetings, fairly equal? No? And 5 of Connors wins were in or before 1985 when Edberg was just starting on tour. He came on tour in 1983. So Connors beat up on a young, just starting out on tour Edberg. After that...
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    Sampras Thread

    Having the best serve is far more than just aces. It is power, spin, location, etc.. can you hit great serves in tight moments. Do you hold more often, do you win.... that sort of thing.
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    Sampras Thread

    Yeah, except for when the media was talking about Sampras having the best serve it was back in the 90s before Karlovic started playing.... Sampras had a great serve, both first and second, ton of spin, and would hit bombs sometimes on 2nd serves. Arguably the best serve up until that point in...
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    Kohlschreiber is using the RF97 black and white

    To help sell the current line. Doesn't do Wilson any good to have him playing with a 6.1 model that they no longer sell. All business...
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    Stiff knees because of new tennis shoes? Or another reason?

    I also would think it would be very easy to roll your ankle in running shoes with the height and softness of the midsole? Plus, they mark up the courts so probably can't use them at a club, only public courts....
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    Best 95 sq/in Racquet??

    Head 280. Runner up, Dunlop 4D 200 tour
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    Looks like Rafa's criticism helped Kyrgios

    Ok, I will play. My favorite was and is Edberg. What do you have to say negative about him?
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    What was Agassi's baseline game strategy?

    Aggressive baseliner. Liked to dictate from the back of the court. Wasn't a great mover or vollier, so he would try and stand in the center of the court and run his opponent. Had a great return of serve, would stand close to the baseline and crack returns. Had short backswings and excellent...
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    Adidas Solecourt Boost Official Thread

    I would buy your normal size. I tried the shoe on and it was wide, too wide for me, but it wasn't long in my opinion. I know you said you had a wider foot, I think this should be a good shoe for you in your normal size. I liked the shoe other than the width.
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    Mats Wilander vs Stefan Edberg: Greatest Career?

    Right? That was a huge missed opportunity! Also the AO where he had to retire in the final where he was going to beat Lendl. Stefan should be sitting at 8 majors. But would've, could've, shoulda.... doesn't count.
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    Mats Wilander vs Stefan Edberg: Greatest Career?

    Close but I go Edberg. Both are missing one slam, Edberg lost in the final of the FO in 5 sets, Mats never made the semifinals at Wimbledon. Edberg beat former GOAT in a slam final, Sampras. Beat former Wimbledon GOAT in two Wimbledon finals, Becker. Beat former "father of the modern game"in a...
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    We all have our favourite player, but who is your LEAST favourite and why?

    Tiafoe is a bad mover? Have you ever seen him play? He has his weaknesses but moving isn't one of them....
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    What Head racquet was it? (Safin, Muster, Kuerten, etc)

    I felt that the 280 felt similar. Did you try that racquet? It was a great one and with the bigger headsize easier to play with.
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    Adidas Solecourt Boost Official Thread

    Boost cushioning is great and soft, but I do think you can "bottom" it out if you land very hard on it. I still really like my boost shoes, I have running ones and tennis ones, but I have noticed that aspect of the cushioning.
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    Adidas Solecourt Boost Official Thread

    I loved the barricade 2, not sure how many pairs of those I had.... I have the barricade boost, I think 2016 model? Solar red. Love the heel cushioning but not the forefoot. Just bought a pair of the 2018 boost, haven't worn them yet. The toe box for me is a little sloppy but I am going to give...
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    Adidas Solecourt Boost Official Thread

    I generally only wear adidas shoes and have for over 20 years... I tried these on at my local tennis shop, they didn't work for me. Way too wide for my narrow feet. I was so excited to see this model released as my barricade boost shoes were wearing out, nope. Unfortunately not for me.
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    Where do you point the blame for the mess tennis is in?

    Slight deferences, but they are are all baseliners, except for Karlovic but he doesn't win much so he isn't relevant... serve and volley? Chip and charge? Big spins with strong angles? Nope. More or less the same. Especially compared to the 80s and 90s. I said no REAL differences. Yes there is...
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    Where do you point the blame for the mess tennis is in?

    I think the problem with current tennis is the following: No playing style variety- more or less everyone plays the same way No real different surface speeds- so one game type can work.. leading to everyone playing the same way... This leads to no surface specialists- no point, won't produce...
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    Edberg offensive volley lacking

    Don't give up so easily! Kidding... you mentioned he wasn't the best in putting away a medium volley away. Who was? Who did it better? I think Stefan at times was cautious and didn't want to miss and give an error, he played some percentage vollies. I mentioned in my other post what I think were...
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    Edberg offensive volley lacking

    I too have seen hundreds of Edberg matches. Don't see an issue with his vollies at all... I think his problems as a player came down to lack of pace on serve later in his career and his forehand. He would have benefited from a grip change on his forehand to get more spin, and 10 to 15 more mph's...
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    Adidas Barricade 2015 solar red?

    I have that exact shoe. Doesn't match with much.. I got them cheap so I don't really mind. Nice shoe, not a good color. Best with white, grey, or black...
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    Could a more talented player succeed S&V?

    Well you and I both know the only S & V player on your list is Henman. Fed is a great all court player, and Roddick and Agassi couldn't volley a lick. So I am not sure you can credit Nadal with killing serve and volley play...
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    Is Swedish tennis Finnish?

    I have been to Sweden two times in the past. Once to Stockholm and the other to Gothenburg, with a side trip to Bastad for the tennis, loved it. I want to go to Norway to see the fjords and Finland too! Now that you mention it, people were good looking and dressed up for the tennis. They are...
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    Is Swedish tennis Finnish?

    Thanks for the reply. Was curious to hear your explanation. Edberg is my favorite all time player... liked Borg too but his career was before I really started to watch much tennis. Just finished reading the book on Borg and the super swedes.
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