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  1. Pitti

    Djokovic has definitely earned my highest respect

    I've admired through all of these years elegant attacking style of Federer (watching him during his prime was absolute beauty), and the strength and great mentality that Nadal has, along with his dominance on clay courts with his heterodox strokes (being a Spaniard also helps here!). I didn't...
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    I’m finally going to play again after 6 months! Any tip is welcome.

    Hi. Due to medical prevention reasons first, and to covid restrictions later, I’ve been without touching a racket since September. I’m going to start again by playing a match on Saturday against a guy in my club (theoretically around my level/tier) who I haven’t played against before. Any...
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    When will the ATP ranking return to its previous system?

    I'm slightly out of the loop here. I know the pandemic resulted in a ranking that takes a longer time span in which players can play twice the same tournament and take the points of their best result in the tournament. But when will it return to the previous system? I haven't found an answer...
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    Who is your favourite single-slam winner?

    Among all of the players who only managed to win a single GS title (or have only won one so far) who’s your favourite and why? I think my choice would be Juan Carlos Ferrero. I always enjoyed his style of play and technique. Although I’m not sure, since I also love Del Potro.
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    Which was the peak level of Sampras and Agassi?

    What title says: In your opinion, when did Sampras reach his highest tennis level and when did Agassi?
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    Ultra Tour v2 vs Ultra Pro v3

    Hi everyone. I own an Ultra Tour. I love this frame despite it being low powered. I love the fact that it's flexy and soft on the arm and the nice slice it has. I'm still experimenting with lead on it after two years, though. I only own one frame and would like to get another spare one, in L3...
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    Can you help me search for an open pattern racquet?

    Hi. From now on, and probably until Christmas, I'm in the search of an open pattern racquet. I've always used closed 18x20 pattern racquets (currently an Ultra Tour), but I've found that I must be very precise in my timing and in my footwork to make them work, and also I must swing with all of...
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    I can’t decide between pinpoint and platform serve!

    Hi. I have a little problem deciding on my serve style. I can’t decide between pinpoint and platform stances. I can serve both ways and don’t feel completely comfortable either way. It’s reached the point where I’m unconsciously using both of them during a match. There‘s a reason behind: when I...
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    What is the key to natural power in serve, forehand and 1hbh?

    Hi. I want to get some tips to get more power (naturally) in my serve, forehand and 1hbh. What are the keys for easy power in these strokes?
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    Do tennis shoes deteriorate if you wash them in the washing machine?

    I own a pair of Adidas courtjam bounce. I can't get the smell out of them. If I throw them into the washing machine with a gentle short cycle and cold water, will they lose their cushioning?
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    What's your opinion on the 6.1 95 team? Did you customize it? How?

    Hi. I own an old 6.1 95 team 18x20 (red ncode version). I've been playing with an Ultra Tour, and although I like it, I miss the 95 sq. head which let me accelerate the racquet very easily specially in approach shots. I'm thinking on playing a bit again with that racquet and getting a 2017...
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    Six one team 95... still relevant?

    Hi: What are your opinions on the Wilson six one team 95? Would it still be a good racquet with a little bit of lead at the top of the handle or do you think it's better to get a more "modern" frame? I used one of those racquets (ncode version) for a long time (more than 10 years). I switched...
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    Which is your playing style?

    Out of curiosity, how would you define your playing style? Which is your best weapon and your weakest point? In my case, I consider myself an all-around attacker. I feel comfortable attacking both from the back of the court and at the net. I like short points and usually alternate serve&volley...
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    Three questions on WTA players

    I'm not really into WTA tennis, so I'll ask you here: - Which WTA players (if any) use a one handed backhand? - Which WTA players play most frequently at the net (or can be considered "all court attacking players")? - Which WTA players are the most technical and have the most aesthetically...
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    First post-Covid match... and I got bagled in the first set!

    It was a friendly match, outside competition. But what a bad match I played. my opponent was guy I had won six moths ago. But today I lost 6-0/7-5. During the first set I couldnt get a first serve in, althoughI almost didn’t commit double faults. I was really slow in my reflexes and with...
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    What is exactly the effect of lead at 7" from the buttcap?

    Hi. I'm experimenting and learning how to customize my racquets. I've been playing for a while with an Ultra Tour. Following suggestions of members from this forum, I put a very little bit of lead at 10 and 2 and counterbalanced it with the same amount at 7" from the buttcap. I've enjoyed this...
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    What are the keys for high percentage and offensive tennis?

    The courts have been finally opened in my city after almost 3 months of quarantine, and my club will organize a tournament in a couple of weeks. Best of 3 set matches with random draws regardless of the level of the players. I joined the club a year ago. From what I've played, I can safely say...
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    Help for choosing a backup racquet. Same frame? Different one?

    Hi. I'm a club player. I own an Ultra Tour. It's the only serious (over 300g) racquet I own. I have no serious backup racquet. It's comfortable and gives me great control, although it lacks a little bit of power. I can play well with it when my footwork is on. But almost 50% of my matches, I'm...
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    Which are the best racquets of each brand?

    Hi. I have very limited experience with racquets. In fact, I've owned just three: a wilson six one team 95, a Babolat Drive Z lite and a Wilson ultra tour. Maybe because I learned to play with the first one, I'm kind of an all around player that hits flatter shots. Maybe one day I'll try the...
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    Will you carry the Wilson Ultra Pro v3 97 at TW Europe?

    Hi TW. I own a Wilson Ultra Tour (L3). I’ve read that it’s been updated to the Ultra Pro v3 97. I’ve observed that you carry the new Ultra line racquets in your TW Europe store, except for the Ultra Pro v3 97. Will you carry it? If not, which would be the most similar Wilson racquet that you...
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    Is the Blade 98L with some added weight a good racquet?

    Hi. I'm searching for a 2nd Wilson racquet. I own an Ultra Tour with a very little bit of lead. It is great, but slightly unpowered if I'm not at 100%, or my footwork is a bit off. The point is that somedays I have to play matches with a migraine and need something more lively and forgiving...
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    Ultra Tour or Ultra Pro v3 97?

    Hi. I own an Ultra Tour and like it, although sometimes it lacks a little bit of power. I could add some lead and make it more powerful. Still trying things. I want to get a new racquet. Should I get another Ultra Tour (I can get it now for around €140) or wait and get the ultra Pro v3? Is it...
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    Need some racquet advice

    Hi: I played lots of tennis at highschool. I just owned one racquet: a Wilson Six one team (290 gr. unstrung, 18x20 pattern, red racquets with white stripes at 3 and 9). I liked that racquet, and used it during 5 or 6 straight years playing around 6 hours each week. Whenever I couldn't use that...
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    What clothing do you wear for cold weather (<32 F)?

    Hi. What kind of clothing do you wear for playing matches in cold weather (less than 32 F, some wind, maybe some fog)? I have a match tonight and I'm not sure of what kind of clothing should I wear, so that I'm not cold... but not uncomfortably hot or wet. I used a few days ago a climacool (or...
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    Quick video of my ground strokes. Where could I improve?

    Here’s some video I recorded of myself practising groundstrokes with my friend. What do you think about them? Where could I improve? Do you see any clear flaws in my technique? Thank you!
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    How to play against a much better player?

    Hi everyone. I’m playing in a few hours a friendly match against one of the best guys at my club. I don’t know him and don’t know how he plays. Just that result-wise, he’s better than me. What can be some generic tips for playing against these better rivals... or at least not getting bageled?
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    Doubts on stringsavers and multifilament strings

    Hi! I play with an Ultra Tour (with a little bit of lead) and multifilament strings/synthetic gut (since my elbow is pretty sensitive). Lately I've been using full beds of TGV (1.30) or XR3 (1.30) and they've lasted me around 10 hours of play. I'm not normally a heavy topspin hitter, but I've...
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    Any tips for playing on artificial clay court?

    Hi everyone: On next Saturday, I'm going to play a match at an indoors artificial clay court. I have played once at that court, and it is like playing on some kind of sandy carpet that doesn't let you slide. The bounce is slower than on hard courts and the court seemed comfortable and easier...
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    Need help developing a singles strategy

    Hi everyone! I've joined a local amateur tournament, and I find I have no main strategy, so I need some help. Here's an abstract of my technique: - Serve: It's ok. Not the most powerful serve, but not weak either. I tend not to hit a very powerful 1st serve. I can vary its placement and spin. I...
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    My first two matches... and a little rant on competitive parents

    Hi! I joined my local amateur league, in which there are players of all kind and all ages. The rules state that regular matches will only consist on 2 sets. So here are the two first matches I've played since 15 years ago: I played my first match against a random pusher/slicer foreign guy who...