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    Who are all the players in the top 100 with One Handed Backhands?

    Canadian junior Denis Shapolov won this year Wimbledon junior - he has nice 1 handback hand. He will be playing both in Washington and Toronto - might want to try and look for him in qualifying or early rounds.
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    Who will end up with more slams - Rafa or Novak?

    Who's going to stop Dojokovic? I don't see any threats and he looks very focused about his tennis.
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    Raonic has a shot at FO 2016

    He should skip the French and focus on Wimbledon and US Opens. I don't think his body can take the pounding at the French. He seems to be quite injury prone.
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    Djokovic 2016 AO Performance

    2016 first 2 sets against Federer - in my opinion are the best sets ever played by anyone on this planet in the history of Tennis. It was unbelievable!
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    Murrays chances tonight- any advice ??

    Play like the Gille Simon....if Djokovic doesn't start making unforced errors then there's nothing Murray can do. I don't think Murray can out hit Djokovic.
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    Will Fed ever catch up to Navratilova / Evert 18 slams?

    I think it would be difficult for older players to win in this environment of strict doping control. It would be very hard for older players to recover from tough matches to continue later in the tournaments. Especially most grand slams have roofs - the chances of matches being postponed for the...
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    Not that i mean that is happening, but does not look like Djoko is throwing a match?

    It looked strange. I thought he was injured or had something like food poisoning. He wasn't moving, looked like he couldn't focus. Sort of like Serena - when she had some health issues - where she seemed dazed and confused.
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    Drop Shot Etiquette

    Hitting a drop shot off a drop shot is good play. It ensures you have another shot as you are in position to cover the next shot.
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    Peya Soares Split?

    I would be interested knowing this as well. There are few interesting changes in the doubles teams. Too bad no one actually reports on doubles.
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    Brad Gilbert breakdown

    Very boring game to watch. But he did make the most of his talent and abilities. Gilbert and Todd Martin - ruined a lot of good tournaments by knocking out much better players.
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    The legitimacy of the timing of a challenge

    Who's the umpire on Federer's call - I like him - made the correct call. The other match is more difficult call - it appeared as if server realized he couldn't get the return and decided might as well try the challenge. Maybe the players need to challenge before the ball bounces on their side of...
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    Roger Federer: A very good deed indeed!

    A touching story.
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    Is lead tape the heaviest?

    Thanks for the suggestions. 2x4 cm strips weighing 50g sounds promising. Guess will have to do some testing and see what might work.
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    Is lead tape the heaviest?

    Hello, I'm in need of adding around 90g to the handle. Is lead tape the heaviest tape one can get or is there a tape or material that is heavier? I bought a roll of lead tape from a golf store - but to get 90g it requires a lot of tape - this makes it very bulky was wondering if there any other...
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    Richard Gasquet 1HBH analysis

    Chas - thanks - that thread is fantastic - it's addressing a lot of the issues I am having with my 1HBH
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    Richard Gasquet 1HBH analysis

    Chas - this looks like an interesting thread - could you provide a link to this thread - thanks in advance
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    Pancho Gonzales and service rule

    Thanks everyone for the feedback. Funny how old issues are new again....I must be getting old...I've seen that problem before.
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    Richard Gasquet 1HBH analysis

    I am looking for a break down of the backhand - actually came across this link. This might answer all my questions:
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    Richard Gasquet 1HBH analysis

    Hello, I am looking to find a detailed analysis of Richard Gasquet's backhand with very little success. I would've thought there would be tons of video analysis on this shot. But I've had very little luck. Found a couple 1min clips of this on youtube. There are many high light reels but no...
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    Pancho Gonzales and service rule

    I tried google search and there don't appear to be too much documentation from that era. Perhaps maybe in some tennis books. I was hoping one the tennis historian on the board might know of some documentation as to exact rule modifications.
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    Pancho Gonzales and service rule

    So this was actually done? Where would be a good place to look for documentation on this change? Yes, I heard he was dominating with his serve and volley game, so they tried changing the rules to make the matches more competitive.
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    Pancho Gonzales and service rule

    Hello, Could anyone verify if the Tennis authorities during the Pancho Gonzales prime changed the service rules for a period of time? I was under the impression, they modified the rules to remove the second serve. Players only had one serve and were not allow to serve and volley. However, I...
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    US Open 2015 R3: Nadal (8) vs Fognini (32)

    Amazing match - congratulations to Fabio a fabulous victory. Nadal is still not back - he is missing something - it appears to be mental - hopefully it will come back with time. That final set how many service breaks were there? It had some of the best rallies I've ever seen!
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    why all the unfinished matches players throwing in the towel!

    Second the "biological passport" - I don't know with the prices they charge for tickets - maybe it's better for the players to take the drugs and play like supermen!
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    I Stand By Bouchard: Leader of the Genie Army, Ready to Rise and Conquer the World!

    The rumor is she is not well liked by the other WTA players. Quite an active life outside tennis business & pleasure. Mother very involved with coaching and training issues - causing friction within her team - lots of turn over of staff. Her attitude to towards people around also not the best...
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    Watch out for Belinda Bencic in a few years time.

    Good call OP! It was my first time seeing Bencic - she was quite impressive. She does have a fiery character - in practice she was all smiles and pleasant - then her coach/father said something about her stroke and she started yelling at him. Noticed in matches she often starts yelling towards...
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    Bell shaped weight test results?

    Picked up a couple of new racquets on sale. Need to add weights to make it feel right. Reminded me of this thread. Was wondering if anyone made any progress with bell shape?
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    Which ATP player has the best forehand to emulate?

    I would like to add 3 names to the list. 1. Tommy Haas 2. Radek Stepanek 3. James Blake I consider these 3 very simple and effective forehands. Maybe not as much spin as some of the above mentioned players - but for beginners - I would think they might be good models.
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    Which tennis video or tip best helped you with your forehand?

    Feel tennis is excellent. Coach Kyrill with Mauro Lock and Roll Tennis Kevin Garland All these helped me. Still implementing but getting close. Basically, watch all the videos and try to develop a stroke that works for you. good luck