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  1. StringGuruMRT

    Do college players play in tournaments over the summer like they did in juniors?

    I use to play open tournaments over the summers when I was playing college tennis. Some back home, some in the town where my school was, or wherever I was working for the summer. I played at regionally ranked a D3 school, but the competition at the tournaments was often higher than a lot of the...
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    Is Djokovic deserving of pity?

    Boris is my all time fave, but he craves the attention that he gets, and its never enough for him.
  3. StringGuruMRT

    93" 18x20 Classics?

    The KBlade Tour in my opinion is the best playing of all the Blade 93's. I was not a fan of BLX follow up. It felt too mushy compared to the K Factor
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    Did Becker have the potential to be on par with Borg?

    As mentioned before Beckers mindset hindered him. As a huge Becker fan, I would get frustrated with his stubbornness of trying to beat baseline players from the baseline, mainly Agassi. I do believe that if could have broken through at least once in a clay tournament (any clay tournament) his...
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    New Mardy Fish doc on Netflix

    Yeah I immediately recognized that video! It was a popular video for my coaches since they were all Van Der Meer trained! m My favorite part of that video is when the guy totally Pac Mans his racquet against the net post!
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    The way Djokovic went down in straight sets tells me something was up

    Even GOATs have injuries, have off days... Shows just how difficult it is to win them all.
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    Steffi had what Serena & Nole lacked

    To be fair, both Steffi and Djokovic played the same amount of sets in their respective USO Grand Slam Finals. She just won two of hers!
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    There's you blueprint servebots

    If I recall, Pete fired a lot of 2nd first serves when he played Andre in the 1990 USO Final. Or at least it seemed like he did...
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    The big 3 have won too much. Enough already !

    Until they step up in a slam, they will still be behind... Best of 3 at the Olympics is one thing, Best of 5 in a slam is another...
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    3 x Laver Cup holder vs 1 x Laver Cup holder

    Sounds like the one kid in the class that didn't get invited to the birthday party, and is justifying why he's OK with it
  11. StringGuruMRT

    Broken String Photos?

    Never in all my days as a player/stringer have I thought about taking a picture of broken strings...
  12. StringGuruMRT

    Tsitsipas vs Rothenberg press

    Well that makes more sense. I'd feel disrespected too if someone I was playing took my serve from a foot behind the service line and treated it like an easy approach shot!
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    Tsitsipas vs Rothenberg press

    I don't remember SABR being deemed disrespectful... It was just chipping and charging. If thats the case then Edberg should be the most hated player in history!
  14. StringGuruMRT

    Why were the New Yorkers booing Djokovic at the end of the match?

    Come on its not that hard to figure out... They were chanting Ruuuuune as he was leaving the court. It was a show of respect for staying out there and leaving it all out on the court, against all odds...
  15. StringGuruMRT

    Reasons why Novak is disliked in NY:

    LOL so many of those Ashe tickets are corporate owned! Especially in the night sessions! The level of in depth tennis knowledge at the US Open is probably lower than any of the other majors!
  16. StringGuruMRT

    Do you miss any shoes from the past?

    Nike Air Zoom Ablaze in the black and red colorway Nike Air Max 2 Sweep Also the Air Assailant in the blue and white colorway
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    Djokovic extends with Lacoste for 4 more years.

    I'm surprised. He doesn't tend to sign extensions... The only company hes had a long standing relationship with is Head.
  18. StringGuruMRT

    Tsitty coaching controversy

    What aggravated me was that he tried to do it again after the second set! He just grabbed his bag, and headed off like, “time for the second round of coaching!”
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    Tsitty coaching controversy

    These bathroom breaks and gamesmanship is the kind of crap that’s been going on for ages in junior tennis, and college tennis. It only makes sense that the “nextgen” would use these tactics as they advance into professional tennis.
  20. StringGuruMRT

    Are all Hotmelt frames a sticky mess?!?

    Yeah. I had a client bring in a 200g and it was a mess. Goof Off took care of it pretty easily
  21. StringGuruMRT

    Pro's wanting one-piece

    Not everyone can be as well versed in the intricacies of top level equipment as the 3.5 players in this forum! :-D
  22. StringGuruMRT

    Is the 4 1/2 grip size slowly dying out?

    The better question is... Is the 5/8th grip dead? As someone who strings for the general playing population (not pros, not on the message boards) I still see some 1/2 grips, but unless its an older model racquet, I rarely see 5/8.
  23. StringGuruMRT

    Medvedev:"If I Die Who Will Take Responsibilty?".

    As someone who teaches tennis all day in Florida, in summer, I don't have much sympathy... For example right now at 10:06 am in Orlando 85 degrees 78% Humidity Feels like 98 degrees
  24. StringGuruMRT

    Pickleball is spreading

    This is 100% correct! If you hate the sound of pickleball being played at your local park/club, you would hate the sound emanating from the beaches in Tel Aviv!
  25. StringGuruMRT

    Uh oh. I've been Pickled.

    OMG there's 3:51 of my life I'll never get back...
  26. StringGuruMRT

    Uh oh. I've been Pickled.

    I felt the same way too, then I was a good son and went and played with my mom's PB group over Christmas a few years ago, and I was hooked almost immediately!
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    Pickleball is spreading

    Its also called POP tennis. It doesn't have the no hit zone (kitchen0 like pickleball.
  28. StringGuruMRT

    Pickleball is spreading

    Its a different game. Its played with a low compression ball, and paddles with holes, not a plastic wiffle ball and solid paddle
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