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  1. West Coast Ace

    Umpires considering boycott of Serena's matches

    And that was the progression that was playing out. Has everyone forgotten Dimitrov in IST vs Shortman? He got DQ’d - 1 pt short of the end. And he got fined and ripped too. Of course he was contrite afterwards, apologized profusely and said it would never happen again. This is Williams’ 3rf...
  2. West Coast Ace

    Does Uniqlo regret losing Novak now?

    I hope that’s a joke. Ridiculous. Back to the topic. No. For all we know Djokovic wanted a lot of money too. Uniqlo may have also been turned off by the rumors about his offcourt behavior.
  3. West Coast Ace

    Fed-Nike Vs Uniqlo

    Agree. The press loves to gush about what geniuses billionaires are. But some make plenty of silly moves - we just saw one. Warren Buffet can probably buy this guy 20 times over - and if the CEOs of one of his companies said ‘hey, I want to give this guy that’s about to retire a 10 yr $300 mil...
  4. West Coast Ace

    Div I player does not know how to pronate on serve?

    I tried google; couldn’t find anything. But I’m still standing behind not all D1 are powerhouse programs with great facilities, top coaches, etc. that attract top players. Thus the big delta in skill level.
  5. West Coast Ace

    Can you beat this girl?

    Sorry, nice try but not buying what you’re selling. Overhead is a more compact shot - less to go wrong. But requires better timing. Furthermore we watch the WTA - they make messes of 2nd serves where they get to place the ball where they want it and no footwork required.
  6. West Coast Ace

    Div I player does not know how to pronate on serve?

    Im surprised you’re surprised. 2 reasons. a) D1 isn’t all high level - no idea why but many small schools stay D1; it’s not all Stanford and UVA; b) women can get away with just having a serviceable serve to get the point started. I watch females juniors practice at one place I play; 90% of...
  7. West Coast Ace

    Yonex VCORE series 2018

    The shop I go to recommended TBS; it worked, and still generates plenty of spin with no discernible power loss, so I didn’t see any reason to keep looking.
  8. West Coast Ace

    Yonex VCORE series 2018

    I’ve had shoulder issues; found that the strings are the key for me. Even in the RF97A Tour Bite Soft produced no shoulder pain. Good luck.
  9. West Coast Ace

    Can you beat this girl?

    Agree with everything except ‘hit every shot’ - overwhelming majority WTA can’t even hit a real overhead out of the air - go with the swinging FH. And a lot of lame 2nd serves.
  10. West Coast Ace

    Yonex VCORE series 2018

    You might be waiting a long time. TW said they would have their demos ready Aug 30; still not available. The pro shop I go to: co-owner sent the 95s back - feels the ship has sailed on anything under 97. They already sold most of their 98s and 100s. I did want to demo it - but not a big deal...
  11. West Coast Ace

    In/Out Device

    I offered that up many pages ago - throw down talcum or baby powder so there’s a mark that can be measured. It would be a very quick, easy test.
  12. West Coast Ace

    Don't see how Del Potro ever beats Djokovic.

    I think you’re giving them too much credit; other than Fed and a few others getting into net is an afterthought and they probably spend almost no time practicing approaches; I know I have never seen it in all the time I’ve spent at the practice courts at tournaments. Besides, they also go CC...
  13. West Coast Ace

    $500,000 just to light Tennis Courts?

    Happened at 1 public facility I hit at; 1 of 7 courts converted. At one end there was at least an extra 12 feet behind the baseline so they could cram more courts in. Amazing how noisy it is; thankfully they aren’t early risers and my sunrise hits aren’t affected. Back to lights; one nearby...
  14. West Coast Ace

    Can you beat this girl?

    Pretty much sums it up. Might be a few 4.0 outliers who have big serves and can run around and hit FHs 98% of the time. But they’re probably really 4.5s who ‘manage’ their results. I’d love to see those claiming 4.0s could beat her: find a video of a non-sandbagger 4.0 with a BH that could hang...
  15. West Coast Ace

    Umpires considering boycott of Serena's matches

    Come on. You’re usually one of the better posters; this is just sad. You sound like the SJW media trying to spin this with ‘everybody coaches’ and deflecting from the reality. They’re a ‘team’ - he’s her coach. It’s on her - she employs him. And it’s probably the first time it’s been called in...
  16. West Coast Ace

    New Nike promotion

    Yes. Works on many levels. The internet has finally reached its true potential. Still amazing to listen the MSM spin this. The ‘Serena didn’t behave well... but he provoked her!’ I like it better when they don’t cover tennis at all. Some dinghy on ESPN: “why did he give a game penalty?”
  17. West Coast Ace

    Umpires considering boycott of Serena's matches

    Agree. WTA tour supervisor or someone else would have to do it. That could lead to another train wreck. And a logistics nightmare: Halep, Pliskova, Kerber, Muguruza all creating their own list of umpires they’ll accept.
  18. West Coast Ace

    favourite new TTW meme this year.

    You could try - but doubt you’ll get much sympathy - he’d be expected to suffer quietly.
  19. West Coast Ace

    favourite new TTW meme this year.

    Upvoting before this thread is deleted. The TW Mods are ‘thieves’ these days.
  20. West Coast Ace

    Long layoffs produce great achievements

    Sorry, 3 data points are not enough for valid statistical analysis.
  21. West Coast Ace

    Dimitrov coaching change?

    Impossible to say. You don’t even tell us what city/area this is in. Could be some kind of charity tennis event coming up and they just got there early. Did it look like Agassi was coaching? Stopping and talking to him and leading him through drills?
  22. West Coast Ace

    Don't see how Del Potro ever beats Djokovic.

    OP, thanks for starting this thread - a great way to talk strategy and the pros. One thing drive me crazy yesterday: Delpo hitting the BH slice crosscourt approaches and giving Djokovic a truck-size hole to hit the pass DTL - which he did every time. I still think DTL, deep is the % play when...
  23. West Coast Ace

    Curse of Uniqlo

    Agree. And he trains in Dubai. It’s humid. And hot.
  24. West Coast Ace

    Yonex VCORE series 2018

    Wanted to try the 95 and 98; but couldn’t find a 95 to demo. So negotiated a great price and bought the 98. The power boost from my current Duel G 97’s is noticeable. Spin is at least equal if not greater. Added weight at 12; But might try 3 and 9. Another great addition to the Yonex players’...
  25. West Coast Ace

    Carlos Ramos paid 450 bucks

    Everything’s relative. I don’t think they make close to enough. The tours are huge businesses - they should be paying the chairs more; in addition to linespeople, physics, etc. I wish Ramos would sue for defamation of character.
  26. West Coast Ace

    WTA Reaction.

    The truth hurts? Just want it swept aside and forgotten as quickly as possible? No surprise from the WTA; the Race Card is the 21st Cenury’s Scarlet Letter. I’m sure they were more worried about money than credibility of the sport. Fearing Serena would call for a boycott of advertisers if...
  27. West Coast Ace

    Will Serena Williams ever be punished?

    Back to the original question: no. As expected the cowards at the WTA - who are too spineless to eradicate one of the main issues that holds back the popularity of ladies tennis - shrieking - came to her defense. Ditto BJK. In fact I expect the liberals at the USTA are planning a Serena...
  28. West Coast Ace

    Do you think Nishikori can become #1?

    I’m sure that was a bit hyperbolic. But it is quite surprising they couldn’t work that hitch out of his motion and get him another 5mph or so on his 1st and 2nd serves. Probably should be a separate thread with a poll: will he win a Masters 1000?
  29. West Coast Ace

    2018 US Open F - JM Del Potro (3) vs Novak Djokovic (6)

    Agree. But he is 29-0 in Beijing.