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    Adidas Barricade 2021

    ...and for once the big ol' 'adidas' on the medial side is black on black, therefore invisible
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    Berrettini's ankle braces

    Think you'd find they "seem lightweight and not bulky" because his lower legs and wrists are the same diameter :eek:
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    Adidas Barricade 2021

    Having watched the entire match and his gestures involving the shoe (the smirk on his face while testing the traction) I would assume that he wasn't feeling that secure with the grip he was getting on those fast courts. If the Parley SoleCourt Boosts he dug out from his locker had custom soles...
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    Adidas Barricade 2021

    Eh? That means nothing...he is one of the adidas players that pretty much exclusively wear the Solecourt and Ubersonic line. Only time he ever wore Barricades since moving to adidas was on grass (limited options there with SCBs and UBs). Fact that he isn't wearing Barricades doesn't say much...
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    Your favourite commentators? And the ones you dislike?

    Courier, Goodall, Koenig and Samantha Smith for the absolute WIN :cool:
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    Calling Foot Faults - Do you call it or no?

    Dead-easy solution: ban pinpoint serves at the rec level. It's clearly too much movement for amateurs to reliably control. You're welcome :cool:
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    Can I play tennis with walking shoes?

    Your ankles will wear out quicker :D
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    Rublev testing Head blackout

    By all accounts they already his account :cool:
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    Manners on tthe Court

    Usually...usually...the strongest player of the four will have the most accurate insight on the levels involved, so would usually leave it to them to make that specific call. Not the other way around.
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    what tennis pro coupling would produce the next uber-talent prodigy?

    Schwartzmann + Pliskova Kygrios + Jabeur Moutet + Errani Evans + Putinseva Basilashvili + Ostapenko
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    Any advice for reacting faster to big serves?

    I'd add: - Stand a lot deeper than usual - Time your split-step to be just before contact, momentum moving forward - Use almost no backswing whatsover - Aim for the centre hash - Use open stance on both wings - Act like you're unfazed at all times :sneaky: Good luck!
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    Adidas Barricade 2021

    A few notable points for the busy/lazy :rolleyes:: - Clay version? Allllll the way in Spring 2022 - The outsole is a new compound and expected to be more durable than previous Barricades - The huge 'Adidas' on the medial side was initially supposed to say 'Barricade'...and is actually...
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    How Often Do You Take Toilet Breaks?

    Yeah oooonly if I can take my smartphone in my man-bag to text my dad/coach
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    Murray testing other Head racquets

    Sadly, he had to switch back to ol' faithful to hit the target one minute later at the 18-min mark :(
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    "Clay court" sneakers are barely any different

    Ok, jokes aside, I'll just say this - here in the UK I've managed to play on many types and grades of clay, from watered and well-maintained European red all the way to synthetic that is just a dusting of red sand on thin astroturf. My club happens to lie in-between: reasonably maintained...
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    "Clay court" sneakers are barely any different

    Difference is you'll break your neck in the hardcourt ones on the left if you use them on clay...and probably whine about it, too :sneaky:
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    Hobbies similar to playing tennis?

    Watching tennis
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    Semiwestern 1HBH grip helped with contact point, and now I want to keep it.

    I do the same. Big advantage besides the spin and angles is the ability to tackle high balls, hitting back with lotsa spinn
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    Nike had 21 shirts ready for Nadal

    And? The Wimbledon trophy-maker was in the back-room practicing his Rs during the last two Championships 8-B
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    Oh great, a 'Rate my form' thread.

    Yeah, those Barricades are seriously hoard-worthy I have one remaining hardcourt version (total about 14 since release that I've picked up here and there over the years) in all-black. This is the astro/omni version: Nice, loose hitting and active footwork, btw! Would use my non-dominant hand...
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    Oh great, a 'Rate my form' thread.

    Is that the astroturf-specific version of the Barricade 6 (navy and white) or the regular hardcourt version (black and White)?
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    You're a true tennis fan only if...

    You only speak English but you can say 'COME ON!!!" in four foreign languages. (And now your neighbours do too!)
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    What's your favorite Kyrgios one-liner?

    "You have nothing better to do on a Sunday night?!?" :happydevil:
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    Any ATP players with big/thick lower legs?

    Chung, Chang, Giron, Karatsev, McDonald
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    Federer “ I cannot accept it”

    Just like old man Fred, I'm Halle disappointed :cry:
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    Low key spicy rivalries

    Azarenka-Sabalenka Fognini-Berrettini Ostapenko-Kasatkina Fuscovics-Rublev Gaston-Mannarino Halep-Swiatek Rublev-Karatsev Andreescu-Bencic Korda, Moutet, Evans vs just about anyone
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    Just realised no women player deliberately showboats in matches!!??

    Check out Ons Jabeur sometime - her entire matches looks like a showboating masterclass. Supreme talent and future top tenner fer sherr :cool:
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    Natural gut tips

    Had two brand new stringjobs snap in the bag before (restrung FoC, thankfully) so now I throw a couple sachets of silica gel (like what you'd find in a shoebox) in my racquet compartment to pick up any moisture from condensation in the heat or whatever No oil or wax (Pacific Tough Gut and other...