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  1. Roddick85

    From BLX90 to? My short list

    My goal this year is to change frame. As some of you may already know, I’ve always loved the BLX90, tried unsuccessfully for 3 years to love the RF97A but that never lasted very long (got rid of it last week-end, finally!). I also spent some time with the 97S (1st generation), which was OK, but...
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    Burned out from tennis?

    It feels I've really lost my passion to play/enjoy the game lately? Living in Canada, if I want to play year around, I need to be a member at an indoor club, which I have been since 2010. I had found a nice single's league at a club with a nice variety of styles/level but in the last couple of...
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    Why the hate for Wawrinka post FO 2017?

    I can't help but sense that since the FO final, there's a lot of resentment towards Stan the Man. It seems a lot of folks are basically throwing him under the bus. It seems everything about Stan is being questioned. From the worth of his 3 slams and MS-1000 title, to the infamous "Stanimal"...
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    Post FO ranking...the battle for #2

    According to ATP website. Current ranking #2 - Novak Djokovic - 7445 points #3 - Stanislas Wawrinka - 5695 points #4 - Rafael Nadal - 5375 points According to my calculations (and please correct me if I'm wrong), Novak losing in the QF means he's giving up 1640 points. Stan making the final...
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    Murray Interview with Graham Bensinger

    To all you Murray fans, I just came across this, thought I'd share! Pretty interesting stuff.
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    Stuttgart Mercedes Cup - ATP 250

    I'm planning to visit Germany this June and saw that it's also around the same time that the Stuttgart Mercedes Cup - ATP 250 will be played. Tickets are still available for some of the early rounds. My goal is to see maybe see Federer one last time before he retires, and also would love to see...
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    Why do you play?

    Ever get the feeling like you've done it all and there's not really much left to accomplish in your amateur tennis career? I just turned 30 (I'm from Montreal), got a very respectable 4.5 level and a nice all court offensive style. I got a big 1st serve, a good kick for a 2nd. I'll guess this...
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    BLX90 -> RF97A : One year later

    I've switched from my pair of BLX90 to a pair of RF97A at the beginning of the year. Unfortunately, I had created a thread many months ago that got lost in the board's failed upgrade, hence the new thread. I'm sure they are many 90 users who "upgraded" and made the transition to the RF97A since...
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    Federer's schedule post-Wimbledon?

    Anyone got news concerning Federer's schedule after Wimbledon? On his official website, the only tournament listed after Wimbledon is Basel? Is he playing the Canadian open? Just asking cause the crooks in Montreal have Fed in they're advertisement, but I'm pretty sure he hasn't confirmed...
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    Recommendations for future ball machine buyers

    Seeing as one of the most popular subject in this section of the board is ball machines, I figured I'd give a couple of recommendations. I've owned a Silent Partner Star for 2 years for which I've posted a lengthy review of last year. I "upgraded" to a Silent Partner Smart at the beginning of...
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    Dealing with hard hitters?

    I have a hard time dealing with hard hitters, which is a bit ironic as I have the reputation of being a hard hitter myself. There's a guy I play in my league, we're about the same in terms of skill level (4.5) but with different play style. I have a more all around game and a superior serve...
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    BLX90 -> RF97A Upgrade Review

    I spent a lot of times on these boards those last couple of months, wondering if the RF97A would be a worthy "upgrade" for me as I was looking for a replacement for my 2 BLX90. Don't get me wrong, I really liked my BLX90, they served me well those last 3 years. However, they had a lot of mileage...
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    BLX90 -> RF97A, same string setup?

    After 3 years of playing with the BLX90, I finally play tested an RF97A, and really liked the frame. I'm going to be buying 2 RF97A in the coming weeks when they are finally available (stores in my area are OOS). I'm wondering what string/tension I should go with ? I've been playing with a full...
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    Nadal's grass court achievements?

    Been a while since I've had this topic of discussion in my head, finally got the time today to post about it. Looking back at Nadal's career on grass, he's made 5 Wimbledon Finals, won 2. In the two 250 events before Wimbledon, he never made the final in Halle, made and won 1 final in Queens...
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    Time for a change?

    Been a rather happy owner of the 2 Pro Staff Six One 90 (BLX90) since 2012. There's many things I like about the frame, like the fact that it's more on the heavy side in stock form, higher swing weight. I also like that I can use the frame without a dampener (my previous Head racket sounded...
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    Review : Silent Partner Star 1 year later

    As some of you may already know, last year in May is when I finally acquired a ball machine. After a lot of research, I decided to get a Silent Partner Star machine, as it seemed to have the best bang for your buck ratio and decent reviews. 1+ year later, I'd like to share some of my thoughts on...
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    Issues with frames, change or keep?

    I already talked about the weight/balancing/stiffness issues between my 2 BLX90 in the past. However, I feel things have gotten even worst in the last couple of weeks. I'm starting to really consider changing my frames for either the newer version or maybe something else. I'm not the biggest...
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    Had it with Slam broadcast

    It's been getting worst year after year, but this morning, I just couldn't take it anymore. The broadcasting of all the various slams by both american and canadian TV network is so bad that I now much prefer watching WTF/1000/500 than those great tournaments. Not only do I have to put up with...
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    Enjoying clay tennis?

    MC, the first clay MS-1000 of the year is now over, spring clay swing is just getting started. Fan bias aside, do people actually enjoy watching clay matches? Not trying to start a war between the different fan base here, but as a tennis fan/player, do you love or loathe the clay swing? I for...
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    2 BLX90, Same weight, Different Feel?

    I'd like some opinion from my fellow racquet expert about something very weird. I bought a Wilson BLX90 in June 2012, loved the frame, probably the best racquet I ever owned. A year later, I decided to buy a 2nd BLX90 (all from TW), as I wanted to have a backup racquet since I tend to break...
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    Roddick retired too early?

    At this year's US Open, it will already be 2 years since Andy Roddick retired. 2 years later, do you think he retired at the right time, too early, too late? I personally think Roddick called it quits a bit too early and suddenly. I believe he still had a bit of fuel left in the tank, and I...
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    Tsonga's future?

    What's up with JW Tsonga? For the last couple of years, he was my pick for the most likely to win a slam outside of Fed,Nadal,Djokovic,Murray. He's having quite a lackluster season so far, he's looked very average against Federer at the AO, played rather poor against Mayer & Cilic in...
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    Why did Roddick struggle so much against Federer?

    I always enjoy revisiting older matches. More so during the off season when there's nothing happening on tour. I'm re-watching for the 3rd time, the 2009 Wimbledon final between Federer/Roddick. Looking back at all the matches these 2 had, I never fully understood why Roddick has a 3-21 record...
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    Suggestions to the ATP

    A few random observations/suggestions for the ATP. We need a longer grass season with at least 1 MS-1000. 9 MS-1000 tournaments, 3 clay, 5 outdoor hard courts, 1 indoor, am I the only one that see's something wrong? I find it strange, that Wimbledon, being played on grass, is the oldest...
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    2013 Season Thoughts

    We're already more than half way through 2013, last slam just a few weeks away. In the midst of all these GOAT, Fed, Rafa, Novak threads, thought i'd share some of my feelings/impressions. Am I the only one that's disappointed with Tsonga? For the last couple of years now, he's always one...
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    Rogers Cup Impression & Pictures

    As usual, I attended the Roger's Cup public practice last friday, thought i'd share some impression and photos I took. I saw Djokovic, Goffin, Murray, Gasquet, Nadal, Ferrer practice on center court. Overall it was a pretty fun experience. Being a huge Federer fan, I did enjoy the 2011 practice...
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    Nike Lawn Group 2013

    Did anybody notice that the shorts with the Federer polo don't match? The shorts nike symbol isn't the same color like the polo. http://federerfan07.com/2013/06/04/federer-wimbledon-2013-nike-outfit/ Is this a mistake or did Nike change the outfit? There's no bandana with the matching color...
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    Review : Silent Partner Star

    As some of you may already know based on my previous threads, I was thinking of buying a ball machine to improve my practice sessions. I'm not going to lie, I've spent many hours researching for information/user reviews on the models made by Lobster, Silent Partner and Tennis Tutor and could...
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    Etiquette for warming up

    Does it ever happen that you play somebody new and that person doesn't know how to properly warm-up? I was at my club last week, attending the singles league and they're was this new guy that showed for the first time, he looked like someone that has been playing tennis for a while, however he...
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    Ball machine value for $$?

    Hey guys, I've been doing a lots of research on these boards in the last couple of weeks as i'm looking to acquire a ball machine as soon as the temperature here in Montreal, Canada allows for outdoor play. I've basically narrowed it down to Silent Partner Quest and Tennis Tutor Plus...
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