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    Congrats to Sock, but try to match his line of opponents in Paris

    Not so sure about that, but he beat everyone that was put in front of him.
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    Congrats to Sock, but try to match his line of opponents in Paris

    Not so sure about that, but he beat everyone that was put in front of him.
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    2017 US Open - general discussion thread

    You can't be that surprised.
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    Babolat Pure Control Tour

    Yes. Previously I had 4 grams at 3 and 9, along with 3 grams on the handle. I was getting better plow thru, spin and depth on groundstrokes. But it was a little sluggish when I was backing up to hit balls right of the baseline. I now have 1.5 grams at 12 and 6, along with 3 grams at...
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    1 most painful loss for all time greats..

    Medvedev lost on another front, during the '99 FO. Those hideous shorts of his had to be a precursor(or inspiration) for Wawrinka's this year.
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    Most 'Solid' Racquet You've Ever Played With?

    As far as current sticks go, the Wilson 95 18x20.
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    Powershares Series with Jimmy Connors

    I understand what you're saying. People are still drawn to Connors and what he has meant to the sport. But it's legitimate to expect an entertaining level of play from legends who played tennis for a living and it seems that Connors is not up to it. Hard to watch him play a competitive...
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    Volkl Cyclone causes arm pains?

    My go to hybrid in the past was Volkl Cyclone 18g in mains and Isospeed Control+ 1.30 in crosses. I've been testing V Torque 17g in mains and still using the Isospeed Control+ in crosses. The V torque felt stiffer to me, but I think it might produce even more spin than Cyclone or Cyclone...
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    Is Djokovic ALREADY better than Agassi, Connors, and McEnroe?

    LOL!! That was great! Spot on. The only reason they didn't use MTOs? Because they didn't exist!!
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    Volkl Cyclone causes arm pains?

    Yep. Full bed of Cyclone 18g is heaven. I string my own and Cyclone 18g is the only poly I've ever bought in a reel. Spin is outrageous, with excellent control and power. Comfortable as well.
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    Volkl Cyclone causes arm pains?

    Deep down, we all know that Cyclone is the king of hybrid polys. In all honesty, I prefer Cyclone over Cyclone Tour. I am now in the process of testing Volkl V Torque. But I wouldn't bet on it coming out on top against Cyclone.
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    What the hell happened to Ryan Harrison?

    Finally, somebody is on the right track. You really hit it on the head, bluetrain. An honest and objective take on Harrison and the issues plaguing American tennis. There has been no indication that Harrison is the next Roddick, Agassi or Sampras. But since we(Americans) are so starved for...
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    Donnay X Blue 94

    The Blue 99 and Blue 94 are rare. You can find them on E**y, but they are expensive. Used $140 to $175. New(unused) $200 to $300. The new 'excuse' for raising the price? Donnay x-series and Dual Core racquets 'customized for Jim Courier' or another current or former pro player. Those may...
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    If you could restructure tennis history...

    Forget all those guys. I would make myself the greatest tennis player in history!!!
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    Federer played poor strategy yesterday

    Yeah, this is something I noticed as well. Do you think it's the pressure to hit an effective 1st volley? Sure, Djoker has some of the greatest passing shots in history. But should any player be able to dig out 3 or 4 volleys and have the balance to hit a passing shot on grass? Many times it...
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    Federer played poor strategy yesterday

    I think you are correct. With time to hit it, Djoker's forehand is better. But it's a longer stroke, more room to mishit it when he is rushed and/or the ball is low.
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    Is Djokovic ALREADY better than Agassi, Connors, and McEnroe?

    Well, Connors might be the most disruptive force in the history of tennis, especially in big matches. His gamesmanship was legendary, but he also could get the crowd on his side. McEnroe wasn't above holding a match hostage until he got what he wanted. Agassi was a crybaby his whole career...
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    Is Djokovic ALREADY better than Agassi, Connors, and McEnroe?

    I think Agassi did collect a few majors because of favorable draws. Honestly, those AO titles are not on par with the other three majors. I don't think Agassi is overrated. Just fortunate and uniquely talented. I think Nole is about even with McEnroe and Agassi(at this point). Not better...
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    8 Golden Factors why Djokovic is going to get absolutely OBLITERATED TOMORROW

    [/B] I think it's true that Federer hesitated on his forehand plenty today. But even when he set up everything he wanted, he was still missing the finishing forehand. He certainly still has weapons, but I think he lacks the confidence to use them at the perfect time. How many times did...
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    Federer needs to scrap that new racket - it has helped him ZERO

    I agree. But if Federer was able to dig himself out of the abyss in the 4th set(which he did), then the Championship form should have been evident in the 5th(which it wasn't). Bottom line, Djoker is the world's best returner. However, the opportunity was there for Federer to nullify the...
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    Federer needs to scrap that new racket - it has helped him ZERO

    It was obvious to everyone that Roger could not count on his forehand, where it used to be second nature. He looked like he was measuring his shots, instead of letting his hands go. Combine that with nerves and the fact that he was playing from behind in the 4th and 5th sets, you have a recipe...
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    Greatest Volleyers of All Time

    LOL. Actually, i recall that Becker made that comment in an interview with Justin Gimelstob. Justin asked him about the 'Becker Dive' and Boris responded that he was too slow footed and had to compensate by diving for his volleys when he was out of position.
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    Today's tennis is just sickening....

    While I do agree that the women's game has become tedious and boring to watch, I find it ironic that Kvitova is being singled out as being part of the problem. First of all, the goal is to WIN!! There are no rules that dictate that you have to compete in a certain way or play an approved...
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    Today's tennis is just sickening....

    Sure the game has evolved. Modern players certainly hit harder, have superior technique, defend the court better and are more accurate with their shots. However, I prefer to look at it differently. 2 things stand out, when looking at Evert's accomplishments and her style of play. 1)Her...
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    Which poly string is the most spin friendly?

    I tried the Black Shark 1.30 in the mains of my Wilson Six One 95 18x20(w my trusty Isospeed control +1.30 in crosses). Great spin, control, feel and no problems after 8hrs with durability or tension loss. But I'm still not sure that it is better than Cyclone in the long run. I need more...
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    The shot Roche plays

    I didn't look for clips, but I'm pretty sure i've seen Tsonga, Agassi, Murray, Monfils, and Federer hit similar shots. I could see Laver hitting it as well. I think the value of this particular shot from Roche, lies in the fact that it was hit with a wood racquet on grass. It was a much...
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    Tommy Haas to undergo shoulder surgery!

    Ok. Thanks for the link.
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    Thoughts on the Dustin Brown-Rafael Nadal Match

    This is an interesting point and could very well be true. But as far as coordination is concerned, I think it would be no more difficult than returning serve. I'm saying that you can stick a 13 yr old at the net, hit balls at him/her and have the kid hit FH and BH volleys. On the...
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    Thoughts on the Dustin Brown-Rafael Nadal Match

    The problem is the parents of young juniors. They want their kid to win NOW! Not get passed at the net 3 out of 4 points on serve, as a young junior player. It takes years to develop the skill for a classic s&v attacking game. Committing to it early on would translate into taking many losses...
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    Thoughts on the Dustin Brown-Rafael Nadal Match

    Thank you. You beat me to the punch. This is correct.