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    I think it's stupid that coaching during the match isn't allowed in professional tennis......

    I don't think I've seen anything particularly profound in the WTA coaching that's made it onto broadcasts. Amusingly I think I saw Ostapenko shushing her box between points at IW.
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    2021 WTA Indian Wells

    Rough day for Kudermetova/Rybakina. Funny how the ol' lob into the sun tactic works at the pro level too.
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    Tsitsipas and Fognini few words exchanged

    I wanted to like Tsitsipas as the 1HBH heir-apparent to Sampras and Fed but he's just not. I've ended up hate-watching him whenever his matches are on.
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    tsitsipas slice

    that's interesting ... looks like an eastern BH grip with the fingers close together, but rotated one bevel over? what grip does he hit volleys with, then? serves?
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    Will Dimitrov ever win a slam?

    never say never (see Wawrinka) but I wouldn't hold my breath.
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    Winter Arctic Tennis Balls

    They bounce forever. Their limiting factor is how bald the felt gets before you get sick of them. edit: not saying I like them - they feel like rocks especially when the felt is gone and I had to drop string tension to compensate. However, I have 3 from last winter and they still bounce higher...
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    Winter Arctic Tennis Balls

    Wilson Triniti?
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    I hate Penn balls.

    The Penn Champs I've used this year from local retailers have been decent. On Friday though, one ball literally broke an hour into doubles play: While we're griping about balls, Wilson Trinitis are hard as rocks ... I keep a few old ones for warm up and they still bounce higher than brand new...
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    Pro's (Past and Present) That Have Swung a Wilson 6.1 [Includes major winners]

    Call me crazy but I thought I saw a familiar shape at a WTA match and did some googling. Could that be what I think it is?
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    Should I switch to 2hbh?

    Also this. I switched from 1H to 2HBH about 2 years ago and one of the biggest hurdles was the difference in the contact point. The 1H is slightly further in front and with the 2HBH I would instinctively hit the ball too early and far in front and dump them into the net.
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    Hubert Hurkacz: Improved Player Analysis

    Will take any excuse to post this tweener again, but I honestly became aware of him for the first time because of it.
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    Stop "An Injection Of Pace!"

    sounds painful
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    Ever played a League or Tournament match with different model racquets or against someone that switches throughout the match?

    racquet swaps happen in badminton but even if the rules of tennis allowed it I think there would be too much ground to cover to make a swap feasible (racquet on bench, not in holster)
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    The Pro Staff Classic 6.1 mutual appreciation club

    Current model? No. Grommets for the Hyper Pro Staff 6.1 through the 2012 BLX 6.1 95 will fit with a lot of massaging and elbow grease.
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    Wide shots outside net posts have to clear the net?

    yeah, that. seems more common that people reach over the net than deal with a ball that's bounced back over.
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    Wide shots outside net posts have to clear the net?

    the other aspect of question is, it's not legal to contact the ball on the other side of the net if it has not bounced on your side first, right?
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    Wide shots outside net posts have to clear the net?

    only clip I could find: or if you have access to the full match it's at 5-3 deuce in the 2nd set
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    Wide shots outside net posts have to clear the net?

    wow, that's new to me
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    Any other racquet I should waste my money on in the hope that it’s the one?

    fwiw I'm a cx200 user and have found them to play well with added weight at/between 10 and 2.
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    Improvised flying clamp

    if you're serious about making the clamps, I'd get a spacing template from a set of wider clamps (gamma, stringway)
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    Improvised flying clamp

    that sounds similar to the flying clamps that come with a klippermate
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    Stringway triple flying clamp vs double clamp

    This is racquet dependent - the Stringway triple fits perfectly on the top and bottom crosses on my Wilson 6.1 95 16x18s, and on the bottom cross of my Dunlop CX200s. The finish ... eh. I had a chat with their 'support' about my triple that doesn't close smoothly and the suggestion was to...
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    Newer Dunlop Fort balls are garbage

    Those things called Dunlop Grand Prix over here? They literally come apart from rallying, sometimes so badly we can hear "flap flap flap" after the felt panels detach from the ball and flutter.
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    Win an ATP Title, Then Lose Your Next Match

    ah no, I was suggesting that his winning those qualifiers before his loss might disqualify him from the lodge, even if his previous title win had been at the ATP tour level. Makes me curious if anyone's ever won an ATP tour level title and then had to qualify for a slam.
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    Win an ATP Title, Then Lose Your Next Match

    He also won 3 qualifying matches before taking a set off the current world #1.
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    Round Poly Recommendations (Crisp, predictable, 1.2 gauge or less)

    I like Dunlop Explosive 18g a lot, enough to stockpile reels of it. Seems a bit stiffer than Head Hawk and Isospeed Baseline 1.20, have to go +1 and +2 lbs on those respectively to get similar playability.
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    TRS: 2021 Cincinnati Masters 1000-general discussion

    if the Laver Cup organizers really wanted to put on a show, they'd set up a Kyrgios-Paire match and find a way to properly motivate them. Winner gets the other's Insta-Face followers or something, whatever the kids are into these days.
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    TRS: 2021 Cincinnati Masters 1000-general discussion

    oh, for sure. I just can't believe I watched the entirety of a Paire match.
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    TRS: 2021 Cincinnati Masters 1000-general discussion

    Am I a bad person for rooting for Paire? I can't remember the last time I saw him even try.
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    Is it possible that I'm this grip sensitive?

    not just you. equipment matters.
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