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    Question to Rafa fans: Which is Nadal's most heartbreaking loss?

    Mrtony, not sure if you saw match, but it was blatantly obvious for those who did that Djokovic was mentally about to call it quits. That Rafa bh choke, while it clearly wasn’t game pt., visibly changed the momentum of the match. To Djokovic’s credit 10%, he managed to get it back together...
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    Okay those who aren't watching Laver cup are actually missing quality matches.

    Oooo. Med- Shapo sounds delectable. Let’s see how Shapo’s shot tolerance, shot selection, and improving slice look against the US Open champ.
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    Question to Rafa fans: Which is Nadal's most heartbreaking loss?

    Correction: Nadal goes up early break set 4 …
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    Question to Rafa fans: Which is Nadal's most heartbreaking loss?

    ‘21 RG: Ain’t gonna lie. I hated that match after set 1 lol. Novak played brilliantly and pulled it out. After RG ‘20 final, though, this was not a disaster for anybody. Rafa chokes a FH volley late in 3rd set TB and goes up late set 4, only to fizzle away physically to a fit Novak. In...
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    Question to Rafa fans: Which is Nadal's most heartbreaking loss?

    W07: hurt both Rafa and fans despite it being very early in Nadal’s carrera w/ reasonable but high expectations—Rafa was in tears. A combo of the dogmatically unwavering, corn cob up the arse Wimbledon scheduling (ie. no play on middle Sunday in spite of Rafa-Sods 5-day rain-affected...
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    Tier One Ghostwire

    My displeasure with GW may be, in part, due to the gauge —1.27. I much order the Topspin Cyberflash as a cross with my Kevlar mains in my Clash, but then again the Cyberflash is 1.2mm. Thinner gauge is always better for me, as long as it lasts.
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    Tier One Ghostwire

    2nd serve ace, yeah I ask my stringer (I can’t string) to pull on the Kev for a bit to reduce some of that tension loss, so I assume he does. Today that same string job is starting to reach that perfect range… it just takes 45 min to 1.5 hours of relative big cut hitting to get there. At...
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    Tier One Ghostwire

    after many lengthy sessions with Kev mains/Tier 1 GW crosses (56/53 iirc), I did not like the GW at all. It seemed dead and got crap spin. Perhaps it doesn’t jive/mix well with Kevlar… who knows? I’m back to Kevlar mains/Cyberflash crosses…. I was interested in some of the super soft...
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    Tier One Ghostwire

    Based on what is said here, Cream seems close to GW… I will never use full poly bc of TE fears (already had cortisone shots a few years ago), so I’m experimenting with soft copolys in hybrid only. The control with Kevlar mains and copoly crosses is out of this world, but you gotta swing big...
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    Tier One Ghostwire

    For what it’s worth, have used Kevlar mains 56/ Cyberflash crosses at 54 and loved it! The ultimate control setup just may be kevlar mains and slick copoly cross. Can’t wait to tru the GW!
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    Tier One Ghostwire

    Been reading a bunch of threads with info. on Ghostwire, bc I got some that I plan to use soon. I initially chose GW due to its alleged softness and good fit in hybrid, esp. as a slick cross. After ditching polys 6 year ago due to TE, been using Kev-Zyex and pretty happy with it. Lately, I...
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    Djokovic or Murray?

    lol that was in 08… Murray ended up being the clear beta in this matchup w/ insurmountable injuries while Novak went Glut. free/ vegetarian, got superfit, improved serve, vollies, consistency, etc. Novak basically trashed Murray lol. The rest is …. history.
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    Please, stop whining about next generation "failure"...

    Slams won by guys born in 80’s: 73 Slams won by guys born in 90’s: 1 (Thiem without beating any Big 3) WTF? Not only has Lost Gen. lacked mental toughness and an All Time Great, Next Gen. seems poised to be slam less until their late 20’s.
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    Next Gen will take over but

    More like Shapo took his own soul… His shot selection woes on big pts. continue as well as hesitance to approach net on big pts. as well as his DF’s. Novak was supposed to lose that match, but Nextgen. did its thing.
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    Djokovic Trailed Federer by 15 slams and Nadal by 8 slams in 2010

    On the other hand (& this has been said before, so I take zero credit for this other than mentioning it now), in Federer’s defense he played and won so many Halle’s and maybe some Queen’s Clubs (not sure about QC), which are not at Masters level, that these so called “big titles” are not...
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    Nadal and Djokovic are 3 years apart, not 1! And don't forget it!

    @Tigerlion, who wrote: “There is some mileage in this. Nadal vultured many slams before Djokovic got his first and Djokovic is vulturing many now Nadal is past his best.” So Nadal “vultured” slams before Djokovic got his first? Uhhh… you mean from scrubs like Roger Federer? Gotcha.
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    "Pete Sampras Is Doing Just Fine, Thanks"

    Let this sink in for a minute: Nadal took out Del Potro in semis, who had taken out #11 RBA, Thiem, and #3 Federer and as we know, came back from 2 sets to 1 in 2009 to beat nearly peak Federer at the US Open, made the US Open final the next year in 2018, has big wins vs. all Big 3. Nadal then...
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    Rank Nole’s 5 greatest emotional victories

    and the Murray semi was also a grindfest, after which it was Novak who had one day to recover while Rafa had two!!
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    How important is DCGS?

    Right. That’s why I said “On the other hand,” as in if I were to bite on the supposed significance of winning at least two majors on all three surfaces, tomorrow will determine whether or not Novak achieves this, too.
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    How important is DCGS?

    Seems less important in court homogenization era, other than added major count. OTOH, tomorrow will determine if Djokovic join Nadal in the Open Era as having at least two majors on all three surfaces?
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    Plus, Novak admitted in the presser post Berretini match that he let out primal screams due to his stress…. Novak was down 2 sets to 0 vs. Musetti and Berrettini took him to 4 before the Nadal 4 set grind. Joker could be emotionally taxed if Tsitsipas can go toe to toe early.
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    Going into the AO 21 final, I admit I actually thought Medvedev had a decent shot, given that he had some recent wins vs. Novak, of course, on hard. I realize that hindsight is 20/20 and the match is history, but upon future analysis, the kind of player who poses a legit threat to Novak is an...
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    Tomorrow is NOT the final

    The reason for making this thread only serves to demonstrate that Joker/Rafa winner’s likelihood to win final is, in fact, absurdly high. Ya never know, and if they play a marathon match, it’s plausible that the youngster wins his maiden major title…. Likelihoods are likelihoods, though, esp...
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    Federer fans, who are you rooting for in the semi?

    Okay, so not exclusively a Fed fan but who doesn’t appreciate his artistry? I would think the desired outcome would be cannibalization: that Novak and Rafa grinded each other out so badly in an epic 5-setter, resulting in not only an eventual loss in the final but also both guys needing a few...
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    Nadal v Ruud Final

    People are really underestimating Ruud compared to the usual favs. I see a Ruud Tsitsipas semi for sure.
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    Who are the best volleyer who have twohanded backhand?

    Mischa Zverev in more recent times deserves mentioning imo
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    Higher quality match AO 2009 final or Wimbledon 2009 final?

    After Roddick’s quick start, which hit a skyscraper-sized speed bump after missing that infamous high bh volley, Fed had that aura and look about him that oozed confidence and “calma.” It was that Federesque look of invincibility that seldom appeared when fed played Joker or Nadal (of course the...
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    Higher quality match AO 2009 final or Wimbledon 2009 final?

    Both had some high magnitude choking, which clearly directed the eventual outcomes... but that’s tennis, especially given that the choker happened to be the player who matched up worse against his opponent.