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    Federer beat the Indian Wells champion this year

    Ever wondered why stall 1 ran out of toilet paper, and stall 2 is out of order? Think it over and you'll find the right person.
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    Federer beat the Indian Wells champion this year

    In that case, I'll pass. :cool:
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    Federer beat the Indian Wells champion this year

    Dan Evans Marin Cilic Ilya Ivashka Cameron Norrie Lorenzo Sonego
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    Tsitsipas and Fognini few words exchanged

    The secret of his hair:
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    Poll: Who wins Indian Wells for the men?

    Bacillus thuringiensis will provide the much needed pest control in the quarters and semis. Sorry to tell you that, mate.
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    Poll: Who wins Indian Wells for the men?

    Hubert Hurkacz to win the reverse sunshine double?
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    Battle of the 95' - Help me out!

    The problem is not in the head size. I feel that the beam is too thin and the launch angle is lower than I prefer. I would try the racquet with a 17 gauge string in future to see if that improves anything. Previously, I used Pro Staff 97 v11 and my two handed backhand was a weapon. Is the...
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    Battle of the 95' - Help me out!

    Agree. I have a couple VCORE 95s (red version) and it has been somewhat disappointing on the two handed backhand even with added weight. After playing with the racquet for five months, I understand why it's more rewarding to learn how to control a relatively powerful frame (like the RF97 or...
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    The false dawn of Denis Shapovalov?

    The False Dawn of Denis Shapovalov: 3 Years and Counting.
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    Deserving players who never won slam

    Jo Wilfried Tsonga Guillermo Coria David Nalbandian Robin Söderling
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    Is the Blade Pro 16x19 really stiff?

    Low twistweight? :unsure:
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    Roger Federer is the only player to

    defeat Gael Monfils at a slam and go on to win it. (French Open 2009) Notable Failures: Rafael Nadal - 2017 Australian Open, 2014 Australian Open and 2009 US Open. Roger Federer - 2015 French Open, 2014 US Open, 2011 French Open and 2008 French Open. Novak Djokovic - 2018 Australian Open, 2016...
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    Who was that young man with Raducanu?

    Ok. Thanks. I looked up and found he's her agent Chris Helliar. But how would you explain her relationship with yet another young man :sneaky: https://au.sports.yahoo.com/us-open-2021-emma-raducanu-spotted-mystery-man-213832692.html
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    Who was that young man with Raducanu?

    Emma was seen with a young man in London on September 20th.
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    Pete Sampras's 2008 autobiography "A Champion's Mind"

    I read the book a few years ago and it was a little bland but overall quite good. Just as good if not better than Andre's autobiography. Unfortunately, Pete didn't talk about his personal life as much as I would have liked. Didn't even mention his romantic relationships before dating his...
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    Is 2009-13 the best five-year period ever?

    The two best 5 year periods for me would be 1993-1997 and 2003-2007.
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    Kyrgios ends season, out until ‘22 Australian Open

    Now I understand why he lost to his pigeon at LC!!
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    Radacanu fires her coach

    Darren Cahill would be an ideal pick but I'm not sure if she can afford his services. :-D
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    Coolest pictures of pros

    2014: 2016: 2018: 2020:
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    What will Federer's career actually look like when he comes back from knee surgery?

    He not an ordinary 40 year old player. I won't write him off until he announces retirement himself.
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    What is the GS totals of the Big 3 if Djokovic's and Federer's age were swapped?

    Fed would have a far better record against Novak at Wimbledon and US Open in that scenario.
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    ProStaff V 11 versus Blade Pro

    I've used a leaded up PS97 v11 since I started playing. It's super solid and stable but also stiff and has a very open string pattern. If you can afford a gut poly hybrid every two weeks (full bed of shaped poly causes discomfort) and know how to create a lot of topspin (because it doesn't...
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    Okay, okay! :giggle:

    Okay, okay! :giggle:
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    Predict the final slam count for the following players

    Federer : 20 Nadal : 20 Djokovic : 20 Murray : 3 Kyrgios : 0 Zverev : -1 (The USO final chokefest from last year counts as negative) Coric : 0 Thiem : 1
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