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  1. LuckyR

    Dropping monsters in mixed doubles?

    Wow, for a self described "geek" your command of logic seems tenuous. Of course you may be playing devil's advocate just for the heck of it. Uummm the reason that 2 men can't play mixed doubles is because... that's called "mens doubles". Fairness has nothing to do with it, mens is not "better"...
  2. LuckyR

    Let's talk Sequels...........

    Sequels in great series don't have that newness factor that makes first films extra special, thus it if difficult for sequels. The novelty factor of Star Wars vs Empire is not to be underestimated, when it came out. Sure nowadays when you can download them sequentially and bingewatch over a...
  3. LuckyR

    How to stay focused winning easy

    You need better competition
  4. LuckyR

    Doubles things we may not practice but should

    I am not sure of the reason but doubles teams to drill even less frequently than singles players (if you even believe that is possible).
  5. LuckyR

    Unsporting behaviour?

    Funny. I never do that unless the other team is using some form of gamesmanship, then I will do exactly what your opponent did. The funny thing is, it ALWAYS lowers their playing level. I do not believe this would be true of all (or even most) opponents, but among gamesmanship people, they seem...
  6. LuckyR

    John McEnroe - Jublia?

    Money's money...
  7. LuckyR

    What is the best Krautrock band?

    The Scorpions
  8. LuckyR

    New player has wrist pain

    Sounds like an overuse injury. The term: overuse is a bit of a misnomer, since she just started so she is not playing more tennis than a tennis player, but she is using her wrist way more than someone who plays nothing. It probably isn't the set up, it's the move away from a sedentary lifestyle.
  9. LuckyR

    how often do you beat guys at higher level

    In singles, the way a 0.5 match is going to be an upset is if it really is not a 0.5 difference, which is going to happen all of the time if the lower ranked player is near the top of their grouping. If you add another significant digit to a 4.0 and a 4.5, then a 4.00 really should not be...
  10. LuckyR

    Forgot how to play tennis - what to do?

    That is probably the most accurate online description of me, ever.
  11. LuckyR

    which urban tribe was the best?

    Tie between the Crips and Hells Angels
  12. LuckyR

    Honey : health food or just sugar

    You aren't really trying to compare the margins of groceries to pharmaceuticals, are you? I am hard pressed to come up with a lower and higher profit margin set of two common products than the two you mention.
  13. LuckyR

    Where exactly again is the best place to stand to return a kick serve

    Sounds like you are playing singles. Sounds like he will S&V at least some of the time. It all comes down to your game. If you have Modern strokes, you likely will not be intimidated by high balls and many can punish folks at the net from the baseline. Obviously if you could do that you...
  14. LuckyR

    Forgot how to play tennis - what to do?

    Look up: regression to the mean.
  15. LuckyR

    Mental game

    Well if you are losing by playing a certain level of consistancy (your A game) then you try to play a lower consistancy game (hitting out), if you are on that day you can make a bunch of winners in a row. Or who knows, maybe your opponent changed his game away from what was beating you. Since...
  16. LuckyR

    Do u ever wish you were a PRo player

    I'd rather have my current job.
  17. LuckyR

    Is there any pro who started to play after 18 years old?

    I see that I was less clear than I need to be in my post. Tennis, unlike golf, needs to have an opponent to practice or play. It is easier psychologically to hit buckets of golf balls at the range until you groove your stroke to the point you can break 80, than it is to trade shots with guys...
  18. LuckyR

    Is there any pro who started to play after 18 years old?

    You may very well be correct that someone will prove you right. But I seriously doubt it and until someone does, I'm more right than you are. I see there being two problems, only one of which you have addressed, namely the slim chance of acquiring enough tennis skill fast enough to pass up...
  19. LuckyR

    Pros and sunglasses

    The teal does make optic yellow "pop" but I have never had trouble seeing tennis balls so its all hype to me...
  20. LuckyR

    were the 70´s the peak of mankind?

    Well it did include the Golden Age of tennis (in the US)
  21. LuckyR

    If not Med School

    Options: Overseas Med school Nursing school (to get the CNRA or somesuch) Pharm school Office job, especially sales You could get a Bio Masters or Doctorate but you've got to LOVE Biology and I am not getting that vibe.
  22. LuckyR

    were the 70´s the peak of mankind?

    I wasn't commenting on their sales, I was commenting on their look. I like this look:
  23. LuckyR

    Practice vs competition

    There is no single ratio. It all depends on where the stroke mechanics are. The lower the level of the player, the more improved stroke mechanics will help win matches compared to tactics, strategy and the Mental game (which are worked on in matchplay).
  24. LuckyR

    Is there any pro who started to play after 18 years old?

    I can see that accuracy and clarity are required here. Your post on the accomplishements of Peete have veered a bit away from the OP's specific question about Pro tennis, so my commentary shifted a bit as well. On the new topic of drawing conclusions on late starting aspiring Pro tennis players...
  25. LuckyR

    Pros and sunglasses

    SA is correct but historically "tennis" glasses were just rebranded softball glasses (since softballs are often optic yellow and grass will always be green).
  26. LuckyR

    Asking For Autographs?

    There is no specific age limit but the OP is correct, you should only ask from folks older than yourself.
  27. LuckyR

    were the 70´s the peak of mankind?

    Well, you are right about that, society can do a lot more for everyone when the top tax rate is 70% (like in the 70's) compared to 35% (like now).
  28. LuckyR

    Beluga Sturgeon / The Most Expensive Fish

    Well, usually when money is being considered to be distributed by the government to "stimulate the economy" first crack is usually given to the "job creators" ie businesses or if the speaker still is trying to promote trickle down, the wealthy, since they are the private lives of professional...
  29. LuckyR

    were the 70´s the peak of mankind?

    I love the look of 70's muscle cars, but lets be honest they were pretty terrible cars.