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    PAULINE BETZ (ADDIE) Dies aged 91

    One of the all time greats whose career was curtailed when she fell foul of the amateur laws has died One of the greats. Be good to hear what people know about her? Cheers
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    LAURA ROBSON , New Wilson racket pics

    Laura has a twitter pic up of her new racket complete with funky colours http://yfrog.com/3d3jzqj
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    What can you tell me about the FISCHER VACUUM COMP 280

    I have a couple that I have hit with and they are pretty nice but I cant find any info on them anywhere.
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    Roger Federer uses WILSON HAMMER 8.2 STRETCH official!!!

    Hi I came across an old marketing poster for Amer sports on the net, I believe they distribute Wilson products. http://www.amersports.com/midcom-serveattachmentguid-54eb95564a6f11dcba17cdb839ede4c5e4c5/amer200_en_255e1.pdf Theres a little article on page 18 of the PDF that states Roger...
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    is theWILSON PRO STAFF TOUR 90 the most iconic frame of the modern era?

    When you think back to previous eras you think of Mac and Graf using dunlop max 200g or before that Connors with the t2000, but I was thinking that of frames used by players who are still active, the most iconic frame is the Wilson PST90 . Do you agree, ? I think this one is associated...
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    HOW CLOSE IS XCEL POWER to POWERGY?

    Are these two a very similar string, has anyone tried both? Grateful for any help?
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    Hanescu Spitting Incident???

    What happenned to prompt this , anybody know ???
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    DISASTER... Ran out of MATCH PRO strings (Tennis Tech)

    Its only when you lose something you love you realise its true worth. I use a string called "Match Pro" distributed by Tennis Tech, here in the UK (sometimes called German Match Pro) Well with a spectacular twang on Saturday they exploded in my racket on a forehand, no matter I thought...
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    DISASTER... Ran out of MATCH PRO strings (Tennis Tech)

    Its only when you lose something you love you realise its true worth. I use a string called "Match Pro" distributed by Tennis Tech, here in the UK (sometimes called German Match Pro) Well with a spectacular twang on Saturday they exploded in my racket on a forehand, no matter I thought...
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    Yonex RQ380 where is the love for Monica Seles racket?

    This Yonex RQ 380 is a beast, a real rocket launcher, a widebody to end all widebodies, but Im looking at one now and I just wondered what makes an iconic racket truely iconic. Monica loved these things by all accounts, and she was a loved player with loads of success, so why do her various...
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    WILSON Graphite 3000 Midsize.....Vs Prostaff Original 85

    I picked up one of these rackets and hit with it today and it is truely amazing and I would make it my stick of choice if it wasnt too big a grip at 4&5/8ths It looks AND plays for all the world like a Prostaff Original 85 but has a green and white pinstripe instead of the red and yellow...
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    Pacific strings

    Hey can anybody give me any info about pacific strings? Which are the signature strings and which ones stand out in your experience and why?
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    BABOLAT 3 star - locking clamps advice please

    Hi I wonder if anybody who has experience of the babolat 3 star machine (single clamp) could advise me. The machine is old but has been calibrated recently though I have only recently aquired it Sometimes when I string at higher tensions, I cannot get the frame out of the clamps. I know that...
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    How much

    Blackburne Double strung Racket Snauwaert Ergonoms Also have... 2x Delta core Legend (BB) .................................................. ........................... This is for a friend who asked me to sell them for him and I said I would do some research and report back. Are...
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    Tennis in Haugesund NORWAY ???

    HI I DONT KNOW IF ANYBODY IS READING FROM hAUGESUND IN NORWAY OR NEARBY??? But I just moved here from England and it seems dead like a ghost town here as far as tennis goes even though there seems to be a good indoor facility ,I need some hits as I havent hit a ball in a month and its...
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    Who is best: Alex Bogdanovic or Bobby Reynolds

    I was surprised to see that the perennial underachiever Alex Bogdanovic beat Bobby Reynolds the other day. Even more surprising is that he has won their last 3 clashes. Boggo is considered by many in England to be lazy and lack the necessary heart to ever achieve his potential which was...
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    Roddick: The Worst Backhand of any former No1 EVER ?

    I was reading another thread where the posters were going to use their combined tennis acumen, knowledge and reputation (cough cough) to petition Roddick to change his style of play. It occurred to me that I cant remember a number 1 (or a grand slam winner come to that) who EVER had worse...
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    Which wilson pro staff original 6.0 85 is this.

    HI have 2 of these Wilson rackets but they are second hand and I would like to know which version it is. They say "braided construction exclusively manufactured by Chiao TA" does that mean Taiwan? If so how desirable is it, and would I notice a difference between this and a St Vincent? One...
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    is my donnay pro 1 belgium and value please?

    Hi I picked up a used Donnay Pro 1 and wondered if somebody could help Its the supermidsize in the Bluey purple and red paintjob. probably 6.5 or 7 condition (no cracks just chips) Im assuming it belgium but am not sure how to tell as there are no stickers on it. The black butt-cap...
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    Donnay pro 1 supermidsize- how do I tell if its belgium and whats it worth?

    Hi I picked up a used Donnay Pro 1 and wondered if somebody could help Its the supermidsize in the Bluey purple and red paintjob. probably 6.5 or 7 condition (no cracks just chips) Im assuming it belgium but am not sure how to tell as there are no stickers on it. The black butt-cap...
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    Andy Murray inspired by Federer & Agassi

    new article tells how Murrays new fitness regime is inspired by Federer and Agassi's examples http://bleacherreport.com/articles/122159-andy-murray-inspired-by-roger-federer-and-andre-agassi-climbs-a-tennis-mountain
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    verdasco Vs Nadal - live reports updated by the set

    http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/2384151-fernando-verdasco-vs-rafael-nadal-tennis-as-it-happens-live-in-melbourne-australian-open-as-federer-awaits-the-winner click on the link above to get live match reports updated by the set.
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    New Tennis Journalism Blog - feedback?

    Hi Guys it would be great if anybody has got any feedback on my new tennis blog. Ideas for the kind of thing you want to see and what you think of the first article? http://tennisjournalist.blogspot.com/ Thanks Nickynu
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    Mats Willander talking about Nadals strings

    On Eurosport today Mats Wilander said he had been talkng to Nadals stringer at the Aussie Open and he confirmed that Nadal was having rackets strung at 25kilos but that the guy had no idea how Rafa got so much spin from this stiff and that it just shouldnt be possible or words to that effect.
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    What next for Jankovic after Bartoli capitulation

    So what does the future hold now for Jankovic. The article http://www.sportingo.com/tennis/a11087_jankovic-had-no-plan-bartoli-australian-open-surrender suggests that now the pressure of #1 has lifted it might just be what she needs to get back on track
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    Jankovic article -Bolletieri was he right to say she can dominate Tennis

    Hi just wanted to post this article to get your views on, it says that Jankovic can finally win a slam to cap her achievements so far, and talks about how Bollettieri stated years ago that she is a girl who can dominate tennis. Is that true - who thinks she has a shot at the Aussie open and can...
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    Thoughts on My tennis article published on sportingo

    http://www.sportingo.com/tennis/a11023_keothavong-fitzpatrick-robson-three-girls-fighting-put-british-womens-tennis-map Hi there the above article I wrote about Anne Keothavong the rising British number 1 ladies tennis player, was published to www.Sportingo.com today. It would be great if...
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    British player Anne Keothavong website **NEW**

    Hi Anne Keothavong along with a new attitude and belief over the last 12 months has a set up her new website with some intersting content. http://www.annekeothavong.co.uk/ She is also on You Tube now as well with her own chanel including footage of her playing beach volleyball with...
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    VERDASCO- can he Kick on after Davis Cup heroics

    Just wondered what people thought. Could bringing home the Davis Cup for Spain be the catalyst, his YE ranking keeps on rising but questions are often asked about his confidence and belief. (Even by Nadal I understand). Some people believe he needs to work on stategy a little more but personally...
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    overweight WTA girls -I dont get it

    Aside from all the appaling jokes about weight on here, - a serious question about Bartoli pasek gronefeld mirza Cavaday(included as Im british) et al . Even Serena If you are as good as some of these girls and youve been aiming to get to the top since you were little, WHY ON EARTH would...
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