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  1. cork_screw

    Emma Raducanu, Coco Gauff, Leylah Fernandez...who is more talented?

    She played a lot of players. But 3 of those were qualifier matches. And she got bailed out. For some reason she didn't face any top seeds until she started facing Bencic. Normally as a qualifier you face names like Serena in the first round. She faced Vogele, Zhang, Tormo. This is highly...
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    Emma Raducanu, Coco Gauff, Leylah Fernandez...who is more talented?

    Fernandez's serve is very vulnerable. It's very slow. If she faced a good returner, (and surprised Osaka didn't do more with it) I don't think she would have gotten that far. I think Serena (as much as I hate her) could have beaten Radu, and Fernandez. Fernandez starts to shrink when you...
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    Women’s tennis is more exciting right now

    It was exciting because we didn't have to hear Serena Scream or cry if she lost the finals. I think it was exciting because everyone was rooting for a qualifier or some unknown who basically assassinated a bunch of high seeds to get to the finals. It could have been Sabalenka and Sakari in the...
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    Speed Pro long term users

    I actually own both and have been using both of them for about a year now. They play completely different and it's easy to get used to one and play well with it and try the other and have your game be thrown off by the transition. Sometimes I'll play with one for an extended period of time and...
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    Head Graphene 360+ Speed Pro

    I actually own both and have been using both of them for about a year now. They play completely different and it's easy to get used to one and play well with it and try the other and have your game be thrown off by the transition. Sometimes I'll play with one for an extended period of time and...
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    Does Tsitsipas's game actually have ANY upside?

    You know what's funny- This guy was playing a practice set against Tennisfitmen (youtube channel). Tennisfitmen is not even a professional, but trains with pros. He was beating Tsitsipass in a practice set, then Tsisitpass started calling everything out even with balls clearly in. Calling...
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    Djokovic asking to be allowed back in the players council

    Guy is trying to make tanking legally accepted. You'll be allowed a maximum of 5 tanks a year.
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    What will be your pointless “it was on sale” purchase this year?

    The ezone 98 is actually a really good frame. All the talk about the lack of control is a bit over exaggerated.
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    What will be your pointless “it was on sale” purchase this year?

    Man, racquets are becoming so expensive nowadays that I never thought I would see racquets ending in the $150-180 range on e**y. This year the used market was like how much new racquets used to cost. The days where racquets would go for $80-$100 / $120 are really shifting away. It's just been...
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    How many slams can Medvedev win?

    I think Nadal's best hard court year was 2013. He made the hard courts look like clay. His service was so heavy and big back then. That was one difference that changed his hard court game. Not sure why he reverted back to his old serve. I think he said it was less consistent. But he's no...
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    How many slams can Medvedev win?

    Zverev even in the conversation? Really? This guy is so loose on his consistency. His forehands fly long very often, he's very flighty on his groundstrokes. Often he hits unforced errors when not being put in pressured situations. Normally you make unforced errors when stretched out wide or...
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    How many slams can Medvedev win?

    Many, this guy is actually legit. He's very consistent and unlike Davydenko (who was also consistent) he's consistent and has very good power. Davydenko and Ferrer were known for their consistency but they never had any power to turn anything into slam wins. Djokovic is consistent and has...
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    Rublev will win slams.

    And what did I say about Rublev vs the top 10 players? Just as I said, and is a foreshadowing to a "told you so." This guy tries to hit it hard and grunts but you can't win against the best by just this mindless hitting. In London he's doing just as I imagined he would compete against the top...
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    Djokovic in Tank Mode Again in London

    That's a good question. This is the last tournament of the year. He should be giving it his all. But you see he's not engaged or hustling for any balls. He's not even hitting smart shots. Hitting down the line backhand when stretched out wide is not a smart shot he normally would hit crosscourt...
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    Djokovic in Tank Mode Again in London

    You can tell his tank modes just by the mood of the match.
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    Rublev will win slams.

    Yes, you can't hit like that for the span of your career. You can do that maybe 3-4 years and after that you get burnt out, wear down or get injured. So he needs to make a slam within that period of change his whole game around and the only thing he knows is his power game. In that honeymoon...
  17. cork_screw

    Rublev will win slams.

    Lol. The earth is round. That is a fact. We're talking about opinions. That's where you're wrong. If you can't even execute a simple analogy and misstep it. Well then there's no hope in even conversing with you.
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    Rublev will win slams.

    This chart is so stupid. Wawrinka and Gasquet hit more top spin than Nadal? I don't need a chart to see what I can see. Rublev isn't known for spin, he hits the ball pretty flat.
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    Rublev will win slams.

    Jerzy Jancovicz was one of the most over hyped modern players. But he did prove himself by beating Djokovic, Nadal and maybe even murray all in one tournament. But where is he now? A phantom. People need to pare down their expectations because it reminds me of a 15 year old kid who dates some...
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    Rublev will win slams.

    Rublev beat a "lucky loser" in the finals that hasn't posted any big victories besides a tanked out Djokovic who wants to go on holidays. Rublev grunts and tries to go all out on every ball, but you can't fernando gonzalez the ball and think that you'll get GS results. You'll get Fernando...
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    Best Next Gens

    Medvedev and Sinner are my picks for future GS winners. Medvedev's game is just really consistent. He has really slingy strokes, his forehand literally wraps around his neck. And he can stay in long rallies without giving into pressure. His strokes tend to carve wide on both wings and he's...
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    Rublev will win slams.

    Rublev is really not that good. Just because he's winning now, doesn't mean he's overall a good player to win some slams. He's winning now because all the good players have had their fill and are resting or won enough that they don't need to play all these smaller tournaments. He doesn't win...
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    Head Speed MP (360+ & Older Gens) Official Thread

    I tend to like the hydrosorbs. If you play long enough, you will get blisters and calloused areas on your palms. Leather is just so abrassive and so hard that you feel more shock to your hand.
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    Head Speed MP (360+ & Older Gens) Official Thread

    It hits good flat and top spin serves.
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    Head Speed MP (360+ & Older Gens) Official Thread

    I've used the Pro and MP of the 360 and now currently own the 360+ version of each of those versions. The differences: 360 MP is way more powerful than the 360+ version. It also has more control. It can hit a frozen rope with marginal effort. The ball also comes off the string bed with more...
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    Can Federer realistically get one more slam?

    Of course, he basically needs djokovic, nadal and any hard hitting rising next gen star to get injured or upset to clear a cake walk draw. He's not beating djokovic on any surface and he got lucky beating nadal twice in 2017, that won't happen again.
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    Djokovic Calls Vienna 'One Of The Hardest ATP 500s We Have Ever Seen'

    Yeah, it's hard when you accidentally blurt out that you tanked and you need to cover it up with giving credence to a tournament that is practically like any other hard court tournament draw to divert attention.
  28. cork_screw

    Rafa's House: French Open Discussion

    Just wanted to put this baby in the time capsule. Wow back in 2013 I predicted this and the fortune is true. Everybody said he would be washed up because of his knees. And he's at 34 and he just won Roland Garros. I gave him 33. Can I just say that man, I'm right much of the time?
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    Head Graphene 360 Speed Racquets

    Wow, what a great quote. And true too.
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    Wilson Clash: New mould or old frame re-done?

    Thanks for throwing on those zorro black bands around their eyes. Your disguise trick is one of the best. Nobody can tell who they are.
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