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    Which of these two groups of players is better?

    Everyone in B is a slam winner AND a former #1.
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    Anyone know anything about the American kid who made the finals of the French ?

    Anybody going to mention that he's the little brother of Nicole Vaidisova? That his brother-in-law is Radek Stepanek? Yeah, he's been groomed for the pros since birth.
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    What is the end game for college tennis? What's the point?

    The "end game" is the same for all of us. We hopefully find meaning in what we do day in, day out....And then, at some point, being biological beings, we die.
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    Tennis admissions scandal

    There are a number of ways the students might not have known. For example: if the student took the test and then the completed student test was exchanged for a different completed test before being submitted for scoring.
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    Sport Illustrated podcast on effect of transition tour on college (and jr) tennis

    Check what UTR is doing concurrent with the LA futures event for players who don’t get into or lose in qualies. https://www.myutr.com/events/1079. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Sport Illustrated podcast on effect of transition tour on college (and jr) tennis

    Just an example to emphasize the points made by Geoff: Thomas Laurent, top 5 ITA - who last week beat Ernesto Escobedo twice, beat Brandon Holt, and lost in a competitive match to Sam Querrey - will be unable to even get into the qualifying draw of a $15k without a wildcard because he has no ATP...
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    National signing week

    Just to clarify, Brooksby has NOT signed an NLI yet.
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    Who's the best tennis player who plays another sport professionally?

    Here's a talented junior who made his mark in professional basketball.... Guesses?
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    SW's most telling statement

    Wow, why not substitute “whites” for “women “ and “blacks” for men, and see how absurd this comment is. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Serena Williams

    Only disagreement is I don’t think that’s a typical feminist. It’s a narcissistic, privileged, and entitled bully stealing the language of feminism for her own self-serving ends. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Serena Williams

    Was Medvedev the victim of Russophobia when he was defaulted on the spot for implying an umpire was racially biased towards his opponent? Was Fognini the victim of a double standard against hot headed Italian men when he was disqualified at last year’s Open for calling an umpire a *****? Sent...
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    No offense to Brooksby....

    Knowing this kid for some time now, I'll offer an opinion: Brooksby has intangibles you won't be able to see at first glance, and definitely not unless you see him in person. Incredible self-confidence and belief. He thinks he can beat anybody. Doesn't hit "hard," but does hit very heavy...
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    Six matches in one day

    Their coach freely acknowledged they received over-the-table monetary compensation which they will funnel directly into their program.
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    Where to find full matches?

    You Tube: Subscribe to "J10S" and "Matt Lin." Each have posted a number of college and futures matches, pretty high quality, usually edited to eliminate between point time.
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    The Pacific 10 Alliance!

    Saw their match at Cal when they played Stanford. Good talent, especially Laurent, but not impressed with the team culture. Flat attitudes. Tanking and showboating seem acceptable. They were the same at ITA regionals in the Fall. Recruiting seems an afterthought. I think they're headed for a...
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    2018 Coaches Hot Seat and Teams that should be down this year

    This is Arizona's coach's first year with his own recruits. 4 freshman starters. Is it premature to expect big results this year, or do you really think he's not up to the task?
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    How to watch college tennis?

    PAC-12 network has covered men's and women's tennis for at least four or five years with Ted Robinson and Justin Gimelstob usually providing the commentating. ESPN3 also broadcasts a number of power 6 conference matches throughout the season. I recall Florida State appearing a lot last year.
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    Which Tennis academy told Sloan she won't amount to anything big ?

    Yes, I'm betting it was closer to this than any serious personal evaluation of a prepubescent kid's potential. The pro was managing expectations, and Mom took it as a personal insult.
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    Serena vs. McEnroe Fantasy Match

    Unless it's Ernests Gulbis....not sure, though, whether he's that far down yet.
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    Quality West Coast Programs for Boy Recruit

    My son is entering his junior year in high school this fall, and ready to begin the recruiting process. He's a steady 5 star player, still improving, with the potential to be close to blue chip range by the end of this year. His primary considerations for his college tennis are to: (i) stay in...
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    College tennis as a destination

    Setting aside scholarship issues, simply getting accepted for admission at a top school is extremely difficult these days. Strong academics are simply not enough to guarantee admission. Declining admission to valedictorians is a trend in the ivies and almost ivies. Possessing a world-class...
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    SoCal summer tennis camps

    Any info on who offers the best individualized programs for SoCal, whether in an academy or with a private coach?
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    Longhorn Tennis

    Texas / Georgia 3-3...deciding match 5-5 in third set....and then Georgia defaulted for conduct!
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    Division 3? .-. Thank you everyone!

    How old are you now....and what is your sectional/national ranking?
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    Sean Hannity Vs Usta

    And two years ago, the USTA was saying that 12's tournaments are not critical and the 10-12 group should not be focused on nationals, blah, blah, blah. Now it seems they're saying, or at least implying, that the kids need to to be top-ranked in 12's to even get the opportunity to play in Level...
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    Match in extreme heat

    Good advice. But remember that Texas kids are acclimated to playing in the extreme heat. Might be a lot more dicey for kids not used to that kind of weather.
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    Foot problems - Severs disease

    My son and daughter both went through it, though it's more common in boys. Orthotics and stretches help, but neither will cure it. My kids both developed it around 10, and suffered with it off and on for about 2 years, and then it disappeared. I do believe the orthotics made the pain...
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    Barnes Tennis Center - Airplane Noise?

    Anyone familiar with San Diego tennis know whether Barnes Tennis Center - being so close to the airport - has an issue with airplane noise?
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    Ferrer vs Coria

    And don't forget that excruciating final in Rome, less than one year later. Coria lost to Nadal 8-6 in the fifth, and Nadal went on later that month to win his first FO.
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    Ferrer vs Coria

    Coria was a joy to watch...gone from the scene way too early. I heard from a friend that he's coaching back in Argentina, and that his groundstrokes remain top level ATP. Coria's ground game with Roddick's serve = one of the all time greats.
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