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    You Win Your Matches In Practice

    "Who, cares!" They are not blind, specializing in not be being narcissistic at all, 'mummy-bl(O0)gger.' Let's get this, Kii@!iteral, gala-ball, underl!way, everyone who is sensible-&-realistic.!..ttT!teeing-off with ping-pong sized golf balls; from under the limo-shade tree...as all else fall by...
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    You Win Your Matches In Practice

    I'm the only one who would've had a fighting chance to stop him, by self-arresting him, dead in his tracks; because, fresh-&-easy, 'penguins,' come-&-go, doing as they please, commenting as they please. (Well, as, 'indignity,' means being in separate places, at the same time, and, well, then...
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    Technique or Skill

    But, it goes deeper than that. The real brittle answerj,II,j!...,..doc.Technique can help you cope, ...#*`!until, it can't. Therefore, skill, is the ability to cope.*'!
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    Too large a grip size?

    Not true. Feel, ALL THE POWER OF THE UNIVERSE, when, picking-up a small chain, at the very end of the twitchy-stra!i!Nn. RIGHT there, that's where it comes in. Do you really think, the best players in the universe don't know what they're doing? Feeling? It's in that moment, where small grip...
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    Yonex RD-7

    The reason is because the RD-7 is like a whale of a log cabin. Imagine a whale, with massive *stuck* in the mid-section'ish. That is why. Take a RD-8 vs. RD-7, same exact mold. If you weight a RD-8 up to seemingly similar weighty specs, the RD-7 will still feel "weightier." The RD-7 feels like...
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    Better player- Davydenko or Kafelnikov

    Lol? Here it is again, Sampras also said that KAfelnikov had the best groundies he'd ever faced the first time they played. You reference Agassi, but Agassi matched up well with him as did Becker. Name all the others who said he wasn't that talented. Kafelnikov was for SURE considered one of...
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    Better player- Davydenko or Kafelnikov

    So...? You're putting to much into individual matchups. Kafelnikov obliterated Kuerten at the US Open before that match with Hewitt. Those two matches were a CLASSIC example of how big a role individual *style* matchups can and do regularly play in this sport. Tennis isn't always simply a game...
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    Connors and Collins in 1978

    Bud is a guy who can rub certain type the wrong way or make them uncomfortable, because a lot of people find zany looking eccentrics who go out of their way to SHOW the world that they are that eccentric...annoying as heck (the pants bud, the pants!...Bud's the kind of guy who if he showed up to...
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    And the LF saga continues...

    I don't think it has anything to do with being disorganized. In the beginning they were EXCEPTIONAL at filling orders AND going above and beyond in the question and answer/shopping phase. In the early days, they were held up on a pedestal on here and considered THE gold standard for customer...
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    How Did Feliciano Lopez Get So Far Off Track With His BH?

    Yes, while this is true, IF there is someone capable of making a major change in its game; it's the more advanced player believe it or not. I've done this myself. A life-long two-hander (in fact, it wss my BEST shot on my good days), then stopped playing "seriously" and then just messed around...
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    Connors vs Agassi from the baseline

    Btw, to me Lendl was a more versatile baseliner than Lendl. He could absorb Agassi's pace and weather the barrage I think the better than Agassi could when Lendl decided to unload on him and jerk HIM around. Agassi was only really great when he was taking the ball on the rise and jerking YOU...
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    RAB Monoflex

    Gold monoflex felt slightly "springier" to me, and the green slightly "zippier"/"crispier" would be slight distinction. The "natural" colored version, the 17L 1.20 version was just...blah...stick tongue out in defiance. Apparently, I was told by RAB that you can order reels of Monoflex...
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    Connors vs Agassi from the baseline

    The thing though is if you're comparing 80s yeah, but I really don't think the techniques are that revolutionized. Ferreira, Berasategui, Bruguera, Muster, Courier, etc. all employed pretty "modern" techniques...and yet, Sampras' forehand still was a marquee weapon of his day regardless. And...
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    Connors vs Agassi from the baseline

    Well, the thing is I grew up with graphite and "modern" rackets (let's face it, rackets are pretty much still the same just rebadged every year with new decals representing this year's "new" technology that's actually an older technology that just gets recycled after a few years after the...
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    Lets go Back to Faster Courts and get rid of all these pusher baseliners!

    There's NOTHING I hate more than this kind of prejudice in tennis. I'm a fan of ALL styles. I'm sick of posters calling some of the world's greatest ball strikers "pushers." To "push" at the level of Nadal, to do that to win freaking MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS of dollars, requires UNBELIEVABLE...
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    Thoughts on Kafelnikov

    I think this is a popular sentiment, but a little part of me thinks that maybe for him, playing as he did singles and doubles didn't actually hurt him as much as people think. Kafelnikov's backhand was voted the BEST two-handed backhand on tour BY HIS ACTUAL PEERS (to that other poster)...
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    Comparison of different nat guts

    How does VS compare to their "seconds" version, Tonic? I ask because I was never able to justify the cost of trying VS when I found myself very underwhelmed by the feel and performance of Tonic in comparison to Pacific Prime Gut, and compared to BDE Championship and Performance, and Bow Gut. I...
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    Connors vs Agassi from the baseline

    Well, Connors and Agassi have something in common, both with the boxing backgrounds in their blood. Neither are guys you'd expect to win the Superstars competitions like Borg, they're not FLASHY athletes if that's what you're looking for, but without a doubt they covered the court very, very...
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    Courier Bruguera French Open 1993 finals match stats

    Unfortunately, Laver was before my time. According to JON NIEDNAGEL (lol...), he was an ISTP though like many other famous "triers" and "competers" like Muster, Graf, Hewitt, Chang, Navratalova, McEnroe, Connors, Seles...Reggie Miller, Bird, Jordan, etc. in basketball. ISTP's are basically...
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    Courier Bruguera French Open 1993 finals match stats

    Btw, regarding the individual posters who felt this, it's not important. Just a difference of opinion and/or who you're more a fan of, everyone has one, it's not really a big deal either way. As for the beginning of the final, I don't remember much. I watched the match once, and I just...
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    Courier Bruguera French Open 1993 finals match stats

    I haven't watched the match in years, but saw it many times. It's probably a bit of both, but imo, Bruguera at his highest level in this match was better than Courier. This has nothing to do with individual matchups though. Imo, Courier would match up better with Guga for obvious reasons.... I...
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    Courier Bruguera French Open 1993 finals match stats

    This match is a classic example of why one reporter once wrote of Bruguera, he only seems to be bothered to lay it all on the line at the French. When Bruguera was fully focused and not keeling over looking like he was dying and moping and looking lethargic as he was prone to do periodically...
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    Chang vs. Hewitt

    Chang was the kind of guy who if you gave him enough cracks, he would figure out how to get a victory in somewhere along the way. His game was more chameleon like imo, he was willing to try or do ANYTHING out there to get under your skin. If you were just a little off, he was a "good match"...
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    Tretorn Tennis Balls

    I've tried the following pressureless balls. "Pro Trainer" Two-Tone pressureless balls, which felt like marshmallows and barely bounced at all. They felt more or less like very light dead pressurized balls, and were a complete and total waste of money. Then, there were the Gamma two-tone...
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    How would Federer have done against Sampras' 95-99 French Open draws?

    You can not have it both ways. The truth is ANY ONE of these guys are MORE THAN CAPABLE of beating each other. Muster who was NOTORIOUS for struggling against net rushers on ANY surface, beat "prime" freaking Sampras indoors at a masters tournament. People on here will say outlandish...
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    RAB Monoflex

    Zippy-Zingy-Pop-FUSION...is what I think about when thinking about Rab Monoflex. Crispest poly out there bar none. Choice of two colors: emerald green esmerelda or shimmering golden sun goddess of light, where have you been all my life? Most beautiful poly in a racket EVA, and I do mean EVA...
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    At their peaks, Nadal or Sampras?

    This is grossly misinformed. Bruguera returned Sampras' serve exceptionally well. Did you see Bruguera vs. Becker from the year ending masters semis? A match Becker said he basically should have/would have lost had Bruguera not got tight at the end of the second...and then just went away in...
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    The Better Server: Krajiek or Stich?

    EVERYONE "steals" theories on here by the way. WHO CARES? It's not some stodgy board where everything must be cited. WHAT is so important that is being stolen here? I mean seriously, what could be so important that it needs to be pointed out that I'm steeling whatever. It doesn't even enter my...
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    The Better Server: Krajiek or Stich?

    One thing I don't get is that you seem to think I'm "stealing" something, as if I just want to look good or "impressive" on here and it's just not true. That's one HUGE misinterpretation that's popped up on here through the years. It's INCREDIBLY easy for me to post voluminously, and I take ZERO...
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    The Better Server: Krajiek or Stich?

    Btw, I guess that's why some girls prefer the MEOW type guys, like Johnny Depp and James Dean. They're half-time studs, lol. They beat to their own drum. ...vs. the always handsome, always goobly-gobbly, gooey, clean as a whistle handsome types.
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