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  1. TennisDawg

    Who do you rank higher between Pancho Gonzalez? Ken Rosewall? Novak Djokovic

    As I understand it Pancho didn’t play the Slams in his prime because he was a professional and only amateurs were allowed the Slams.
  2. TennisDawg

    Women's tennis fans only, please and this a NON-Serena thread

    Who are your favorite players? Do you support 5 set matches for women in Grand Slams? My favorite Halep, Tsieuh, Kerber. Sure 5 set matches for Women, too. I think tiebreaker in 5th set at 6 all and make it one of the long tiebreaks. Do you think that coaches should be allowed to coach during...
  3. TennisDawg

    Djokovic won’t win 2019 USO

    He needs to win them with the next couple of years since he’s now 32. Winning gets harder past 35.
  4. TennisDawg

    Djokovic won’t win 2019 USO

    Would love to see a Kyrios-Djokovik matchup at USO that would be pure entertainment.
  5. TennisDawg

    Why a 5th set tiebreak in the final?

    5 hours of tennis is not robbing the fans. It’s not a marthon, although 5 hours of a very close hard fought match is very grueling. Better IMO to have quality tennis then players retiring because of injury, hobbling round the court with cramps and dehydration. I don’t think any spectator should...
  6. TennisDawg

    Federer is SUCH and EPIC pusher, it's not even funny

    This thread again. Federer hits hard when needed otherwise he places the ball precisely to put his opponent on the defense then he makes the first strike. It’s the lower level players that think you should blindly crush every ball which is known as low IQ tennis. A pusher can’t go into an attack...
  7. TennisDawg

    When was the day your had "arrived" as a tennis player ?

    I knew for sure I had arrived after a hit with my 4.5 buddy when I flung my sweaty, grimy towel at a group of 3.5 slobs and they went after it like a coveted prize. Oh those Rec. Players are silly.
  8. TennisDawg

    Federer forehand slow motion

    That goes for most any stroke not just FH. I suppose it’s about striving to play tennis perfectly even though it’s pure fantasy. I find that I can tweak my game here and there because I notice something Fed, Stan or Halep does etc etc. If I can correct one thing it’s a useful exercise but...
  9. TennisDawg

    When was the day your had "arrived" as a tennis player ?

    Was the pusher with a dink serve one of those geezers?
  10. TennisDawg

    Is Kyrgios really super talented as some suggest ?

    Nick is super talented but does not play smart. He needs a shrink to get into his head. On the last set tie break he missed an overhead that a lot of club players could have put away a few points later he missed an opportunity for a dtl passing shot. He just gave up on the passing shot. My wife...
  11. TennisDawg

    4.0 still full of pushers

    I think the pusher is probably playing smart tennis. Once a smart pusher sees they have time to setup they will push until their opponent loses patience. If you can keep the ball deep in the corners 18 inches from the line with a ball that is still rising with topspin then a pusher will be on...
  12. TennisDawg

    I Want A 120 MPH Serve

    Dejavue seems we’ve been this way before. The racquet would still be on edge if I’m understanding the lingo “big L”. Which brings up one of the hardest parts about having a powerful serve and that is letting the elbow lead during ISR, as the racquet on edge loosely comes into the ball while...
  13. TennisDawg

    Hitting outside of the ball

    This is getting into minutae like microseconds while the strings are being stretched. Anyway it would be a glancing blow because the strings are coming in at some angle to the trajectory, not straight on at 90 degs. So the strings don’t have stretch as much when hitting the ball. It’s not ideal...
  14. TennisDawg

    Hitting outside of the ball

    I have tried this and it is doable providing you can hit the center of the ball. You really have to watch the racquet strings hit the ball because you have to overcome the topspin and also the lateral impact of the ball. Both your lateral impact and topspin have to overcome the same from the...
  15. TennisDawg

    How To Use The Wall As A Practice Partner!!

    Yea I don’t see anything different than what all TT posters do all the time. How is this different from from a poster showing Federer’s BH or serve and pointing out how we should use the technique.
  16. TennisDawg

    How To Use The Wall As A Practice Partner!!

    Okay the OP should have said. “This video is from TTT” Probably an oversight, I knew it probably wasn’t him hitting the BB.
  17. TennisDawg

    What forehand grip is this?

    Not efh grip, nearly semi- western. I think many players use that grip.
  18. TennisDawg

    Annoying chit-chat during changeovers...

    It’s all in how you project yourself. Not that I do this but if you have a mopy frown on your face like somebody pissed in your cornflakes that would send a very strong signal that you don’t feel like talking. Better yet make a comment that you just got out jail.
  19. TennisDawg

    Pickleball is spreading

    Good point and you have to lift your head far to often and even talk and sometimes make eye contact in pickle ball.
  20. TennisDawg

    Why does opponent's knifing slice feels so heavy?

    I can only theorize but I think lower on the string bed gives more leverage, more of a whip effect. He seems to hit it lower and more toward the top of the racquet. His hand is angled downward so it seems to me he would have more leverage hitting it the ball on that part of the stringbed. To hit...
  21. TennisDawg

    Why does opponent's knifing slice feels so heavy?

    I think Bradys shot is for advanced players. If you’re 3.5 to 4.0 ish and you want to stay in the point you slice it back. A FH slice is not that hard to learn, it’s the same swing path as a BH slice, you just have to use weight shif properly. If you look carefully at Bradys shot he doesn’t hit...
  22. TennisDawg

    Pickleball is spreading

    Lol but pickleball can still be played while texting.
  23. TennisDawg

    Pickleball is spreading

    The watching pickle ball is what will prevent it becoming popular. Dinking at the no volley zone is monotonous and the better you get at pickle the more proficient you will dink. You dink dink dink dink until someone pops up a high ball then bam you smash the ball. The dinking requires focus if...
  24. TennisDawg

    Serve finish - some new observations

    I don’t see any more pronation once he makes contact or else the face of his racquet would be facing the side. He pronates up until contact and that’s the important thing. He just has a different finish,
  25. TennisDawg

    Serve finish - some new observations

    Doesn’t look like he continues to pronates after contact. But, he did pronate prior to contact.
  26. TennisDawg

    Pickleball is spreading

    They do have pickle ball ball hoppers that can be used or should be used during match play.
  27. TennisDawg

    Pickleball is spreading

    Actually, the younger pickle players are a lot like tennis club cliques.
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