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  1. IowaGuy

    Tossing arm/shoulder on kick serve

    I'm not sure I can control my motions in 10 ms increments :) My mental checklist is: 1.) Toss 2.) Hold toss arm up 3.) Explode into serve 4.) Look to attack short ball :) It's possible that I start my arm motion sooner or later, but keeping it up until exploding into the serve is the mental...
  2. IowaGuy

    Tossing arm/shoulder on kick serve

    I just keep the off-hand up until I explode into the serve. Look at Roddick and Sampras for good examples, they keep the left hand up until they start their explosion into the serve.
  3. IowaGuy

    Why players play Laver Cup

    And how about the ATP Finals? :-)
  4. IowaGuy

    Strategy vs. aggressive slicer?

    Another thought is to S&V (if you have a decent net game?) His slice chop/block serve return is likely to be his weakest shot of the rally. If he's floating the slice/block return, would make for some easy volleys. Especially on the ad side, a lefty slice serve would give you a huge court to...
  5. IowaGuy

    Strategy vs. aggressive slicer?

    +1 on the deep topspin to his BH. Another option: How is his net game? I like bringing slicers to the net with dropshots (assuming they don't like the net). I find it easy to hit a dropper against a slice. Just be patient in the rally and the first slice he hits around the service line, try...
  6. IowaGuy

    On hard courts and on grass there is no real tennis !!!

    And neither of them even served and volleyed! (badminton as you call it)
  7. IowaGuy

    2018 ATP Finals RR: Kevin Anderson (4) vs. Kei Nishikori (7)

    Also Isner! Isner has several quotes crediting his collegiate tennis for his professional success...
  8. IowaGuy

    Like Becker but with a 2hbh?

    That's a tough one! Wilander is the only person I can think of with a 2HBH who also S&V with any regularity. But would hardly call him "power game" like BB, more of a retriever/counterpuncher style on everything but grass... I can't think of any other 2HBH who S&V with any regularity...
  9. IowaGuy

    What a gift for Australian tennis

    And without all the incessant toweling off between every single point :-)
  10. IowaGuy

    Lendl's Vindication Is Inevitable

    Choker ?!? In his prime, Lendl won at least one GS 6 out of 7 years in a row. Several of these on very fast courts, despite his mostly baseline style of tennis. (He would have loved today's court speeds!) In GS finals he lost to 11-time GS champion Borg, 8-time GS champion Connors, 7-time GS...
  11. IowaGuy

    Lendl's Vindication Is Inevitable

    If Zverev had half of Lendl's passion/intensity, he might have won a GS by now :)
  12. IowaGuy

    Hate outdoor courts - Skills vary.

    Most tournaments where I live (and have lived) are played outdoors. Best to just get used to it, IMHO. Just think of the distractions and the varying wind/sun/etc as a way to hone your focus... I personally like the vitamin D. :)
  13. IowaGuy

    Hate outdoor courts - Skills vary.

    Depending how often you play, that "luck" costs you a couple grand $ in the northern states... :)
  14. IowaGuy

    Tsitsipas has very limited potential

    Let's remember that he's only 20. I'm sure with his now $2,000,000 in prize money (plus nice endorsement deals) that he can hire some good coaching to improve his serve. A slightly better serve and he will start competing for slams once Fed, Nadal, Djok retire...
  15. IowaGuy

    On hard courts and on grass there is no real tennis !!!

    Except for badminton has underhand serve?
  16. IowaGuy

    Bow and Serve

    To me, the Sampras "hip thrust" feels somewhat similar to the standing crescent moon pose in yoga. Yoga teachers will instruct to "feel the stretch along the side of the body from the fingertips to the toes."
  17. IowaGuy

    Ferrer vs Nalbandian: Greater Career

    Yes, Federer:Ferrer = 17:0 head to head. Ouch! :-)
  18. IowaGuy

    On hard courts and on grass there is no real tennis !!!

    Fixed it for you... :-)
  19. IowaGuy

    Ferrer vs Nalbandian: Greater Career

    Well, an in-form Nalbandian did smoke 3-time GS winner Nadal pretty good twice in 2007 (including a bagel). In fact, Nalbandian with his fantastic BH (disguise + power) matched up very well against Nadal's FH.
  20. IowaGuy

    Ferrer vs Nalbandian: Greater Career

    Nalby also beat a very-in-form Federer twice in 2003 at Grand Slams (AO and USO). In between those defeats Federer won Wimbledon :-)
  21. IowaGuy

    The Full Bed Natural Gut (club?)

    I don't do any maintenance to my gut strings. I have tried Babolat string savers on strings that are starting to fray, but don't really like the feel on a full bed of gut (feels more harsh to me). I have never tried any of the oils, etc. I use strings with a pretty good coating (Tough Gut...
  22. IowaGuy

    Ferrer vs Nalbandian: Greater Career

    Nalbandian very dangerous on all surfaces. Top players did not look forward to playing against him, since if he showed up in good form he was tough to beat (kind of like Stanimal). I enjoy watching the re-runs of his Federer matches. OTOH, sometimes he ate too much pizza that month and wasn't...
  23. IowaGuy

    In 2018, is coming to net still the answer to beating defensive players?

    Coria > Federer??? Coria never beat Fed, even on clay courts :-)
  24. IowaGuy

    Bow and Serve

    Sampras is another good example of hip flexor usage.
  25. IowaGuy

    Bow and Serve

    "Half hour a day, 5 days/week on just the serve, for last 2 years" ~ 260 hours @ $100 hour (private coach at good academy) For $26,000 you too can have some great serves :-)
  26. IowaGuy

    The Full Bed Natural Gut (club?)

    I have been letting my rackets rest for several days (or weeks) before hitting for the first time (I have several of the same racket in rotation). That way, the tension settles in a bit before my first hit (it comes down a few pounds in the first week or so of sitting after stringing). Then...
  27. IowaGuy

    Severin Luthi: Long breaks have proved less effective than in 2017

    But, can't Wimby just seed Fed wherever they want? Like they seeded Muller much higher than his ATP ranking, given his good results on grass?
  28. IowaGuy

    On hard courts and on grass there is no real tennis !!!

    There is often a lot of running in real tennis...
  29. IowaGuy

    The Full Bed Natural Gut (club?)

    For those using full-bed gut, what do you use in humid conditions as a substitute? I'm thinking full-bed Velocity, at a few lbs lower than my full-bed gut setup. (My normal setup is full-bed 1.25 Lux gut or 1.25 Tough Gut @ 57 lbs). Any good suggestions on a good substitute for humidity, and...
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