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    Better Running Forehand: Sampras or Nadal

    Literally every pro-Bull example? Did you even see the example I posted? Really, jumping up and taking a full blooded hoick at chest height (with no buggy whip finish) is a placement shot? Seriously, what are you on about? And if you don't want to watch any Bull example that contradicts your...
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    Better Running Forehand: Sampras or Nadal

    In any case, his contention above that Rafa's CC FH passes are mostly placement shots is so badly, laughably wrong I once again feel like giving up on the argument. And this time I am gonna make good until Sunday as I have a very busy three days ahead. And even as some sort of weird wrestlemania...
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    Better Running Forehand: Sampras or Nadal

    No,no, no, you are rephrasing what I wrote to where it suits your argument. I said only and only on very fast surfaces like some of the indoors that we no longer have anyway, Rafa would be pressed for time to get the racquet around to the ball. But indoors is not the whole tour and wasn't even...
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    Better Running Forehand: Sampras or Nadal

    Again, the grip by itself doesn't decide the ability of a player to hit a low ball or high ball. A lot of it is the player himself/herself. Otherwise how does one explain Graf's phenomenal success with one of the weirdest (and yet most effective) forehands in the game? Likewise, the secret...
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    Better Running Forehand: Sampras or Nadal

    Oh, I see. But a pupil having far more experienced coaches does not ensure complete transference of knowledge. Let's hash this out. How many years have you played, how many days a week and how many tournaments have you participated in? You spending an hour with Nick B isn't going to give you...
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    Better Running Forehand: Sampras or Nadal

    Hmm, I think the late contact, milder grip and most importantly the shorter takeback and swingpath all make Sampras' forehand very different from Nadal's. OTOH Nadal's is a slightly more extreme version of Fed's forehand, a proposition that those Fed fans who still think of Nadal as a pure...
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    Better Running Forehand: Sampras or Nadal

    How do you even know which coaches I have learnt from, lol? You don't, bruh we are not even in the same continent. That right there tells me I am absolutely wasting my time on this debate. Oh and YOU taking umbrage at people supposedly showing off how clever they are is the most mind boggling...
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    Better Running Forehand: Sampras or Nadal

    As you have admitted you don't play tennis, you should refrain from makIng extrapolations about the effect of the grip. The SW grip is extremely versatile and does not thwart a player from hitting low balls in any way. The reason Nadal was flicking that one is simply because it was virtually...
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    Better Running Forehand: Sampras or Nadal

    And also crosscut from a long way past doubles alley. Answered all the skeptics in one go.
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    Better Running Forehand: Sampras or Nadal

    Bunch of us friends were chatting live about the match on a WhatsApp group and everyone spontaneously gasped when he hit that shot. Yup, he was demonic that day.
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    Better Running Forehand: Sampras or Nadal

    Yeah, because a 100 MPH forehand on the run, like the one I posted above, is not ripping it, just 'tracking it down'. Watch the speed, don't just listen to the sound of dead poly vs gut.
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    Better Running Forehand: Sampras or Nadal

    pfft at this thread and the notion that somehow Rafa preferring DTL FH passes makes it somehow less potent. I mean, one can have an opinion that Sampras' FH passes were better. I would not agree but it's purely hypothetical anyway - different eras, different opponents, different equipment...
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    Swiatek just got KOed

    Hahahaha, great example and a double burn!
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    90sq.in Fed vs. 97sq.in Fed playstyles

    So you don't know and made it up.
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    90sq.in Fed vs. 97sq.in Fed playstyles

    And your source for this information is?
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    90sq.in Fed vs. 97sq.in Fed playstyles

    OK, exact same specs but W was 'slightly stiffer'. Nice!
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    90sq.in Fed vs. 97sq.in Fed playstyles

    How would that even be possible when the material with which Dunlop made the Max 200G was no longer available?
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    90sq.in Fed vs. 97sq.in Fed playstyles

    A racquet can still be easier to swing with the same head size. It was quite visibly evident how much more RHS Graf was able to get on the forehand with the Wilson. Her serve improved too during this period. These helped her extend her domination.
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    90sq.in Fed vs. 97sq.in Fed playstyles

    Did you check how many slams she won from 94 to 96? She just happened to be younger when she played the Dunlop. But she had been trying to switch going back to 92 because it was too unwieldy for a player who generated so much RHS. I think you are unable to separate the effect of age on a player...
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    90sq.in Fed vs. 97sq.in Fed playstyles

    Graf was a better player after the switch to Wilson.
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    90sq.in Fed vs. 97sq.in Fed playstyles

    Yeah, I mean 2017 Fed. He himself rated it as one of his favourite years. And as Koenig put it during IW, he was "playing at galactic levels". And when in his peak, other than indoors/fast and low bouncing courts, did he ever hit the backhand like in 2017? If 2017 Fed was hard to watch, then I...
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    Players Crying After Losing?

    Graf wiped a tear off after losing in the 1990 RG final. The most 'epic' I have ever seen was W 13. Lisicki couldn't wait till the deed was done. She started weeping profusely mid-match! I don't remember if Djokovic cried AFTER losing USO 21 final but he did cry during the match. Though it was...
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    Was Graf "slumping" during Seles' supremacy?

    Agree with pretty much everything. She was almost done in the W 91 final and summoned up those extra reserves to swing it and steal a win. There's no saying what a loss there would have presaged because, as you say, that was her rock bottom. Even before the disastrous showing against ASV at...
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    Was Graf "slumping" during Seles' supremacy?

    And I have a bridge to sell you... My favourites esp Navratilova and Serena have many achievements tagged to their name, thank you very much.
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    Was Graf "slumping" during Seles' supremacy?

    That is completely irrelevant. Graf's 'slump' coincides with the twin losses to Seles on clay in 1990. You cannot get around it no matter what mental gymnastics you indulge in. Your whole argument is that Graf's slump was somehow disconnected from Seles' rise and this is contradicted by the...
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    Was Graf "slumping" during Seles' supremacy?

    Wow, talk about a gigantic deflection. Whoever said anything about Court? You still won't admit, never will, the basic fact that Graf didn't lose a single match in 1990 until she played Seles at Berlin. And FYI I used to like Graf more in the 90s. But that's because I hadn't met deranged...
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    Was Graf "slumping" during Seles' supremacy?

    buscemi already pointed out that in fact Graf was on a winning streak right before Berlin 1990. In fact, she hadn't lost a single match in 1990 before that match and hadn't dropped a set in that tournament. It's all here...
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    Was Graf "slumping" during Seles' supremacy?

    Didn't you hear him? "You're not reading correctly". Oh and "probably you don't want to". The temerity to claim THAT! Not many forum participants here have needed the mirror as badly as @10nispro.
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    Was Graf "slumping" during Seles' supremacy?

    And why she took so long to return from injury has been explained to you. So pretending you don't know does make you obtuse. She was simply scared it would happen again to her, a problem compounded when Gunter didn't go to prison. Harping on it being a minor wound when she was assaulted from...
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    Was Graf "slumping" during Seles' supremacy?

    You are having to repeat yourself again and again because you're being deliberately obtuse about it. It isn't about disability but safety. Let me make a very crude analogy to get the point across though I doubt even that's going to. You're saying it doesn't matter if Gunter merely got Seles'...
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