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  1. chjtennis

    Russian Golden Generation

    I started a similar thread years ago but can't find it. People were laughing back then, but now with 2 top tenners, Medvedev(23, 5th) and Khachanov(23, 9th), and another young, former top 40, Rublev(21, 43rd currently & has been 31st), it's about time we call the Golden age of Russian men's...
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    Race To London 2019

    1 Rafael Nadal 5505 2 Novak Djoković 4725 3 Roger Federer 3860 4 Dominic Thiem 3305 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas 2985 6 Daniil Medvedev 1765 7 Kei Nishikori 1710 8...
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    Teenage 3 Musketeers

    Denis Shapovalov, Stefano Tsitsipas, Alex De Minaur. Denis is the most flash and has the star quality. His lefty one handed backhand is a thing of beauty and he is aggressive, always looking to come to the net. I think he is the closest thing to Fed in the last 20 years in terms of style...
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    AO 2018 R3: (14) Novak Djokovic V (21) Albert Ramos-Vinolas

    No thread for this match? This one features 2 seeded players, at least.
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    AO 2018 Racquets and Gear

    Let's talk about the latest racquets and gear of players at AO 2018. Is Dimitrov still wearing Vapor 9? Here are some pictures of him at R1. Grigor must love the fit of that shoes so much. I personally think that was the best looking shoes of the last 3 generations of Vapors(9, 9.5 & 10)...
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    Kyrgios Serious?

    It seems Kyrgios is trying to get his acts together for next year, which is a great news. We've seen this kind of reports too many times, though, in the past of young, promising talents, only to be disappointed by players not living up to the hype. Let's hope Kyrgios gets really serious about...
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    Best ATP World Tour Matches Of 2017

    Here's the part 1 of the article. http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/news/best-atp-world-tour-matches-2017-5-to-3 Seriously, who can pick anything other than AO final for no.1? Maybe a few people will disagree, but I think that match gets the clear no.1 vote from the majority. What is your best...
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    Toni Nadal: 'Now Rafa and Djokovic are friends.....'

    Outspoken uncle of Rafa says again. 'At first it wasn't like this, then they grew up,' revealed Toni, that also added how the rivalry with Djokovic pushed Rafa to improve more than the one with Roger Federer.'...
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    The reason Federer is being so successful in 2017

    Quite simple. Talent. He has the talent to make small changes to his game and suddenly he becomes good enough to win. How many players, when they get to 35/36, can make adjustments to their games and make up for the inevitable degeneration in reflex, agility, strength, and athleticism in general...
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    First, it was the ladies, now it's the men.

    I'm talking about the rise of Russian tennis here. Back in the 2000s, so many Russian female players emerged and started winning a lot of titles and occupied high rankings in WTA. Now, Russian men's tennis seems to follow the path of their female counterpart. Rublev, Khachanov and Medvedev are 3...
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    MONTE-CARLO ROLEX MASTERS 2017 RD 3: Rafael Nadal (4) V Alexander Zverev(14)

    Nadal has won both of their previous encounters, but Zverev took it to the final set each time. Will it be finally a revenge for the NextGenStar, or will the Clay GOAT keep his perfect record in this rivalry? VS
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    Observation: Change in Federer's Technique

    Compare these two videos from AO 2016 and 2017. In 2016, Federer swung slightly bigger and the swing was more forceful. He took the ball early back then as well, but it looks like the centre of his body weight was slightly behind compared to 2017, for both FH and BH. In 2017, it seems...
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    2017 AUSTRALIAN OPEN MEN'S SINGLES FINAL: Federder v Nadal - Bring Back The Old Rivalry!

    One of the greatest rivalries in the history of tennis resumes after a long break. Who has the upper hand in 2017?
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    The 2 next generations to Big4 at Top 20.

    No 3. Raonic(25 years old, born in 1990) 5. Nishikori(26, 1989) 6. Cilic(28, 1988) 8. Thiem(23, 1993) 11. Goffin(25, 1990) 13. Kyrgios(21, 1995) 14. Bautista Agut(28, 1988) 15. Pouille(22, 1994) 17. Dimitrov(25, 1991) These are the players in their 20s who have reached the best year end...
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    Erste Bank Open 500, Vienna - General Discussion Thread

    Important Participants: Andy Murray Tomas Berdych Dominic Thiem Roberto Bautista Agut Lucas Pouille Ivo Karlovic David Ferrer John Isner Vienna will attract more attention this year simply because of the battle for YE#1 between Djokovic and Murray. Murray was the champion here in...
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    Battle for 2016 YE #1

    On Race to London, Djokovic is sitting at the top with 10,600 pts while Murray second on 9,685 pts. 915 pts is the difference and Djokovic is playing in Paris next while Murray will be playing in Vienna next week prior to Paris. Murray has a good chance to win in Vienna, can collect 500 pts to...
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    Zverev to overtake Federer

    On the singles race. Federer will be outside top 10 for the first time since 2002, and Zverev is less than 600 pts away from Federer's total for 2016. With some strong finish, Zverev can finish the year inside top 15. That's by far the best results by any of the youngsters in recent years. I...
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    Australian Open 2016 Day 2

    Day 2: Tuesday 19 January ROD LAVER ARENA 11:00 AM Anett Kontaveit (EST) vs. Garbiñe Muguruza (ESP) [3] Venus Williams (USA) [8] vs. Johanna Konta (GBR) Rafael Nadal (ESP) [5] vs. Fernando Verdasco (ESP) 7:00 PM James Duckworth (AUS) vs. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [14]...
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    Clash of Serve Kings

    A thread for servebots! Two of the best servers from the 90s acing each other at the SF of USO 96. Have a look at 1:44:00
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    An Interesting Article on rare racquets

    I thought this was quite interesting and it's worth to share this article. http://tennishistory.com.au/2012/02/unusual-vintage-tennis-racquets-3/
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    2015 WESTERN & SOUTHERN OPEN, CINCINNATI: ATP Masters 1000 General Thread

    The draw is out. Djokovic is on the same half as Wawrinka and Nishikori. Murray, Nadal and Federer are on the bottom half and looks like we'll have a Fedal QF if things go well, but getting there seems quite tough for Rafa with Chardy, Raonic and Seppi on the way. Djokovic may face Tsonga as...
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    Players Under 25

    This thread is to track down the progress of the younger players who are turning 24 this year or younger(that will be those who were born in 1991 or later). As of now, the top player from this group is Dimitrov(no. 16, born in '91). Here's how it looks. 16 Dimitrov (1991) 24 Thiem (1993) 25...
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    Men's 4th RD Singles - Wawrinka v Simon

    Activity is low here today but this match deserves its own thread.
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    French Open Men's Singles Round 4 - Tsonga v Berdych

    Can't believe this thread hasn't been created. This is one of the matches of the round.
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    Generation After Big 4: Their Progress

    I'd say players who were born in 1989 or later can be grouped in this category(which includes Nishikori but excludes Cilic). I know it's hard to draw the borderline, but we will have to be a little arbitrary here. Here are their rankings as of March 23, 2015. 5 Nishikori, Kei (JPN) (Born in...
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    2015: Year of Young Guns

    I think it's really premature to say we'll see a lot of young players breaking through and win slams in 2015 after only 1 day of ATP Tour. However, I think the signs are clear that we have more young players than ever who can make an impact on tour now than past 10 years or so. Coric...
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    H2H Among Big 4 in 2015

    Off season and we have plenty of time to ponder. 1. Will Djokovic catch and overtake Federer in H2H in 2015 (currently 19-17, Federer)? 2. Will Murray gain his form back and turn the table against Federer in H2H(12-11, Federer)? 3. Will Nadal continue to dominate H2H against Federer in...
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    5 Best Modern Player’s Tennis Racquets (Andy’s Picks)

    I don't know if we already have a thread on this. If we do, please delete this one.
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    The effect of difference in tension of main and cross on the frame

    I've heard if there's too big a disparity between the tensions of the main and the cross, it can damage the frame. Is this true? I know we have quite a few people who are in this industry and I would like to hear real professional opinions on this subject, please!
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