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    When will ITA publish preseason ranking and freshmen/newcomer list? '18 was 9/11/18

    His results and rankings make your prediction reasonable. Regardless it rarely works out that a freshman male wins the DI singles title. Paul Jubb will be back who’s had a solid pro summer and playing pro as well this fall. There’s other legit contenders as well. Good luck to Brooksby, it will...
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    When will ITA publish preseason ranking and freshmen/newcomer list? '18 was 9/11/18

    Brooksby will be unranked on the first January rankings until he plays some matches. I believe that's the way it works for players not enrolled in the fall.
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    Federer has a better chance of winning the French than Nadal does winning Wimbledon

    All in fun friend. My translator is trash. Haha Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Federer has a better chance of winning the French than Nadal does winning Wimbledon

    Easy guess there. Given I did not understand your (hindi?), mine was a light hearted insult. I believe Medvedev will get at least one GS each of the next two years with another new comer also stepping up. It's going to be close. Remember how easy it was going to be for Woods to pass...
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    Federer has a better chance of winning the French than Nadal does winning Wimbledon

    Who knew then the grass and balls had slowed conditions more than clay? What's your prediction for who will finish with more GS's truck driver? I'll stick with Fed.
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    More and more college teams include Futures and Challengers on their season schedules

    Many D1 programs schedule ITF's in the fall. Most schools you'll see listing the events on their schedule are typically ranked. Programs that offer this provide the option for their players that want the pro experience or even have desires of trying to make it on the tour. I know a coach that...
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    college life in Oxford & Starkville for athletes

    Both towns are rural in nature, Starkville more so than Oxford. Most of the tennis players I know that played at both places loved it. Don't know much about MSU WT. Mark Byers has been at Ole Miss WT sometime now, maybe 20 years. Seems like a nice guy and has run a successful women's program...
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    Re: the ‘junior and college tennis a waste of time and money’ thread

    I think you may be a little overly wound tight about what you want versus what the kids wants. While school is more important than tennis, if you're trying to steer him into a field you want versus what his aptitudes and desires are, someone is going to be disappointed. Probably the kid. My...
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    Recent College Players That Turned Pro

    Why does Rubin play with that chick stick?
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    Tennis Academies / Camps

    Newks is a solid recommendation. Some can report mixed reviews. Of the numerous players who have attended that I know, all have reported positive experiences.
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    Who are the D1 college coaches who have been at the same college 20+ years (can include years as asst coach)?

    I'm sure there are some, but I can't name any at the moment. In recent years I know of numerous coaches that were at their institution more than 20 years that recently were forced to retire. I'll leave them unnamed. The rational was to replace them even though they remained successful because of...
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    Who are candidates for the Louisville position?

    Yes. Tell the AD you will handle players with kid gloves and have a chaperone with you at all times. That will get you the job for sure.
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    Who are candidates for the Louisville position?

    He wasn't fired for reasons related to Right to Work. Read the article. When you figure out what reported allegations are NCAA violations let me know. It's not that difficult. Are you as much a jerk in person as you are on this forum? Or is it simply it English is not your first language or just...
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    Who are candidates for the Louisville position?

    You're assuming in the face of what information we know and comparing apples and oranges. If there is an NCAA infraction or one pending it would be public knowledge.
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    5 things I learned watching ATP pros today

    Studies show winners and unforced errors represent about 70% of total points. 30% forced errors is not that much.
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    Who are candidates for the Louisville position?

    Sure. But if any of what is reported is true why are their no infractions NCAA or criminal and why would you let someone go under the circumstances reported with pay? In this case paying out the remainder of his contract? With the details regarding his release as they are reported today, I stand...
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    5 things I learned watching ATP pros today

    I counter with the following. Pros finish their shots before recovery, just recover instantly after finishing the shot. Recovering before finishing leads to mishits. Pros hit every shot harder than a 3.5 given the opportunity for both to hit the same ball in the same situation. The reason they...
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    Who are candidates for the Louisville position?

    The way press release reads they have made it look he was an old school coach with some social issues. Still no NCAA sanctions and relieving him of duty with pay says something about the lack of depth to the investigation. The lawyer mentioned as being a cartoonist is either simply a trivial...
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    Foreign Players

    I was there Wednesday night, another decent crowd given it’s a Futures and off the main path down in Southaven. They set a large open tent with a stage full of chairs, also tent covered bleaches on each side. Mostly full. Nice venue though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Who are candidates for the Louisville position?

    Reading the report I get the feeling he may be getting railroaded by the AD. They are going to pay out is contract, no NCAA sanctions, strange. Just my opinion.
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    Foreign Players

    Probably an anomaly, but went to the Memphis Futures finals Saturday in Southaven, MS. Roberto Cid versus Ulysses Blanch. There had to be about 200+ spectators there. Great match Cid winning 7-6 in the 3rd. Also was there for quaterfinals Wednesday night with a small crowd. For a Futures tourney...
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    USC Men's Head Coach Peter Smith Resigns

    Too late, Wes Nott is now the head WT coach at UTRGV.
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    Who are candidates for the Louisville position?

    Met Rex a few times and he was always very pleasant. We have mutual friends and he was always very complementary of all them. I know about some of his detractors and I took all those I heard as mostly sour grapes due to highly competitive situations. The news of his release is a surprise to me...
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    Foreign Players

    Again, this has been going on since the beginning of time. I don't consider sparse attendance as a bad thing, but an opportunity for growth. Most all sports are currently seeing youth participation levels contracting. Decreasing participation rates are mostly due to costs, sport specialization...
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    Foreign Players

    With exceptions here and there, this has been the case since I played HS and college tennis back in the 80's.
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    UTR Admits Change In Algorithm—Severely Hampers Ability To Raise Rating

    Maybe. But if college scholarships are on the line, good coaches know who the real players are. Multiple retirements and defaults to dodge a true UTR rating standout like a sore thumb. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Am I the only one who hates UTR?

    Impossible to measure but I doubt cheating is worse now than when I played juniors and college in the 80’s. What I’ve noticed that appears very different is how little kids play or practice on their own without a parent or coach supervising or watching over the kids shoulder. I’ve said it...
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    UTR Admits Change In Algorithm—Severely Hampers Ability To Raise Rating

    I believe in the tourney there were 4 retirements. Not conditioned enough to handle the heat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    UTR Admits Change In Algorithm—Severely Hampers Ability To Raise Rating

    The junior player was down 0-6, 2-0 ret. I believe there's a self reporting feature on UTR even if you have a free account. My guess is even if it did count, it wouldn't bump the juniors rating much. In this case all it shows anyone who knows is the junior player was either in better shape than...
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    The Donald

    The Donald takes one on the chin from Lacko. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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