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    How good would righty Nadal be?

    I think he would actually be better. His serve would be much better and he would still be as relentless as he now is.
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    AO vs USO -- which is the better HC GS?

    AO has been better in last years. More spectacular matches, better scheduling. USO need to get a roof and eliminate 5th set tiebreak. Why don't they do the men's semis on Friday, the women's semis on Saturday, and both finals on Sunday. Women play best of three, so that should be feasible and it...
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    The Real Loser In The Women's Final

    I agree that this type of fashion does not look good. I have never understood why skirts have to be attached above the waist, instead of at the hips. This "high skirt" fashion actually makes people look fatter as the skirt is attached to the most protruding part of the belly. It looks in many...
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    Andy Murray will never win grandslam again thread

    Murray is just having a decompression after reaching his main goals: winning a slam and Wimbledon. The guy has just fulfilled all his childhood dreams so he is having a hard time knowing where to go from here as he is in unknown territory. He will have to set new goals, just like Nadal...
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    Is Wawrinka more talented than Federer?

    Federer is obviously more talented on the whole. Federer's prime FH is one of the most powerful, versatile and frightening weapons the game has ever seen. His variety on serve, angles, slices, ability to turn around a rally with one shot, again at his prime, were astonishing and constantly...
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    2013 Wimbledon F: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [2] Andy Murray

    BTW you forgot the skipping of RG.
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    2013 Wimbledon F: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [2] Andy Murray

    I knew that Djokovic was going to screw up that smash on the next to last point. He had his chances, didn't take them. Glad to get the British monkey of our backs! Now life can carry on. BTW still think Murray should be fined for skipping RG.
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    2013 Wimbledon F: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [2] Andy Murray

    Pathetic from Novak. Delpo would have been much better in this match!
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    2013 Wimbledon F: [1] Novak Djokovic vs. [2] Andy Murray

    Sad day for tennis. These guys really can't make me enthusiastic about their style. Hopefully it is over soon and the good thing is that we will be rid for a couple of decennia with the British obsession over winning their own slam. Fedal was much better than this. Also Murray's tanking of RG...
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    A sincere Request to ATP: Insert a Grass Masters 1000 in the schedule

    Agree 100%. If grass is still a tennis surface, there should most certainly be a M1000 on it.
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    What's the worst defeat : Federer/Stakhovsky or Nadal/Darcis ?

    I think the Federer match was the biggest shocker. Nadal had his already: Sod and Rosol. However, he got over those. This is the first really shocking loss for Federer, and as such seems to spell the end of an era, and of an amazing run of 9 years of consecutive QFs. Sure, Federer has had...
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    Why is Wimbledon played so soon after RG?

    I think the grasscourt season should definitely by lengthened. Ideally players should be able to play 2 or 3 grasscourt tournaments before Wimbledon. Most top players now only play one. Going from the highest bouncing to the lowest bouncing surface in a couple of weeks seems too short. Grass...
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    I can't stand playing pushers.

    I used to hate 'em, now I kinda love 'em. Actually a lot of my training partners are pushers, some are really good at that. It makes for an interesting match up, where I generally find my self in charge of moving them around and they just keep hitting balls back. I win almost all matches against...
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    From a scale of 1-10, how entertaining was the French Open?

    I think the quality of play was good about 8.5 out of 10. The Nadal-Djokovic match would certainly get a 9/10 for me. The historical dimension (most victories at the same slam) deserves a 10/10. What really should get a low score is the scheduling, which I would give a 3/10. How the hell is...
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    Rafa Made Un8elievable Hi8tory! Congr8z!

    8 of the same slam is an incredible prowess, certainly at RG, where the physical side of play is arguably even more important than at other slams.
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    Has Nadal officially surpassed Borg now?

    I indeed think Nadal has surpassed borg on a few accounts. Certainly as the best claycourt player of all times. More majors on more surfaces too. Borg was a bigger star and has more channel slams. I think they are still largely in the same tier of greats until Nadal actually surpasses Sampras...
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    Greatest returner of all time

    Agassi, followed by Djokovic. Nadal is about the worst returner of all time, so many returns sitting up to be pummeled.
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    Federer's Quarterfinal Streak - and "Big 4"

    Er... 36 divided by 4 is 10 now?
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    Roland Garros- the worst grand slam there is?

    RG is a great slam. The only thing that sometimes detracts from it are the French fans. They can at times be very irritant, think Martina Hingis.
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    Introspective Nadal´s interview: "I need to calm down"

    I think that what is making Nadal so nervous is the perspective of going out in the semis. He has never had to face that thought. Other years he was sure in his head to make the finals. I think that if he wasn't scheduled in Djokovic's half, he would mentally cope much better with the draw. At...
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    [1] Novak Djokovic vs [3] Rafael Nadal MC FINAL

    While I think Djokovic' victory over Nadal is quite significant, it isn't the end be all of it. We will have to wait for Rome and RG to really draw conclusions. The worst part for Nadal is not insofar the loss, but the fact that Djokovic handles his serve that well. I think he would do good in...
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    tennisphotog is a great buyer

    Really great. Extremely nice person to do business with! I wish everyone on the boards would be like that. Smooth transaction, prompt payment, good communication. Enjoy your racquet, Kevin!
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    How will Nadal's lower rank impact RG?

    Hopefully Nadal will be back at number 4 before RG, because if not, that would put the organizers in a difficult position. They would be much happier if Rafa does not meet the others from the top 4 before the semis. I believe that in case Nadal would not get to number 4 befor RG, they should...
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    Head IG Prestige mid 9/10 grip 4 3/8

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    Head IG Prestige mid 9/10 grip 4 3/8

    $125 OBO shipping included. Shipping from outside of CONUS, will take 2 weeks. Many good references on the boards. Mail address: bverplancke_at_hotmail_dot_com.
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    Delpo proof of what isner is capable of ?

    Now, now, you've figured that out for yourself, didn't you?
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    Top players tanked IW to give Nadal a false sense of security

    Wow, you really know a lot about sports psychology. Yes, of course it is better to make your opponent feel confident, so he will resist until the bitter end in the next match you play. Of course!
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    c10 pro vs. PB10 mid - help me decide

    Both great frames, but not for me as they are both "tip dead". Actually the only question is do you like mids or MPs? The PB10 mid plays just like the Volkl C10 pro mid. That's it.
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    Courier on the most disruptive force in men's tennis

    Ha ha I was just waiting for another lame Isner thread...
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    Wilson Class Action Lawsuit

    Wow, you know how Chinese think and what there moral system is? Ever heard of Confucianist values? Also saying one wrong is right by pointing at other wrongs in the world doesn't seem a firm moral ground for a philosophical/metaphysic system. Deception is the norm? Maybe yours, not mine. And...
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