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    FS: Head YouTek IG Extreme Pro 2.0, 4 3/8 grip, 7.5/10

    Item Description: Head YouTek IG Extreme Pro 2.0 Grip Size: L3 4 3/8 Quantity: 1x Head Size: 100 Condition: 7.5/10 Specific Time Used: 20+h of rec tennis, no hard hitting. Been switching between this and a couple other racquets for like less than a year, 1-2h weekly total playtime for all the...
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    FS: Head YouTek IG Prestige MP, 4 3/8 grip, 7/10

    Item Description: Head YouTek IG Prestige MP Grip Size: L3 4 3/8 Quantity: 1x Head Size: 98 Condition: 7/10 Specific Time Used: 50+h of rec tennis, no hard hitting. Been switching between this and a couple other racquets for like 3-4 years, 1-2h weekly total playtime for all the racquets...
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    Federer fans thread; Federer will get #18!

    What did I say... Hitting on the rise will get him to multiple slams. That's been the biggest reason, even on his peak, for his success: Hitting on the rise and taking time away from opponents and hence dominating rallies and eventually approaching the net. Between 2010-2016 he hit way less on...
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    If you think you can, should you hit on the rise on every ball?

    I used to swing 370g/375SW racquet and with it hitting on the rise was nothing. I might just have on tape one topspin half volley from the baseline. I'll see if I can find it.
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    higher percentage shot - BH topspin or BH slice?

    Yea I think my earlier troubles with volleys were related to the fact that I've never used drive slice, but use the chop slice a lot. Then I think I chopped the volleys too much.
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    If you think you can, should you hit on the rise on every ball?

    Okay, as I've also previously posted here I have sort of a strategic dilemma as to what exactly do on match court. I feel I can hit the ball better than my opponents but the matches are still often tight or I can even lose them. I think in general this is due to my lack of real strategy on...
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    higher percentage shot - BH topspin or BH slice?

    Yea but in general you gotta be forced to more extreme defense on FH than the BH to slice it. Is open stance the reason for that?
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    higher percentage shot - BH topspin or BH slice?

    Opinions, why players actually tend to hit slice in extreme defensive situations on BH but not on FH? Is it simply because (outside of Williams sisters) on BH players close the stance whereas on FH the modern player hits open stance with more reach when stretched, i.e no need for FH slice?
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    Beer anyone?

    Scotch single malt whisky.
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    Modern thick beam type 100 sq.in tweeners with 18x20 pattern

    Perfect combination of power and control for rec player.
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    higher percentage shot - BH topspin or BH slice?

    Definitely slice. Why else would players tend to slice the BH in extreme defensive situations? And as for modern "chop" vs. classical drive slice, why would anybody purposedly give an easier ball for opponent? Chop slice is still safer than a topspin. I hit probably like 60-80% of my BHs as...
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    Nishikori remembers his 1st title at 2008 Delray Beach

    I think the fact that he's 3-5" shorter than top guys forces him to do more on court on average. That causes the injuries in the long run.
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    Nishikori remembers his 1st title at 2008 Delray Beach

    Of Nishikori, I remember his on-court interview after he beat Raonic in a Tokyo final stating that we will have many more of these (Nishikori-Raonic finals). LOL, didn't and won't happen. :D
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    Is ball anticipation Federer's biggest strength?

    I created thread for facts about this: https://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/index.php?threads/which-players-could-win-more-than-50-of-baseline-points-vs-2004-2007-federer.611359/
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    Which players could win more than 50% of baseline points vs. 2004-2007 Federer?

    Yes, which players could win more than 50% of baseline points vs. 2004-2007 Federer? As we know, I think during his peak Federer didn't win any more average percentage of points than he does now? And obviously, he won majority of points at net and got a ton of service winners. From the baseline...
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    Is ball anticipation Federer's biggest strength?

    To watch yes. Do they separate him results wise? In the sense that he hits the ball on the rise yes. That's the end result why he's #1 now, hitting on the rise so often. Question just is that what is the biggest reason he can do that on majority of balls? Anticipation? Footwork? Hand-eye? On...
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    Is ball anticipation Federer's biggest strength?

    Yea, mainly these later years. I do agree that at his peak nobody but Nadal could threaten him on baseline. But nowadays, doesn't any top10 win more points from baseline vs him? Maybe even more than top10?
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    Can we say the one handed back hand is not dead?

    @captainbryce 1) It's strange thou that so few one handers that we have at top basically most all of them (in 2015) were already represented by that top5 of backhand topspins I posted? 2) Yea well Sampras clearly had backhand as his weakness, maybe like Dimitrov has now. Even two hander can...
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    Is ball anticipation Federer's biggest strength?

    Nah. Serve yes, and even on that more it's disguise rather than the shot itself. Movement? Forehand? Then why does he have clearly losing percentage vs. tops on baseline rallies?? And don't tell me his BH is a weakness. Sure it's slightly but fact is his movement or FH don't really buy him real...
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    Head Velocity

    Which Weiss Cannon?
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    Is ball anticipation Federer's biggest strength?

    Can they hit on the rise like Federer, which needs good anticipation? Cause that hitting on the rise is IMO where he shines right now, and also in his peak. Hitting on the rise also takes hand-eye but he ain't GOAT in it, e.g. Agassi was better IMO. And also, vs. opponents who can't rush him he...
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    Is ball anticipation Federer's biggest strength?

    It's the prettiest footwork on planet but I'm doubtful whether it really separates him from other tops results wise. All tops, especially Nadal, have great footwork.
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    Can we say the one handed back hand is not dead?

    Nice stats. So that proves the point. Both have the same speed but 1HBH puts 50% or even more spin on the ball, i.e more power on single hander.
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    The new generation is coming?

    IMO, the reason why more youngsters don't climb up in rankings is the importance of MS1000. Ever since you get to like top50 it's madatory to play them, and it's very tough for a newcomer to start consistently beating top30 day in day out. If the youngsters were allowed to rack up points in...
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    Is ball anticipation Federer's biggest strength?

    I think he can take the ball early exactly because he anticipates so well. Sure, it also does take some hand-eye but I don't think that'd be where he marvels as much. And as we've seen, he has had this recent success exactly because he takes the ball early, off both wings. It's funny that it...
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    Is ball anticipation Federer's biggest strength?

    Yep, IMO the reason for his success ain't his FH, although it's pretty accurate devastating and what else. All top players have good ENOUGH FHs to be #1. What makes him #1 is exactly that combo of #6 on service games won and #48 return games won. Any guy in top10 of service games won is probably...
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    Is ball anticipation Federer's biggest strength?

    Yea coordination sure makes it look awesome, probably the biggest reason why so many marvel the guy, myself included. In comparison, Djokovic does those ugly movements but results are in same caliber. So I'm not so sure if this superior coordination were the biggest reason for his success. You...
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    Is ball anticipation Federer's biggest strength?

    But could he consistently hit as great FHs without the great anticipation? And as regards to his mb GOAT FH, just see stats on baseline pts won and he ain't shining. What I'm getting to here are the biggest strengths as REASONS why he wins. Since he doesn't dominate baseline pts how can you say...
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    Can we say the one handed back hand is not dead?

    Hmm, I can see that inertia advantage on 2HBH. That's probably the reason why two hander gets around same speed as one hander with much less RHS. But can't buy spin with anything but RHS. As far as I know it and feel it, both one handers and two handers hit with roughly the same speed...
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    Head Velocity

    Hmm really? Then Velocity might not be for me, I love Origin in that it doesn't move and is never erratic. Well, I'll see next week as I'll replace Origin with Velocity. For these cases of trying new strings, it would defo be great to have two of the same racquets, something I've never had.
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