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    WTA Finals Prize Fund Bigger Than ATP

    So much for the theory that women's tennis rides on the coat tails of the men's tour. Clearly women's tennis is big business in its own right and doing a better job of attracting sponsors to fund record breaking prize money that puts the ATP offering to shame. So what's the deal here, does the...
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    Nadal has a talent that no other player has, a talent to make you play bad - Tsitsipas

    "I was not even close to getting something," "I feel like I could do better today - but it is a weird feeling. It feels like I couldn't play better." "He was very aggressive from the baseline." "He gives you no rhythm and he plays a different game style. "He has this talent that no other...
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    Roger Federer: Serena Williams may well be best overall tennis player ever

    “[Williams’s career] has been fascinating to watch. She had a totally different upbringing – I came up through Switzerland with the federation, she did it with her dad and her sister,” says Federer in the interview. “It’s an amazing story unto itself – and then she became one of the greatest, if...
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    Serena returns! 30th December.

    Serena Williams will return to tennis in Abu Dhabi next week, almost four months after giving birth. The American, 36, will play world number seven Jelena Ostapenko in an exhibition match on 30 December during the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/42472273...
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    Replacement for Volkl PB Mid 10

    OK. I cannot deny father time any more. Maybe its my hand-eye coordination, maybe footwork, maybe both but 93sq in is no longer delivering a large enough sweet spot. When I am on my game the Powerbridge is still the best racquet I have used but I need a bit more help for the 95% of time where I...
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    "Serena and I should be friends; we have the same passion" - Sharapova

    "Who knows? Someday, when all this is in our past, maybe we’ll become friends." You keep dreaming girl, LOL. Some juicy stuff about what happened in the locker room after Wimbledon 2004. If what she says is true, I wouldn't want to be Sharapova the next time she meets Serena who will be no...
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    Racquet recommendations for super high tension gut / multifilament

    To cut a long story short, I am returning to tennis after more than a year out with a serious injury and really struggling with my Yonex V-Core Tour G (Wawrinka). With reduced power and fitness, this is far too much racquet for me at the moment, so I am going to buy a lighter, stable and...
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    Teliana Pereira: That's not a grunt, that's a sentence!

    Just caught up with the French Open highlights today. I am not usually one to complain about 'grunting' in women's tennis. Some of the men are just as loud, the only difference is pitch. But .... that is just ridiculous. A 3 part grunt, Uh -- Ay ---- Yah! after every shot with the final part...
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    ESPN anonymous Pro Player survey: doping, biggest diva and match fixing etc

    One caught my eye ... If Serena had played a full season on the men's tour, what would her current ATP rank be? Between 0 and 500: 19.4%; Between 501 and 1,000: 48.4%; Outside the top 1,000: 32.3% Nearly 20% think she would be a top 500 player and nearly 70% think top 1000 .... ... and...
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    She's got 99 problems ....

    http://europe.newsweek.com/meldonium-maria-sharapova-wada-doping-435992?rm=eu The scale of this cheating is unprecedented. Either we accept that there is a peculiar epidemic of heart disease only affecting elite athletes mainly from eastern Europe .... of course we don't accept that. It is...
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    Dear Santa

    I have been very good this year. Could you please send me Serena's backhand for Christmas please? http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/interactive/multimedia.html?video=4341868647001 I have power and I have practised for all I am worth but I don't think that I will ever acquire that level of...
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    If Serena had switched to a poly/hybrid five years earlier ...

    ... would she be on 30 slams by now? http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/01/sports/tennis/mixing-old-and-new-serena-williams-began-surge-with-racket-change.html?_r=0 Serena and Venus were the last of the top players, male or female, to abandon an all gut set up in 2012 How many slams would Henin...
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    Wozniacki completes New York Marathon

    Congratulations to Caroline Wozniacki for completing the New York Marathon in a very respectable time for someone who couldn't train specifically for it, due to an excellent end of season. That is a testament to her athletic talent and also superb levels of fitness and mental strength to...
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    Nadal talks about Wimbledon court speed

    Q. People say the grass at Wimbledon is either too fast, too slow. Does it really make any difference because everybody has to play on the surface no matter what? RAFAEL NADAL: The problem with the players always is the same. If I am playing very well, I see the grass slow. If I am...
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    Federer pleased that Nadal shut the critics down

    http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2014/06/24/Halle-Tuesday-Federer-Preview.aspx I think this reflects well on Federer. Although some of his fans seem to be increasingly paranoid and desperate as Nadal closes in on the Grand Slam record, Federer would still rather see the best man win...
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    Top 10 Post Australian Open

    So without the points from the Australian Open 2013, the top 10 looks like this: 1. Nadal 13130 2. Djokovic 10260 3. Del Potro 5325 4. Ferrer 4920 5. Murray 4360 6. Berdych 3820 7. Wawrinka 3710 8. Federer 3635 9. Gasquet 2960 10. Tsonga...
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    New ligament discovered in the knee?

    It seems to me that knees are a hot topic of discussion on this forum, so readers may be interested in this article: I find it fascinating that we can send people into space but still don't have a complete understanding of human anatomy! The important thing is that this new knowledge...
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    Attitude: How to play someone who is much better than you?

    I am not sure where this thread should go, but as it is inspired by something said by a pro tennis player, here is as good a place as any. http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/11/45/London-Finale-Wednesday-Preview-Wawrinka-Nadal.aspx I am sure all tennis players in this forum must...
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    Court Scheduling

    How long before one of the Slams schedules Roger Federer on an outside court? Great and illustrious player that he is, it is still unusual for a No. 7 seed to be permanently on the showcourts at the expense of higher ranked players. Wimbledon famously put a fading Pete Sampras on Court 2...
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