1. V

    Wilson Pro Staff RF97: A summary of people's experiences with the racquet

    I've been reading lots of online reviews of the Pro Staff RF97 as I'm thinking of getting a couple of these. I've read people's experiences on Tennis Warehouse forums, Reddit, Quora, read all the reviews I could find online, watched YouTube reviews and read comments, etc. So, I thought it would...
  2. D

    Berdych: "Federer had moments when he acted like a boy and did stupid things"

    Tomas Berdych: Source: https://tennisuptodate.com/atp/berdych-about-federer-if-you-met-him-in-the-dressing-room-or-somewhere-else-backstage-you-wouldnt-know-what-he-is-on-the-contrary-he-had-moments-when-he-acted-like-a-boy-and-did-stupid-things
  3. jl809

    Things I noticed from attending Laver Cup vs watching matches on TV

    Murray walks with his back at an incline, a slight stoop. Not good for long term :/ The best forehand off a “neutral” rally ball was Fritz’s. He was hitting rockets and has a really safe action for generating power, keeping the ball low, and hitting with margin. Berry’s has more loopy topspin...
  4. V

    Federer's Laver Cup racquet

    Hi! Did anyone notice that Fed's racquet for the Laver Cup has a red butt cap like the regular Pro Staff v13, and a brown leather grip? Is that a new model? The RF97 has a flat black butt and a black leather grip. Did I miss anything?
  5. Otacon

    Roger answers some of the questions that have been nagging at TTW Fed fans

    To get off the beaten track of the traditional Q&A, L'Equipe proposed a game to him: a series of statements that he is free to approve or not before commenting on them. If you hadn't met Mirka, you wouldn't have won 20 Grand Slam titles. Phew... yes, I think so. She was so supportive, pushing...
  6. jl809

    Footage of Fed today - is he doing something with his shoulder here that looks off?

    On the follow through on the forehand he seems to sort of dip down and hunch over forward on his right side a bit before he takes his next step. Am I imagining this or is it something new? Guessing it would be to protect the knee
  7. jl809

    The peak versions of each ATG across each slam all play each other. Who has the combined best results?

    For example (these are just my picks): 2011 Federer, 2008 Nadal, 2015 Djokovic, 1996 Sampras and 1978 Borg face off with each other 10x in a round robin at RG - a series of RS hypotheticals... 2004 Federer, 2010 Nadal, 2011 Djokovic, 1995 Sampras and 1980 Borg face off with each other 10x in...
  8. Enceladus

    Venus Williams should quit

    Federer's announcement of his retirement from profesional tennis yesterday is a gauntlet thrown down for the older of the Williams sisters, who is a year older than Fed. Venus has been uncompetitive for several years, repeatedly losing in the 1st rounds. If she were to focus on doubles, it would...
  9. jl809

    Remember this epic?

    The last ray of sunshine in tennis… The moment we thought They Might Be Back… what happened to our big 5 :cry:
  10. jl809

    In your opinion, what are the 10/10 slam final performances?

    I’ll get the ball rolling with some: PETE vs Becker, 1995 Wimbledon Nadal vs Federer, 2008 French Open Djokovic vs Nadal, 2019 Aussie Open happy to hear about SFs and QFs too as some bangers took place there too
  11. jl809

    January 2020-present should be considered its own era

    Mid-2016 to now is referred to by some people on here as the “inflation era”; a period where the level of tennis on the men’s tour was comparatively weak and the Big 3 won slams at a low level of play. But imo, there is just as strong a dividing line between the period pre-January 2020 and the...
  12. Rattie

    Happy Friendship Day!

    Today is International Friendship Day. Does that work here lol.
  13. jl809

    2011 (30 year old) Federer > 2011 (25 year old) Nadal

    2011 Federer’s record vs the field (I.e. non-Djokodal): 62-5; win %: 92.5% 2011 Nadal’s record vs the field (I.e. non-Fedovic): 66-8; win %: 89.2% 2011 Federer vs 2011 Djokovic: beat Djokovic on clay at RG and had MPs against him at the US Open. Would very possibly have beaten him at...
  14. jl809

    How would this 36 year old PETE fare against the current tour this year?

    See crispy footage of Daddy Petros taking it to Prime Federer in 2007 and 2008: The king hadn’t lost his touch. Short points, so he’d have been fine over long matches. No-one outside Djokodal has a great return + passing shot game now too. Does he take AO 22, Wimby 22, USO 22????:unsure: Is...
  15. Fiero425

    When Thinking Of Djokovic Comeback Victory:

    What match comes to minds; esp. saving MP's??
  16. LawnTennisGod

    How many Slams would Federer & Nadal have won, if there was NO Djokovic??

    I was wondering how many Slams would Nadal and Federer have each won if Djokovic hadn't played Tennis? Would they have racked up close to 30 slams each? Who would be ahead in the slam race, if there was no Djokovic? Federer- Nadal- They have both lost several times to Djokovic in the...
  17. jl809

    Year-by-year comparison of the Big 3’s level in their 30s at each slam

    This topic comes up a lot across GPPD so I’m dealing with it properly here. I’ll go age-by-age like this: 30 years old Federer: 2012 AO, 2012 FO, 2012 W, 2011 USO Nadal: 2017 AO, 2016 FO, 2016 W, 2016 USO Djokovic: 2018 AO, 2017 FO, 2017 W, 2017 USO Federer’s level is clearly highest in...
  18. jl809

    Highest level final at each slam since 2000?

    For me: Australian Open: 2012 over 2009 (because of the 5th set in 2009). A lot of great Aussie Open matches down the years weren’t finals French Open: this will invite debate, but 2014. Compared with 2006 and 2007 where Fed couldn’t cope in the final stages, and 2012 which had patchy periods...
  19. jl809

    Is this evidence of a mental block?

    In his last 3 matches on hard courts against Fedovic, in Nadal’s opening service games of the matches, he has made a total of 8 unforced errors (2 in the Shanghai 2017 F, 3 in the Aussie Open 2019 F, 3 in the ATP Cup 2020 F) and has been broken in every single one. He has then lost the opening...
  20. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Roddick, Wimbledon final, 2005

    Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick 6-2, 7-6(2), 6-4 in the Wimbledon final, 2005 on grass It was Federer's third title and third in a row at the event. He'd beaten Roddick the previous two years also, in the semi-final in '03 and in the final in '04. The two would go onto contest the...
  21. W

    Duel Match Stats/Reports - Federer vs Cilic, Wimbledon final, 2017 & Australian Open final, 2018

    Roger Federer beat Marin Cilic 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 in the Wimbledon final, 2017 on grass It was was Federer’s record breaking 8th Wimbledon title and then record extending 19 Slam title. Cilic was playing his second Slam final. The had met the previous year in the quarter-final, with...
  22. W

    Match Stats/Report - Safin vs Federer, Australian Open semi-final, 2005

    Marat Safin beat Roger Federer 5-7, 6-4, 5-7, 7-6(6), 9-7 in the Australian Open semi-final, 2005 on hard court Safin would go onto win the title, beating Lleyton Hewitt in the final. Federer had been the defending champion (having beaten Safin in the final) and would go onto win the...
  23. jl809

    Nadal has been net UNLUCKY in non-clay slams in his career, not lucky

    Primedal is generally agreed to have been from 2008-2014. In this time... On grass: He didn’t even play at Wimbledon ‘09 through injury, missing the opportunity to play a weaker Federer or Roddick/Murray. He won the 2 Wimbledons either side of this in 2008 and 2010. During his 2012 match...
  24. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Roddick, Wimbledon semi-final, 2003

    Roger Federer beat Andy Roddick 7-6(6), 6-3, 6-3 in the Wimbledon semi-final, 2003 on grass Federer would go onto win the title by beating Mark Philippoussis in the final to clam his first Slam title. Roddick would win his first at the next event at US Open. Coming into Wimbledon...
  25. Rafa4LifeEver

    The best ever big3 indian wells match?

    We have witnessed multiple clashes of big3 over the course of last 1,5 decades. The reason behind it is that the court & conditions in Californian desert are unique and favour the game of all 3 of them. Let it be Federer 's ultra agressive game with finesse, touch, guile & serve+1 or Nadal's...
  26. The Big Foe fan

    how about Federer vs Nadal 1st Round at Wimbledon??

    The way Rog's dropping points, it seems highly unlikely that he'll be inside top100 by Wimbledon to make it to main draw He'll need a wildcard to enter and organizers, knowing he's a ticking time bomb, may want to cash on the opportunity early and not take any risk. They may set up fedal #5 at...
  27. GhostOfNKDM

    Crowds - Everyone loves to hate them

    All of us seem to have issues with crowds these days. Sometimes it because they're Aussie, or French or American. Other times it's because Federer is playing or Djokovic or Meddy. Or because it's RL arena, or AA or Susanne Lenglen It's because they're 'casual' tennis fans. Or too drunk. They...
  28. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Fish, Cincinnati final, 2010

    Roger Federer beat Mardy Fish 6-7(5), 7-6(1), 6-4 in the Cincinnati final, 2010 on hard court Federer was the defending champion and this was his 4th title at the event. It was Fish's 3rd Masters final and he'd play his last the following year (all losses), including a runner-up...
  29. The Big Foe fan

    The best match Federer has played and yet lost it?

    Yep, you read it right. Which of the following was a match in which Roger Federer player almost perfectly, near the best of his powers, and yet found himself on the losing side?? 1) Vs. Nadal, Rome 2006 final, lost 7-6 6-7 4-6 6-2 7-6 (had 2 match points in set 5 on rafa serve) 2) Vs. Safin...
  30. W

    Match Stats/Report - Federer vs Goffin, Halle final, 2019

    Roger Federer beat David Goffin 7-6(2), 6-1 in the Halle final, 2019 on grass It was Federer's 10th title at the event. He would go onto be runner-up at Wimbledon shortly after. Goffin was unseeded Federer won 73 points, Goffin 55 Serve Stats Federer... - 1st serve percentage...