Battle by the Border: Matt Lin vs. San Diego

heninfan99

Talk Tennis Guru
Practice sessions ive seen so far today, djoko, nishikori, monfilsc tsonga cilic Bouchard kohlschreiber krygios Monaco Wadwanska nadal thiem Bryan bros tiafoe flipkens Errani georges giorgi lopez sock mattek sands safarova haase david goffin

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okay now you're bragging :D
 

Cheetah

Hall of Fame
Lubicic was there. Rkelly was there too. Lubicic and Fed were having some kind of semi-serious dicussion during the hitting. Something about 'finding the right people'. Haha. That was interesting. Delpo and djoko had a good hit but delpo stopping early and left the court. They were having really long rallies. Mutiple 30 40 50 ball rallies. Later he was practicing on another court. A lot of players practiced twice. Ive never seen that before at Indian Wells. Jankovic won her match and then was on the practice court 10 minutes later.


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sureshs

Bionic Poster
Lubicic was there. Rkelly was there too. Lubicic and Fed were having some kind of semi-serious dicussion during the hitting. Something about 'finding the right people'. Haha.

They were complaining about LeeD being too far away to come and hit with Federer. Federer is looking for very high level players to prepare for matches against Nadal and Djokovic, but LeeD refused the private jet that had been arranged for him.
 

JoelDali

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sureshs

Bionic Poster
I will be volunteering at La Costa tomorrow (Sat) for the Mary Laver charity Pro Am:

https://hospicenorthcoast.org/mary-laver-pro-am-tennis-event-2017/

Pro Players: Dick Bohrnstedt, Ross Case, Owen Davidson, Chris Dunk, Rick Leach, Chico Hagey, Bob Lutz, Larry Stefanki, Ferdi Taygan, George Taylor, Robert Van’t Hof, Dana Bozeman.

Basic ticket is only 15 bucks.

I will be a player liaison for two pro players

You can show up and get autograph.

(Try to get Rod Laver's autograph too not just mine)
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Don't know about that. If the pro players want to get some high-level warm-up and ask for me, I will have to oblige. But I will try to be there for you.

Locals should be there to catch the video.

Maybe you should request a forum for local events. It would be nice to know about stuff going on (for me) in my state (which is usually nothing) and Boston (lots of stuff goes on but not much media about it).
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Don't know about that. If the pro players want to get some high-level warm-up and ask for me, I will have to oblige. But I will try to be there for you.
I'm trying to imagine a high-level warm-up with you. I'll have to consult with guru imagineer @JoelDali on just what kind of activity you're speaking about. Come by for a Spray while we discuss this, K?
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Rod Laver did not play. Instead, he was on a clay court spending 15 minutes each with those who had contributed, giving them tips as a teaching pro fed the balls.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Looking good.

Beautiful venue too. I haven't played on a court with multiple colors like that in decades.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Put on the T shirt in a hurry over my existing T shirt and the collar is not symmetrical. Later a nice lady pointed it out to me.
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Sorry to say it guys but the oldie pros don't know how to hit with top spin. Excellent touch, directional control, slices, and side spin drives, but forehand is basically just a slice-drive. I think it was very difficult to hit top spin with the small woodies with which they learned.

There seems to be no connection between that game and today's game. I now understand why Oscar thought top spin was revolutionary. We take it for granted today but it did not even seem to exist back then.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Rod Laver was known for his topspin forehand and backhand but his arm is in such bad shape today that maybe he can't hit those shots anymore. I remember watching Stan Smith at Longwood and he had what would be considered a flat for hand today. It was flat with a little topspin.

I couldn't find any decent videos of Lutz, singles or doubles, on YouTube.

If you want to see why it was so hard, pick up a 65 Sq In racquet and hit with it for a while. My guess is that you can find them for $5 .
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
Rod Laver was known for his topspin forehand and backhand but his arm is in such bad shape today that maybe he can't hit those shots anymore. I remember watching Stan Smith at Longwood and he had what would be considered a flat for hand today. It was flat with a little topspin.

I couldn't find any decent videos of Lutz, singles or doubles, on YouTube.

If you want to see why it was so hard, pick up a 65 Sq In racquet and hit with it for a while. My guess is that you can find them for $5 .

I was not talking about Laver, but people younger than him.

As I said, Laver did not play.
 
With Rod Laver:


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Did you give Laver an autograph?

Looking good! If you keep going soon the obesity jokes will be obsolete. :D









Sadly, not everything can be a compliment. What's going on with that cap and the collar sticking out? You look like one of these homeless people that just stand near intersections with a handful of plastic bags murmuring things to by-standers. LMFAO

;)
 

Power Player

Bionic Poster
Loving the Sureshian swagger in these latest pics.

Just imagine Laver's heart beating through his chest when he realized he was a part of poast #42,647.
 
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