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Post by luvsports! on Thu Sep 03, 2015 5:46 pm

They had the old spaghetti strings that got banned back around Vilas' time I think.

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Post by Tenez on Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:11 pm

luvsports! wrote:They had the old spaghetti strings that got banned back around Vilas' time I think.
Yep...that was double layers of strings.

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Post by luvsports! on Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:35 pm

If Delpo hadn't been riddled with injury problems, how many slams do you think he would have won?
Murdock and BB (i think) thinks he could have won 3-4, me maybe 1 more. Thoughts?

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Post by luvsports! on Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:11 pm

Tenez. 

A poster on 606v2 said "no, no and no" when I said I wanted more styles to be rewarded with faster courts, carpet courts, smaller balls, low bouncing courts and more variety.

If these things did happen, the poster said it would reward just one style, aka the big servers and what we have now is fine.

Thoughts on this and also the question above?

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Post by Tenez on Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:53 pm

In a way he is a bit right. The balance is very difficult to find. We have on one side huge servers (better than any you could find in the 90s) and on the other side huge gladiators defending. It's going to be difficult to find a common ground.

However the simple fact that over the last decade the slams have only been won by the fittest player (bar rare exceptions) means the balance is way too much towards the fitness/slow conds side of the game. If it was not for federer (and nmore recently Stan) the last 10 years of slams  woudl have been awful, with no variety in the final stages.

I think it is time to provide smaller balls. 90% of the crowd wants to see Djoko lose. We don;t want to see this kind of tennis win anymore . We need them....just to expose the brillance of the more varied attacking players.

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Post by noleisthebest on Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:43 pm

Tenez wrote:In a way he is a bit right. The balance is very difficult to find. We have on one side huge servers (better than any you could find in the 90s) and on the other side huge gladiators defending. It's going to be difficult to find a common ground.

However the simple fact that over the last decade the slams have only been won by the fittest player (bar rare exceptions) means the balance is way too much towards the fitness/slow conds side of the game. If it was not for federer (and nmore recently Stan) the last 10 years of slams  woudl have been awful, with no variety in the final stages.

I think it is time to provide smaller balls. 90% of the crowd wants to see Djoko lose. We don;t want to see this kind of tennis win anymore . We need them....just to expose the brillance of the more varied attacking players.

I was actually thinking the same when I was watching Raonic-Fed!

It really is very hard to find the right balance now.

T, do you think different balls could help rather than having skiddier surface?

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Post by Daniel on Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:11 pm

luvsports! wrote:If Delpo hadn't been riddled with injury problems, how many slams do you think he would have won?
Murdock and BB (i think) thinks he could have won 3-4, me maybe 1 more. Thoughts?

I think definitely at least 3.

Also, the balance isn't difficult to find.  We have 3 surfaces for a reason, and they should be playing like they're supposed to.

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Post by luvsports! on Sat May 07, 2016 10:25 am

Nitb brought up Rafa's serve being better than ever or something similar.

At the '10 US Open, Rafa out of nowhere was serving in the 130mph bracket.
He put it down to a subtle grip change he made a few days before the competition. 
As a result he was damn near unbreakable at times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws5jFNAGfM4


Wanted to get your thoughts on this?

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Post by Tenez on Sat May 07, 2016 12:39 pm

Sure that tournament he was very good, 2010 was also the year they bigged up the balls at the USO and therefore hitting that fast and hard with bigger showed a better technique.....or else Winking!

I tend to think it was essentially a technique/confident thing! He had just won wimbledon for a second time and was simply hitting flatter. He always had the power to hit that hard. But lack of confidence or simply no-need-to never pushed him to do so...though he felt he had to if he wanted to win the USO.

Off course he coudl have taken some drugs to help him too. But teh serve is essentially about timing more than sheer power.

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Post by luvsports! on Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:42 pm

Well Thiem is 4 years older than Zverev and Rublev, so Rublev may get there. Zverev at 19 is rising up the rankings at a rate of knots. Very mature for his age.

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Post by luvsports! on Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:43 pm

I see you have taken it down???

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Post by Tenez on Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:02 pm

Yes Rublev and Chung have stalled. Very bizarre.

What did I take down?

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Post by luvsports! on Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:36 pm

Nitb took a long post down.

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