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Nadal to "Run the Table" at the USO

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark / The Mayor Sep 10, 2013. 5 Replies

That's my pick.  The way he's playing hard court right now is as high a level I've ever seen him play on any surface.  Unless he get's injured, I don't see anyone with the mental toughness to beat…Continue

How do Andy Murray fans do it?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Prapong May 13, 2013. 7 Replies

Just finished watching Andy Murray win the Miami final against David Ferrer.  After losing the first set 6-2, looking like he couldn't hit a ball on the strings to save his life, he came back and won…Continue

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Mark / The Mayor replied to Paul Atreides's discussion 'Nadal to "Run the Table" at the USO'
"I was surprised too - and if he would have won that 3rd set, as he should have, I would have been shocked.  I think if that would have happened, this could've been a final for the ages!"
Sep 10, 2013
Tim Prapong replied to Paul Atreides's discussion 'Nadal to "Run the Table" at the USO'
"He started to get hot, but never picked up the break conversion to go all the way. Rafa down 0-40 on his serve at 4-4 third set, saving those three break points probably killed Djoko's spirit to a degree."
Sep 10, 2013
Paul Atreides replied to Paul Atreides's discussion 'Nadal to "Run the Table" at the USO'
"I was actually surprised that Djokovic made a match of it in the second set.  Nadal has been on such a run even Djokovic didn't believe he could win in the end.  And, he had plenty of chances. "
Sep 9, 2013
Paul Atreides replied to Tim Prapong's discussion 'Landsdorp: Is he right about U.S. academies and the USTA programs?'
"No one in the modern game is that precise.  It's not possible with the kind of upward trajectory and racquet head speed used today.  Heavy, old school racquets had a sweet spot about the size of a tennis ball, and old school pros…"
Sep 9, 2013
Paul Atreides replied to Tim Prapong's discussion 'Landsdorp: Is he right about U.S. academies and the USTA programs?'
"I don't agree that anyone, the top pros or anyone else, hits a majority of their groundies below the centerline of the racquet face, intentionally or otherwise. "
Sep 7, 2013
Paul Atreides replied to Tim Prapong's discussion 'Landsdorp: Is he right about U.S. academies and the USTA programs?'
"I don't think Delpotro changed his mechanics.  In the first picture, the racquet has turned slightly in his hand after contact from making contact low on the racquet face.  Take enough pics of your forehand and you'll see the…"
Aug 31, 2013
Paul Atreides replied to Tim Prapong's discussion 'Landsdorp: Is he right about U.S. academies and the USTA programs?'
"I've seen 12 year old girls, who and hit much like this one, who tear the cover off of the ball, on both sides."
Aug 31, 2013
Paul Atreides replied to Tim Prapong's discussion 'Landsdorp: Is he right about U.S. academies and the USTA programs?'
"It's "grammar," . . . and spelling.  Haha!"
Aug 31, 2013
Paul Atreides replied to Tim Prapong's discussion 'Landsdorp: Is he right about U.S. academies and the USTA programs?'
"Okay, Landsdorp's diatribe is almost as inane as the utter garbage masquerading as technique advice to be found in Tennis Magazine, or that annoying email magazine, Tennis 15-30.  I say almost because I agree that a…"
Aug 31, 2013
Kyle McCain replied to Paul Atreides's discussion 'Nadal to "Run the Table" at the USO'
"I agree, i watched the highlights from a few matches, and he's getting more free points. I hope the US open turns out to be epic, not like grass season. Although the final at wimbledon was pretty crazy."
Aug 23, 2013
Tim Prapong replied to Paul Atreides's discussion 'Nadal to "Run the Table" at the USO'
"He is definitely my pick to win. Unless Djokovic, Murray or Fed picks up form during their practice week this week, I don't see them matching that level Nadal has. Nadal is serving as well as Mac did against Lendl in 1984 US Open. Emphasis on…"
Aug 21, 2013
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Nadal to "Run the Table" at the USO

That's my pick.  The way he's playing hard court right now is as high a level I've ever seen him play on any surface.  Unless he get's injured, I don't see anyone with the mental toughness to beat him.  Even Djoko seems to be taking a mental/emotional break from Nadal dominating form he demonstrated in 2011 and 2012.  And, IMO, Nadal is serving very well right now, too! Any thoughts?See More
Aug 21, 2013
Paul Atreides commented on Phil Naessens Tennis Academy's blog post 'This Week in Tennis 6-14-2013 Are Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams the Greatest of All Time?'
"No, and no."
Jun 19, 2013
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Laver's running backhand volley!

"Laver could do anything with the ball from that position from drive volley to drop shot. "
May 30, 2013
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Laver's running backhand volley!

"That form is perfect backhand volley form, except that Laver tended to take a bigger backswing on volleys than most great volleyers.  He had the talent and skill to do that.  IMO, his open stance is the result of the timing of the…"
May 30, 2013

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Posted on March 11, 2013 at 8:59pm 0 Comments

In case you don't know, there are two websites (that I'm aware of, there may be more), where you can watch almost all of the big tournaments online for free.  However, there is a catch.  You will get a lot of annoying popups telling you that you have to download software, or that you are missing a plugin, etc.  YOU DON'T!  JUST CLOSE THEM!  These popups typically cover the screen and the media player controls.  Look for the tiny "x" somewhere on the popup and close it.  Sometimes you have to…

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