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I could have won 26 grand slam events if I played modern day tennis!!!!!!!

Hey Folks,

Yes, federer has wond 16 slams and Nadal a bunch as well. But remember, back in the late 1970's thru 1980's, there wasnt a tennis court in america that wasnt taken.. Tennis was at an all time popularity and I remember WAITING to play . The junior competition was flooded with players. Nowadays, you go to a local court and you hear crickets and the nets are falling off!!!! (at least here in the states)

I hear excuses about how the racquet technology has…


Added by Lendl Jr. (4.5) on September 28, 2010 at 12:12pm — 4 Comments

Was It A Mistake to Allow Non Wooden Rackets?

Did the ruling bodies make a mistake by not regulating the size and content of tennis rackets? In the late 60's and early 70's nobody had ever thought of using anything other than wood for playing tennis. So when Connors strolled on with a metal racket, the regulatory bodies did not know what to do as there was no rule against it.

But were they too slow to react? Have we lost some of the skill and artistry of the game and sacrificed it to the skill of the manufacturer, where… Continue

Added by Christian Howgill on September 28, 2010 at 5:30am — 13 Comments

Czech Him Out: Tomas Berdych


Added by Sharapovanovic on September 26, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

The Beauty of Tennisopolis

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Just like a high school dance, the best way to get a partner is by stepping up and saying "Hi".
(This street art was recently spotted in Brooklyn.)

Added by Mark / The Mayor on September 18, 2010 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Changing faces at the top

Rafael Nadal’s historic claiming of the career Grand Slam rightly gets the headlines after the men’s US Open, but there have been other notable developments at Flushing Meadows. Nadal and Novak Djokovic’s careers

are going in an upward direction. The same cannot be said for Roger Federer and

Andy Murray.

Those who place regular tennis bets know that the handing of the baton of…


Added by Thomas Rooney on September 14, 2010 at 7:32am — 2 Comments

Debate: What is the best racket stringing machine currently available and why?

Just wanted to start some dialog about the best stringing machine, I definetely have an opionion here as well, but just wanted to find out from the community.

Added by patrick m on September 8, 2010 at 2:54am — 4 Comments

The selling of sex as tennis fashion

U S Open 2010 D6 04/09/10 Caroline Wozniacki (DEN) wins third round match Photo Anne Parker Fotosports International Photo via Newscom

Today’s tennis fashion offers a myriad of choices, ranging from inexperienced but earnest tennis pros seduced by the glamor implied in having their names attached to a clothing line, to established professionals who actually know what they are doing. The result is a particularly confusing… Continue

Added by tennischick on September 6, 2010 at 8:53am — No Comments

Who can win the men’s event at this year’s US Open?

With US Open betting well underway, and fans, experts, and bookmakers all trying to decide who the real contenders for the men’s singles event will be, John McEnroe has taken the initiative and announced that he believes only three players can win this

year’s last Grand Slam event: Andy Murray, Roger Federer and Rafael…


Added by Thomas Rooney on September 2, 2010 at 9:43am — 2 Comments

Delusions of gender on the tennis court

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I’ve been perplexed by the scathing criticism that John McEnroe has received for stating that the women’s tennis season is too long. To be fair, what he allegedly said was, “There should be less events for women. You need an actual meltdown on court or someone to quit the game altogether… Continue

Added by tennischick on September 1, 2010 at 8:21pm — No Comments

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