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      It depends on the context. In club play against...

      It depends on the context. In club play against the same folks most every week, we tend to get more sarcastic and make jokes. Things like “excellent placement on that edge shot” or “That’s a quality...
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      They should sell these at every tournament.

      They should sell these at every tournament.
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      I saw an ad for these - haven't tried them - but...

      I saw an ad for these - haven't tried them - but they look really clever.

      http://www.courtgrabbers.com
    4. Also important to know your patterns, as they...

      Also important to know your patterns, as they probably affect what patterns your opponent uses.
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      I watched some videos of Soma's- she chops...

      I watched some videos of Soma's- she chops everything, with inverted on backhand and pips of some type on the forehand. I'll think about the nature of backhand chops being in front, but I still think...
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      Why no reverse modern defenders?

      I am curious why all the so-called modern defenders typically use inverted on their forehand and counter/loop on that side, and use long pips/short pips and chop on the backhand. Since forehand...
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      I get that different tables and conduction may...

      I get that different tables and conduction may affect pay, but why would a "faster" table favor Xu Xin or anyone else over Ma Long? What is the tactical advantage?
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      Tennis seems to thrive with different surfaces....

      Tennis seems to thrive with different surfaces. Brings out different styles and and different abilities. It might be interesting to see even more variation - slow, fast, maybe even slightly grippier...
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      I did notice that - seemed quite odd. I don't...

      I did notice that - seemed quite odd. I don't figure he was testing new rubber in a major event finals. I went back and looked at the match with Vladi, and I didn't see him twiddle at all in that...
    10. My favorite quote from Martina Navratilova right...

      My favorite quote from Martina Navratilova right before Wimbledon - "I have trained all I can, now I just hang on for the ride"
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      In the 11 points Timo scored in game 7, I think...

      In the 11 points Timo scored in game 7, I think he gave the raised finger apology for 6 of them for a net or an edge. Pretty impressive. 3 out of 5 points to start game 7 on a 10 point run from the...
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      Boll sure looked slow at the beginning, like...

      Boll sure looked slow at the beginning, like playing through molasses. Had a few flashes at the start of game 6 where he looked good. Then Yu choked bit at the end of game 6, and then got really...
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      Yea, I lost count how many times he apologized in...

      Yea, I lost count how many times he apologized in those last two games. He did run off 10 points in a row, though.
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      I wonder what the Swedish masters of spin -...

      I wonder what the Swedish masters of spin - Walder, Appelgren, Persson - think of the next Swede to make it to the world title finals playing with pips on one side. The times they are a changin'.
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      Interestingly, the other few big individual...

      Interestingly, the other few big individual sports I can think of - tennis and golf - don't HAVE world championships. Their big $$$ tournaments are part of a tour, much like TT.
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      Zeio, thanks for the link. I had no idea. I...

      Zeio, thanks for the link. I had no idea. I figured with all the sponsorships and ads and such, some of that income would trickle down to the players.

      And thanks for all your efforts. They are...
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      Just a quick question - what is the prize money...

      Just a quick question - what is the prize money for the events? Not sure I ever see that mentioned anywhere.
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      He came in and looked like he couldn't move to...

      He came in and looked like he couldn't move to hit his forehand, so ripped two backhand winners instead. Maybe he could learn from this.
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      I hope Franziska is OK to continue on both...

      I hope Franziska is OK to continue on both doubles. That looked like painful foot injury.
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      That's just mean. :)

      That's just mean. :)
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      I read somewhere a few months ago that the...

      I read somewhere a few months ago that the Chinese have scouting profiles on all players they may encounter, including things like serving and receive tendencies, pattens of play, strengths,...
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      Poll: I figured Falck was trying a better serve return...

      I figured Falck was trying a better serve return with his forehand, but the backhand with the pips was a real surprise.
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      Poll: There was a point in the Falck-Lin match (9:17 on...

      There was a point in the Falck-Lin match (9:17 on the Youtube highlights) where Falck flipped his racket several times during the point. First, he flipped to the inverted on his forehand to loop the...
    24. 11-8. Jorg looks out of practice.

      11-8. Jorg looks out of practice.
    25. Dan - thanks for this video. I am here and you...

      Dan - thanks for this video. I am here and you are right - the scope of this is quite amazing, and even your good video cannot capture the magnitude of this event. And the atmosphere is wonderful -...
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