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  1. Drinkhall played really well. That said, Quadri...

    Drinkhall played really well. That said, Quadri hasn't looked good for a while now. Hoping he returns to form at some point on the tour.

    Good luck with the England vs India matchups tomorrow!
  2. It's clear it was related to something about...

    It's clear it was related to something about Pitchford on that day.
  3. There was a blocker I played a lot at tournaments...

    There was a blocker I played a lot at tournaments (and don't get me wrong, he was pretty good at blocking because he hit with a lot of high level players and used really fast rackets). Even when I...
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  4. You did the right thing, if you can't produce the...

    You did the right thing, if you can't produce the spin, you don't know how to vary it and place it, so it is step by step! Your play in that video was encouraging and showed a path to serious TT,...
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  5. In my humble opinion, this is a good match by you...

    In my humble opinion, this is a good match by you and a good opponent for you to play against. You can make your forehand better by improving the technique, but the overall approach was sound and I...
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  6. Yeah, it's clear that the pressure is on Sam.

    Yeah, it's clear that the pressure is on Sam.
  7. The rally can be overrated and it is mostly about...

    The rally can be overrated and it is mostly about how early your strongest weapons come to bear on the point. As great as the CNT players are at rallying, most of their success has come from being...
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  8. It is definitely easier to spin with a...

    It is definitely easier to spin with a slower(less stiff) blade, but spin is not everything, especially at your level, where the time that an opponent has to respond is very critical since they...
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  9. The danger with being too aggressive over the...

    The danger with being too aggressive over the table is being stuck over the table (or even out of position) when the ball comes back. So it becomes a balance between whether the approach is winning...
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  10. Nah, you are overvaluing those push rallies....

    Nah, you are overvaluing those push rallies. Those push rallies have very little to do with high level pushing. Moat high level deceptive pushing comes in the short or half long game. A proper long...
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  11. You got good advice from everyone. The tight...

    You got good advice from everyone. The tight short game is really a high level thing. No one pushes short at the levels you play at. Or serves short and tight. Doing so is really hard. Even top...
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  12. The Korean TT scene must be fun, DerEchte likes...

    The Korean TT scene must be fun, DerEchte likes to carry these practices with him till this day.
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  13. Pros and cons of technical vs tactical...

    Pros and cons of technical vs tactical improvement is a balancing act that all adult learners must be aware of.
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  14. I will give you some food for thought and some...

    I will give you some food for thought and some hope though it is probably a few years away. All things being equal, the topspin stroke (forehand and backhand) is the solution to your problem. It...
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  15. We've all battled with it in various ways, trust...

    We've all battled with it in various ways, trust me, I have seen quite a few posters on this thread in the US on their bad days. When BRS writes about this, he is speaking from experience, I won't...
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  16. Gozo, The one thing I will accept without any...

    Gozo,

    The one thing I will accept without any pushback in what you wrote is that best of 3 is a bummer.

    The rest, all I will say is that as you compete more and get more perspective, you will...
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  17. In my modest opinion, Gozo, you played really...

    In my modest opinion, Gozo, you played really well, but as DerEchte pointed out in a different language from what I will use, you haven't played enough TT to understand and appreciate the limitations...
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  18. At the risk of overwriting again, another...

    At the risk of overwriting again, another example:

    Recently, Mizutani was talking about the need for the upcoming Japanese talent to leave Japan and go and play in European leagues. That playing...
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  19. You're an adult learner. We are in many ways a...

    You're an adult learner. We are in many ways a different breed. When you learn at a time when you have logic and language, you don't see things as skills developed over years of failures and...
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  20. In LGY's case, there might be something more...

    In LGY's case, there might be something more serious at play. Completely lost the ability to put the ball on the table for long stretches of play in the 6th and the 7th.
  21. Speak a bit more personally, TT was very...

    Speak a bit more personally, TT was very important for me for developing skills that can help with how to think about life with a growth mindset. I started playing in 2011 and thr first rating I got...
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  22. I suspected you hadnt played long but wasn't...

    I suspected you hadnt played long but wasn't sure. I think a lot of your improvement will come as you play more. The biggest thing is to continue to add more spin and ball control to your game and...
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  23. How long have you been playing for and what are...

    How long have you been playing for and what are your TT goals? I know you asked a question but whenever I see an adult hobbyist who has a decent ball control/blocking game, I am usually curious.
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  24. Gozo, Yout left foot needs to be spun a bit...

    Gozo,

    Yout left foot needs to be spun a bit more so that your chest faces the ball when you loop underspin. That is what I would work on so your body turns and not just your arm.
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  25. You also use Tacky rubber on your forehand I...

    You also use Tacky rubber on your forehand I believe - not sure about your backhand. Twiddling might make a huge difference if not.
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