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      Well, the net call left a bad taste in my mouth...

      Well, the net call left a bad taste in my mouth :/ I really hope it was the correct call. Even Li Xiaoxia(?) seemed embarrassed.

      The winning culture is nice and all but when it comes to nets and...
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      Liu Shiwen: It's time to kick ass AND chew...

      Liu Shiwen: It's time to kick ass AND chew bubblegum.

      By the way, what brand of gum is she using?
    3. Just push the ball back. He will miss the 3rd...

      Just push the ball back. He will miss the 3rd ball often enough on his own.
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      You should explain the context more, your...

      You should explain the context more, your question is really really open to interpretation.

      I'm assuming your son's playing someone who can block his drives and force him back (playing at angles...
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      The first question to answer is: do they threaten...

      The first question to answer is: do they threaten you with their loops? If they don't, relax... you have a ton of options. Let them loop and construct the rally patiently. If they do, and it's not...
    6. Point counts. The correct sequence of play has to...

      Point counts. The correct sequence of play has to be resumed as soon as the error is noticed.
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      I would pick up the watches in store, then use...

      I would pick up the watches in store, then use the shipping money on a sheet of tenergy.
      Rich AND smart.

      ╭( ・ㅂ・)و ̑̑ ˂ᵒ͜͡ᵏᵎ⁾✩
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      The serves in that video are mostly backspin with...

      The serves in that video are mostly backspin with a follow through to disguise it. The server cuts the ball underneath and follows through as if he had just brushed upwards from down behind. The one...
    9. Thread: Czech Open 2018

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      Poll: I called him "somewhat rude" for his general...

      I called him "somewhat rude" for his general attitude during his matches, not after his matches. Maybe his eagerness to be successful on the world tour is just showing, and that may change over time....
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      What is FZD's power level? FZD took part in 3...

      What is FZD's power level?

      FZD took part in 3 events and collected 1050 points ♪~ ᕕ(ᐛ)ᕗ

      Harimoto took part in 7 events and collected 738 points.
      CCY has 271 points with 9 events.
      (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    11. Thread: Czech Open 2018

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      Poll: ZPF has some of the most deliberately illegal...

      ZPF has some of the most deliberately illegal serves I've seen in a while. I don't like him. He's somewhat rude too.
    12. Thread: Czech Open 2018

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      Poll: Oh, are these top players mostly all born in the...

      Oh, are these top players mostly all born in the country? Mhhmm, I don't mind. It'd be boring if they were all born in the same crowded cities.

      Just kidding, I'm with you. Damn these country...
    13. Thread: Czech Open 2018

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      Poll: Yes, archetypal spin-oriented player.

      Yes, archetypal spin-oriented player.
    14. Thread: Czech Open 2018

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      Poll: Adam Bobrow having a fun tournament at the...

      Adam Bobrow having a fun tournament at the expense of Freitas thanks to the consistently not bouncy floor :rolleyes:
    15. Thread: Czech Open 2018

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      Poll: Besides, after watching many Harimoto matchups,...

      Besides, after watching many Harimoto matchups, it seems that beyond (and perhaps more than) his fast-paced playstyle, a real strength of Harimoto is his serve and 3rd ball. It's surprising just how...
    16. Thread: Czech Open 2018

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      Poll: Not sure I agree. You have players like Boll and...

      Not sure I agree. You have players like Boll and Freitas in or around the top 15 still.

      Even these Harimoto vs Samsonov encounters, for me, highlight how much control and tactics can mitigate a...
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      I got accustomed to the new WR system. Initially...

      I got accustomed to the new WR system. Initially I thought it was idiotic. But as soon as you accept it's not meant to faithfully reflect who's the best player, or who's the most likely to win the...
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      What can be better than Xu Xin fishwinners?...

      What can be better than Xu Xin fishwinners? Matsudaira fishwinners :rolleyes:
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      Yay Xu Xin. I hope he wins the Bulgaria open and...

      Yay Xu Xin. I hope he wins the Bulgaria open and entertains us a lot in the process.

      Xu Xin is still an amazing player overall though. KLH was at the top as well, and Waldner too if we're going to...
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      Watch Vladi play choppers. It is truly a delight....

      Watch Vladi play choppers. It is truly a delight. That's when you go "o ye, the guy understands TT." I don't mean to contradict, it's just really worth the while. He doesn't destroy them the way Kong...
    21. Chen Weixing wins 11-2. (And I'm being kind :D)

      Chen Weixing wins 11-2.
      (And I'm being kind :D)
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      @Jawien: The confidence of the penalised player...

      @Jawien: The confidence of the penalised player suffers but it is their fault. The focus of the opponent also suffers (unless the penalised player decides to man up and shut up) but they had...
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      Oh? Bold statement. What makes you so sure of...

      Oh? Bold statement. What makes you so sure of yourself? :)

      I think there is some ground to the referee's decision. From the short form video it is hard to judge whether the serve at 2-1 11-11 is...
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      As rainneverever so aptly said it, we should...

      As rainneverever so aptly said it, we should really learn ittf's rules.

      It is the responsibility of the player to serve such that the umpire is convinced that the serve is correct. The umpire was...
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      ML didn't get the memo from Liu Guoliang about...

      ML didn't get the memo from Liu Guoliang about attacking Pitchford's FH ^^ Pitchford was covering his middle really well for how tall he is.
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