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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-29-2008, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Which is the longest possible single tennis play described in words?

I once remember seing Tursunov hit a crazy winner with his back hand. He was playing doubles in this particular match.

The commentator went on to saying something to the extent of "Tursunov has just hot an over head single handed backhand winner dropshot...."

And if you see the play, indeed Tursunov did do all the things the commentator described in one play, this got me thinking, what is the longest play that can be described in words.

So far, I've come up with:

" A single handed backhand with top spin lob ending with a forehand volley dropshot."

Of course, the situation is rare, but it can happen.

Any longer single plays you can think of?

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Re: Which is the longest possible single tennis play described in words?

yes. there are a lot of things you can do in a single action.

the racquet can fly out of your hand, the strings could break, the ball could hit the tape, bounce on it twice, then land on the other side, which then gets a bad bounce.
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Re: Which is the longest possible single tennis play described in words?

Very well, where do I begin? My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink, he would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Some times he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy, the sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical, summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds, pretty standard really. At the age of 12 I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen, a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum, it's breathtaking, I suggest you try it.

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