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Forum: Tennis Equipment 09-09-2008, 07:15 PM
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Forum: Andy Roddick Message Board 08-11-2008, 06:43 PM
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Views: 21,639
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Roddick missing from Olympics

Does anybody know why Roddick is not competing at the Olympics since he is a top 10 player?

It appears that the Mods removed my prior thread twice now asking this same question - and removed it...
Forum: Tennis Equipment 08-09-2008, 07:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By empressdiver
Re: Heavier Racket=Bigger Serve?

There are really only two variables to determine the speed of the serve - mass or weight of the racquet head, and velocity of the head as it hits the ball. There are trade-offs to achieve the best...
Forum: Tennis Equipment 08-05-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,739
Posted By empressdiver
Rare Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1, 110 sq. in. racquet for sale

Rare Wilson Pro Staff Classic 6.1 oversize, 110 sq. in., 4 1/2 grip, in excellent condition available for sale.

Frame is braided graphite/Kevlar composite, 80% graphite, 20% Kevlar.

Strung with 16...
Forum: Tennis Equipment 08-05-2008, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 584
Posted By empressdiver
Re: help me

I would suggest a Wilson K Factor Six-One 95 as a starting point. This is a player's racquet at 11.7 oz. unstrung, 95 sq.in., and is very popular among good players and pros. A lighter, similar...
Forum: Australian Open 03-19-2008, 06:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,748
Posted By empressdiver
Re: Djokovic - keep your shirt on!

Hey, I just trust what I see at an ATP event - and its not what you said. I figure the Canadian Open in Toronto is reasonably representative of what goes on at any ATP tournament in North America at...
Forum: Tennis Equipment 03-17-2008, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,498
Posted By empressdiver
Re: Do you use anti-vibe?

I don't use one either. At best, I think its useless. In fact, for me, it tends to deaden the feel for the ball, which I don't like.

Most players who get tennis elbow have a problem with their...
Forum: Australian Open 03-17-2008, 09:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,748
Posted By empressdiver
Re: Djokovic - keep your shirt on!

I live in Toronto and go to the Canadian Open every year for at least 3 or 4 days and get saturated with pro tennis - the men and women alternate every year. It definitely helps my own game.

In...
Forum: Australian Open 03-17-2008, 04:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,748
Posted By empressdiver
Re: Djokovic - keep your shirt on!

Well, Connors and MacEnroe were also the best thing to happen to tennis, but should we have said, "Oh, just let Connors and MacEnroe be Connors and MacEnroe"? Obviously not - their obnoxious, vulgar...
Forum: Australian Open 03-12-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,748
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Re: Djokovic - keep your shirt on!

So Jackie, should tennis pros be celebrating a match win by taking their shirt off?

And should the women pros be taking their shirts or dresses off as well??

We can leave aside the question of bras...
Forum: Tennis Equipment 03-06-2008, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 13,050
Posted By empressdiver
Wilson ncode six-one 95 and K Factor six-one 95 - same racquet with different paint?

I had been using the Wilson ncode six-one 95 racquet for about a year and really liked it. Then, after a demo, I bought a Wilson K Factor six-one 95, which I have used for about 2 months now, and it...
Forum: Australian Open 02-28-2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,748
Posted By empressdiver
Re: Djokovic - keep your shirt on!

I had to do a little research to find out that Andrew Ilie used to tear off his shirt when he won a tennis match about 5 years ago.

As I have set out twice earlier in this thread, my complaint is...
Forum: Australian Open 02-25-2008, 06:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,748
Posted By empressdiver
Re: Djokovic - keep your shirt on!

Racism, elitism and the Williams sisters' braids, etc. are not on the topic of this thread. Start another thread if you wish to pursue this line of discussion - you are hijacking my...
Forum: Australian Open 02-12-2008, 06:23 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,748
Posted By empressdiver
Re: Djokovic - keep your shirt on!

I have only seen Djokovic do it, so that's why I singled him out. But, my criticism would definitely apply to any pro tennis player doing the same thing, so please consider this thread sufficiently...
Forum: Tennis Equipment 02-06-2008, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,135
Posted By empressdiver
Re: how heavy is too heavy for a beginner

Your heavier racquet will be good for developing your strokes. You want long fluid ground strokes and a heavier racquet will encourage you to start your preparation earlier, get your racquet back...
Forum: Australian Open 02-05-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,748
Posted By empressdiver
Re: Djokovic - keep your shirt on!

I have a problem with Djokovic celebrating a win by taking his shirt off because it breaches the long-standing traditions and culture of the game. Tennis has a history of socially refined and...
Forum: Australian Open 01-28-2008, 11:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,748
Posted By empressdiver
Re: Djokovic - keep your shirt on!

First of all, Djokovic is a high-profile representative of pro tennis. What he does in a tournament is broadcast around the world, and so it is important and beyond dispute that he behave in a manner...
Forum: Australian Open 01-28-2008, 01:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,748
Posted By empressdiver
Djokovic - keep your shirt on!

I would really like to see Djokovic stop celebrating his tennis victories by taking his shirt off and walking around for the crowd. I don't think this is appropriate tennis etiquette - actually, I...
Forum: General Messages 08-17-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,543
Posted By empressdiver
Re: Hewitt hammers Moya 6-2 6-4

Moya's best surface is clay - he does not usually do as well on hard courts. But the blister on his foot would have been painful as well. And age may also be a factor for fatigue from 4 matches this...
Forum: Tennis Equipment 07-29-2007, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,861
Posted By empressdiver
Re: What brands of cross trainers are the best for tennis?

Cross training shoes are basically built like a running shoe but a little heavier. They are designed for running forward so they are not built with sufficient support for lateral movement. The tread...
Forum: Tennis Equipment 07-26-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,565
Posted By empressdiver
Re: How do you choose a tennis racquet?

I would suggest a "player's" racquet. This usually means a thin frame, standard size 95 sq.in., standard 27in length. Basically its the type of racquet most pros would use. Pros have enough power -...
Forum: Tennis Equipment 07-25-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,490
Posted By empressdiver
Are touring pros using natural gut strings?

After using nylon strings for about thirty years, I started using natural gut strings several months ago, and it has been a really positive change for me. In the past, all I ever heard were negative...
Forum: Tennis Equipment 07-25-2007, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,285
Posted By empressdiver
Re: Kevlar Strings

You should be aware that Kevlar strings are at the extreme end of the stiffness spectrum. Natural gut is the softest, next are nylon strings, then the polyesters, and finally the Kevlar, aramids and...
Forum: General Player Talk 11-20-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,210
Posted By empressdiver
Re: whats your mentality?

Tennis is an interactive game - which means that winning a close tennis match is an exercise in problem-solving. You and your opponent each have your own relative strengths and weaknesses. Within a...
Forum: Tennis Equipment 11-19-2006, 11:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,892
Posted By empressdiver
Re: Wilson nCode Six-One Tour

Its a heavy racquet with a small head and therefore a small sweetspot. This means you have to play all the time to be strong enough and have excellent mechanics in your strokes to be consistent with...
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