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Old 06-15-2012, 07:32 PM   #16
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Sad thing is that the youngest of them is 28.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:34 PM   #17
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And all good players.

No Nadal, no Murray, no Simon, no Tipsarevic, no Raonic, no Karlovic.

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Old 06-15-2012, 07:37 PM   #18
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No idea when this last happened in a regular tournament, but the last major it happened in was also on grass - Wimbledon 1997, where the semis were Sampras v Woodbridge and Pioline v Stich. Interestingly, 7 of the 8 quarterfinalists were one-handers too, with Kiefer being the odd man out.
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No idea when this last happened in a regular tournament, but the last major it happened in was also on grass - Wimbledon 1997, where the semis were Sampras v Woodbridge and Pioline v Stich. Interestingly, 7 of the 8 quarterfinalists were one-handers too, with Kiefer being the odd man out.
the last great Wimbledon edition then
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a wise man once said : why use 2 when one hand does the job too
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Savour the absolute pleasure of pure, unadulterated backhand porn, people...
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They should all play with left hands tied behind their backs.
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single handed bh fans having a party in here.
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single handed bh fans having a party in here.
Raquel, a player with a one hander is like a man dressed in a great suit, classy !!
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Raquel, a player with a one hander is like a man dressed in a great suit, classy !!
yeah I agree it's more visually appealing.

I do disagree with other stuff, but I shall not be a party pooper, so I leave you all here celebrating.
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Even on slower grass tennis wins. One dimensional dirt ballers should suffer every week like this one
It's funny how people nowadays equate 2h backhand = clay and 1h backhand = grass. Once upon a time, it was thought that 1h backhand was superior on clay. Many all-time great claycourters had 1h backhands. 2h backhand was a freak shot which worked only in producing flat shots on fast courts.
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for 250 isn't strange ...
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Guga owned RG with a one hander
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