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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread

    Federer's kids motivate him, winning Wimbledon in front of his daughters brought him to tears. But i think kids motivate /most/ players. I've heard hewitt, haas and even blake say that playing in...
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread

    Yeah i heard that quote...i know he has a family but federer and Agassi managed to properly spread out their focus. Murray looks shaky, Tsonga did too for a bit.
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    Oishi is there to stay methinks.
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    Isn't he number 4?
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    There just always seems to be something wrong after a Wimbledon loss lol. I don't want to be so suspicious of a great champion but it's getting old lol. I won't be surprised if it turns out he was...
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    Expected...and really fishy imo. But w/e I suppose. A lot of people saw this coming. Wonder how he could have possibly injured his wrist.
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    He damn near bageled Federer in the second set. Fed took one of his classic "bathroom breaks" and got his head on straight. This should have been straight sets but I think winning a tough match is...
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    I've accepted Kaji is HS Zaizen lol.
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    Welp, Federer easily dismisses Raonic. He's 15-0 VS Ferrer so I like his chances.
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    Well now it's been both wrists...one can only hope that's the end of it. Things are so boring when he's not around.
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    Federer takes out Murray in straights. After always trailing...their H2H is now even at 11-11 lol. He was down 4-1 but won 4 straight games then played a great return game to take the match.

    Del...
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    If i wanted to live life on the wild side...I'd bet on Stan Wawrinka...this guys results are impossible to predict. He's so up and down it's not even funny lol. Does well VS top guys but his losses...
  13. Sticky: [Chapter] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Chapter 130 and 131 Discussion/Predictions

    April is indeed the start of the JP school year. And i think that timeline seems pretty accurate?
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    Yeah, probably why some players don't start families until they're done..especially on the women's side. I thought something was off as far as last week when he had trouble with Monfils.

    He'll...
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    I don't think he actually took more time off that usual. He plays a pretty "light" schedule. Generally focused on majors and masters (he's skipped grass court tune ups and AO tune ups the last few...
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    Not necessarily pro i shouldn't have been so general. Some players want to play at a high level even in University which is why i think they'd bother with U-17. It's only 250 players right? I'd think...
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    Do we know this for sure though? Perhaps the reason middle schoolers aren't generally invited is because they still have some time to plan their future. Noticed that the U-17 camp is a LOT like the...
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    Sticky: Poll: [Hangout] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Hangout Thread

    How strong does everyone think Tokugawa is? I was thinking....initially it seemed as though he was the strongest of the 3 but it was revealed oni was 5th in Genius 10 and Irie was holding back to...
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    If he just wanted to win slams he wouldn't be entering some of these tournaments (played Monte Carlo/Miami for the first time in years). I'm pretty sure he just wants to play. And he's also sneakily...
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    Nah i don't think fed should retire tbh. Minus the clay swing..which was interrupted by the birth of another set of kids, i think he's had a good year for a 33 year old lol. Semis at the Aussie, Wins...
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    I think it was Del Po who actually beat Djokovic there. Murray has indeed fallen off...Rafa is always injured he should call it quits. Fed is just old...who else is 33 but is playing this good?...
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    Djokovic is my pick to win everything this year lmao. I think he tanked Toronto (he HAS to show up, Federer can withdraw from certain events because of some rule regarding how long he's been on tour...
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    I expected Tsonga to win too. He played better opponents all week. Federer struggled VS Cilic and lost a set to Ferrer...which should never happen (he's 15-0 VS this guy). Cincinnatti and the USO...
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    He went through Djokovic, Murray, Dimitrov and Federer...I'd say he definitely deserves this title. I saw good things from Federer...making a masters final right after the Wimbledon final. This is...
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    @Airgrimes All we saw was Mach from them in that match...they can definitely show more stuff i think. I don't remember Mouri did anything other than dislocating his shoulder.

    At one point i...
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    I actually think they didn't use Entaku shot because honestly it clashes with the whole perfect tennis thing. It's a cool shot though so it sucks it wasn't shown (and thus ryoma couldn't use it later...
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    I want to say he can't be controlled but...he's maturing (was using actual tactics VS Oni) so it's possible he'll grow into a decent doubles player.
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    Sticky: Poll: [Hangout] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Hangout Thread

    It's hard for me to tell because characters copy each others moves on whim. And i thought by the time he'd caught up and used Rondo to make it 4-4 he had stopped using Muga and was just using Tezuka...
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    We've mostly been discussing the middle schoolers but...I'm still far more interested in seeing the High Schoolers at full power. Particularly Shuji, Ochi/Mouri and especially Irie.
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    Sticky: Poll: [Hangout] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Hangout Thread

    I don't remember any auras around Ryoma when he copied FRK(I)Z(R)? i thought he was just copying it like he did zero shiki,snake,rondo etc. Been a while since I've read that match though.
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    Venus beating serena shouldn't be a thing anymore. Quite a surprise indeed. Tsonga routines Dimitrov...he might take the title.
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    Sticky: Poll: [Hangout] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Hangout Thread

    Idk if it's Atobe>Muga so much as it's Atobe>the techniques copied by Muga.

    People say the OVAs are awesome..they were good. But as i re watch them..certain things bother me. They cut this...
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    He was on reserve i guess but that's because his team definitely could handle the slack, he definitely didn't need to play that match. I still think Yukimura is the best player on this current MS...
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    Idk if he's too proud for Muga, he's copied other players techniques before (Viking Horn,Higuma Otoshi). I like him as is, with his own techniques. Speaking of....I don't think we ever saw "Gigue...
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    I feel like on paper...Shiraishi + Fuji is unstoppable. I think Oishi needs some bandages and some white lies but he can get it done...Kin-chan is maturing though. I don't want Yukimura paired with...
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    I think i remember Sanada saying "why would i want to use the techniques of lesser players?" in one of those random Q&As/talks between teams in the Manga. I could be wrong. If that's the case it's...
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    I think Kaidou/Momo know/trust each other enough that Synchro would be a possibility...but then it wouldn't be as special if every doubles pair got it :(. And they didn't need it vs the comic pair.
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    The way it's done looks like he skipped all the fluff and just showed that Fuji won the match. Since all that rally did was give fuji another match point. Kirihara is out of Muga/Shaken up by what...
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    I generally don't like most of Seigaku doubles matches lol...their opponents make the matches for me. Ironically, i like Eiji with anyone /but/ Oishi but their team dynamic is undeniably strong.
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    Sticky: Poll: [Hangout] Re: Shin Prince of Tennis Hangout Thread

    hey man, i remember Saeki :(. Did Kaidou even get to do anything in NPoT? I forget lol.
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    With all due respect Sai (this is the most you've posted in so long lmao), It feels like this argument is going to come up every month with the way things are going. I just think It'd be easier if...
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    Yeah i recall that as well, he had the lead but lost in 5.

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    Tsonga continues his good form by edging out...
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    If we're going to consider non manga things canon then ALL of them are canon...not just the ones that help someones argument.
    -I guess Tezuka has been to Germany before to heal his Injury.
    -Ryoma...
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    Remember when Kaidou was supposed to be unbeatable because he had Gyro Laser/Snake.
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    [Year Round] Re: The Tennis Thread- Wimbledon (23/06-06/07)

    Tsongas first win in like 4 years lmao. Was an odd match, probably saving energy for Cincinnati masters (he's never won it) and the USO
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    @Hardy, i didn't say Banji was sadistic. I said USA#1 guy has a sinister smile that reminds me of Banji, essentially that there's definitely a lot more to them under that smile haha. It's not...
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    @Hardy Yeah, like Kaoz said i meant Yamabukis coach.
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    He definitely has a sinister look to him lol. He's the type of character you watch out for the most. Reminds me of Banji's smile.
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    Showing the gaps between the strongest middle schoolers and the genius 10 (Sanada was embarrassed, Gin was embarrassed, Marui and Kite put up a valiant fight and still lost handily to injured Tohno...
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    Come on Hyotei didn't suck :(. They just ran into seigaku early (twice)...and nobody beats seigauku lol. Club may not be stronger, but he definitely keeps them in check. That's what a leader needs;...
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