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What is the context of the 2nd round Wimbledon 2016 match between Federer & Willis which was so hyped? [on hold]

This question might be too localized & opinion based so close it if it seems necessary. At Wimbledon 2016, Marcus Willis played Roger Federer in the 2nd round. There was a lot of hype around ...
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How to get into professional tennis tournaments having played no junior tournaments? [closed]

So, I played tennis from 5 to 12 years of age and I was getting good at it but then my coach moved away and the new coach was extremely terrible, so I gradually quit the game altogether. I turned 22 ...
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Problems in elbow while hitting a forehand shot

I have a player who has a problem in her elbow. Before the forward swing she is raising her elbow up before her forward swing. What can i do?
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What does data about kWh in the French Open “shots of the day” videos mean?

French open publishes on its Youtube channel (and maybe on other social media, too) videos with "shots of the day" - the most impressive plays from a particular day at the tournament. At the end of ...
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Why is the hashtag #P3tra used in posts about Petra Kvitová

I have noticed that many twitter posts about Petra Kvitová use the hashtag #P3tra. What is origin of this hashtag? Is there some significance to this name (like 3 important wins or somethings similar)...
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In a major tennis tournament match, what was the largest difference in points won and lost where the winner lost more points?

In a Major (a.k.a. "Grand Slam") tennis tournament, what is the largest difference in total points won versus total points lost in a match where the winner of the match won fewer total points than the ...
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Hitting the ball to your opponent when it's going out

let's consider a smash, in this case it's more likely to happen this situation. Say, one player was making a smash shot and meanwhile the other player is way behind the baseline, the smash goes way ...
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Is there an ATP 1000 that can end without a tie-break? Why not?

Is there an ATP 1000 that can end without a tie-break? Why not? It seems unfair to end with a tie break.
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How are national tennis leagues organized?

Many countries have their own league competition in tennis. For example, World Team Tennis in the USA, Bundesliga in Germany, Bundesliga in Austria or Extraliga in Czech Republic. How are these ...
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Why meldonium “almost” only in East Europe?

Meldonium has been considered a drug used for doping since Jan 1, 2016 and many athletes that used this drug in the past and did not stop have tested positive for it and have been disqualified or ...
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Do tennis players go off court for a break before the next set after an even number of games?

Do tennis players go off court for a break before the next set when a set concludes after an even number of games?
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Difference between hit the tennis ball in different positions

Thinking of a traditional shot from the baseline, if the player has enough time to be able to hit the ball after the rebound in a higher position or lower one, what are advantages and disadvantages in ...
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How do you determine what skill level a child is?

If I have a young child that has been playing school tennis for a couple of years and he/she is interested in entering a tournament, how do I go about determining what skill level they are? I have no ...
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How was the legend of 7th game in tennis born?

Watching tennis on TV, it often happens that the commentator talks about the importance of the 7th game of the set; the player who wins that game has more probability to win the set. This theory ...
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What is the most match points saved by a tournament winner?

Recently Martin Kližan won ATP tournament in Rotterdam. On the way to the final he saved 8 match points (5 against Batistuta Agut and 3 against Mahut). What is the record for the most match ...
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Why is the doubles match still played when the round is already won by a team in Fed Cup?

A Fed Cup round consist of 2 national teams playing 5 matches(4 singles & 1 doubles). Whoever wins 3 matches wins the round. Why do teams still play a dead rubber doubles match when the round is ...
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Were volleys considered unsportsmanlike in tennis?

Is it true that in the past the volley was considered an unsportsmanlike shot in tennis? If so, why was this, and when did this attitude change? I have heard this thing during a recent tennis match, ...
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In tennis, when is the optimal time(s) to use an open or closed stance?

I think an open stance is used mainly for cross-court shots, and a closed stance would be used for line shots, but I can also use a neutral stance for either of those. When is the optimal time(s) to ...
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Who is eligible to play in junior tennis tournaments?

This is a quote from Wikipedia article on junior tennis (emphasis mine). I will also add a link to the current revision - in case the article changes in the future.) Junior tennis refers to tennis ...
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How to handle a squash match, as a very-nearsighted athlete?

I am nearsighted, such that everything would be opaque without glasses and I can not play squash, practically. I've lived with the glasses over 20 years in daily life without any problem, but now ...
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How are tennis tournament draws determined?

The draw in the 2016 Australian Open (mens) (womens) does not seem to follow the top-seed vs. bottom-seed format common in tournaments such as the NCAA College basketball tournament. For instance, ...
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If a let was considered a valid serve, could it be a useful serving strategy?

If a let was considered a valid serve, would professional tennis players be able to accurately hit the net cord and have the ball drop into the service box, often enough to make it worth while? Would ...
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What is the difference between a tennis and a racquetball ball?

What would happen if you played tennis with a racquetball or racquetball with a tennis ball? Tennis balls have felt and are heavier. If I practiced tennis with a racquetball for a week, and then ...
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What is the best spot to strike a tennis ball?

As seen in the image below, there are several "sweet spots" on a tennis racket. Before seing this picture, I always strived to hit the ball in the center of the racket, which seem to feel the nicest, ...
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Should your feet be in the air when serving?

I have seen it being taught two different ways: 1) Lifting only left heel, but left foot stays on the ground. 2) Bending knees, and doing leg spring action, lifting your legs off the ground, ...
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What racquet is most similar to TT Warrior?

Unfortunately the great Prince Tripple Threat Warrior tennis racquet was discontinued in 2009, with no clear replacement. What tennis racquets available now on the market would be most similar in ...
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Why are tennis players so bad at serving?

Tennis players spend countless hours working on their serve for years, or decades, just as they do every other shot. Yet it's entirely common to see even the top players in the world struggle to get ...
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What happens if the ball returns to the player's side of the court in tennis?

What happens if a tennis player hits the ball with a very large amount of spin and after the first bounce the ball returns to his side of the court? For example, in this video (the 3rd replay is the ...
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Is there a difference between a service winner and an ace in tennis?

As a tennis player and fan myself, this has always been a question that I have wondered about. I know that an ace is when a serve that is in the box goes through untouched. Is a service winner a serve ...
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Ranking from which week are used to decide who qualifies for ATP/WTA finals?

I know that race rankings, i.e. points only from this calendar year, are used to decide players at year end ATP/WTA championships. My question is whether the rankings just one week before the finals ...
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How are the different events classified according to tiers on the Women's Tennis circuit?

On the Men's side, it's fairly simple & unambiguous. Men's tennis events for the season are classified into 3 tiers. ATP Masters 1000, ATP 500 & ATP 250 in decreasing order of importance based ...
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How it was decided that year's first grand slam will be Australian Open?

In tennis sport, all 4 grand slams are played in a specific order in a year. First we Australian Open, then French, Wimbledon and in the last we have US Open. Can anyone explain the exact reason why ...
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The longest super tier break?

What is the longest super tie break (10 points final set) in tennis history in official ATP and WTA matches?
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What is tie-break for match in tennis?

In US-Open 2015 mixed doubles final I saw tie-break instead of the third set. What is that ? Is it applied only in mixed doubles? When this rule is applied in tennis? Is it applicable for all ...
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What is “sneak attack by Roger” (SABR)?

Recently there was a discussion about a new element in Federer's play which some journalists dubbed sneak attack by Roger or SABR. What exactly this shot/point build-up is? What type of player can ...
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How many tennis players have announced retirement after winning Grand Slam?

Flavia Pennetta has announced the retirement after winning her first Grand Slam of the career. I guess she is the only tennis player who has taken retirement after winning major. Can you remember any ...
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Tennis tournament winner with multiple walkovers

In the 2015 US Open Mixed Doubles competition, Hingis/Paes are playing (finally winners) the finals after receiving 2 walkovers (2nd and 3rd round). Now the match is going on, but has this happened ...
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How far is too far for Roger Federer?

Well, not far enough in terms of innovating/rediscovering tennis in these dull times of monotonous baseline rallies. But the question is specifically about Roger Federer's recent attempts at hyper-...
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Why do people grunt while playing tennis? [duplicate]

A lot of tennis players, from professional to recreational, grunt when they hit the ball while playing tennis. Is there a reason for this? related: http://regressing.deadspin.com/why-do-tennis-...
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Has a ATP / WTA / Grand slam ever been rained out?

If during a ATP / WTA / Grand slam tennis tournament, rain falls consistently for the entire 2 weeks, would the tournament just be cancelled? Has this ever happened in a grand slam? Is there an actual ...
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Should I give unsolicited playing advice to strangers? [closed]

I happened to walk by a man and woman casually playing informal unscored tennis, somewhat above beginner level, at a local park. It was immediately obvious the woman was waiting far too long before ...
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In Tennis why is zero called Love? [duplicate]

Ive heard many theories one being that a 0 looks like an egg and the french word for egg sounds like love and after time became just that, but this is just one theory. Does anyone know the actual ...
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Tennis Statistics By Sets and Games

I am trying to find a resource where I can find the results for historic tennis games, where the match statistics are broken down within each set. The ATP website gives a breakdown for the entire ...
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US open scoring system

How does the scoring system in US open differ from other majors and normal ATP/WTA turnaments? My understading is this: In ATP they go best of five sets like French Open etc. but have a tie break ...
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What would be the cost of the season for a young tennis player?

What would be an estimate of costs for a season for a young (15-18 years) tennis player who wants to play only in Europe circuit? Excluding revenue (sponsors / prize), what about the costs: transfers,...
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Is an advantage for a left-handed to play vs a right-handed tennis player?

I often listen to the tennis matches that a left-handed has an advantage to play tennis. What would be the reasons of this "skill"?
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The call “nets” in tennis, details

Question: If I used up my first serve, then am serving my second serve, and the ball hits the net and into the correct sector(meaning if the ball would hit that surface directly without hitting the ...
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How to benefit from playing a racquet game with a player on a much lower level?

Suppose you're teaching a beginner how to play (let's concentrate on various racquet games for that matter). Do you have some tips on how the more experienced player can also benefit on some level ...
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Which tennis match are best of 5?

I am researching statistical characteristics of tennis matches. I need to know reliably which tennis matches are best of 3, and which ones are best of 5. Is it strictly the case that only men grand ...
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Learning to keep the wrist locked while learning forehand in tennis

I used to play table tennis and badminton before i wanted to learn tennis. TT and Badminton don't require the wrist to be locked in all strokes. However, in Tennis, the wrist needs to be perfectly ...