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Did any tennis tournaments retain Rebound Ace after the Australian Open switched to Plexicushion?

From 1988 to 2007, the Australian Open used Rebound Ace surfaces. In mid-2007, the tournament organisers decided that from 2008, the tournament would instead be played on Plexicushion surfaces. From ...
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Why Nadal would take ATP No.1 and overstep Djokovic if he just reaches the final?

If No. 2 seed Rafael Nadal reaches the final, he will reclaim the No. 1 ranking regardless. Extract from http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/10/40/Beijing-Thursday-Djokovic-Querrey.aspx ...
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When a tennis player comes out of retirement, what happens to their points & ranking

In the game of tennis, in ATP & WTA tournaments & Grand Slams, the player's points & rankings play a very important role in the qualification & seeding for the tournaments. When a ...
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Won a set without dropping a point [closed]

Has anyone ever won a set in a grand slam without dropping a single point?
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What do these tennis words mean?

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2013/09/02/130902fa_fact_collins 1, does this mean he quickly goes back to the corners from the center to hit those attacks that land so close to the baseline? 2, ...
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How to determine the correct grip size for a tennis racquet?

Tennis racquets have different grip sizes and I am not sure which one would be the best for me. Is there an easy way to find this out?
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Unclean hits in tennis

How are “unclean hits” judged in tennis? I mean situations like a ball slipping on a racket, or unintentionally hitting the racket twice (e.g. when the player does not hold the racket firmly enough). ...
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Which are good websites to follow changes in ATP and WTA ranking [closed]

In WTA/ATP rankings it is interesting to know the possibilities for the next edition of the ranking based on possible outcomes of this weeks tournaments and based what stage of the tournament a player ...
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When does a point count as a winner and when as unforced error?

The tennis statistics at the end of a set always show the number of winners and unforced errors of the players. But when does a point count as a winner and when as unforced error?
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In which racket sports can you hit the shuttle (or ball) with the head?

In this video, Roger Federer hits the ball with his head. I know that in tennis, it is allowed to hit the ball with the head. And AFAIK, it's also allowed in table tennis. Can you confirm that? And ...
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What does the shortcut JE used in tennis drawsheets mean?

I have noticed a shortcut JE in drawsheets of some tennis tournaments. For example, it is used here (for Taylor Towsend) or here (for Kateřina Siniaková). What does this shortcut mean?
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Do players lose a point in a game on purpose as part of strategy?

In a game of tennis (singles), are there any strategies where players lose a point (and thereby, a game) voluntarily so that it benefits them in the long run - like say, a serving first on the next ...
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What does “open divisions” mean in a USTA tournament?

Most (adult) tournaments I've entered have divisions indicated by NTRP level - i.e. MW(3.0, 4.0) means that men and women who are rated 3.0 or 4.0 can enter. Some of them, though, are listed as MWOp. ...
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Why do tennis players keep an extra ball in their pocket?

I have seen many times, while serving, when a tennis player gets a ball, he/she keeps one ball in their pocket or skirt and serves with the other ball. Why do they keep an extra ball in their pocket/...
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What is a Golden set? and what is the difference with Bagel set?

What is a Golden set on tennis? Is there a tennis player who won a golden set? What is the difference between Golden set and Bagel set?
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Where can I get non-standard tennis net? [closed]

I've just bought a new tennis net and discovered that it's 42 feet long which I assume is the standard. I've also just discovered that my poles are 39 feet apart so the net is too long to fit between ...
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Why are tennis players active in multiple events during a Grand Slam?

Now Wimbledon is going on for over a week, I wonder why some players enter mutliple events on the same Grand Slam, e.g. the Williams sisters that in the past participated in the Women's Singles and ...
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Are all of the lines on a tennis court the same width?

I was at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden for the BNP Paribas Open and took the following photo of center court. The end lines appear to be thicker than the other lines (including the service line). My ...
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Playing tennis without ball boy. Any tips to avoid collecting the balls so often?

I used to use all the balls that I have, only if there is no one playing at the area. But if there are other people playing at the area, I don't want the balls mixed up with others, or stolen by ...
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Recommended drills to help keep your eye on the ball?

One of the things that I find myself not doing as well as I need to is keeping my eye on the ball. I am a tennis player but I am sure this could apply to other sports as well (baseball, football, ...