Tennis trivia

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  1. MR PAPPAGI0RGIO

    MR PAPPAGI0RGIO Well-Known Member

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    Chang
     
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  2. goalie

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    woob, you can do tomorrow's question...

    i'll post the results of today's, and then wait for yours...
     
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  3. Stang6697

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    i'm gonna say Chang but it's just a guess.
     
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  4. goalie

    goalie Well-Known Member

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    it was BJORN BORG!

    Bab & Playa get the point...

    on to a new questioner, which means i get to play for a day!
     
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    goalie Well-Known Member

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    sorry about that double post...

    woob, you're up!
     
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    OK, a break from the dates and lets see who actually plays a little tennis here. Multiple choice as requested, the BS is getting thick in this question, can you see past it?

    What is the main advantage to using an extremely exaggerated western forehand grip?

    A - it allows you to be able to get more topspin applied to a two handed backhand that is why baseliners use it.

    B - it allows for a better serve and volley game, basicly using a volley grip the entire time so you will rush the net sooner.

    C - it allows you to use the same grip for their forehand and one handed backhand so you never have to switch grips between strokes.

    D - it makes you hit the ball harder, making you grunt, which improves breathing and stamina.

    And for a bonus point, name a spaniard who uses this grip for this reason specificly (only awarded for the reason i'm looking for).

    Carlos Moya, Alberto Berasategui, Alex Corretja, Carlos Costa?
     
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    man, where's the multiple choice?
     
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    goalie Well-Known Member

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    (i have my answer, but maybe you could give some choices?)

    (because once Bab posts everyone is going to copy his, since he's a teaching pro...)
     
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    ok ok... hang on
     
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    This is right up my alley from myself using a semi-western grip. An extreme western just give players a significant more top spin then the other grips. Top Spin lets a player spin the ball in the court more, and be way more consistent then flat-ball striker. The bad parts about this is of course the more spin you hit, the shorter the ball will land in the court, and the shorter you hit, the more a player can attack that ball. Also, with that extreme angle the racquet-face faces towards the ground with this grip, lower balls will be extremely tough to get unded to pick up over the net while trying to hit the ball.

    This might confusing to some, but tennis players should know what I'm talking about.
     
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    I actaully had to reseach this part, but about the spaniards that use the extreme western grip. I will have to go with both Alex Corretja, and Carlos Moya. From both being from Spain, where clay courts rule, they both have a extreme top spin grip. Not neccesarily and extreme western, but at least a semi western from what I have seen in pictues. Really couldn't find any pics, or any player that used a clear extreme western grip.

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    i'll definitely go with A, and i wish i did before Bab explained it!

    I may have said Moya, but i think i'm going to go with Corretja instead...

    i would say the depth that the grip, in the forehand, helps you keep your opponent deep because of the topspin...

    i never had much success applying it to my backhand. i then went to a slice backhand after struggling so much...
     
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    Joe has some valid points, but don't just assume he's correct... :lol:
     
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    I think it has to do with topspin, so I will choose A.

    The player that uses it? Coretjia
     
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    C - it allows you to use the same grip for their forehand and one handed backhand so you never have to switch grips between strokes.

    Edit: Well I always answer before reading others posts, and looks like I am wrong again :cry:
     
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    The Answer is:

    C - it allows you to use the same grip for their forehand and one handed backhand so you never have to switch grips between strokes.

    Alberto Berasategui used his backhand grip for his forehand so that he wouldn't have to switch between strokes. And when examined it was an extremely exaggerated western grip.

    Now, yes a western grip does increase the amount of topspin you can use, but an extreme western grip counteracts that because you lose hitting power. So you have to compensate accordingly.

    I really don't think my question was phrased properly to pick out the answer I was looking for so I'll give everyone a point.

    good gut feeling RK
     
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  19. MR PAPPAGI0RGIO

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    To me it seemed the most "Logical" and least "Far Fetched" of the other answers....I used process of elimination, and it was the only one left :wink:
     
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  20. Babolat

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    Let me have the next question?

    This is an easy one.

    Which players has the fastest recorded serve ever?
     
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