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No one is watching Tennis these days? Canadian new sensation 18 year old Shapovalov upset #1 tournament seeded and ATP 2nd ranked Nadal. First 18 year old to reach a Masters 1000 semi-final. All of this in front of his home crowd. What a week the kid is having.

Raonic out early and Bouchard was well Bouchard.
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Eugenie Bouchard is a pretty face who could sound awfully mean. You don't want to be this gal's husband...
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lemieux035 wrote:
Aug 13th, 2017 2:18 am
Eugenie Bouchard is a pretty face who could sound awfully mean. You don't want to be this gal's husband...
lol pretty much - she is pretty but man, she seems like she can be an ice queen - in the same mold as Sharapova....

Unfortunately I think a lot of Genie's early success went to her - too much success early on and she thought she was the queen of the world - the next "Great One" in women's tennis - wow, has she fallen fast and steep.....

Hopefully she gets her head on right and is able to grow and succeed - so far, her journey has still be rocky with inconsistencies in performance....
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I played on the court next to Shapovalov when he was about 14. Even then he was already beating grown men at the highest level of non-pro doubles in Toronto. I remember watching in amazement, and it's so great to see him get to where he is now!

As for Genie, it is a lot of pressure as she said herself, but at the pro level the mental game is what separates the top 20 from the rest of the pack. I hope she can turn things around while she's still reaching her peak.
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ji2o0k wrote:
Aug 13th, 2017 10:20 am
lol pretty much - she is pretty but man, she seems like she can be an ice queen - in the same mold as Sharapova....

Unfortunately I think a lot of Genie's early success went to her - too much success early on and she thought she was the queen of the world - the next "Great One" in women's tennis - wow, has she fallen fast and steep.....

Hopefully she gets her head on right and is able to grow and succeed - so far, her journey has still be rocky with inconsistencies in performance....
In Jrs she could overpower her opponents, but in the Pros, she can't do that anymore. Very few people can play like a Justine Henin.

I think she should get a good coach that will help her "build" the point. Martina Hingis was a master at that kind of tennis. She was tiny, but I just loved how she played when she was younger.
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Has anyone ever looked into Topspinpro?

https://www.amazon.ca/TopspinPro-Topspi ... opspin+pro

I stumbled across this on Amazon and was looking for something to use with my son (as well as myself since I hadn't played in over 25 years). I mean, it looks good in theory but I wonder about the long-term usefulness of this thing. Certainly, my son will benefit from it now since he is new to the game but obviously I am concerned of yet another thing collecting dust if we develop past this.

Yes, we plan on lessons if anyone wants to ask but this was something I was wondering about.
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tk1000 wrote:
Feb 13th, 2018 10:01 pm
Canadian Tennis Player Eugenie Bouchard's Is Fully Naked In Her Newest Sports Illustrated Photoshoot

https://www.narcity.com/life/canadian-t ... -eyes-melt
She has to keep the paycheque coming, losing in tennis doesn't pay the bills. A man in that losing position doesn't have the same "easy" opportunity that a female has. You just have to be lucky that you are "good looking" and you'll get paid, despite failing and losing time and time again at tennis.
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radeonboy wrote:
Feb 14th, 2018 12:43 pm
She has to keep the paycheque coming, losing in tennis doesn't pay the bills. A man in that losing position doesn't have the same "easy" opportunity that a female has. You just have to be lucky that you are "good looking" and you'll get paid, despite failing and losing time and time again at tennis.
She just settled with USTA for her slip during the US open 2 years ago. I'm going to assume it is in the 100's of thousands, if not close to a million.
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Bouchard still has time, but from what i've seen in the highlights... she's done NOTHING to improve her game. Narrow margins, horrid serve, lack of movement, horrible net game (that said she is pretty decent at stationary volleying for doubles). She seems to be still rolling in the sponsor money and seems nothing to worry about... is tennis her first priority?, who knows. There are some AMAZING up and comers (Osaka, Katsatkina come to mind) look look to take over soon enough (unlike the mens game).

Federer is at another level... nothing left to be said. Looks to take another IW title if he beats Coric tomorrow, then either probably Raonic or Delpo in the final.
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