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Alternative game-styles.

Obviously we know the main types of players are:

1. Serve-volleyer.
2. Agressive baseliner.
3. Defensive baseliner, aka counter-puncher.

Which layers don't fall strictly into any category. I would say off the top of my head Andre Agassi, Fabrice Santoro, Rafael Nadal, Martina Hingis, Kim Clijsters and Jennifer Capriati.

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Re: Alternative game-styles.

You'll also need to include all-court player.

I'd place Tommy Haas and Daniela Hantuchova under that category.

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Re: Alternative game-styles.

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Obviously we know the main types of players are:

1. Serve-volleyer.
2. Agressive baseliner.
3. Defensive baseliner, aka counter-puncher.

Which layers don't fall strictly into any category. I would say off the top of my head Andre Agassi, Fabrice Santoro, Rafael Nadal, Martina Hingis, Kim Clijsters and Jennifer Capriati.
In my opinion, Agassi is the very definition of agressive baseliner.
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Re: Alternative game-styles.

Agassi is the epitome of aggressive baseliner.

But the OP is a clown, has a history of clown threads.

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Re: Alternative game-styles.

Personally I would include a group of tactical players. But those are rare today now.

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You'll also need to include all-court player.
Yes. Federer, Haas and maybe Pioline fit well there

You play only as good, as your opponent lets you to
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Yes. Federer, Haas and maybe Pioline fit well there

Haas on clay, you got to be joking , the guy lost against Danai Udomchoke at home soil; he is a great hard court player, but on clay he is woth shit,and on grass he has also no great results.
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1. Serve-volleyer.
2. Agressive baseliner.
3. Defensive baseliner, aka counter-puncher.
Agressive baseliner, aka big hitter, aka shotmaker (even though I don't fully like the latest one)

You play only as good, as your opponent lets you to
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Haas on clay, you got to be joking , the guy lost against Danai Udomchoke at home soil; he is a great hard court player, but on clay he is woth shit,and on grass he has also no great results.
all court player is different from all-surfaces player
the former has to do with style the later with adapting to a certain surface or not

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Haas on clay, you got to be joking , the guy lost against Danai Udomchoke at home soil; he is a great hard court player, but on clay he is woth shit,and on grass he has also no great results.
An all-court player is the one who mixes up baseline agression with advancing to the net on certain occasions, and has good shotmaking skills, not the one who is a great claycourter

EDIT: wow, looks like scarecrows beat me to it, but as I see he writes the same thing

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Haas on clay, you got to be joking , the guy lost against Danai Udomchoke at home soil; he is a great hard court player, but on clay he is woth shit,and on grass he has also no great results.
Here all court is used to mean a player who plays all over the court i.e. comes to net and stays at baseline, not someone who can play on all surfaces.
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Re: Alternative game-styles.

Ancic has the elements to be an all court player

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Ancic has the elements to be an all court player
definitely, but he doesn't come to the net as ofted as he used to

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definitely, but he doesn't come to the net as ofted as he used to
yes, that's why i said he has the elements and not that he is one
since his comeback he's becoming a bit passive and this sucks

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