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*** Best shots in tennis ***

Best shots in tennis this time:

serve - Roddick
cross-court fh - Nadal
down the line fh - Federer/Nadal
cross-court bh - Nalbandian
down the line bh - Djokovic/Federer
volley (drop volley, half volley, overhead smatch)- Federer
drop shot - Nadal
lob - Santoro

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Re: *** Best shots in tennis ***

Hewitt for lob.

Roddick doesn't necessary have the best serve.

Coria has good drop shots.

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Nadal's FH DTL isn't that great IMO. Usually he hits it when his opponents don't expect it and that's how he gets winners.
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Nadal's FH DTL is extinct, just as Tyrannosaurus rex

Federer's DTLer is sublime

Coria had great dropshots, Hewitt lobs and net approaches sometimes

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No way Nadal has a better crosscourt FH then Federer. In fact, Fed's forehand is simply the deadliest shot in tennis period.
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Re: *** Best shots in tennis ***

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Best shots in tennis this time:

serve - Roddick
cross-court fh - Nadal
down the line fh - Federer/Nadal
cross-court bh - Nalbandian
down the line bh - Djokovic/Federer
volley (drop volley, half volley, overhead smatch)- Federer
drop shot - Nadal
lob - Santoro

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Why are you intemizing FH and BH avoiding volleys?
I think these collations are difficult, very subjective. I noticed once that for example Davydenko and Hewitt have quite good backhand cross-court volleys but their BH volleys down the line practically don't exist.

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down the line bh has got to be Nalbandian.
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down the line bh has got to be Nalbandian.
with 2-hander, yes. 1-handed dtl award goes for Gasquet, even of he sucks badly right now

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Hewitt for lob.

Roddick doesn't necessary have the best serve.

Coria has good drop shots.
Karlovic's serve may have a little bit better placement but part of the reason is his height. As much as i don't like Roddick, i will take Roddick's serve as 99% of players on tour have no idea how to deal with it..
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Karlovic's serve may have a little bit better placement but part of the reason is his height. As much as i don't like Roddick, i will take Roddick's serve as 99% of players on tour have no idea how to deal with it..
Talking about the serve I think is necessary to specify 1st and 2nd serve. Karlovic has just decent 2nd serve IMO, Nalbandian serves 2nd serve better than the Croat, more efficiently.

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there's another shot: the inside out backhand

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=vuw8zHKesHI
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there's another shot: the inside out backhand

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Becker and Stich were playing this shot superbly, especially on returns when an opponent were going to the net (but with a different technique)

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Re: *** Best shots in tennis ***

serve - Karlovic
cross-court fh - Federer
down the line fh - Federer
cross-court bh - Nalbandian
down the line bh - Gasquet
volley (drop volley, half volley, overhead smatch)- Federer, Stepanek
drop shot - Santoro
return of 1st serve - Federer, Djokovic
return of 2nd serve - Nalbandian
lob - Hewitt
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Best shots in tennis this time:

serve - Roddick
cross-court fh - Nadal
down the line fh - Federer/Nadal
At this point in the list I realize you're just joking and stop reading. Nadal's DTL FH?
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Federer has the best DTL backhand? MTF keeps on giving.

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