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Which players rely extremely heavily on one component?

Obviously every player has his strengths and weaknesses, but I'm talking about an absolute go-to shot that would leave him significantly impaired were it traded for a mediocre/average alternative. There's a very fine line between a weapon and a career saver, so please only provide drastic examples.

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Re: Which players rely extremely heavily on one component?

Andreev, Gonzalez and Roddick to name just a few.

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Re: Which players rely extremely heavily on one component?

Nadal's forehand. Roddicks serve.
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Re: Which players rely extremely heavily on one component?

Gasquet - Backhand
Karlovic - Serve

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Re: Which players rely extremely heavily on one component?

Roddick is the main guy to come to mind. The rest of his game is literally worse than average.

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Federer - The Artist
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Re: Which players rely extremely heavily on one component?

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Andreev, Gonzalez and Roddick to name just a few.
I think Gonzalez has some great days on serve where is hardly breakable

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Rafa's back hand half-volley pick-up
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Gulbis-dropshots
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Re: Which players rely extremely heavily on one component?

federer forehand
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I think Gonzalez has some great days on serve where is hardly breakable
You can probably apply the same logic to majority of the 1-dimensional players, as they all have good days where everything clicks, but in the majority of cases would rely on that big weapoon of such.

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federer forehand
Nah Federer could win a match without a racket.
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federer forehand
I think great movement and a reliable first serve place Federer out of this category.

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I think great movement and a reliable first serve place Federer out of this category.
i disagree many players on tour have great movement and solid serve look at davydenko. federer forehand is his moneyshot without it, he probably wouldnt have won a slam.
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i disagree many players on tour have great movement and solid serve look at davydenko. federer forehand is his moneyshot without it, he probably wouldnt have won a slam.
13 grand slams and counting and he has won it with only a forehand.

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Re: Which players rely extremely heavily on one component?

Karlovic and his serve. He relies on it so much that even he'd barely register inside the top 1000 without it.
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