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Are there any flat hitters on the ATP Tour?

I cant not recall a single guy who hits the ball flat. It seems like most men play with heavy top spin and not penetrating flat strokes.

So has there ever been a flat hitter? Is there one now?

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The one in your signature, James Blake hits the ball pretty flat...doesn't he?


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The one in your signature, James Blake hits the ball pretty flat...doesn't he?
I always thought he hit with lots of spin.

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Simon hits the ball pretty flat but can change it up if needs be
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Connors, Agassi, Hrbaty, Soderling...

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Re: Are there any flat hitters on the ATP Tour?

Is there a reason that men hit with bucket loads of spin?

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Chokerling is the best example
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From the top of my head...

Cilic, Grosjean, Blake, Korolev, Tipsarevic, Tsonga, Clement, Baghdatis, Fish, Gulbis, Soderling, Berdych,..
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I cant not recall a single guy who hits the ball flat. It seems like most men play with heavy top spin and not penetrating flat strokes.

So has there ever been a flat hitter? Is there one now?
Have you ever watched anyone apart from nadal
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Re: Are there any flat hitters on the ATP Tour?

stepanek, simon, clement, and others that have been mentioned. every player on tour hits with some kind of spin, this thread is pretty confusing.

Simon, Mannarino, Chardy,
Paire, Benneteau, Gicquel

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