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View Poll Results: Most aesthetically pleasing shots/attributes
Federer - backhand passing shot, service motion, forehand 93 58.86%
Sampras - service motion, running forehand 23 14.56%
Edberg - backhand volley 32 20.25%
Rosewall - slice passing shot, volley 5 3.16%
Laver - backhand, volley 12 7.59%
Kuerten - backhand 16 10.13%
McEnroe - volley, slice serve out wide 17 10.76%
Borg - forehand, movement 9 5.70%
Gasquet - backhand 37 23.42%
Other (Agassi two-handed BH, Nadal passing shots (off both wings) + forehand, Lleyton Hewitt - lob) 24 15.19%
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Most aesthetically pleasing ?

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Re: Most aesthetically pleasing ?

I did a thread like this and didn't last long.

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Re: Most aesthetically pleasing ?

You'll get the answer you want from me on this one.

Roger Federer.

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Re: Most aesthetically pleasing ?

Just made a poll, guys. Enjoy.
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Gustavo Kuerten, especially on clay. It was great to watch him pick Federer, to pieces, at Roland Garros, in 2004.


Women's tennis is really bad, but Justine Henin was always good to watch.
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Re: Most aesthetically pleasing ?

I took Federer, but it is very close with at least 3 others (McEnrore and Edberg are right there), had you added effective, would have been a different choice.

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Federer,Edberg and McEnroe are good to watch.

The rest...ok well i have never seen Rosewall..

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Re: Most aesthetically pleasing ?

Edberg, always.
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I voted for Gasquet's backhand but I just saw that Guga's in the poll and his backhand is the one who should get my vote.
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Gustavo Kuerten, especially on clay. It was great to watch him pick Federer, to pieces, at Roland Garros, in 2004.


Women's tennis is really bad, but Justine Henin was always good to watch.
yeah pretty much Steffi Graf and Justine Henin were to watch.. i'm not old enough to know about more classic players. But nowdays WTA is HORRIBLE.

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Re: Most aesthetically pleasing ?

Sampras/Fed/Rafter volley on grass was good to watch and drop shot for fed/Coria?

Agassi's return and versatility?

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I went with Edberg's backhand volley as well as Federer's forehand. I know -- I'm terribly indecisive.
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Re: Most aesthetically pleasing ?

That's rough: Federer serve and forehand, Edberg volley, Rosewall backhand slice, Kuerten backhand. Borg movement.

I enjoy McEnroe's and Vilas's and Nadal's forehands as well but that's because I like the look of odd lefty games. And I always thought Connors' groundstrokes were handsome in a scrappy way.

For some reason Sampras and Agassi leave me blank, though Agassi's groundstrokes looked great later in his career.

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Re: Most aesthetically pleasing ?

Safin's doublehander?

Tim Henman had nice volleys. I think Federer has the best looking serve, though Sampras was more effective.

I love all aspects of TENNIS.

Federer - The Artist
Murray - The Tactician
Nalbandian - The Ballstriker
Llodra - The S/V
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Re: Most aesthetically pleasing ?

I'm not a big fan of the two-handed backhand, but I do enjoy watching Nalbandian's.
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