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Rajeev Ram's and Sampras' service motion: Any other stroke similarities in tennis?

I've seen this guy play properly for the first time today (Finland's tennis coverage is probably on par with Ethiopia's) and LOL I finally realize what the Rampras nickname stands for . The guy has an identical serve to Pete Sampras', the motion and preparation that is. Not a bad role model for a serve, I just think it's uncanny that such a difficult shot as the serve can look so similar.

It got me thinking, do you guys know of any other cases where players might have very similar looking strokes?

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The similarities are striking indeed.
I don't see other cases as each player develops idiosyncracies ...

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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Monfils copying Roddick's serve.
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I've always thought that Cilic and Karlovic have very similar forehands, aesthetically speaking. The preparation, takeback and execution similarities always gets me.
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Zabaleta`s and Chela`s serves.

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Monfils copying Roddick's serve.
Well that's a bit the same, actually I've heard that Tsonga and Monfils copied Roddick's motion as juniors together. Monfils is more like Roddick's nowadays though. But still it's a kinda lanky, lazy version of Rod's serve.

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Monfils copying Roddick's serve.
Footwork and trophy pose are different. I'm not sure he copied him because I saw a Monfils video when he was a kid and he had the same motion.

"I asked a bloke in the front row if he liked the serve-and-volley stuff," said Rafter. "He said he did but asked if he was going to get to see any rallies. 'Not today, mate,' I told him."
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Well that's a bit the same, actually I've heard that Tsonga and Monfils copied Roddick's motion as juniors together. Monfils is more like Roddick's nowadays though. But still it's a kinda lanky, lazy version of Rod's serve.
Roddick's not a bad example to try to mould your serve around. I don't blame them.

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Footwork and trophy pose are different. I'm not sure he copied him because I saw a Monfils video when he was a kid and he had the same motion.
It still looks similar to me. Especially just after the ball bouncing and before the ball toss - his behind (like Roddick's) really sticks out.
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Kolya copied Fed about taking balls early.

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Marat Safin and Fernando Gonzalez racquet smash ...
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Federer coped my forehand, the cheeky monkey.
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I've always thought that Cilic and Karlovic have very similar forehands, aesthetically speaking. The preparation, takeback and execution similarities always gets me.
I truly hope someone really has copied Karlovic's groundstrokes. They are marvelous
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