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Question Who's the worst S&V pretender?

Just watching the highlights of Fish vs. Roddick.

Andy Roddick:
  • Doesn't know when to come in
  • Has horrible approach shots
  • Can't volley (especially of the backhand side)
  • Doesn't even instinctively cover the default cross-court passing shot

Is he the worst current player who attempts to play from the net?

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Re: Which current player has the worst net game?

Soderling
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Re: Which current player has the worst net game?

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Soderling
???
Does he try to come to the net? If not, I don't think he should count.

Title should be: Who is the worst S&V pretender. :-)

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Re: Who's the worst S&V pretender?

Monfils, Soderling, Verdasco, Boredo, Massu...

there aren't as many people good at the net as there used to be, nowadays it's all baseline game

Rafael "The Matador of Spin" Nadal
Roger “The Magician of Precision” Federer
Del Potro, Ferrer, Haas, Zeballos


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Re: Who's the worst S&V pretender?

Umm.. rephrased the topic to "Who is the worst S&V pretender?"

Sorry for the confusion :P

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Re: Who's the worst S&V pretender?

The vast majority of players on tour are pretty bad at net. They aren't S&V pretenders...because they don't even try to S&V. Roddick comes to net sometimes, but rarely after his serve....he prefers to follow some of the worst approach shots ever seen....and then his actual volleys leave plenty to be desired as well.

If more players went to net more, they'd look as bad too i'd imagine...but most seem to have learned that this is a very bad play in today's game. Especially if they're not going to learn how to do it right.
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Re: Who's the worst S&V pretender?

there are lots of players nowadays who cannot volley , so the list is pretty long

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Del Potro, Ferrer, Haas, Zeballos


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Re: Who's the worst S&V pretender?

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Monfils, Soderling, Verdasco, Boredo, Massu...

there aren't as many people good at the net as there used to be, nowadays it's all baseline game
When do these players ever S&V?

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Re: Who's the worst S&V pretender?

Robredo isn't bad.
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Re: Who's the worst S&V pretender?

Problem with most players is not that they have that bad of a volley, but rather that they don't know when to come to the net. Come to the net at the wrong approach and you're likely to look silly at the net against ATP players.
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Re: Who's the worst S&V pretender?

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there are lots of players nowadays who cannot volley , so the list is pretty long
This. OMG, trying to think of a really good volley is tough. As for a bad one, take your pick.

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Re: Who's the worst S&V pretender?

I'd go along with everyone's comments here, especially Roddick - what has been said here is very accurate.
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Re: Who's the worst S&V pretender?

It has to be Roddick. They guy tries, but every single S&V from him is facepalm-inducing...

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It has to be Roddick. They guy tries, but every single S&V from him is facepalm-inducing...
Specially if it's on the BH side..

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