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Trademark playing styles - is Nadal at one end of the spectrum ?

It is often said that, if at one end of the spectrum, so to speak, we kave Federer who plays tennis exactly "the way this sport is supposed to be played, according to, maybe, its inventors visions" (quoting a romanian tennis journalist from memory), on the other end we have Rafa which, as Agassi put it so clearly, showed us that this sport can be played in a completely different manner with a huge ammount of success.

We also have trademark playing styles like Becker and Edberg or Berasategui and Corretja.

I'm watching tennis since the time of Lendl, Becker and Edberg and I'd like to invite you all to descride some trademark playing styles of the players you have followed during the years you watched tennis.

I'm interested especially in borderline styles of play, original in Nadal-like terms, if possible.

Tks. in advance.

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Anyone here had the chance to watch Suzanne Lenglen playing tennis (maybe on tape)? I heard and read oppinions according to whom she was a sort of female-Federer, a balerina of pure ellegance and style on court. Is this true ?

Q. Do you think you would have been able to play as well as you played today, or you think you would have pulled out from the game if it wasn't the Masters Cup final?

ROGER FEDERER: No, Roger Federer doesn't pull out. Otherwise he doesn't walk on court (smiling).


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Nadal is considerably right of centre, but he's not full blown fascist.

Neither is Federer full blown Communist.
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Nadal is considerably right of centre, but he's not full blown fascist.

Neither is Federer full blown Communist.
It's exactly what one can expect coming from a guy with your avatar

Q. Do you think you would have been able to play as well as you played today, or you think you would have pulled out from the game if it wasn't the Masters Cup final?

ROGER FEDERER: No, Roger Federer doesn't pull out. Otherwise he doesn't walk on court (smiling).


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Federer is the epitome of tennis
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When it comes to playing styles, there is good an evil.
Good being great tennis, beautiful strokes, S&V, mental strength (though not all the time) and consistency.
Evil being chokers, cheaters, idiots, ugly tennis with no variety and mugs.

GOOD EXAMPLES - Federer, Murray, Del Potro, Soderling, Istomin, Berdych, Gulbis, Nalbandian, Baghdatis, Kohlschreiber, Schuettler, any S&V players, Stakhovsky, Dolgopolov, Montanes, Ferrer and Hewitt.

EVIL EXAMPLES - Nadal, Verdasco, Blake, Robert, Nadal, Devvarman, Simon, Monfils, Nadal, Koellerer, Pashanski and Nadal.

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When it comes to playing styles, there is good an evil.
Good being great tennis, beautiful strokes, S&V, mental strength (though not all the time) and consistency.
Evil being chokers, cheaters, idiots, ugly tennis with no variety and mugs.

GOOD EXAMPLES - Federer, Murray, Del Potro, Soderling, Istomin, Berdych, Gulbis, Nalbandian, Baghdatis, Kohlschreiber, Schuettler, any S&V players, Stakhovsky, Dolgopolov, Montanes, Ferrer and Hewitt.

EVIL EXAMPLES - Nadal, Verdasco, Blake, Robert, Nadal, Devvarman, Simon, Monfils, Nadal, Koellerer, Pashanski and Nadal.
Gulbis, mentally strong and consistent?

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It is often said that, if at one end of the spectrum, so to speak, we kave Federer who plays tennis exactly "the way this sport is supposed to be played, according to, maybe, its inventors visions" (quoting a romanian tennis journalist from memory), on the other end we have Rafa which, as Agassi put it so clearly, showed us that this sport can be played in a completely different manner with a huge ammount of success.

We also have trademark playing styles like Becker and Edberg or Berasategui and Corretja.

I'm watching tennis since the time of Lendl, Becker and Edberg and I'd like to invite you all to descride some trademark playing styles of the players you have followed during the years you watched tennis.

I'm interested especially in borderline styles of play, original in Nadal-like terms, if possible.

Tks. in advance.

P.S.
Anyone here had the chance to watch Suzanne Lenglen playing tennis (maybe on tape)? I heard and read oppinions according to whom she was a sort of female-Federer, a balerina of pure ellegance and style on court. Is this true ?
Thx, you saved my time here, i stopped reading after that.
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When it comes to playing styles, there is good an evil.
Good being great tennis, beautiful strokes, S&V, mental strength (though not all the time) and consistency.
Evil being chokers, cheaters, idiots, ugly tennis with no variety and mugs.

GOOD EXAMPLES - Federer, Murray, Del Potro, Soderling, Istomin, Berdych, Gulbis, Nalbandian, Baghdatis, Kohlschreiber, Schuettler, any S&V players, Stakhovsky, Dolgopolov, Montanes, Ferrer and Hewitt.

EVIL EXAMPLES - Nadal, Verdasco, Blake, Robert, Nadal, Devvarman, Simon, Monfils, Nadal, Koellerer, Pashanski and Nadal.

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When it comes to playing styles, there is good an evil.
Good being great tennis, beautiful strokes, S&V, mental strength (though not all the time) and consistency.
Evil being chokers, cheaters, idiots, ugly tennis with no variety and mugs.

GOOD EXAMPLES - Federer, Murray, Del Potro, Soderling, Istomin, Berdych, Gulbis, Nalbandian, Baghdatis, Kohlschreiber, Schuettler, any S&V players, Stakhovsky, Dolgopolov, Montanes, Ferrer and Hewitt.

EVIL EXAMPLES - Nadal, Verdasco, Blake, Robert, Nadal, Devvarman, Simon, Monfils, Nadal, Koellerer, Pashanski and Nadal.
who's this nadal guy you keep on mentioning ?

Q. Do you think you would have been able to play as well as you played today, or you think you would have pulled out from the game if it wasn't the Masters Cup final?

ROGER FEDERER: No, Roger Federer doesn't pull out. Otherwise he doesn't walk on court (smiling).


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Thx, you saved my time here, i stopped reading after that.
be more specific , pls.
Fed-hater ?

Q. Do you think you would have been able to play as well as you played today, or you think you would have pulled out from the game if it wasn't the Masters Cup final?

ROGER FEDERER: No, Roger Federer doesn't pull out. Otherwise he doesn't walk on court (smiling).


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