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Unconventional styles

I was just thinking, what players play a unconventional style of tennis, I mean weird technique, like a 2-handed Forehand or just constructes the rallies in an unusual manner. It just occured to me these type of eccentric players arent in abundance on the tour.
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My friend Haasfan is back and this actually one of your better threads.

Unusual players:
Karsten Braasch
Fabrice Santoro
Florian Mayer
Raemon Sluiter
Fernando Gonzalez
Karol Kucera
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Sluiter plays every shot double handed. Braasch, I've finally seen his serve this year.

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Sluiter plays every shot double handed. Braasch, I've finally seen his serve this year.
Now you know why he is GWH's favourite German player of all time, and it's a great serve.
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I always heard about the serve and finally saw him in doubles with Robredo in Rosmalen. Too bad he didn't smoke that day.

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I always heard about the serve and finally saw him in doubles with Robredo in Rosmalen. Too bad he didn't smoke that day.
Nothing beats being there when he played the Williams sisters, and he was smoking at the change of ends.
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I heard about that

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I heard about that
The guys in the crowd were laughing very hard.
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what is so unconventional about kucera? ball toss??

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what is so unconventional about kucera? ball toss??
The 10m high ball toss and the Mecir like game isn't that conventional these days, actually I like the different.

Btw, your old player thread has been updated.
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jan-michael gambill... double handed on both sides. unorthodox serve action.

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What is unconventional in Feña?

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What is unconventional in Feña?
His power is unconventional and the fact that he just belts everything most of the time, when he could and has actually played intelligent tennis without hitting every ball at 400km/h.
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