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Greatest "weird" strokes of all time

John McEnroe: serve motion....invented to avoid back pain. ( also the rest of his touch strokes as well for that matter.)

Borg: two handed / one handed hockey slapshot backhand

Santoro: two handed forehand and all the rest of his strokes

Nadal: bull whip forehand

Sampras: air Jordan over head smash

Roddicks : serve motion. Invented while playing baseball with a tennis racquet

Courier: Run around Backhand inside out forehand baseball swing stroke

Arias: the father of the modern game and whom Bolliteri based everything on

Agassi: hitting on the rise

Connors: two handed backhand smash

Roscoe tanner: lowest ball toss in the history of tennis. Invents while hitting leaves off trees.

Michael Chang: the hurry up underhanded serve.

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Re: Greatest "weird" strokes of all time

hanescu's trick smash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJTTILzJIg4

ríos 360° trick return of serve:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfBZ-gtMU1A

ríos sitting smash

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7cya...eature=related

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Santoro's between the legs lob also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sScXBKem3rk

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Dick Norman's behind the back lob.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL23E_fNyeM&NR=1

Think he meant what the players use at least sometimes, rather than trick shots.. but ah well.

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That tournament is obviously crazy...

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Federer's tweeners

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Anything by Florian Mayer

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[youtube]bhJffsne6Xc[/youtube]

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Anything by Florian Mayer
the jumping backhand drop shot especially
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True!!!! anything Flo. Mayer is unreal
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Flo is indeed king of weird great strokes
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Florian mayers entire game.

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santoro

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Re: Greatest "weird" strokes of all time

My candidate:

[youtube]www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHk3KEGF5mI&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/youtube]

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Actually, what Connors did is illegal.
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