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light feet 10 20.41%
pinpoint accuracy 3 6.12%
strong forehand 3 6.12%
big serve 15 30.61%
good touch 2 4.08%
good volleyer 3 6.12%
very aggressive play 13 26.53%
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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Most important element of grass tennis

Many people have very different opinions of their idea of what grass-court tennis is. Some say it is quick all-court tennis, some say it is just serve-serve...
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Re: Most important element of grass tennis

today, moonballing abilities
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Well, grass is a beautiful nice looking court, and some people say it is a big difference to play at the first round on fresh grass and later. The main is serve + reliable play on rival's mistakes
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Re: Most important element of grass tennis

a good slice is nice too

movement/anticipation are vital for grass IMO, you need a good mind.

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Re: Most important element of grass tennis

moonballing t the backhand

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Re: Most important element of grass tennis

It has to be the footwork. That is the prime reason RN has done so well on grass. His ability to run from his BH to hit FH on grass is impressive albeit disgusting considering he moonballs so many of them.


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moonballing t the backhand

faking injuries to distract opponent

time wasting

grunting like a pig

fistn pumping like a bitch

all skills needed to win wimbledon
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I miss the options moonballing and delaying the game throughout.

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Re: Most important element of grass tennis

Grass tennis is made so much easier with a really effective serve. It doesn't have to be 140, just well placed with pace and variety.

One break of serve is usually enough to win a set.

No one wins Wimbledon with a crap serve. I don't care how great their ground game is.
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Grass tennis is made so much easier with a really effective serve. It doesn't have to be 140, just well placed with pace and variety.

One break of serve is usually enough to win a set.

No one wins Wimbledon with a crap serve. I don't care how great their ground game is.
Nadal's serve...
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these days all you need is a good reliable serve and good movement. having a lot of bite on your slices is extremely underrated these days and helpful too cause the ball stays heaps low and can help you get into an offensive position in rallies.
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Re: Most important element of grass tennis

Real grass: Aggressive movement and touch. Proof Sampras, Youngerer and many others.

Today's green clay: Defensive movement and shot making from back of the court.

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Re: Most important element of grass tennis

Serve. Look at mugs like Raonic and Karlovic.
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Re: Most important element of grass tennis

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Nadal's serve...


Nadal's serve is one of the best on tour on grass. To give you an idea, he has been broken a grand total of 5 times in his last 20 sets vs Murray and Federer (10 sets vs Murray and 10 vs Federer).
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Nadal's serve...
What about it? It's very effective on grass. It has enough pace and his placement is excellent. He also is lefty, which is very advantageous (out wide to BH is virtually unreturnable when hit close to the line). He is rarely broken on grass. And match stats will back that up.
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