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Djokovic-like Return of Serve 3 5.36%
Milos Raonic-like Serve 20 35.71%
Rafael Nadal Forehand 9 16.07%
Djokovic-like Backhand 5 8.93%
David Ferrer-like Movement 1 1.79%
Michael Llodra-like Netgame/Volleys 4 7.14%
Rafael Nadal-like Mental Toughness 4 7.14%
Gael Monfils-like Athleticism 2 3.57%
Ernest Gulbis-lie Mugginess 2 3.57%
Other (Please Specify) 6 10.71%
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If you could have one weapon in pro tennis, what would it be?

and lets say the rest of your game is futures level. Discuss. I will put up a poll.
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Out of these, Monfils' athletic ability. Because I'd use my athleticism to cover my weak shots by running everything down.
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Out of these, Monfils' athletic ability. Because I'd use my athleticism to cover my weak shots by running everything down.
You can get to the ball, but only if you haven't hit the ball mid-court waiting to be smacked for a winner, even Monfils isn't getting to that. If you can't hit the ball, athleticism means little.

I'd take the Raonic serve. Can end the point with one shot and if not, often an easy put-away.
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nadal's mafia support

then i'd become no 1 and win GS, regardless of how well i play

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I voted Rafael Nadal-like forehand.
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Nadal's forehand and his footwork and steps too : a big bottom and thighs with so quick and agile legs is unbelievable.

Nadal's mental toughness is not as good as Djokovic's.

Besides, I would never want to be in Nadal's brain, I prefer being a happy man like Fed.
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Federer's forehand and Stepanek's hability to pick up girls.
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You can get to the ball, but only if you haven't hit the ball mid-court waiting to be smacked for a winner, even Monfils isn't getting to that. If you can't hit the ball, athleticism means little.

I'd take the Raonic serve. Can end the point with one shot and if not, often an easy put-away.
I think a guy with mediocre groundstrokes but amazing speed can manage. You can make it work if you hit the ball with enough depth, as you said, if you have shitty groundstrokes, hitting them deep can somewhat hide that, make it harder to get attacked. It depends on how poor the groundstrokes are. Because Monfils hits some serious garbage balls but is able to get away with it because players are intimidated with his speed/acceleration.
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A big dick to impress the groupies.

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I think a guy with mediocre groundstrokes but amazing speed can manage. You can make it work if you hit the ball with enough depth, as you said, if you have shitty groundstrokes, hitting them deep can somewhat hide that, make it harder to get attacked. It depends on how poor the groundstrokes are. Because Monfils hits some serious garbage balls but is able to get away with it because players are intimidated with his speed/acceleration.
yes but for athleticism, movement and footwork, Nadal should have been taken as the model, not Monfils :

I would take Nadal's athleticism 10 times over his so-called "mental toughness".

Even Ferrer has a great movement but with a light body it's far far less impressive than Nadal's movement who does that with strong legs and body.
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Perfect player for me would be Sampras' serve with Roger's forehand and Murray's backhand and Djokovic's mental toughness and movement and Andy Roddick's GF.

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yes but for athleticism, movement and footwork, Nadal should have been taken as the model, not Monfils :

I would take Nadal's athleticism 10 times over his so-called "mental toughness".

Even Ferrer has a great movement but with a light body it's far far less impressive than Nadal's movement who does that with strong legs and body.
Nadal is an elite mover, but Monfils is faster than him, accelerates quicker and has more athleticism. With that being said, Nadal does have way, way better footwork and athletic ability doesn't mean a lot if you don't use it properly. I'd still probably pick Monfils over Nadal and just train myself to be more technically sound.
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