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Best players at certain shots

Who are some players you see and you think "no one else hits this shot as well as this guy"?

Berdych: Best I've ever seen at putting away a high bouncing ball with his forehand. Hits the ball so hard that he never has to follow it up with a volley. Hit anything short of the baseline to Berdych's forehand and the point is over instantly.

Davydenko: Best baseline movement and down the line forehand. When I'm watching Davydenko I know that when his opponent hits an offensive shot to his forehand, it will come back even harder down the line. He bends his knees more than anyone else, so he stays really low and has ridiculous balance and timing on that down the line forehand.

Mirnyi: Best volleys. That and his long reach makes him the perfect net player.
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Federer: Everything he hits.
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At the conclusion of this thread I hope to discover the best exponent of the backhand topspin dropshot.

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At the conclusion of this thread I hope to discover the best exponent of the backhand topspin dropshot.
Federer of course !

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Re: Best players at certain shots

Indeed, Roger has given us some amazing new shots over the years but the dropshit remains my favourite .


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Indeed, Roger has given some amazing new shots over the years but the dropshit remains my favourite .
especially the topspin one, some of his shanks were legendary

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Marat Safin : Backhand smash
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Re: Best players at certain shots

Wide sliced serve - Llodra, Federer
Inside-in Forehand - Berdych & Federer
Inside-Out Forehand - Nadal, Tsonga, Federer, Isner
Cross Court Forehand - Malisse
Cross Court Backhand - Djokovic
Backhand return - Djokovic, Murray, Fish
Overhead - Roddick
Backhand, Forehand on the run - Davydenko
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Re: Best players at certain shots

1st serve - Karlovic
2nd serve - Isner
ROS - Djokovic
Go for it FH - On fire Delpo (that shit is crazy)
Topspin FH - Nadal
single-handed BH - Fed, Wawrinka and Gasquet
Serve and voley - Stepanek
Defence to offence BH - Djokovic (when you think he cant get it he get it back to you so good you make and UE)
BH down-the-line - Tipsarevic (maybe I'm bias, but that's his money shot that got him to TOP10)
Smash - Roddick
Ballbash everything - Rosol
Drop Shot - ????

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Re: Best players at certain shots

Hmmm. Nole has been owning those lob shots for quite some time now. He's been pretty consistent with that shot.
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lob - hewitt
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lob- Nadal. On every shot infact.

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lob- Nadal. On every shot infact.
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I can't answer this question because I am biased towards my favourite player.

Roger Federer

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Wide sliced serve - Llodra, Federer
Inside-in Forehand - Berdych & Federer
Inside-Out Forehand - Nadal, Tsonga, Federer, Isner
Cross Court Forehand - Malisse
Cross Court Backhand - Djokovic
Backhand return - Djokovic, Murray, Fish
Overhead - Roddick
Backhand, Forehand on the run - Davydenko
I'll use this as my template

Wide sliced serve - Llodra, Federer
Flat serve, down the T - Raonic
Inside-in FH - Federer
Inside-Out FH- Nadal, Tsonga, Federer, Isner, Djokovic
Cross Court FH - Malisse
Cross Court BH - Djokovic (by a mile), Murray
BH return - Djokovic, Murray, Fish
Overhead - Roddick
BH, FH on the run - Davydenko


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Roger is like a good red wine, he’s getting better with age.

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