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Ivo Karlovic 8 19.51%
Andy Murray 4 9.76%
Alexandr Dolgopolov 7 17.07%
Feliciano Lopez 5 12.20%
Phillip Petzschner 4 9.76%
Bernard Tomic 10 24.39%
Kei Nishikori 0 0%
Nicolas Mahut 0 0%
Phillip Kohlschreiber 0 0%
Other 3 7.32%
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post #16 of 33 (permalink) Old 07-16-2012, 07:04 PM
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The only player I really think plays the slice poorly and a bit too much is actually Karlovic. Look, he isn't going to win a lot of long exchanges, so why doesn't he take a rip at more balls here and there..

As for the rest of the players, it is part of their game. Federer uses it quite a lot to great effect, Petzschner has a solid slice, Dolgopolov has an interesting one, etc. While sometimes they do make a poor shot selection and use the slice, it isn't any different from other poor choices players make with other shots, so no I don't think any of the other players you have listed particularly use the slice too much or really poorly except for Ivo.
Karlovic should be slicing as an approach. The best place for him is at the net where he can use his touch and awesome reach

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Gonzalez, Petzschner, Karlovic, Federer (as of late)...
Federer? No, no. His topspin backhand isn't as reliable these days so he needs his slice badly. He used it perfectly in Wimbledon I thought. He could use it even more, as an offensive shot.

Gonzalez, Feli and Petz overuse it, but that's because their topspin bh are too erratic.

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Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

Rusedski used it all the time but that's cause he had no topspin backhand.

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Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

Don't think Lopez should be in here too, it's because his backhand is actually a slice backhand, many have said its the one of the most horrible one-handed backhand.
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Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

Flavio didn't make the poll

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Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

most players slice with a purpose

tomic slices mindlessly with no reason whatsoever
mainly because the rest of his game has become quite shitty

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Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

Petzchner only uses slices. It's not as if he has a normal backhand. His backhand is the slice.
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The slice is a glorified moonball, yes ?.


I overdo the slice, probably 'cos it's my only shot!

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Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

Santoro, I think.

Edit: ups, I guess this is about current players. Petzschner I think.

Slice is for girls. In fact Steffi or Henin could teach some lessons to many men.

Was specially hilarious Arancha vs. Steffi. Former moonballing to death and latter slicing

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Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

On the list Lopez...

Otherwise it would be Djokovic, he almost never uses it but when he does slice, it is a crime against the laws of tennis aesthetics.

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Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

Karlovic. He's got bad movement so he might as well drive his backhand - however badly he does it - so he can look to conclude points quickly.
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Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

What about colonel Youzhny? I saw a funny video of him slicing to death with Roger. Could that video bring anything new to this boring thread?
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Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

Kohli of course out of the poll options. It's actually Dep Potro though.

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Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

In the modern game you only really see the slice being used as a defensive shot, which colours some peoples views here. It can also be an offensive shot, as an approach.

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Tomic all day long. Never saw him hit a straight backhand yet lol
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