Originally Posted by federer express
federer has a winning record...just because he has lost 1 match to him (2years ago and in italy) doesn't mean sanguinetti is any good. His game does belong in an era long gone i'll agree on that....the game has moved thankfully! Its not only the power he lacks, he doesn't do anything well. McEnroe didn't hit people off the court either but he still did ok
But, to paraphrase those who replied to Coria trolls in the aftermath of the RG final, who won the match that counted?
Actually, I saw that Milan final, and Sanguinetti did hit some stunning returns and aggressive shots when he needed to. Hardly a surprise, bearing in mind the guy had beaten Ferrero, El Aynaoui and Escude to get to the final, and went on to beat Srichaphan and Roddick when he won Delray Beach later that year. My, what a hopeless player.
He has a very good, flowing backhand that stays low, the forehand is a bit of a weak slap a la Jonas Bjorkman. The service action is quite abbreviated and fast as well, not too easy to read. Frankly, I think it's a terrible shame we won't be seeing any more of this style, although fortunately new players like Mayer are carrying on the tradition of oddball tennis. Let's face it though, at the moment someone like Soderling is the future of tennis, on fast courts at least.