Originally Posted by tennisvideos
And he is certainly more Rafter like than almost every other player on the tour today (except Henman)...He has a similar athletic build to Rafter, he does serve and volley sometimes, and he also slices his backhand at times and comes in during a rally. So there are similarities whether you care to admit it or not.
he is not more like rafter than almost every other player on the tour. guys like myrini and dent have more similarities to rafter, because they are pure serve-volleyers. if you were going to compare rafter to an australian, you would be better off choosing paul baccanello, not healey.
as for your points of comparison, you're clutching at straws.
rafter is taller than healey and almost every player on tour has an 'athletic build' (what kind of vague phrase is that anyway?).
he serves and volleys SOMETIMES - maybe in one point a game - whilst rafter would serve and volley on every first serve.
he slices his backhand and comes in during a rally? lol. this is a point of comparison? almost every other player does that. may as well compare rafter to hewitt and federer.
and no, i'm not trying to 'run you down' with a superiority complex, i'm merely pointing out that the arguments which you are raising are of little substance.