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View Poll Results: Which stroke gives you the most difficulty? (NOTE: its public!)
Fore Hand 5 5.56%
Back Hand 15 16.67%
Volley 21 23.33%
Over Head 16 17.78%
Serve 33 36.67%
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Question Which stroke gives you the most difficulty?

I saw the results of an old online poll published in a tennis magazine(2002) and thought it'll be interesting to try the same poll here and find out what results we'll get from MTF in 2006!

I'll reveal the results of the old online poll from the tennis magazine when this poll is over.

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Fernando Gonzalez | Max Mirnyi | Jo-Wilfried Tsonga | Tommy Haas | Ricardas Berankis | Xavier Malisse | Andreas Seppi | David Ferrer | Juan Martin Del Potro | Tim Smyczek | Olivier Rochus | Victor Troicki | Horatio Zeballos | Lleyton Hewitt | Nick Kyrgios | Mario Ancic | Peter Luczak

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Re: Which stroke gives you the most difficulty?

Do you mean when we play ourselves??

If so then probably the smash, I suck at those, but I kick ass at bounce smashes.

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Do you mean when we play ourselves??

If so then probably the smash, I suck at those, but I kick ass at bounce smashes.
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Kei Nishikori | Yen-Hsun Lu | Somdev Devvarman | Yeu-Tzuoo Wang | Di Wu
Hyeon Chung | Dennis Istomin | Ze Zhang | Go Soeda | Tatsuma Ito | Yuichi Sugita | Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi | Rohan Bopanna | Danai Udomchoke | Tsung-Hua Yang | Hiroki Moriya | Mao-Xin Gong | Hyung-Taik Lee | Paradorn Srichaphan | Takao Suzuki

Fernando Gonzalez | Max Mirnyi | Jo-Wilfried Tsonga | Tommy Haas | Ricardas Berankis | Xavier Malisse | Andreas Seppi | David Ferrer | Juan Martin Del Potro | Tim Smyczek | Olivier Rochus | Victor Troicki | Horatio Zeballos | Lleyton Hewitt | Nick Kyrgios | Mario Ancic | Peter Luczak

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Re: Which stroke gives you the most difficulty?

High backhand drive.. the timing and movement on this shot always gives me problems.. trying to step back and then wait for the ball to fall and moving forward through the drive presents me with nightmares!

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High backhand drive.. the timing and movement on this shot always gives me problems.. trying to step back and then wait for the ball to fall and moving forward through the drive presents me with nightmares!
No way. I love backhand drives, they are quite tricky but I just love them. Such a beautiful stroke especially with a one handed backhand like mine

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Re: Which stroke gives you the most difficulty?

its really hard for me to choose between serve or volley...

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Kei Nishikori | Yen-Hsun Lu | Somdev Devvarman | Yeu-Tzuoo Wang | Di Wu
Hyeon Chung | Dennis Istomin | Ze Zhang | Go Soeda | Tatsuma Ito | Yuichi Sugita | Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi | Rohan Bopanna | Danai Udomchoke | Tsung-Hua Yang | Hiroki Moriya | Mao-Xin Gong | Hyung-Taik Lee | Paradorn Srichaphan | Takao Suzuki

Fernando Gonzalez | Max Mirnyi | Jo-Wilfried Tsonga | Tommy Haas | Ricardas Berankis | Xavier Malisse | Andreas Seppi | David Ferrer | Juan Martin Del Potro | Tim Smyczek | Olivier Rochus | Victor Troicki | Horatio Zeballos | Lleyton Hewitt | Nick Kyrgios | Mario Ancic | Peter Luczak

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No way. I love backhand drives, they are quite tricky but I just love them. Such a beautiful stroke especially with a one handed backhand like mine
send me a video

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send me a video
Of me hitting a one handed backhand or of any player hitting one.

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its really hard for me to choose between serve or volley...
Serve is tricky for me too. I don't mind first serves but my second serve is rubbish, either it is weak or there is a high chance of a DF.

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Of me hitting a one handed backhand or of any player hitting one.
you of course . I have plenty of videos of Fed/Gasquet/Johansson/Henman

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you of course . I have plenty of videos of Fed/Gasquet/Johansson/Henman
I don't have any videos of me playing tennis I'm afraid. Just imagine Gasquet but a bit taller, a bit mmore ugly , a lot worse at tennis.

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Re: Which stroke gives you the most difficulty?

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I don't have any videos of me playing tennis I'm afraid. Just imagine Gasquet but a bit taller, a bit mmore ugly , a lot worse at tennis.
no no I want to be able to sleep tonite

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I don't have any videos of me playing tennis I'm afraid. Just imagine Gasquet but a bit taller, a bit mmore ugly , a lot worse at tennis.
ur too modest

serve is deffinitely difficult for me but lately i feel its improving(both 1st/2nd serve). so atm i picked volley.

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Re: Which stroke gives you the most difficulty?

I have to choose serve. It's the most inconsistent part of my game, it's hard for me to get a high 1st serve % without taking off too much power.
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Re: Which stroke gives you the most difficulty?

I hit every overhead out. I'm just sooo damn short. Hey, I never had any formal coaching.
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