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Who is the better overall player, Stefan Edberg or Rainer Schuettler?

Obviously Edberg wins out in terms of career achievements, but Schuettler has some very decent volleys and soft touches around the net to for a supposed baseline grinder, and his speed and retrieving ability are second to none as well as his hunger and determination for the fight. It's highly possible that Schuettler could be considered a greater all-courter than Edberg in some senses.

What do you all think?

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Re: Who is the better overall player, Stefan Edberg or Rainer Schuettler?

Edberg wins with his serve and volley game though.

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Re: Who is the better overall player, Stefan Edberg or Rainer Schuettler?

Who is the better player overall?
You must be smoking crack to ask that.
Edberg had a wonderful backhand as well as slice and a reliable forehand as well as a far better serve.

He was far more a all court player then Schuettler who overachieved last year.
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Re: Who is the better overall player, Stefan Edberg or Rainer Schuettler?

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Obviously Edberg wins out in terms of career achievements, but Schuettler has some very decent volleys and soft touches around the net to for a supposed baseline grinder, and his speed and retrieving ability are second to none as well as his hunger and determination for the fight. It's highly possible that Schuettler could be considered a greater all-courter than Edberg in some senses.

What do you all think?

Were you bored, Sjengster?

Just curious if you are one of those younger guys who never actually saw Stefan play. Stefan could stay on the baseline better than Schuettler can volley.

Wyver is correct that Stefan had one of the all time classic backhands that people salivated over at the time. His forehand improved over the years from people pounding it to stay away from his backhand. Sometimes his elbow could get a little bent on his forehand. But, I do recall him making some gorgeous winners with the forehand too.

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Re: Who is the better overall player, Stefan Edberg or Rainer Schuettler?

the q should be was Shuettler good enough to tie Edberg's shoelaces, and still it would be NO.
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Re: Who is the better overall player, Stefan Edberg or Rainer Schuettler?

I think that someone like Federer would come closer to Edberg, but he would still be a long long way from reaching his heights though. That is based solely on the very few matches I have seen Edberg play, since I wasn't that much into tennis yet, when he quit. I do remember I loved his matches! The kind of player I like..

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Re: Re: Who is the better overall player, Stefan Edberg or Rainer Schuettler?

Ah poor Wyvern, you have no concept of the deliberate wind-up thread, do you? And star... yes thanks, I have seen some of Edberg from past matches at Wimbledon and I know that he was generally a pretty good all-courter. Hence my intentionally spurious suggestion.

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Re: Who is the better overall player, Stefan Edberg or Rainer Schuettler?

You had me baffled.
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Re: Who is the better overall player, Stefan Edberg or Rainer Schuettler?

Sjengster, when I saw the title of the thread, I knew it would become a Rainer bashing thread.
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Re: Who is the better overall player, Stefan Edberg or Rainer Schuettler?

Sjengster, you gave us a scare. I'm so glad to hear that you are still alert and mentally well!
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Sjengster, when I saw the title of the thread, I knew it would become a Rainer bashing thread.
Don't worry Lee, I was simply trying to annoy TBE by suggesting that his favourite player of all time was inferior to his most loathed player of all time.

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ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I remember this one time when I went on a vacation on the Maldives. That was in the year 2001, I think. I went to this spa. I went to walk around with my girlfriend. I walk in, and we want to book a spa. This guy goes, "AHH, I remember you. You beat Sampras. I saw you on TV." That was like, really, how can you remember me? This guy has probably never been off his island and still knows me. I was a little bit shocked. Then I went to play tennis with him because he was actually the tennis teacher. It was nice.

Q. Were you naked at the time in the spa?

ROGER FEDERER: No. It was at the front desk. I didn't walk in naked.
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Don't worry Lee, I was simply trying to annoy TBE by suggesting that his favourite player of all time was inferior to his most loathed player of all time.
I'm not worry, Sjengster! Quite used to people bashing my favourite players

And I can see TBE responded in the way you expected
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Re: Who is the better overall player, Stefan Edberg or Rainer Schuettler?

Edberg, without question.

I admired the fact that, no matter what, he was relentless in his serve & volley. He would get tremendous torque on his serve and would almost always hit the 1st volley inside the service line.



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Re: Who is the better overall player, Stefan Edberg or Rainer Schuettler?

Silly question... of course, Edberg.

And he was a fine backcourt player as well. His forehand was his weakest shot, but his backhand was beautiful.
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Re: Who is the better overall player, Stefan Edberg or Rainer Schuettler?

What a question!

Edberg without a doubt
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