Originally Posted by leng jai
Seems to be a dying breed these days, which is a shame since they are probably the most entertaining styles to watch. The only players that I can think of are Roger Federer, Tommy Haas, Ivan L., Lletyon Hewitt and possibly Marat Safin. I hate watching players like Davydenko, Ferrer and Nadal who just stay back at the baseline and wear their opponents down. Theres probably a few players I've missed, so please enlighten me
Ivan L. an all court player? He's a grass court gimp, and he lost in the 1st round of the USO. if thats "all court" more like no court. His FO was a fluke.
Richard Gasquet will be of of the better all court players in 2 years time, if he improves his fitness. His game is well suited to all surfaces, especially grass and hard court. Again not a grand slam contender, as it is 5 sets buddy.
Marcos Baghdatis also shows some signs of being able to play on all courts- again fitness an issue (somehow with these youngsterS?). He just needs to stop playing from the baseline, and attack the net more. Less UEs the better MArcos!
Andy murray won't be a contender for GS anytime soon as he needs to grow a brain and can't duke it out over many 5 set matches (which all champions inevitably need to do to win Grand Slams). He has the game for all court, with the exception of clay (no real results), but may be fast clay OK.
All 3 players will break into top 10 as they will train hard for the next 6 months to improve fitness, and as their bodies grow older they will develop natural all body strength.
I see by end of the 2007 year the top 10 will be:
"The real top 10"
1. ROGER FEDERER
2. RAFAEL NADAL
3. ANDY RODDICK
4. JAMES BLAKE
5. N. DAVYDENKO
6. MARIO ANCIC
7. MARCOS BAGHDATIS
8. RICHARD GASQUET
9. ANDY MURRAY
10. TOMAS BERDYCH/ Tommy haas
I see robredo, nalby, ljubo's game's declining/deteriorating. Davydenko will remain top 5 due to sheer volume of tournaments played, whereas these youngsters aren't as fit as him.