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Alternative game-styles.

lleytonfan!
04-25-2008, 06:49 AM
Obviously we know the main types of players are:

1. Serve-volleyer.
2. Agressive baseliner.
3. Defensive baseliner, aka counter-puncher.

Which layers don't fall strictly into any category. I would say off the top of my head Andre Agassi, Fabrice Santoro, Rafael Nadal, Martina Hingis, Kim Clijsters and Jennifer Capriati.

VolandriFan
04-25-2008, 06:59 AM
You'll also need to include all-court player.

I'd place Tommy Haas and Daniela Hantuchova under that category.

GuiroNl
04-25-2008, 07:25 AM
Obviously we know the main types of players are:

1. Serve-volleyer.
2. Agressive baseliner.
3. Defensive baseliner, aka counter-puncher.

Which layers don't fall strictly into any category. I would say off the top of my head Andre Agassi, Fabrice Santoro, Rafael Nadal, Martina Hingis, Kim Clijsters and Jennifer Capriati.

In my opinion, Agassi is the very definition of agressive baseliner.

Action Jackson
04-25-2008, 07:33 AM
Agassi is the epitome of aggressive baseliner.

But the OP is a clown, has a history of clown threads.

Kolya
04-25-2008, 08:12 AM
Personally I would include a group of tactical players. But those are rare today now.

finishingmove
04-25-2008, 08:36 AM
The Magicians(1) (Santoro)

Adler
04-25-2008, 08:55 AM
You'll also need to include all-court player.
Yes. Federer, Haas and maybe Pioline fit well there

Machiavelli
04-25-2008, 08:57 AM
Yes. Federer, Haas and maybe Pioline fit well there


Haas on clay, you got to be joking :eek:, the guy lost against Danai Udomchoke at home soil; he is a great hard court player, but on clay he is woth shit,and on grass he has also no great results.

Adler
04-25-2008, 08:58 AM
1. Serve-volleyer.
2. Agressive baseliner.
3. Defensive baseliner, aka counter-puncher.
Agressive baseliner, aka big hitter, aka shotmaker (even though I don't fully like the latest one)

scarecrows
04-25-2008, 09:00 AM
Haas on clay, you got to be joking :eek:, the guy lost against Danai Udomchoke at home soil; he is a great hard court player, but on clay he is woth shit,and on grass he has also no great results.

all court player is different from all-surfaces player
the former has to do with style the later with adapting to a certain surface or not

Adler
04-25-2008, 09:01 AM
Haas on clay, you got to be joking :eek:, the guy lost against Danai Udomchoke at home soil; he is a great hard court player, but on clay he is woth shit,and on grass he has also no great results.
An all-court player is the one who mixes up baseline agression with advancing to the net on certain occasions, and has good shotmaking skills, not the one who is a great claycourter

EDIT: wow, looks like scarecrows beat me to it, but as I see he writes the same thing

nisabula
04-25-2008, 09:02 AM
Haas on clay, you got to be joking :eek:, the guy lost against Danai Udomchoke at home soil; he is a great hard court player, but on clay he is woth shit,and on grass he has also no great results.

Here all court is used to mean a player who plays all over the court i.e. comes to net and stays at baseline, not someone who can play on all surfaces.

scarecrows
04-25-2008, 09:04 AM
Ancic has the elements to be an all court player

Adler
04-25-2008, 09:05 AM
Ancic has the elements to be an all court player
definitely, but he doesn't come to the net as ofted as he used to

scarecrows
04-25-2008, 09:09 AM
definitely, but he doesn't come to the net as ofted as he used to

yes, that's why i said he has the elements and not that he is one
since his comeback he's becoming a bit passive and this sucks :(

Machiavelli
04-25-2008, 09:12 AM
Sorry guys, I messed up allcourt and all surface, my mistake...

lleytonfan!
04-25-2008, 10:27 AM
I've seen plenty of matches where Andre has counter-punched, and plenty where he has been the one dictating. :wavey: