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Is Davydenko the most clean ball-striker of ATP?

DDrago2
07-27-2008, 04:10 AM
This is what one Serbian comentator said during Kiefer-Simon SF. True or not? I was somewhat baffled on hearing it!

Clydey
07-27-2008, 04:16 AM
This is what one Serbian comentator said during Kiefer-Simon SF. True or not? I was somewhat baffled on hearing it!

You could make an argument for it. He does hit the ball very clean. Generally seems to hit the sweet spot most of the time.

for-sure
07-27-2008, 04:20 AM
I saw it live and have to agree.

prima donna
07-27-2008, 04:24 AM
An astounding yes would be in order.

Kolya
07-27-2008, 08:04 AM
Federer and Nadal miss hits the ball more than Davydenko.

I actually quoted "one of the cleanest ball striker on tour" on Davydenko's Wikipedia page.

Sebby
07-27-2008, 08:10 AM
On hard courts yes, with Djokovic.

jpatatsos
07-27-2008, 08:18 AM
does the use of the prince racquet help in any way?


i thought he uses an oversize racquet, increasing the chances of hitting the sweet spot

jazar
07-27-2008, 08:47 AM
i thought he uses an oversize racquet, increasing the chances of hitting the sweet spot

he does not use an oversize.

from what i have seen of him live and on tv, he is one of the best and cleanest ball strikers i have ever seen

Mateya
07-27-2008, 09:20 AM
I would agree.
Definetly cleaner than Fedmug.

Rafzilla hits very cleanly too...considering the amount of topspin he gives all the time he could hit loads of misshits, but he doesn't. :worship:

Halba
07-27-2008, 10:20 AM
no he isn't. he makes too many UE these days. djokovic also make too many UE. Fed too many UE.

Nadal is the cleanest ball striker.

Junkyard Racket
07-27-2008, 10:24 AM
Nadal, Davydenko, and a healthy Nalbandian are currently the best on tour.

Dougie
07-27-2008, 10:27 AM
He does hit very clean, yes. But the reason why Fed and Nadal, for example, make more errors is not because they are somehow "worse" players, itīs just that they hit the ball with so much more spin. The racquet meets the ball at a very different angle (their racquet head is less open) so in reality the optimal sweetspot is a lot smaller for Rafa and Fed. This results in more misshits and errors, but it also gives them the versatility that Davydenko just doesnīt have.
So you canīt really compare them. Hitting the ball cleanly is just one side of the story.

Deivid23
07-27-2008, 11:07 AM
Davydenko & clean = Oil & water

Hope this helps

oranges
07-27-2008, 11:22 AM
Davydenko & clean = Oil & water

Hope this helps

All your posts are full of such deep insight and tennis knowledge. They always help expand our horizons. Davydenko is baldy blonde guy with amazing shots. He played Nadal four times, you must have seen him.

Deivid23
07-27-2008, 11:25 AM
All your posts are full of such deep insight and tennis knowledge. They always help expand our horizons. Davydenko is baldy blonde guy with amazing shots. He played Nadal four times, you must have seen him.

lol

Herdwick
07-27-2008, 11:28 AM
Possibly yes - efficient and clean. He may be a mental mess now; certainly his perceived lack of charisma means his game has never got the credit it deserved.

oranges
07-27-2008, 11:29 AM
lol

:blush: would be more appropriate for that particular piece of nonsense you decided to share

groundstroke
07-27-2008, 11:31 AM
He does hit the ball pretty clean, right up there with Federer's forehand, Nadal, Gulbis and Nalbandian (?.

Deivid23
07-27-2008, 11:32 AM
:blush: would be more appropriate for that particular piece of nonsense you decided to share

Not my problem you canīt get the sense of it, now get lost, tool

oranges
07-27-2008, 11:34 AM
Not my problem you canīt get the sense of it, now get lost, tool

LOL

Action Jackson
07-27-2008, 12:03 PM
no he isn't. he makes too many UE these days. djokovic also make too many UE. Fed too many UE.

Nadal is the cleanest ball striker.

Are you always this thoughtless? Yes, it's a rhetorical question.

Pfloyd
07-27-2008, 01:21 PM
Hmmm, could very well be....

Kiefer when on is also a very good ball striker.

I'd also give an on-form Gasquet an honorable mention. (rare as that is to watch)

finishingmove
07-27-2008, 01:29 PM
i wonder who's the dirtiest hitter?

Pfloyd
07-27-2008, 01:31 PM
i wonder who's the dirtiest hitter?

99% of all clay court players.

Xenosys
07-27-2008, 03:34 PM
i wonder who's the dirtiest hitter?

The guys that use those god-awful 2-handled racquets ;)

sheeter
07-27-2008, 04:00 PM
He's definitely up there.

octatennis
07-27-2008, 05:11 PM
Nadal, Davydenko, and a healthy Nalbandian are currently the best on tour.


agree.

fast_clay
07-27-2008, 05:11 PM
yes... i cant see any other possibility who are as clean off both wings... and since no one volleys anymore i think Davydenko inherits the title once owned by Sjeng Schalken... i used to love watching that game... metronomic...

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