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Who's your favorite Ball Basher?

tommyg6
06-18-2012, 05:56 AM
discuss, I will put up a poll.

Henry Chinaski
06-18-2012, 06:02 AM
soderling

absence makes the heart grow fonder...

Topspindoctor
06-18-2012, 06:06 AM
Murray

Naudio Spanlatine
06-18-2012, 06:08 AM
Gosh this is a tough question i really love ball bashers. Hmmmm this is a tough one for me.:scratch:

Rafaspin
06-18-2012, 06:08 AM
Gonzalez

CooCooCachoo
06-18-2012, 06:15 AM
Jérémy :inlove:

EddieNero
06-18-2012, 06:27 AM
Cipolla.

SelvenluvJo
06-18-2012, 07:00 AM
Most of the names on this list are not pure ball basher IMO, I pick Andrey anyway.

Slade
06-18-2012, 07:02 AM
It's between Cilic and Golubev (Golubash), maybe Cilic.

leng jai
06-18-2012, 07:02 AM
Chardy because his smoldering facial structure.

BroTree123
06-18-2012, 07:06 AM
Other (Gilles Simon).

Ziros
06-18-2012, 07:12 AM
Probably Blake back in the day...

nole_no1
06-18-2012, 08:10 AM
Tsonga?

tripwires
06-18-2012, 08:42 AM
Soderking.

emotion
06-18-2012, 08:56 AM
Gonzo. But now Soderling if you count him as active.
How is Rosol not an option? Biggest basher there is

MariaV
06-18-2012, 08:57 AM
Berdych and Söderling.

uxyzapenje
06-18-2012, 09:08 AM
Delpo for sure, but when he's on, not his stupid muging vs Fed

Hian-GOAT
06-18-2012, 09:29 AM
Robin. His absence makes me cry.

Mark Lenders
06-18-2012, 09:41 AM
Ferrer

Nole fan
06-18-2012, 10:39 AM
1. Juan Martin del Potro
2. Tomas Berdych
3. Robin Soderking
4. James Blake (in his prime he was a joy to watch)
5. Marin Cilic
6. Andrey Golubev

I'd also put Gonzalez there even though he's retired, it was a joy to watch him unleash that monster forehand

Mercury
06-18-2012, 10:57 AM
T'was close between Soderling and Berdych, but if they'd meet I'd be favoring the Swede so I guess he wins.

Backhand_Maestro
06-18-2012, 11:19 AM
Soderling, clearly. He reached 2 Finals by doing it in top form

BauerAlmeida
06-18-2012, 12:25 PM
Stepanek.

Wing Man Frank
06-18-2012, 12:26 PM
Watching Del Potro wind his forehand up is something special.

fivebargate
06-18-2012, 12:30 PM
Nadal. ;)

MaxPower
06-18-2012, 02:21 PM
Soderking ofc. In his absence Berdych tries to fill as fav but he'd better start to deliver soon.

duong
06-18-2012, 02:36 PM
Definitely Gonzo, his ballbashing was orgasmic :lol: , that's why I voted "other" but I realized you didn't put him because he was retired.

Then I would vote for a semi-retired player : James Blake, semi-orgasmic comparing to Gonzo.

Among more active ones Del Potro or Golubev.

I don't think Cilic is a ballbasher but Gulbis definitely should be in the list, maybe the purest ballbasher of all.

Berdych Del Potro partly.

RIboy
06-18-2012, 02:39 PM
J-Block, easy
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Fat Camel
06-18-2012, 03:03 PM
Malisse and Blake in his prime.

martinatreue
06-18-2012, 03:29 PM
Quite a few of these are not true ballbashers. Dolgopolov can choose to be a ballbasher even though he slices (but so did Blake). Also Gulbis is a total ballbasher. I think Kei Nishikori is also a ballbasher light. He pretty much hits every ball hard and flat. Anyways I don't really have a favorite because I don't like ballbashers mostly EXCEPT FERNANDO GONZALEZ (until Larry Stefanki got him)

SapELee
06-18-2012, 08:52 PM
JB :angel:

MuzzahLovah
06-18-2012, 09:21 PM
Wow, Berdych has a shockingly low number of supporters. Both he and Soderking are by far my faves. Del Po's tards have ruined him for me.

Looner
06-18-2012, 09:29 PM
Del Potro (because he's better than Murray and I like his composure and presence on the tennis court).

Soderling (because he's better than Murray and smashed RN at RG).

Berdych (can return really well and moves incredibly well for his size).

Poirot123
06-18-2012, 10:10 PM
Where is Tsonga? When 'on', Tsonga is one of the few guys who can win a slam.

Mark Lenders
06-18-2012, 10:12 PM
Where is Tsonga? When 'on', Tsonga is one of the few guys who can win a slam.

Yeah, Tsonga, one of the guys with better volleys and touch at the net on tour, is a ballbasher :rolleyes:

RagingLamb
06-18-2012, 10:29 PM
Blake's commitment to bashing the ball under any and all circumstances was unparalleled.

Poirot123
06-18-2012, 10:31 PM
Yeah, Tsonga, one of the guys with better volleys and touch at the net on tour, is a ballbasher :rolleyes:

Yes, Tsonga has more variety than a naked ball basher. Maybe I'm lacking a basic definition of a 'ball basher'. Tsonga does have massive hits from the baseline though - which is where I was coming from.

Filo V.
06-18-2012, 10:31 PM
Berdych, Tsonga, Cilic, Roddick, are not ballbashers. Soderling is questionable. He bashes, but he also does construct points and has/can produce quite a bit of spin on his shots although they appear very flat, so he's not a pure basher. But I'd pick him from the guys on this list.

Del Potro is more of an offensive grinder than anything else.

Mark Lenders
06-18-2012, 10:37 PM
Yes, Tsonga has more variety than a naked ball basher. Maybe I'm lacking a basic definition of a 'ball basher'. Tsonga does have massive hits from the baseline though - which is where I was coming from.

He does hit very hard, but he's not a ballbasher. He has brilliant touch at the net and volleys and charges the net whenever the opportunity presents itself. He's an attacking player, but with excellent variety, definitely not a ballbasher by any means.

rocketassist
06-18-2012, 10:38 PM
Blake was a superb player on hardcourts at his best. Loved his match with Haas at the 2007 USO. That was tennis.

hipolymer
06-18-2012, 10:41 PM
Golubev. The man's a legend.

zlaja777
06-18-2012, 10:43 PM
Prime Blake.

KarlyM
06-18-2012, 11:48 PM
Blake. :dance:
Also Delpo and Gonzo. ;)

FlameOn
06-19-2012, 02:22 AM
Blake!

Plus Berdych, Soderling, JMDP, Gulbis and Chardy.

Ballbashers :inlove:.

Jimnik
06-19-2012, 02:24 AM
Golubev :yeah:

Fun character.