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What is Your Favourite Shot?

1NightStandsRule
11-11-2004, 09:22 AM
I was wondering what everyone's favourite shot is? I will ask this in two parts.

A) Which is your favourite shot on the tour? Example Guga's backhand.
B) For those who play tennis what is your favourite stroke?

Vass
11-11-2004, 09:24 AM
Any forehand down-the-line. A powerful one, Safin-like. Sadly Marat doesn't do it often.

And the shot I like doing the most... Well its a backhand volley and perhaps my single-handed extereme crosscourt backhand with topspin, when i'm standing between the baseline and the service line (funny, but I use two hands for my rally backhands).

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-11-2004, 09:30 AM
A) I like the Gonzalez forehand when it goes in.
B) My best and favourite shot is the wrong-footing forehand waiting until they moved one way and hitting behind them.

User id 7816
11-11-2004, 09:30 AM
1) Gaudio's backhand http://www.mainzelahr.de/smile/sisx/10.gif
2) Forehand (....guess that's my only shot anyway :lol: )

Peta Pan
11-11-2004, 09:34 AM
1) Yep, I'm a big fan of the big forehand winner down the line too. Nothing beats it :yeah:

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-11-2004, 09:35 AM
Actually when playing doubles and hitting a winner down the line of the guy at net, is another shot I enjoy, but don't do it enough.

Mrs. B
11-11-2004, 09:41 AM
a) i love Roger's fh dtl :)

b) as a lefty my fave shot is my fh topspin cc. ;)
i'm also good with the bh drop shot.

CooCooCachoo
11-11-2004, 09:54 AM
A) A good volley à la Henman :D

B) Drop shot or lob

RonE
11-11-2004, 10:01 AM
1.) Best shot to watch- Roger's forehand. I love how he can generate so much spin off nothing shots and from the middle of the court create such vicious angles with it that take his opponents way out.

2.) Favourite shot to play- backhand. As a lefty with a single handed backhand, many people try to pick on that shot so I angle it deep cross court or down the line :devil: My forehand, on the other hand leaves a lot to be desired and it is the shot I am trying the hardest to improve.

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-11-2004, 10:03 AM
1.) Best shot to watch- Roger's forehand. I love how he can generate so much spin off nothing shots and from the middle of the court create such vicious angles with it that take his opponents way out.


It's a thing of beauty.

2.) Favourite shot to play- backhand. As a lefty with a single handed backhand, many people try to pick on that shot so I angle it deep cross court or down the line :devil: My forehand, on the other hand leaves a lot to be desired and it is the shot I am trying the hardest to improve.

In other words you don't play like Feliciano Lopez then.

RonE
11-11-2004, 10:09 AM
In other words you don't play like Feliciano Lopez then.


In a sense I guess I do- more of a reverse of Feli in that my backhand is ok but my forehand sucks :lol: (I wouldn't mind to be able to volley as he does though :D ) F/H is actually not too bad if I receive pace from my opponent and use that pace to generate my own, but when I get a floated ball to that side that is when I have problems.

Action Jackson
11-11-2004, 10:35 AM
1. Gaudio's backhand.

2. As for a favourite shot. I don't have a specific one, but a combo of the angled groundstroke, drop shot and the topspin lob, that's so enjoyable when it works.

Horatio Caine
11-11-2004, 10:41 AM
I love watching Rusedski's serve - it is just so fluent and easy. I copied it this year and it worked for a while until i hurt my shoulder! :)

My favourite shop is the inside-out forehand - very effective! :)

Fergie
11-11-2004, 11:02 AM
1) Roger's forehand :worship:

2) My fav shot is the backhand

joeb_uk
11-11-2004, 11:06 AM
1. Gaudio's backhand.

2. running forehand

Peoples
11-11-2004, 11:17 AM
1. The forehand of Gonzalez

2. My own forehand, not from too deep

PennyThePenguin
11-11-2004, 11:31 AM
marat's FH DTL winner...or BH DTL... thing of beauty when it's on...

Shadow
11-11-2004, 12:03 PM
A) Safin`s bh down the line, jumping bh crosscourt/dtl, fh down the line, fh short cross

B) crosscourt fh

joeb_uk
11-11-2004, 12:31 PM
decisive there it seems andrea ;) which is the overall favourite?

li'l red
11-11-2004, 12:32 PM
1) any marat shot is a fave of mine hehe =) seriously, his BH return DTL.

2) i'll say my FH crosscourt return or BH DTL... i think im better at BH(two-handed...i want to learn one-handed though.....actually i just started playing early this year so im not really that good yet...)

Neely
11-11-2004, 12:46 PM
A.) Haas' one-handed backhand (or Kiefer's backhand DTL winners)
B.) forehand

bad gambler
11-11-2004, 01:03 PM
the one hand backhand.....a dying art unfortunately

Vass
11-11-2004, 01:11 PM
1) any marat shot is a fave of mine hehe =) seriously, his BH return DTL.


Even the lob? Ofcourse as a talented player he sometimes produces amazing lobs, but his average lob is just too inconsistent.

novanora
11-11-2004, 01:14 PM
A) David's backhand DTL and drop, Roger's one-hand backhand winners
B) my forehand pass when the opponent approach the net (in fact, it is rarely successful, so those precious done ones make me feel good :lol: )

Black Adam
11-11-2004, 02:39 PM
a) roddick forehand winner down the line
b) roddick slam dunk at the net.

RPH
11-11-2004, 03:02 PM
All of Roger's shots :worship: :worship: :worship:
My 2 handed forehand ;)

mitalidas
11-11-2004, 03:22 PM
1. Federer's forehand (the disguise, wrist action, and power)

Sjengster
11-11-2004, 03:41 PM
In a sense I guess I do- more of a reverse of Feli in that my backhand is ok but my forehand sucks :lol: (I wouldn't mind to be able to volley as he does though :D ) F/H is actually not too bad if I receive pace from my opponent and use that pace to generate my own, but when I get a floated ball to that side that is when I have problems.

You obviously didn't see his match against Canas last week in Paris, then. Believe me, you don't want to volley like Feliciano Lopez. ;)

My favourite shot in tennis... the single-handed, cross-court, short-angle topspin backhand, as played a couple of times by Gaudio against Federer in Hamburg off the low ball. Brilliant technique and style.

An honorary mention goes to the delicate low drop volley when played by someone who knows how to do it like Henman - in other words, not Ferrero or Roddick.

My personal favourite shot when playing is the serve, because it's the only one that I know I can make decent contact with on the racket instead of swinging and missing.

Neely
11-11-2004, 03:46 PM
b) roddick slam dunk at the net.
:wavey: :worship: :rolls:

MisterQ
11-11-2004, 04:01 PM
The Agassi return of wide serves when he cuts off the angle and sends the ball down the line (equally enjoyable on both sides). ;)

My favorite shot to play is probably an inside-out forehand at a sharp angle.

Carolinita
11-11-2004, 04:25 PM
Moyà's forehand's
Ríos's volley
Marat's parallel backhand

Fedex
11-11-2004, 04:54 PM
Favourite shot?
1. Gaudio's backhand, and Federer's forehand.
Overall, I tend to prefer one handed backhands, and volleys, and drop shots are always nice too.

Fedex
11-11-2004, 04:57 PM
You obviously didn't see his match against Canas last week in Paris, then. Believe me, you don't want to volley like Feliciano Lopez. ;)

My favourite shot in tennis... the single-handed, cross-court, short-angle topspin backhand, as played a couple of times by Gaudio against Federer in Hamburg off the low ball. Brilliant technique and style.

An honorary mention goes to the delicate low drop volley when played by someone who knows how to do it like Henman - in other words, not Ferrero or Roddick.

My personal favourite shot when playing is the serve, because it's the only one that I know I can make decent contact with on the racket instead of swinging and missing.
Actually, I thought Lopez had a good volley.

Carolinita
11-11-2004, 05:00 PM
ahh...and I was forgetting Guga's backhand ;)

maratski
11-11-2004, 08:43 PM
1 Marat's bh dtl and Ferrero's fh
2 will get back on that when I start playing myself ;)

tennisman.
11-11-2004, 08:46 PM
1 Roger's backhand
2 Andy's forehand
3 Ferrero's dropshot

Canuck_Chick
11-11-2004, 08:52 PM
A) favourite to watch: Gaudio's backhand
B) favourite to play: crosscourt forehand or down the line, one-handed backhand

Domino
11-11-2004, 08:57 PM
1. If I am looking at all-time shots, Sampras's backhand volley from below the knees were something to see, as well as his superman overheads. Right now, I really like to watch Gaudio hit all the angles with his backhand.

2. My favorite shot is my backhand, taking it early on a short ball, usually down the line on an approach to the net. I also like my lefty serve, because I know my opponents are looking at me like I am an idiot because of the oddity of it compared to the rest of my game.

alfonsojose
11-11-2004, 09:11 PM
1. cum shot :drool:
2. my dtl backhand is :cool:

Sjengster
11-11-2004, 09:47 PM
Actually, I thought Lopez had a good volley.

He's one of the few who volleys regularly with his game, so he pretty much has to be good at them, but he can't volley well on a consistent basis which is one of the things holding him back. Against Canas he played a whole series of awkward, wooden volleys where he didn't move his feet properly and either dumped the ball into the net or let it sit up tamely - and you volley weakly against Canas at your peril. One point sticks in my mind, when Lopez had a game point on serve, worked Canas off the court with a big forehand and came in for a simple cross-court putaway on the forehand volley, and just weakly tapped it into the tape.

Nice to see you maintaining the tone, alfonso.

Denise
11-11-2004, 09:56 PM
1) Marat's backhand... simply incrediable!!! :rocker:

2) My fav shot is the backhand lol ;)

LiZpHaIr
11-12-2004, 04:00 AM
A.) Guga's service action
B.) my chip and charge of the backhand side.

Ferrero Forever
11-12-2004, 05:58 AM
1. The ferrero forehand
2. Can't decide between my backhand smash or my forehand

WyveN
11-12-2004, 06:00 AM
backhand volley smash

LiZpHaIr
11-12-2004, 06:01 AM
1. cum shot :drool:
2. my dtl backhand is :cool:


Feeling naughty today Fonso?

Zetlandsk
11-12-2004, 06:30 AM
1. Gaudio's backhand and Federer's forehand.

Honourable mention to drop volleys of Henman and whoever can play them very well.

2. Topspin lob held to the last moment.

Fedex
11-13-2004, 02:03 AM
backhand volley smash
And a very, very difficult shot mind you.

WyveN
11-13-2004, 02:08 AM
And a very, very difficult shot mind you.

True, Henman and Rafter had a good backhand volley smash. Personally I find it impossible to do.

Fedex
11-13-2004, 02:11 AM
I like the backhand volley smash too. Federer and Henman have two of the best. Although it is a nice looking shot, I have a bit of trouble executing it, at times.

bad gambler
11-13-2004, 02:15 AM
hewitt's top spin lob

alfonsojose
11-13-2004, 02:20 AM
Dementieva's second serve :lol: it's hilarious, a guilty pleasure

Fedex
11-13-2004, 02:36 AM
Dont remind me of that horrible nightmare. I had to watch it live in action today. ;)

Auscon
11-13-2004, 05:43 AM
Most of Federers shots, Lleytons lob, and have only seen him play once (Aus Open this year), but Nadals forehand

My fav to play is a crosscourt backhand or dropshot

FryslanBoppe
11-13-2004, 06:09 AM
1. It's not a shot per se but Canas running down everything and the effort he puts into it, but individual shot Gaudio's backhand.

2. Individual shot would be forehand down the line.

alfie, I thought it would be the money shot for you.

tommy_girl
11-21-2004, 05:51 PM
1) tommy's (haas) and gaston's backhand (i love one handed backhands!)

2) forehand -dtl... i wish i could do one handed backhands the way they do.. *sigh*

Hendu
11-21-2004, 11:35 PM
1. Guga's backhand

2. stroke between the legs (a lá Vilas)