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If you could build your own player

Ace Tracker
12-05-2002, 12:48 PM
out of a pool of current and former tennis players, how would you do it?

Consider 4 different playing surfaces (hard, clay, grass and carpet), and your fav's strongest skills in the following variables:

First Serve

Second Serve

Volleys & Overhead

Forehand groundstrokes

Backhand groundstrokes

Speed and footwork

Mental will and strength

Return of serves

Intangibles (Unusual shots, dropshots, lobs, fear factor, etc...)

Jessi
12-05-2002, 10:13 PM
First Serve: Sampras, Ivanisevic

Second Serve: Sampras

Volleys & Overhead: Edberg, Sampras

Forehand groundstrokes: i like Marat's forehand

Backhand groundstrokes: Safin, Agassi

Speed and footwork: Hewitt, Chang

Mental will and strength: Hewitt, Sampras

Return of serves: Agassi, Hewitt

Intangibles (Unusual shots, dropshots, lobs, fear factor, etc...): Sampras

Lindsayfan
12-05-2002, 10:23 PM
First Serve: Sampras

Second Serve: Sampras

Volleys & Overhead: Edberg

Forehand groundstrokes: Moya

Backhand groundstrokes: Agassi

Speed and footwork: Hewitt

Mental will and strength: Sampras

Return of serves: Agassu

Intangibles (Unusual shots, dropshots, lobs, fear factor, etc...): Sampras

Dissident
12-05-2002, 11:36 PM
Consider 4 different playing surfaces (hard, clay, grass and carpet), and your fav's strongest skills in the following variables:

Hard : Hewitt

Clay: Kuerten

Grass: Sampras

Carpet: Safin

First Serve: Ivanisevic

Second Serve: Sampras

Volleys & Overhead: Rafter

Forehand groundstrokes: Ferrero

Backhand groundstrokes: Kuerten

Speed and footwork: Hewitt

Mental will and strength: Kuerten

Return of serves: Agassi

Intangibles (Unusual shots, dropshots, lobs, fear factor, etc...): Kuerten

TheBoiledEgg
12-06-2002, 04:36 AM
Mental Stength goes to IVAN LENDL, was there ever a more "robotic" player, he was the IRON man

luvbadboys
12-06-2002, 04:51 AM
1,2,3,4,5 - Marat

6 - Hewitt

7 - Hewitt, Lendl

8 - Agassi, Hewitt

9 - Becker, Kuerten

Minimum_Chips
12-07-2002, 03:37 AM
Here we go guys:-

First Serve: Peety Sam

Second Serve: Sampy

Volleys & Overhead: Rafter and Sampy/Woodbridge respectively

Forehand groundstrokes: Malisse
Backhand groundstrokes: Hrbaty

Speed and footwork: Hrbaty

Mental will and strength: Hewitt

Return of serves: Hrbaty

Intangibles (Unusual shots, dropshots, lobs, fear factor, etc...): Peety Sam

Minimum_Chips
12-07-2002, 03:38 AM
Here we go guys:-

First Serve: Peety Sam

Second Serve: Sampy

Volleys & Overhead: Rafter and Sampy/Woodbridge respectively

Forehand groundstrokes: Malisse
Backhand groundstrokes: Hrbaty

Speed and footwork: Hrbaty

Mental will and strength: Hewitt

Return of serves: Hrbaty

Intangibles (Unusual shots, dropshots, lobs, fear factor, etc...): Peety Sam

I don't think anyone could disagree with that combination. By the way, next time you see him play, Xavier Malisse has the best forehand.

fhkung
12-07-2002, 03:50 AM
Consider 4 different playing surfaces (hard, clay, grass and carpet), and your fav's strongest skills in the following variables:

First Serve: Wayne Arthurs, man he is good

Second Serve: Pete, especially those kick ones....

Volleys & Overhead: Pat, of course

Forehand groundstrokes: Marat, I GOT POWA

Backhand groundstrokes: Chang, i like him:)

Speed and footwork: Lleyton, though run like a girl though:p

Mental will and strength: Pete...once a champ, always a champ:)

Return of serves: Andre, isnt that why he's still "hanging" around

Intangibles (Unusual shots, dropshots, lobs, fear factor, etc...):
probably Andre Agassi, great shot selection i've gotta say....

Ada Monroe
12-07-2002, 01:18 PM
First Serve - Sampras

Second Serve - Sampras

Volleys & Overhead - Edberg/Becker

Forehand groundstrokes - Borg

Backhand groundstrokes - Borg

Speed and footwork - Borg

Mental will and strength - Muster/Lendl

Return of serves - Agassi

Intangibles (Unusual shots, dropshots, lobs, fear factor, etc...) - Laver

maratski
12-07-2002, 07:35 PM
First Serve: Sampras

Second Serve: Sampras

Volleys & Overhead: Rafter, Henman

Forehand groundstrokes: Marat and JCF

Backhand groundstrokes: Safin

Speed and footwork: Hewitt and Marat is good too for a man his size

Mental will and strength: Hewitt, Sampras, Agassi

Return of serves: Agassi, Hewitt, Marat

Intangibles: Sampras, Fabrice Santoro

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