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By letter...(yes I am bored).

betterthanhenman
05-29-2006, 09:19 PM
Ok the categories are best serve/forehand/backhand/volleys, best on clay/grass, most talent, favourite/least favourite, and best looking also.

My choices...
Best serve: B

Best forehand: B

Best backhand: G

Best volleys: H

Best on clay: N

Best on grass: F (Roger does it for F single-handedly)

Most talent: A

Favourites: A

Least favourite: R

Best looking: S (who can deny Stepanek and Soderling)


A: Agassi, Almagro, Acasuso, Ancic, (Andreev)

B: Blake, Baghdatis, Berdych, Bracciali, (Bhupathi)

C: Coria, Clement, Chela, Canas, (Carlsen)

D: Davydenko, Dent, Dlouhy, Djokovic

E: El Aynaoui, Elseneer

F: Federer, Fish, Ferrer, Ferrero

G: Gaudio, Gasquet, Gonzalez, Grosjean, (Gimelstob) (Ginepri)

H: Henman, Hewitt, Hrbaty, Haas, (Hartfield) (Horna)

I: :confused: edit: Istomin (courtesy of Blue Orange)

J: Johansson T, Johansson J

K: Korolev, Kiefer, Karlovic, Kohlschreiber, (Kuerten)

L: Labadze, Ljubicic, Lopez, Llodra (Lapentti N)

M: Mathieu, Moya, Malisee, Monfils, (Murray) (Massu)

N: Nadal, Nalbandian, Nieminen, Novak

O: :confused:

P: Philippoussis, Pashanski, Phau, Pavel

Q: :rolleyes:

R: Roddick, Robredo, Rusedski, Rochus O

S: Stepanek, Safin, Srichaphan, Soderling, (Santoro) (Schalken) (Spadea)

T: Tursunov, Tipsarevic

U: Udomchoke, Ullyett

V: Vliegen, Verdasco, Volandri, Vik

W: Wawrinka, Wang

X: Xristos :eek:

Y: Youzhny

Z: Zimonjic


Apologies if I have left out big names, but I was almost suicidal by the time I reached the letter G.

Viken01
05-29-2006, 09:22 PM
:lol: good i like it !

nkhera1
05-29-2006, 09:30 PM
Who was your choice for best serve?

betterthanhenman
05-29-2006, 09:33 PM
Who was your choice for best serve?

The group B. It's a team competition.

Blue Orange
05-29-2006, 09:34 PM
I: :confused:



Istomin?

The Undertaker
05-29-2006, 09:36 PM
R and A have more serve power then B.

adee-gee
05-29-2006, 09:36 PM
Best Serve : R (Roddick and Rusedski is hard to beat, although L came close)
Best Forehand : F (Federer, Ferrer, Ferrero all great forehands)
Best Backhand : G (Gaudio and Gasquet's single handers are a joy to watch)
Best On Clay : G (All the ones you've mentioned are good clay courters, apart from the 2 in brackets :p )
Best On Grass : A (Agassi, Ancic and Andreev have all done well on grass)
Most Talent : M (Mathieu, Moya, Malisse etc are all slight headcases but they're all hugely talented)
Favourites : N (Rafa :inlove: )
Least Favourite : F (Fish, Ferrer and Ferrero - you can thank Federer for you being in my least favourite :p )
Best Looking : S (Oh why not, the Brad Pitt of tennis is in there)

The Undertaker
05-29-2006, 09:37 PM
O Oouhab or something
Q Quarshi

AgassiDomination
05-29-2006, 09:38 PM
Serve: J
Forehand: A
Backhand: X
Best volleys: H
Best on clay: N
Best on grass: F
Most talent: A
Favourites: A
Least favourite: F
Best looking: X

betterthanhenman
05-29-2006, 09:38 PM
R and A have more serve power then B.

R has Rochus which lets them down. A is a good call but in my opinion...

Blake, Baghdatis, Berdych, Bracciali are all amazing servers.

adee-gee
05-29-2006, 09:41 PM
R has Rochus which lets them down. A is a good call but in my opinion...

Blake, Baghdatis, Berdych, Bracciali are all amazing servers.
Nah they're all good servers, I wouldn't put any of them amongst the top 5 in the world. Whereas Roddick and Rusedski are both in there.

Aleksa's Laydee
05-29-2006, 09:42 PM
J - best looking by far :drool: ;)

adee-gee
05-29-2006, 09:46 PM
If you put Lisnard with the L's, they'd be guaranteed to get most talented....

LaLo, Lisnard, Labadze :worship: :lol:

betterthanhenman
05-29-2006, 09:46 PM
Nah they're all good servers, I wouldn't put any of them amongst the top 5 in the world. Whereas Roddick and Rusedski are both in there.

Rusedski used to be in there. Not in the top 10 now though.

adee-gee
05-29-2006, 09:47 PM
Rusedski used to be in there. Not in the top 10 now though.
Absolute tripe. Name 10 better servers than Rusedski.

betterthanhenman
05-29-2006, 09:55 PM
Absolute tripe. Name 10 better servers than Rusedski.

Ancic, Almagro, Bracciali, Berdych, Federer, JJ, Karlovic, Ljubicic, Lopez, Mirnyi, Muller, Roddick etc etc....

adee-gee
05-29-2006, 09:58 PM
Ancic, Almagro, Bracciali, Berdych, Federer, JJ, Karlovic, Ljubicic, Lopez, Mirnyi, Muller, Roddick etc etc....
:haha: you cannot be serious.

Almagro, Bracciali, Berdych, JJ (he's had shoulder problems I doubt he'll be able to serve as well if he ever returns), Muller *shakes head*

betterthanhenman
05-29-2006, 10:01 PM
:haha: you cannot be serious.

Almagro, Bracciali, Berdych, JJ (he's had shoulder problems I doubt he'll be able to serve as well if he ever returns), Muller *shakes head*

Yup, I think they are all better servers than Greg. Presumably you accept the other 7 choices. So, is Rusedski still in the world's top 5 servers? :p

DrJules
05-29-2006, 10:03 PM
Best Serve : R (Roddick and Rusedski is hard to beat, although L came close)


However, Karlovic unquestionably best server in mens tennis.

adee-gee
05-29-2006, 10:04 PM
Yup, I think they aare all better servers than Greg. Presumably you accept the other 7 choices. So, is Rusedski still in the world's top 5 servers? :p
I accept Roddick and Karlovic for sure. People like Lopez, Ljubicic and Ancic I'd have on about the same level. Federer is hard to say, his serve is good but it's made to look even better by the quality of the rest of his game.

betterthanhenman
05-29-2006, 10:06 PM
I accept Roddick and Karlovic for sure. People like Lopez, Ljubicic and Ancic I'd have on about the same level. Federer is hard to say, his serve is good but it's made to look even better by the quality of the rest of his game.

:haha: you cannot be serious.

The Ljubicic serve kicks the crap out of Rusedski's. (As does Mario's and Feli's).

adee-gee
05-29-2006, 10:06 PM
However, Karlovic unquestionably best server in mens tennis.
*nods*

There's no 'I' in team though ;)

El Legenda
05-29-2006, 10:11 PM
*nods*

There's no 'I' in team though ;)

there is a M E in team :kiss:

betterthanhenman
05-30-2006, 02:56 PM
I accept Roddick and Karlovic for sure. People like Lopez, Ljubicic and Ancic I'd have on about the same level. Federer is hard to say, his serve is good but it's made to look even better by the quality of the rest of his game.

I am not mad on statistics, but there is not a single serving stat that would support what you say either. People have to accept that the Rusedski serve is no longer a great weapon...it is frequently just another liability, as every shot in his game can be. His retirement should be rapidly approaching I feel.

Andre♥
05-30-2006, 03:58 PM
Absolute tripe. Name 10 better servers than Rusedski.

Federer
Ancic
Blake
Roddick
Karlovic
Ljubicic
Almagro
Baghdatis
Soderling
Stepanek

EDIT: A good server isn't always a guy who serves fast. Rusedski serves fast like Sluiter but his serve is easy to break...

Andre♥
05-30-2006, 04:01 PM
People like Lopez, Ljubicic and Ancic I'd have on about the same level.

:eek:

Federer is hard to say, his serve is good but it's made to look even better by the quality of the rest of his game.

You have doubts that Federer serves better than Rusedski...

:haha: