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Rajeev Ram's and Sampras' service motion: Any other stroke similarities in tennis?

Lopez
02-12-2010, 09:19 PM
I've seen this guy play properly for the first time today (Finland's tennis coverage is probably on par with Ethiopia's) and LOL I finally realize what the Rampras nickname stands for :lol:. The guy has an identical serve to Pete Sampras', the motion and preparation that is. Not a bad role model for a serve, I just think it's uncanny that such a difficult shot as the serve can look so similar.

It got me thinking, do you guys know of any other cases where players might have very similar looking strokes?

ExcaliburII
02-12-2010, 09:56 PM
Gimeno`s traver forehand and backhand = Charly Moya.

TheMightyFed
02-12-2010, 10:03 PM
The similarities are striking indeed.
I don't see other cases as each player develops idiosyncracies ...

Dini
02-12-2010, 10:04 PM
Monfils copying Roddick's serve.

Nidhogg
02-12-2010, 10:05 PM
I've always thought that Cilic and Karlovic have very similar forehands, aesthetically speaking. The preparation, takeback and execution similarities always gets me.

ExcaliburII
02-12-2010, 10:07 PM
Zabaleta`s and Chela`s serves.

Lopez
02-12-2010, 10:07 PM
Monfils copying Roddick's serve.

Well that's a bit the same, actually I've heard that Tsonga and Monfils copied Roddick's motion as juniors together. Monfils is more like Roddick's nowadays though. But still it's a kinda lanky, lazy version of Rod's serve.

TheMightyFed
02-12-2010, 10:11 PM
Monfils copying Roddick's serve.

Footwork and trophy pose are different. I'm not sure he copied him because I saw a Monfils video when he was a kid and he had the same motion.

DrJules
02-12-2010, 10:16 PM
No post by "SetSampras" yet.

Dini
02-12-2010, 10:28 PM
Well that's a bit the same, actually I've heard that Tsonga and Monfils copied Roddick's motion as juniors together. Monfils is more like Roddick's nowadays though. But still it's a kinda lanky, lazy version of Rod's serve.

Roddick's not a bad example to try to mould your serve around. I don't blame them. :lol:

Footwork and trophy pose are different. I'm not sure he copied him because I saw a Monfils video when he was a kid and he had the same motion.

It still looks similar to me. Especially just after the ball bouncing and before the ball toss - his behind (like Roddick's) really sticks out. :p :lol:

sheva07
02-12-2010, 10:51 PM
Kolya copied Fed about taking balls early.

william_renshaw
02-12-2010, 11:08 PM
Marat Safin and Fernando Gonzalez racquet smash ...

philosophicalarf
02-12-2010, 11:10 PM
Federer coped my forehand, the cheeky monkey.

lessthanjake
02-12-2010, 11:58 PM
I've always thought that Cilic and Karlovic have very similar forehands, aesthetically speaking. The preparation, takeback and execution similarities always gets me.

I truly hope someone really has copied Karlovic's groundstrokes. They are marvelous

Dini
02-13-2010, 12:02 AM
Federer coped my forehand, the cheeky monkey.

:lol:

Macbrother
02-13-2010, 02:38 AM
Ha, just saw a clip of him on youtube since I never saw him play, man that's amazing, it's almost a perfect replica. Even the backhand had a very similar follow through to Sampras. I'd watch him just to remind me of genius in motion. :)

Action Jackson
02-13-2010, 02:43 AM
Karol Kucera copied Mecir.

Lopez
02-14-2010, 10:43 PM
Karol Kucera copied Mecir.

I know Mecir coached him at one point, however did Mecir coach him when he was younger? Then it would make sense that their games would be alike.

Orysbestos
02-15-2010, 01:53 PM
Tsonga Safin backhand?

Start da Game
02-15-2010, 01:55 PM
i hit a forehand which is identical to gonzalez's........

paseo
02-15-2010, 01:59 PM
I copied the way Fed walks on court to perfection.

Start da Game
02-15-2010, 01:59 PM
Karol Kucera copied Mecir.

i have a feeling that murray too is trying to copy mecir's forehand.......he is hitting it like shit by doing so.......

Har-Tru
02-16-2010, 12:18 AM
I've seen this guy play properly for the first time today (Finland's tennis coverage is probably on par with Ethiopia's) and LOL I finally realize what the Rampras nickname stands for :lol:. The guy has an identical serve to Pete Sampras', the motion and preparation that is. Not a bad role model for a serve, I just think it's uncanny that such a difficult shot as the serve can look so similar.

I thought exactly the same thing when I watched him for the first time the other day against Kohli. I went WTF :rolls: It's not only his serve though, his whole game is modelled after Sampras. His forehand, so flat and whipping, isn't found these days.

Nidhogg
02-16-2010, 09:40 PM
How did we all manage to not yet mention the backhands of Gaudio and Zeballos?

Guga_fan
02-16-2010, 10:05 PM
Tsonga Safin backhand?
Exactly what came to my mind when I read the title.

Action Jackson
02-16-2010, 10:06 PM
I know Mecir coached him at one point, however did Mecir coach him when he was younger? Then it would make sense that their games would be alike.

No.

Sanguinetti used to watch Mecir videos and imitate him.

Corey Feldman
02-16-2010, 10:46 PM
Boggo copied Goran's serve

Yugoslav thing

TheMightyFed
02-17-2010, 06:10 AM
Goran' and Ljubo's serves have similarities.

-Valhalla-
02-17-2010, 07:47 AM
Ha, just saw a clip of him on youtube since I never saw him play, man that's amazing, it's almost a perfect replica. Even the backhand had a very similar follow through to Sampras. I'd watch him just to remind me of genius in motion. :)

And I'll take it one further -- even his stutter step as he approaches net after serve is ersatz Sampras! Pete should sue for copyright infringement! :lol:

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Action Jackson
05-24-2010, 06:47 AM
And I'll take it one further -- even his stutter step as he approaches net after serve is ersatz Sampras! Pete should sue for copyright infringement! :lol:

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Too bad there will be no footage of Rampras on the clay.

Arkulari
05-24-2010, 07:25 AM
Bellucci's BH looks like Nole's, but I think his game as a whole is quite similar to Nando's

bjurra
05-24-2010, 08:18 AM
How did we all manage to not yet mention the backhands of Gaudio and Zeballos?

Because Zeballos bh is a freakshow compared to GGs?

Nidhogg
05-31-2010, 12:48 PM
Because Zeballos bh is a freakshow compared to GGs?

:lol: I duly hope this is a case of comparing apples & oranges. In terms of execution it's pretty obvious that Zeballos doesn't come close to Gaudio.

Some serve parallels ... Henri Kontinen and Leo Mayer remind me of each other, just like Gabashvili and ToJo have fairly similar service motions and preparations.

DeafParrot
06-01-2010, 10:09 PM
Kunitsyn's backhand looks almost exactly alike to Davydenko's. I think the forehand is pretty similar too, but the backhand especially.

straitup
06-01-2010, 11:51 PM
Kunitsyn's backhand looks almost exactly alike to Davydenko's. I think the forehand is pretty similar too, but the backhand especially.

I see that too...funny how different they are though :lol:

romismak
08-06-2011, 03:20 PM
What do you think? Service motions are i think very interresting, because every player could be horrible with some other service motions, other swing, bad style of toss or other aspects. So which guys have most similar - almost identical service motions?

LawrenceOfTennis
08-06-2011, 04:29 PM
Federer service motion - Dimitrov service motion.

motorhead
08-06-2011, 04:38 PM
Maric Cilic's serve&forehand and Polona Hercog's serve&forehand. funny similarity.

LuckyVolcano
08-06-2011, 09:03 PM
Anderson copied Roddick's forehand

KrisJB
08-06-2011, 09:35 PM
Novak Djokovic copied Paul Haarhuis service motion and shots.

emotion
08-06-2011, 10:15 PM
Davydenko-Serra

samanosuke
08-06-2011, 10:23 PM
Monfils copying Roddick's serve.

good one

I've always thought that Cilic and Karlovic have very similar forehands, aesthetically speaking. The preparation, takeback and execution similarities always gets me.

no way

Tsonga Safin backhand?

maybe their motions have similarities but effect can't be more opposite

Boggo copied Goran's serve

Yugoslav thing

:lol:

Goran' and Ljubo's serves have similarities.

Don't see

Bellucci's BH looks like Nole's, but I think his game as a whole is quite similar to Nando's


Bellucci and Verdasco :yeah:
Maric Cilic's serve&forehand and Polona Hercog's serve&forehand. funny similarity.

The biggest truth here

Davydenko-Serra

good point

asmazif
08-07-2011, 12:11 AM
I definitely see Goran-Ljubo serve comparisons, was thinking about it at RG - the similarity in motions is obvious surely?