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Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

tommyg6
07-16-2012, 01:12 PM
I will put up a poll in a short moment. I'm talking about guys who endlessly employ the slice and never actually hit the damn ball.

Discuss.

BroTree123
07-16-2012, 01:13 PM
Gonzalez, Petzschner, Karlovic, Federer (as of late)...

Backhand_Maestro
07-16-2012, 03:31 PM
The slice is a glorified moonball, yes ?.


I overdo the slice, probably 'cos it's my only shot!

:-(

GSMnadal
07-16-2012, 03:33 PM
I don't think I've ever seen Lopez hit a backhand

Fed fordawin
07-16-2012, 03:33 PM
Dolgopolov obviously

nole_no1
07-16-2012, 03:34 PM
Petzschner of course

STUHL
07-16-2012, 03:46 PM
Kohli in the Poll :lol:

Its Lopez and Petzsche.

green25814
07-16-2012, 03:50 PM
Ivo should always slice, its the only groundstroke he's good at

Nixer
07-16-2012, 03:56 PM
I don't think Lopez and Karlovic should be on the poll - clearly, they have to slice to stay in the rally, otherwise they shank every second BH.

I find it disgusting to watch Tomic and Petzschner, who can hit solid BHs, refuse to move away from slicing almost every time.

Dougie
07-16-2012, 04:44 PM
I don't think I've ever seen Lopez hit a backhand

He drives his backhand much more than he used to, maybe you need to actually watch one of his matches.

analysist
07-16-2012, 04:57 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44695000/jpg/_44695748_santoro_get.jpg

r2473
07-16-2012, 05:10 PM
bread, cheese, and cake

Sombrerero loco
07-16-2012, 05:20 PM
deliciano

Freak3yman84
07-16-2012, 05:35 PM
http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/44695000/jpg/_44695748_santoro_get.jpg

NOOOOOOO! Santoro used slice a lot yes, but he didn't use it in the same boring neutralizing way that 99% of players who slice their backhand use. He used his slice for amazing defense, and not just to neutralize the point. I seriously don't know how anyone could dislike Santoro's style...

HKz
07-16-2012, 05:58 PM
The only player I really think plays the slice poorly and a bit too much is actually Karlovic. Look, he isn't going to win a lot of long exchanges, so why doesn't he take a rip at more balls here and there..

As for the rest of the players, it is part of their game. Federer uses it quite a lot to great effect, Petzschner has a solid slice, Dolgopolov has an interesting one, etc. While sometimes they do make a poor shot selection and use the slice, it isn't any different from other poor choices players make with other shots, so no I don't think any of the other players you have listed particularly use the slice too much or really poorly except for Ivo.

green25814
07-16-2012, 06:04 PM
The only player I really think plays the slice poorly and a bit too much is actually Karlovic. Look, he isn't going to win a lot of long exchanges, so why doesn't he take a rip at more balls here and there..

As for the rest of the players, it is part of their game. Federer uses it quite a lot to great effect, Petzschner has a solid slice, Dolgopolov has an interesting one, etc. While sometimes they do make a poor shot selection and use the slice, it isn't any different from other poor choices players make with other shots, so no I don't think any of the other players you have listed particularly use the slice too much or really poorly except for Ivo.

Karlovic should be slicing as an approach. The best place for him is at the net where he can use his touch and awesome reach

Orka_n
07-16-2012, 06:21 PM
Gonzalez, Petzschner, Karlovic, Federer (as of late)...Federer? No, no. His topspin backhand isn't as reliable these days so he needs his slice badly. He used it perfectly in Wimbledon I thought. He could use it even more, as an offensive shot.

Gonzalez, Feli and Petz overuse it, but that's because their topspin bh are too erratic.

rocketassist
07-16-2012, 06:22 PM
Rusedski used it all the time but that's cause he had no topspin backhand.

dencod16
07-16-2012, 06:48 PM
Don't think Lopez should be in here too, it's because his backhand is actually a slice backhand, many have said its the one of the most horrible one-handed backhand.

CooCooCachoo
07-16-2012, 07:08 PM
Flavio didn't make the poll :woohoo:

Thunderfish8
07-16-2012, 07:39 PM
most players slice with a purpose

tomic slices mindlessly with no reason whatsoever
mainly because the rest of his game has become quite shitty

Orange Wombat
07-16-2012, 10:13 PM
Petzchner only uses slices. It's not as if he has a normal backhand. His backhand is the slice.

Kiedis
07-16-2012, 10:28 PM
The slice is a glorified moonball, yes ?.


I overdo the slice, probably 'cos it's my only shot!

:-(

:lol:

Kiedis
07-16-2012, 10:29 PM
Santoro, I think.

Edit: ups, I guess this is about current players. Petzschner I think.

Slice is for girls. In fact Steffi or Henin could teach some lessons to many men.

Was specially hilarious Arancha vs. Steffi. Former moonballing to death and latter slicing

sexybeast
07-16-2012, 10:35 PM
On the list Lopez...

Otherwise it would be Djokovic, he almost never uses it but when he does slice, it is a crime against the laws of tennis aesthetics.

The Prince
07-16-2012, 10:36 PM
Karlovic. He's got bad movement so he might as well drive his backhand - however badly he does it - so he can look to conclude points quickly.

calvinhobbes
07-16-2012, 11:55 PM
What about colonel Youzhny? I saw a funny video of him slicing to death with Roger. Could that video bring anything new to this boring thread?

leng jai
07-16-2012, 11:58 PM
Kohli of course out of the poll options. It's actually Dep Potro though.

green25814
07-17-2012, 01:21 AM
In the modern game you only really see the slice being used as a defensive shot, which colours some peoples views here. It can also be an offensive shot, as an approach.

Chip and charge is really fun for me when I play.

Fathead
07-17-2012, 02:45 AM
Tomic all day long. Never saw him hit a straight backhand yet lol

chenx15
07-17-2012, 02:51 AM
i wish i can slice more, my slice is very effective but on a real match i have a tendency to ball bash, but my fave slice is the bh slice down the line and follow to the net

FlameOn
07-17-2012, 11:28 AM
Roddick.

mooncreek
07-17-2012, 01:08 PM
Surprised Florian Mayer isn't on the list. I can't even remember Nishikori slicing (then again, he hasn't played much lately).

Of the list, Petzschner only really has the slice and Tomic slices more when he's losing.