Whose groundstrokes would you like to have?

07-23-2002, 11:03 AM
I'm new here and I must say that posters on this board are well informed and fun!
I would like to know your opinion, among the ATP players whose groundstokes would like to have as part of your game (if you're a tennis player)?

aura of moya
07-23-2002, 11:12 AM
I am a player, and I wish the balls came off my Babolat Pure Drive strings the way they do off Carlos Moya's Prue Drive.......hehehehe.

I really like the look of effortless type power he produces.

Simon V

07-23-2002, 01:43 PM
I wat to have Guga's serve and Federer's body

:) :) :) :) :)

07-23-2002, 02:14 PM
Roger Federer's groundstrokes

07-23-2002, 02:35 PM
Andre Agassi's groundstrokes because I play kinda like him

07-23-2002, 04:20 PM
back hand - safin or federer
still deciding about the forehand ;)

07-23-2002, 04:22 PM
I like Safin's groundstrokes.

07-23-2002, 09:07 PM
I would like to have the forehand of Malisse and the backhand of Hewitt or Keurten.

07-23-2002, 09:10 PM
Safin's groundstrokes - so effortless yet powerful

07-23-2002, 09:13 PM
Tommy Haas's. They look so great as well as being powerful and accurate.

07-24-2002, 02:06 AM
Ferrero´s forehand and Guga´s backhand.
I wouldnt ming Goran´s serve and Rafter´s net play either... :p :o

Great now back to reality, I got none of those :sad:


Chloe le Bopper
07-24-2002, 07:21 AM
I'm with hitman on Ferrero's forehand and Guga's back hand :)

However if I can only pick on player I think I would go with Hewitt.

Frankly I think Safin at his best, has nice groundstrokes - more powerful..

BUt Hewitt is more consistent, he rarely misses, no matter how high the stakes are.

07-24-2002, 07:41 AM
I think Ferrero's are the best in terms of power and consistancy.

Hewitt is maybe #2.

Chloe le Bopper
07-24-2002, 07:56 AM
ON a bad day Ferrero tends to shank his forehand, and esp. backhand more though.

Hewitt is more consistent, IMO, even when under a good deal of pressure.

Though Ferrero is more powerful, esp on the forehand side.

07-24-2002, 09:03 AM
Forehand- El Aynaoui (The best forehand EVER!!!)
Backhand- Guga's, Roger's ,Tommy's, you know, those big one handed backhands

Chloe le Bopper
07-24-2002, 09:56 AM
El Aynaoui makes me irate :fiery:

He has a killer record against most of my faves :fiery:


07-24-2002, 12:05 PM
Finally somebody who dislikes El Aynaoui as much as I do. Everybody is saying how likable he is and he is doing soooo well this year. :mad: I can't stand the poor guy and wish he didn't exist.

Hey, Younes! Stay away from Ferrero or I'll kick your ass! :D

Chloe le Bopper
07-24-2002, 12:14 PM
Admittedly I only dislike him cause he is like 6-0 against Ferrero or something :rolleyes:

If I was a Ferrero "hater" I would worship him :rolleyes:

Mrs. B
07-24-2002, 12:20 PM
Federer's groundstrokes are beautiful, when he's in the groove. A killer forehand and a beautiful backhand...

Since i'm a small woman but enjoy playing the game, i WISH i had Justine Henin's groundstrokes, especially that backhand. Man, she may be not huge compared to the others but she's got power and plays beautiful tennis. (sigh!)

Safin has great groundstrokes too, but so does Hewitt, Agassi, Ferrero, and ...Youzhny.;)

07-24-2002, 12:53 PM
i patterned my game after Steffi Graf which means that for years i had a forehand that popped and i sliced the backhand. then Hingis came along and she became my new role model -- so now i have a two-handed backhand and i can still pop 'em on the forehand. but if i had to switch to a guy role model, i'd go for Guga's or Moya's games. they both have complete, all-round, all-surface games, altho' Guga's backhand is just awesome and Moya's forehand is almost as good as mine...:o :o :o

Williams Rulez
07-24-2002, 01:11 PM
I'd love Andre's... taking the ball so early and hitting those angles! :hearts:

07-24-2002, 02:05 PM
LoL @ hating Younes.
He is cool. I´ve seen him play here and he had the funniest clothes, had a smilie on his racquet strings instead of a brand, and he is so big and walks so goofy!
And he kept saying bullshit into the court. Funnier than him, just Alami and his spanish cursing... :o :p

Chloe le Bopper
07-24-2002, 02:56 PM
hitman it isn't realy hate, he just uses Ferrero as a punching bag and I don't like it one bit :o

On second thought though, I will take Agassi's groundstrokes when he was in his prime.

07-24-2002, 05:48 PM
I know, I know....
I was just feeling like pulling someones leg... :p

And even considering Agassi in his prime, I stick to Ferrero and Kuerten. :bounce:

07-24-2002, 05:51 PM
Single handed BH ---- Tommy Haas (even better than Guga IMO)
DH BH Marat Safin
Forehand- Carlos Moya

07-24-2002, 05:52 PM
definitly Andre....I just love his game, the angles he can make :)

07-24-2002, 05:55 PM
Hewitts return
Marats BH
Carlos FH

Scott Storm
07-27-2002, 12:20 AM
Rios's groundstroke's.

I am right handed but I love to try and hit his jumping backhand! unfortunatly what normally happens is I slightly mistime it and the shot ends up being weaker than my normal backhand. that is why i always say there is only one thing holding me back from being a tennis pro and that is a distinct lack of talent!

07-29-2002, 05:48 AM
Roddick's serve
Safin's forehand
Lleyton's backhand
Federer's body