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07-20-2013 02:15 PM
Re: Underrated serve returners

Stepanek and Fish are pretty good returners.
07-20-2013 01:44 PM
Re: Underrated serve returners

Originally Posted by Fed fordawin View Post
Seeing the Funky Flo match today, I had forgotten how good a returner he was. MTF is all over Nolerray, but there are many other good returners.

So I started to think about all those mugs/ second-tier players who have a great return of serve.

Oher than Mayer, I thought about Verdasco. He can really rip those returns! Of course h's just as error prone on the return as the rest of his game, but I think it's more a mental problem than a lack of technique.

And of course there's Giraldo! This video speaks for itself:

Can you think about other good underrated returners?
Yes. When he is OK, Mayer knows how to win against huge servers, like Isner, Raonic, and Janowicz
I think Nishikori and Melzer are also good returners, too.
07-20-2013 11:39 AM
Re: Underrated serve returners

Mugicki is underated too.
h2h vs.
... Isner 3-1
... Llodra 2-0
... Tursunov 5-0 ( )
07-20-2013 11:25 AM
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07-20-2013 10:06 AM
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07-20-2013 12:50 AM
Re: Underrated serve returners

No way Ferrer is underrated. Fed once said he was the best on tour.
07-19-2013 10:27 PM
Wayward Son
Re: Underrated serve returners
07-19-2013 10:20 PM
Re: Underrated serve returners

Ferrer in that most players consider it better than Murray's at least if not Djokovic's.
Melzer comes to mind
07-19-2013 10:19 PM
Wayward Son
Re: Underrated serve returners

Gulbis is a very good returner.

Berdych very underrated too.
07-19-2013 09:14 PM
Re: Underrated serve returners

Tsonga's shank backhand netcord dropshot return is goat
07-19-2013 09:12 PM
Fed fordawin
Re: Underrated serve returners

As much as it hurts me to say it, Nadal is an underrated returner.

Sure his returns are short, but he gets MNAY in play. And with the rest of his game he can win the point.
Of course if he wasn't so fast, he should stand closer to the baseline on return and wouldn't get as many on play.
07-19-2013 09:05 PM
Re: Underrated serve returners

Pick a player with a weakfish serve but decent ranking, and he's almost certainly a good returner. Top 25 generally need to be either good at both, or excellent at one.

The most interesting exception is Nadal, especially on hard courts.
07-19-2013 08:59 PM
Re: Underrated serve returners

I'd also add Bellucci here
07-19-2013 08:49 PM
Li Ching Yuen
Re: Underrated serve returners

LOL. Giraldo was shitting himself against Guccione the other day. He goes for it on clay and does pretty well for himself but other than that his reflexes suck. Same goes for Almagro.

Underrated returners are Youzhny and Monaco. Youzhny fucking dismantled Isner in front of his home crowd one year at the US Open. It was freaking ruthless.
Simon is also worth a mention, especially on hardcourts.
07-19-2013 08:45 PM
Re: Underrated serve returners

Without a doubt Nalbandian and Davydenko. And when Safin was around, him.
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