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Old 03-06-2012, 06:25 AM   #1
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How would you rate James Blake, Lleyton Hewitt, David Nalbandian, and Marat Safin according to their return of serve during their peak years? I just watched some highlights from AO'05 and TMC '05 and '06 and I remembered how great returners those 4 are

To me:

1. Hewitt
2. Blake
3. Safin
4. Nalbandian
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:32 AM   #2
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1) Hewitt
2) Nalbandian
3) Safin
4) Blake
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:51 AM   #3
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How would you rate James Blake, Lleyton Hewitt, David Nalbandian, and Marat Safin according to their return of serve during their peak years? I just watched some highlights from AO'05 and TMC '05 and '06 and I remembered how great returners those 4 are

To me:

1. Hewitt
2. Blake
3. Safin
4. Nalbandian
Blake, even at his best, was sort of an 50-50 returner, all or nothing and could miss every return for few games in a row. I think the others are much better.
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1) Hewitt
2) Nalbandian
3) Safin
4) Blake
First two could be swapped around, but this is fine. Blake is definitely last.
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Nalbandian
Hewitt
Safin
Blake
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:29 AM   #6
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As far as returns are concerned, I think it's good to make a very strong distinction between first and second serves : it's a very different story for both.

For instance, Nalbandian is a great second-serve returner, not so good on first serve. Blake less good but quite the same phenomenon.

Hewitt was better for first serve returns.
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Default Re: Rate the following players according to their return game...

1. Nalbandian
2. Hewitt
3. Safin
4. Blake
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1. Hewitt
2. Nalbandian
3. Safin
4. Blake
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:43 PM   #9
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Blake's backhand return is pathetic. The forehand on second serves was immense though.
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Default Re: Rate the following players according to their return game...

1. Hewitt
2. Nalbandian
3. Safin
4. Blake
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Hewitt
Nalbandian
Safin




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really nalbandian behind safin and BLAKE? LOL

i remember nalbandian being in the top 5 of every return statistic for a number of years. neither blake or safin are on the level of hewitt and nalbandian in terms of return of serve.
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Default Re: Rate the following players according to their return game...

Blake is so beyond off the level of the other three players. Safin is also not really in the same zip code as Hewitt and Nalbandian were at their best because he was less consistent and because he could be moved more easily out of position with a good serve.

Hewitt is #1 on the list if you add up all factors.
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Default Re: Rate the following players according to their return game...

1.Nalbandian
2.Hewitt
3.Safin
4.Who cares?
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