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Ivo Karlovic 8 19.51%
Andy Murray 4 9.76%
Alexandr Dolgopolov 7 17.07%
Feliciano Lopez 5 12.20%
Phillip Petzschner 4 9.76%
Bernard Tomic 10 24.39%
Kei Nishikori 0 0%
Nicolas Mahut 0 0%
Phillip Kohlschreiber 0 0%
Other 3 7.32%
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

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.

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Old 07-16-2012, 01:13 PM   #2
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Default Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

Gonzalez, Petzschner, Karlovic, Federer (as of late)...
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Old 07-16-2012, 03:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

The slice is a glorified moonball, yes ?.


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

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Old 07-16-2012, 03:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

I don't think I've ever seen Lopez hit a backhand
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Default Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

Dolgopolov obviously
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Petzschner of course
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Kohli in the Poll

Its Lopez and Petzsche.
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Default Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

Ivo should always slice, its the only groundstroke he's good at
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Default Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

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.
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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.
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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...
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Default Re: Which of the following players over does it with the slice?

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.
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