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Who is the best returnet in the mens game today?

  • Andy Murray

    Votes: 17 17.7%
  • David Ferrer

    Votes: 19 19.8%
  • Feliciano Lopez

    Votes: 1 1.0%
  • Novak Djokovic

    Votes: 8 8.3%
  • Rafael Nadal

    Votes: 3 3.1%
  • Roger Federer

    Votes: 32 33.3%
  • Nikolay Davydenko

    Votes: 5 5.2%
  • Andy Roddick

    Votes: 2 2.1%
  • Leyton Hewitt

    Votes: 4 4.2%
  • David Nalbandian

    Votes: 5 5.2%
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Who do you think has the best return of serve in the mens game today?
 

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Ferrer, Murray and Federer
 

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scarecrows, you really likes monkeys:)
yes i do and it's my avatar trademark

but it's not a fetish like some might think :scared:
 

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Murray, Ferrer, Hewitt, (on-form) Nalby.

Federer too - more at first serves, he doesn't punish second serves that often.
 

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Federer is better returner than people give him credit for...how else you explain his returns against Andy Roddick?
 

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First serve: Fed
Second serve: Nalbandian, Blake, Davydenko come to mind.
 

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I don't understand Roddick and Lopez in the pole....
I'd say
1) Ferrer
2) Nadal
3) Federer
4) Murray/Nalby
 

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I don't understand Roddick and Lopez in the pole....
I'd say
1) Ferrer
2) Nadal
3) Federer
4) Murray/Nalby
Lopez I think is underrated when it comes to return of serve...as for Roddick...I had an extra line to fill:)
 

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During the Montreal Masters this August, the RDS commentator Yvan Ponton said that Roddick was well renound for his return of serve, which was hilarious.
 

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There should be separate polls for 1st serves and 2nd serves... and by 1st serves I don't mean something Nieminen does :devil:

Anyway, this discussion is not complete without this link
http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/matchfacts/

Although it doesn't tell the whole story... Nadal is, indeed, a good returner but his score is somewhat inflated by all those points he won in his plethora of clay matches, where 'returning' is mainly irrelevant compared to the subsequent rally in which Nadal usually dominates.

Best returners of fast 1st serves seem to be Murray, Ferrer and Federer. 2nd serve I'd usually pick Nalbandian but it's a long time I've seen his best. Davy and Nole also seem to punish weak serves pretty harshly. Federer is surprisingly meek returning 2nd serves, probably because they almost always go to his BH side. Poor Fed :sad:
 

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Ivo Karlovic :rocker2:
 

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I'd say Federer, awesome against the big servers.
Lopez seems a strange option considering he lost some 30-odd points on Federer's serve at the US this year.
 

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this dude included lopez because either:

a. he misheard a commentator say that federer described lopez as the best returner in the game
b. the commentator misread his notes and did actually say that (he was discussing lopez v ferrer at the time I believe)
c. federer did really say that and was being sarcastic
d. federer did really say that and is fucking deluded
 
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