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Best serve/vollyer?

  • Patrick Rafter

    Votes: 40 35.7%
  • Goran Ivanisevic

    Votes: 4 3.6%
  • Pete Sampras

    Votes: 40 35.7%
  • Tim Henman

    Votes: 10 8.9%
  • Nicolas Escude

    Votes: 3 2.7%
  • Wayne Arthurs

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Greg Rusedski

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Max Mirnyi

    Votes: 1 0.9%
  • Jonas Bjorkman

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 13 11.6%

  • Total voters
    112
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Oh ya, another note:
I didnt put all-rounders on this poll (Tommy Haas, Roger Federer, Marat Safin etc.), just pure serve/vollyers.
 

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non of the others can actually volley really (apart from the Farmer), they just got a big serve which helps

Escude in that list :confused:, Philippousis and Krajicek can wipe him of the face of the earth with their games

Rafter by a million miles
 

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Bjorkman is pretty decent but no where near top class.

last 20 years
there's been
1) McEnroe
2) Edberg
3) Rafter
4) Cash

and i won't count Becker or Sampras in that list, having a 130mph serve makes life 50% easier
 

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Rebecca said:
Okay, so when are we going to finally accept that Rafter has retired, and stop putting him in polls with active players? :D
You mean me?
Never :D

& yes, i just forgot Mark & Richard! You see, i was just going through the top 50 in the Champs Race so i left them out by mistake. Both of them really can weep the hell out of some in this list.
 

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Rafter, though I reckon he has retired as it's now Dec & there's no mention of him comping back next year.
In the past for me it was Edberg. Suppose McEnroe was up there as well, but he was never on my top list. Becker wasn't bad, but he was pretty unorthodox with it.
 

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No doubt Pat. He don't hit ace that many, just serve and volley. Max is pretty good too. Pete is pretty good at volley but not half volley.
 

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Meaningless poll, me thinks.. Serve&volleyers is a certain category of players, so it's not that we need to compare one single component of their games, we just need to compare their game as a whole thing. And then there is one simple way to compare - just find the best of them measuring tem by their success.

Pete Sampras.
 

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Notice Bjorkman has had no votes (or not enough to count anyway) and see that has been proved today as he is still an active player, whereas Edberg has been retired for several years. Yet he still beat Jonas today in an exhibition match - think the score was 6-3 4-6 10-8 (champion's tiebreak). Think that proves Stefan is the superior s & v player even today!!!
 

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Pete has the best serve, but Rafter has the best volley. I think to be a serve-volleyer you have to have a good serve, having a good serve doesnt make you any less a serve-volleyer, it just makes it more efficient. I dont get why people say Rafters serve was nothing much, it was a very good serve, much better than Henmans anyway. So I will go with Rafter as he has good serves and good volleys.
 
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