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Federer, Nadal and Murray each have at least one 'signature shot' - a great shot that immediately comes to mind when you think of that player.

Federer: inside-in forehand, backhand flick pass
Nadal: banana forehand DTL, running passing shots
Murray: topspin lob, CC forehand pass

When I think of Djokovic, I picture him sliding out wide on the backhand side to hit a deep rally ball, which isn't a very inspiring shot.

What do you think? Does Djokovic have a signature shot?

Inb4 backhand DTL. It's not a signature shot if you only hit it twice a year.
Inb4 dobar
 

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Besides Nishikori who else in the world can regularly hit the short-angle CC backhand like Djokovic?

And inb4 gif of his smashes.
 

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Federer, Nadal and Murray each have at least one 'signature shot' - a great shot that immediately comes to mind when you think of that player.

Federer: inside-in forehand, backhand flick pass
Nadal: forehand DTL, running passing shots
Murray: lob, CC forehand pass

When I think of Djokovic, I picture him sliding out wide on the backhand side to hit a deep rally ball, which isn't a very inspiring shot.

What do you think? Does Djokovic have a signature shot?

Inb4 backhand DTL. It's not a signature shot if you only hit it twice a year.
Inb4 dobar
Inb4 smash
 

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You think backhand "flick" pass is a signature shot but hitting a tough backhand when sliding for a ball "isn't a very inspiring shot"

Tardism at its very finest
 
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If we're counting Murray's lobs as a signature shot, might as well count Djokovic's defensive BHs on the full stretch, which invariably seem to land on the opponent's baseline.
 

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Tennis shot definitely no, but he have such a beautiful split, best in business imo. Must be his signature thing!
 

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none as he isnt a legend like the other 3 mentioned above... just a boring pusher.
 

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You think backhand "flick" pass is a signature shot but hitting a tough backhand when sliding for a ball "isn't a very inspiring shot"

Tardism at its very finest
I find a winner to be more inspiring :shrug:





Oh, and the Federer backhand flick is like a handful of times a year as well.
He doesn't get many opportunities to hit it since he's often at net before his opponents, particularly nowadays. But in years gone by and especially on the quicker courts, he would hit it quite frequently.




If we're counting Murray's lobs as a signature shot, might as well count Djokovic's defensive BHs on the full stretch, which invariably seem to land on the opponent's baseline.
True. Perhaps I should have specified topspin/offensive lob.
 

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I find a winner to be more inspiring :shrug:






He doesn't get many opportunities to hit it since he's often at net before his opponents, particularly nowadays. But in years gone by and especially on the quicker courts, he would hit it quite frequently.





True. Perhaps I should have specified topspin/offensive lob.
The lob is by definition a reactive defensive shot, as are passing shots. Since when does Murray lob offensively? He lobs as a last ditch resort on defense, granted with a lot of success.
 

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Sliding on HC
 

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The defensive sliding backhand, especially when used as a cross court passing shot when the opponent comes to the net. Not only is it a good signature shot, but also unique in that I've never seen another player hit that shot quite like Djokovic.
 

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The lob is by definition a reactive defensive shot, as are passing shots. Since when does Murray lob offensively? He lobs as a last ditch resort on defense, granted with a lot of success.
Topspin lobs not defensive shots. They may be hit from a defensive position, but they aren't defensive shots. (Same with passing shots). By applying topspin to the lob, it travels further through the court, and will either be a winning shot or at the very least put the opponent in a defensive position.

Granted, a defensive lob (the kind that Raonic was able to retrieve vs Nadal in IW and hit a 130mph smash off) is not an offensive shot.
 

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CCBH, CCFH, FHDTL, BHTDL - there, you can pick whichever one you hate on the most :)
 
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