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I think may be it's Mannarino (or Fognini) and Rublev(?), Herbert and Coric (soooooooo different), Monfils and Cilic (?)
 

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Malvin is too articulate for us.

Never heard the expression antipodish styles before and apparently it looks like it makes sense!

Looks like he got robbed in Popcon after all.
 

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Simon and Karlovic ;) I would have said Simon and Llodra if Llodra still played because Karlovic does push the ball when he cannot attack
 

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Kyrgios and De Minaur. Both from the same country but with entirely different styles. Would love to see how they matchup but it’s unlikely with the amount of tennis Nick plays these days.
 

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Malvin is too articulate for us.

Never heard the expression antipodish styles before and apparently it looks like it makes sense!

Looks like he got robbed in Popcon after all.
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Kyrgios and De Minaur. Both from the same country but with entirely different styles. Would love to see how they matchup but it’s unlikely with the amount of tennis Nick plays these days.
@guitarra has it as both the players are Antipodean
 

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Well if people must know, antipodes refer to the site exactly diametrically opposed to a given location on the spherical earth. It's like if someone dug a hole and passed through the centre core and came out the other side - where would they end up? North Pole to South Pole of course one well known antipode.

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I think the context for the word (actually "antipodean" is the adjective) Malvinluisandy wants to use is "contrary" - players who don't play in a conventional way.
 

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I’m gonna use this term as a player who plays the opposite style of what you would expect of them. Medvedev for example is 6’6 so you would expect him to be a ballbasher or generally attacking player but he’s incredibly defensive. Benjamin Becker too as he’s like 5’10 but ballbashed sometimes and served up to 140 mph.
 

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Well what's the deal with antipodes?
Antipodes slam (or Antipodes tournament), that's also one of the names of the Australian Open (at least in the northern hemisphere), with Down Under.
 

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Are you looking for examples where all the strengths of player A are the weaknesses of player B and vise versa?

It usually starts with serve-return skills, which defines what type of a player you gonna be.

Out of top 100 players I have watched enough:

Type 1 - good return, forehand-backhand balance, baseline-friendly, good movement, high tennis IQ - Schwartzman/Goffin/Fognini/de Minaur/Nishikori/Simon

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Type 2 - good serve, powerful groundstrokes, no rhythm - Raonic/Isner/Opelka/Kyrgios/Querrey/Pospisil/Tsonga/Johnson

Big 3 isn't there since Nadal is too powerful and forehand-oriented to go to Type 1, Djokovic serves too good to go to Type 1 and Federer moves to good to go to Type 2.
 

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Nadal and Paire
 

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Kyrgios and Medvedev.
 

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Malvin is too articulate for us.

Never heard the expression antipodish styles before and apparently it looks like it makes sense!

Looks like he got robbed in Popcon after all.
You are spot on here. When I read the OP I was sure that this word existed cause I understood the topic instantly. Just like Mr * said, Malvin really expands horizons of English language. Simply a legend 💪 Sometimes I feel he's an anglicist at some UK university who just trolls his profession in his free time (as a form of abreaction)
 

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You are spot on here. When I read the OP I was sure that this word existed cause I understood the topic instantly. Just like Mr * said, Malvin really expands horizons of English language. Simply a legend 💪 Sometimes I feel he's an anglicist at some UK university who just trolls his profession in his free time (as a form of abreaction)
Glad that people are recognising Malvin's genius.

"Antipodish" is so much better than "diametrically opposed".
 
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