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Pete Semper
07-10-2007, 09:56 PM
After the "build your own player" thread, imagine what would be the worst pro player...please for each part of the game, select a player who is/was in the top ten.

Forehand: Edberg
Backhand: Rosset
Return: Noah (Very hard to find a top ten player without a strong return...)
Serve: Chang
Volley: Courier
Overhead: Agassi
Footwork: Ivanisevic
Athletism: Korda
Focus: Ivanisevic
presence on court: Leconte.

Hot Sauce
07-10-2007, 10:04 PM
Very funny thread!

iamke55
07-10-2007, 10:07 PM
What ranking would that guy have?

ferocious4hand
07-10-2007, 10:40 PM
Forehand: Edberg
Backhand: Rosset
Return: Noah (Very hard to find a top ten player without a strong return...)
Serve: Chang
Volley: Courier
Overhead: Agassi
Footwork: Ivanisevic
Athletism: Korda
Focus: Ivanisevic
presence on court: Leconte.

I don't think Agassi had a bad overhead, his volleys was the worest ever for a top tenner

crazylevity
07-10-2007, 10:47 PM
This so-called worst pro player would bagel every single one of us.

:P

superman1
07-10-2007, 11:38 PM
Overhead Agassi? No way. He usually belted those pretty hard.

Bogie
07-10-2007, 11:51 PM
serve: CORIA!!! (how can anyone think otherwise?!?!?!?)
forehand: fish
backhand: lopez
volleys:djokovic
return: karlovic
movement: querrey
focus: safin
on court presence: donald young

Deuce
07-10-2007, 11:54 PM
The worst pro player would definitely be an equal blend of Pam Shriver and Brad Gilbert.

ferocious4hand
07-11-2007, 12:05 AM
Forehand: Bjorkman
Backhand: Rusedski
Return: Roddick?
Serve: Coria
Volley: Agassi
Overhead: dunno any pro has poor overheads
Footwork: Todd Martin
Athletism: Korda
Focus: Safin
presence on court: Davydenko

Kalin
07-11-2007, 07:21 AM
Deuce, nothing from Shlomo Glickstein in there?

Andres
07-11-2007, 07:25 AM
serve: CORIA!!! (how can anyone think otherwise?!?!?!?)
forehand: fish
backhand: lopez
volleys:djokovic
return: karlovic
movement: querrey
focus: safin
on court presence: donald young
Someone doesn't understand the concept of Top10 ;)

keithchircop
07-11-2007, 07:39 AM
Forehand: Gilbert
Backhand: Gilbert
Return: Gilbert
Serve: Gilbert
Volley: Gilbert
Overhead: Gilbert
Footwork: Gilbert
Athletism: Gilbert
Mental discipline: Ivanisevic

the only thing gilbert had going for him was enough mental discipline to stick to his good tactics.

helloworld
07-11-2007, 07:48 AM
Forehand: Hanman
Backhand: Moya
Return: Karlovic
Serve: Coria !!!
Volley: Agassi...(sad but true)
Overhead: .... every top tenners can hit an overhead !! Even I can !!
Footwork: Karlovic hands down
Athletism: Murrey
Focus: Safin
presence on court: Robredo

Andres
07-11-2007, 07:50 AM
Another one... Karlovic isn't, wasn't and won't be a Top10! Ever! :p

Doc Hollidae
07-11-2007, 08:37 AM
He got to #11, but for serve Sjeng Schalken easily had the worst.

Hot Sauce
07-11-2007, 10:46 AM
Were Agassi's volleys actually worse than Roddick's?

Mr. Sean
07-11-2007, 10:53 AM
Ummm Andy Roddick without a big serve.

Eviscerator
07-11-2007, 10:56 AM
He got to #11, but for serve Sjeng Schalken easily had the worst.

I thought he may have gotten to #9 at one point but may not have held it long enough to count. Regardless, I agree that he had the worst serve among top pros. Heck if he had a decent pro serve he would have been a top 5 player.

superstition
07-11-2007, 11:17 AM
Ummm Andy Roddick without a big serve.
Hehe. That's why, when former pros like Laver and McEnroe talk about going back to wood he's the first to pipe up with illogical disagreement. What he really wants to say is "don't take away the precious!"

The Gorilla
07-11-2007, 11:19 AM
After the "build your own player" thread, imagine what would be the worst pro player...please for each part of the game, select a player who is/was in the top ten.

Forehand: Edberg
Backhand: Rosset
Return: Noah (Very hard to find a top ten player without a strong return...)
Serve: Chang
Volley: Courier
Overhead: Agassi
Footwork: Ivanisevic
Athletism: Korda
Focus: Ivanisevic
presence on court: Leconte.



haha, just imagining this player ash me laughing, I especally liek the court presence of leconte.

princess bossass
07-11-2007, 11:50 AM
Funny thread. I'm gonna build my worst WTA player:

Forehand: Shriver (or sharapova's left-handed forehand, LOL!)
Backhand: ??? Can't think of one. Graf came to mind, but I think I'm just comparing her backhand to her forehand...
Return: Serena Williams (LOL!) ;)
Serve: Dementieva
Volley: Hantuchova
Overhead: Sharapova
Footwork: Hantuchova
Athleticism: Bartoli
Focus: Mauresmo
Nerves: Pierce
presence on court: Petrova
Power: Hingus

prostaff18
07-11-2007, 11:59 AM
Guillermo Coria

fgzhu88
07-11-2007, 12:02 PM
haha awesome thread
but anyways:
serve: idk
forehand: federer on shankmode
backhand: w/out a doubt fernando gonzalez!!
reflexes: roddick
focus/sanity: safin
presence/intimidation factor: oliver rochus
choice of pants: nadal

Heavy Metal Tennis Star
07-11-2007, 12:04 PM
serve: coria
forehand: fish
backhand: lopez
volleys:djokovic
return: karlovic
movement: roddick
focus: safin
on court presence: donald young

fps
07-11-2007, 12:50 PM
Hair- Davydenko
Face- Kuznetsova
Right Arm- Nadal
Left Arm- Sharapova
Abs- Bartoli
Right Leg- Martina Hingis
Left Leg- Serena Williams

No chance. Not one.

superstition
07-11-2007, 12:57 PM
I'm going to try use any players who have beaten top 10 players, at the minimum.

Serve M: Volandri
Serve W: Dementieva
Volley M: Nastase
Volley F: Seles
Backhand M: Courier
Backhand W: Garrison
Forehand M: Noah or Edberg
Forehand W: Sugiyama
Footwork M: Karlovic
Footwork F: Hantuchova
Speed M: Spadea
Speed F: Bartoli
Attitude M: McEnroe
Attitude F: Sprilea, Hingis (young)
Noise M: Nadal
Noise W: Sharapova (groundstrokes), Zulawaga (serve)
Fashion sense M: Benjamin Becker
Fashion sense W: Kuznetsova
Mental stamina/focus M: Roddick
Mental stamina/focus W: Myskina, Petrova
Injuries M: Murray or Phillipoussis
Injuries W: Take your pick of any "modern" player
Physical stamina M: Baghdatis
Physical stamina W: Bartoli
Match efficiency M: Henman or Santoro
Match efficiency W: Sanchez Vicario or Raymond
Off court behavior M: Tilden (didn't cope as well as he could have with homophobia, and smoked)
Off court behavior W: Court (lobbies against gay rights)

fps
07-11-2007, 01:03 PM
[QUOTE=superstition;1583813]I'm going to try use any players who have beaten top 10 players, at the minimum.

Noise W: Sharapova (groundstrokes), Zuluwaga (serve)
QUOTE]

For noise on serve I'd recommend Miss Schiavone, who, when we saw her at Wimbledon a coupla years ago loudly yelled what sounded like F*CK on every serve. The oldies in the crowd were BAFFLED.

anointedone
07-11-2007, 01:29 PM
Serve-Scheng Schalken
Forehand-Ivan Ljubicic
Backhand-Ivo Karlovic
Return of Serve-Greg Rusedski
Movement-Mark Phillipousis
Net game-Andre Agassi
Mental game-Fernando Verdasco
Court smarts-Fernando Gonzalez

charlottefromca
07-11-2007, 01:36 PM
Funny thread. I'm gonna build my worst WTA player:

Forehand: Shriver (or sharapova's left-handed forehand, LOL!)
Backhand: ??? Can't think of one. Graf came to mind, but I think I'm just comparing her backhand to her forehand...
Return: Serena Williams (LOL!) ;)
Serve: Dementieva
Volley: Hantuchova
Overhead: Sharapova
Footwork: Hantuchova
Athleticism: Bartoli
Focus: Mauresmo
Nerves: Pierce
presence on court: Petrova
Power: Hingus

I think Kournikova needs to be on one of those lists.. (I think her serve was more awful than dementieva IMO.. remember at the Australian where she had 34 double faults in one match? or something like that)

pennc94
07-11-2007, 01:40 PM
The worst pro player would definitely be an equal blend of Pam Shriver and Brad Gilbert.

Very close. It would be Blake and Gilbert.

tennishead93
07-11-2007, 01:46 PM
serve:santoro
mental:safin
forehand:#800 on atp tour
backhand:^^^^^^^^^^
volley:roddick
overhead:agassi

anointedone
07-11-2007, 01:47 PM
Women:

Serve-Elena Dementieva
Return-Camille Pin
Forehand-Milagros Sequera
Backhand-Nicole Pratt
Net Game-Maria Sharapova
Movement-Eleni Daniilidou
Mental Game-Patty Schnyder
Court smarts-Maria Sharapova

Pretty sad the current World #2 manages to compose two of the categories here.

AM28143
07-11-2007, 02:18 PM
Physical stamina M: Baghdatis
What Baggy plays as many 5 setters as anyone else on tour. Just last week he played a hard fought, grueling 5 setter against Djokovic and was he the one physically breaking down? NO. Fat people can have as much physical stamina as skinny people.

tennishead93
07-11-2007, 05:26 PM
Forehand: Gilbert
Backhand: Gilbert
Return: Gilbert
Serve: Gilbert
Volley: Gilbert
Overhead: Gilbert
Footwork: Gilbert
Athletism: Gilbert
Mental discipline: Ivanisevic

the only thing gilbert had going for him was enough mental discipline to stick to his good tactics.

how are u bad at tennis if u have gotten a player to #1 in the world and win 1 slam. gilbert was also #4 in the world

princess bossass
07-11-2007, 06:11 PM
I think Kournikova needs to be on one of those lists.. (I think her serve was more awful than dementieva IMO.. remember at the Australian where she had 34 double faults in one match? or something like that)

Word. I'll add a few catagories:

Off-court attitude: Kournikova
Second serve: Kournikova
Fashion sense: Sisters Williams
Noise-level/quality: Venus
Hair: Kuznetsova ala Wimbledon (!!!!!! were those extensions?!?)
Sun-exposure: Davenport

fastdunn
07-11-2007, 06:17 PM
Return: Ivanesvic -> this often made his match very boring.

Serve: Connors -> he just rolls it in.

Volley: Lendle -> made a huge efforts but he just couln't volley

Overhead:
Footwork: Fish
Athletism:

Focus: Verdasco

presence on court: Leconte.-> this was funny. the guy had funny voice.
it was really funny when he complained to umpire. supposedly angry but
very funny voice if you know what I mean.

Chang
07-11-2007, 06:46 PM
Ummm Andy Roddick without a big serve.

that's kind of right

theRadical
07-11-2007, 07:30 PM
hi guys im ju

Mr. Sean
07-11-2007, 11:37 PM
Ha was brad gilbert that bad of a player. I cant find any vids of him on youtube. From what I heard he had no weapons but sort of played to opponents weaknesses. I wonder if his son who's going to play at cal is the same way.

Deuce
07-11-2007, 11:59 PM
Deuce, nothing from Shlomo Glickstein in there?
Hey - Shlomo was the Greatest Player Ever.

Ha was brad gilbert that bad of a player.
Actually, he was even worse than that.


I wonder if his son who's going to play at cal is the same way.

For the sake of all spectators, I sincerely hope not.

Shaolin
07-12-2007, 10:17 AM
Beat this........

Height: O. Rochus
Weight: Labadze
Hair: Davydenko
Looks: Stepanek
Fashion sense: Hrbaty
Serve: Coria
Forehand: Edberg
Backhand: Bracciali
Volley: Roddick
Footwork: Fish
Match strategy: Verdasco
Mental fortitude: Safin
Physical durability: Haas
Charisma: Davydenko

Eviscerator
07-12-2007, 10:43 AM
Beat this........

Height: O. Rochus
Weight: Labadze
Hair: Davydenko
Looks: Stepanek
Fashion sense: Hrbaty
Serve: Coria
Forehand: Edberg
Backhand: Bracciali
Volley: Roddick
Footwork: Fish
Match strategy: Verdasco
Mental fortitude: Safin
Physical durability: Haas
Charisma: Davydenko

Pretty good if you go outside the constraints of top 10 players. However I would not include Edberg in the list. Granted his backhand was better than his forehand, but then again his backhand was better than most players forehands. ;)