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MaratSafin_fan
05-03-2008, 08:46 AM
Could someone mention atp-players who doesnt hit hard at all. Playes that more fighting and keep the ball in play.
Mention a few please!

SpinningForehand
05-03-2008, 08:53 AM
santoro, hewitt

roddick89
05-03-2008, 08:53 AM
Hewitt maybe. Watching him in person the ball would look fast but on tv it definately doesnt look as hard as other players' shots.

RoddickistheMan
05-03-2008, 09:01 AM
at certain times murrays strokes look slow.

Teyko
05-03-2008, 10:26 AM
Hewitt is a great counterpuncher, I don't really think he has a lot of power. I would say Andy roddick as well, but he just lack depth

johnny ballgame
05-03-2008, 11:14 AM
Vince Spadea. He ain't afraid-a-ya.

BERDI4
05-03-2008, 12:15 PM
guillermo caņas

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
05-03-2008, 01:01 PM
Jarkko Nieminen, Marcel Gronoller *never seen him in person, but looks that way on TV*, Santoro and beleive or not folks Lleyton Hewitt doesnt hit a hard ball, but is very solid from the back of the court and can return and run for days.

imran
05-03-2008, 01:03 PM
seen hewitt live and he doesnt hit hard, iv watched him and wondered how he got so high

35ft6
05-03-2008, 01:10 PM
Hewitt doesn't have "end the point at any moment with one shot" type power, but I wouldn't say he doesn't hit hard. When he was at his best, he was a very aggressive baseliner. He would have to hit 6 or 7 shots to win the point, as opposed to somebody like Safin needing only 3 or 4, but he was really imposing his style on the opponent. Ditto for guys like Canas and Ferrer, who don't have nuclear power but enough to end point and impose their will.

David Sanguinetti was the last guy I saw in top 100 that I thought was a true finesse player. Maybe I'm missing somebody...

Santoro for sure.

quest01
05-03-2008, 01:59 PM
I'd go with the players a lot of people have mentioned, Santoro and Hewitt are two players on tour who don't hit the ball exceptionally hard. A past pro I would throw in would be Chang, he hit with less pace then Hewitt.

kaiotic
05-03-2008, 02:42 PM
the speed of their shots are a deceivingly slow on tv. watching in person is a different story. well, maybe i should start watching myself on vid.

case in point, seeing a 125-130 mph serve in person certainly appears to be a pace or two faster than they do on TV.

Nadal_Freak
05-03-2008, 02:56 PM
Roddick off the baseline. The serve is a different story.

counter_puncher
05-03-2008, 02:58 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela.

Ocean Drive
05-03-2008, 03:57 PM
They all hit hard, if you watched in person you definately wouldn't argue with that.

JRstriker12
05-03-2008, 04:03 PM
They all hit hard, if you watched in person you definately wouldn't argue with that.

True that! Hitting had when talking about the pros is a relative thing.

Saw Santoro practice up close at Miami and he definitely hit hard by my definition.

AndrewD
05-03-2008, 04:12 PM
I think you guys are getting confused by the difference between speed of shot through the air and weight of shot plus penetration off the court. Lleyton Hewitt hits a very heavy ball but not a particularly fast one - in relation to a lot of other ATP players (compared to anyone here he hits with huge pace). Its the weight of shot that causes trouble, not the sheer speed.

Mick
05-03-2008, 04:29 PM
djokovic, when he attempts to make those drop shot winners :)

maverick66
05-03-2008, 04:30 PM
Juan Ignacio Chela.

joke? cause i just saw him on the tennis channel playing moya and he was smoking forehands.

127mph
05-03-2008, 06:32 PM
Monfils. yea i saw the 120mph forehand at australian open, but most of the time he just pushes the ball back even if he has a shot he can pound. on top of that he has no game plan and just runs around the court trying to get the ball back and sliding on hard court.

JRstriker12
05-03-2008, 06:57 PM
Monfils. yea i saw the 120mph forehand at australian open, but most of the time he just pushes the ball back even if he has a shot he can pound. on top of that he has no game plan and just runs around the court trying to get the ball back and sliding on hard court.

Monfils?

He crushes the ball - he just stands 200 ft behind the baseline. Also saw him play Federer in Miami.

J011yroger
05-03-2008, 07:07 PM
Also saw him play Federer in Miami.

That was a sick match. I couldn't believe that anyone could slide like that on a hard court that slow.

I enjoyed watching Monfils more than Fed, who was just being Fed.

J

JRstriker12
05-03-2008, 07:13 PM
That was a sick match. I couldn't believe that anyone could slide like that on a hard court that slow.

I enjoyed watching Monfils more than Fed, who was just being Fed.

J

What's up Jolly?

Yeah, Monfils must eat through a pair of shoes every other match. He must have ankles of steel.

Monfils is very entertaining to watch with all the running, lunges, sliding, etc.

J011yroger
05-03-2008, 07:21 PM
What's up Jolly?

Yeah, Monfils must eat through a pair of shoes every other match. He must have ankles of steel.

Monfils is very entertaining to watch with all the running, lunges, sliding, etc.

I wore out a pair of flip flops during the match getting up and down 1,700 times as everyone in the F'ing stadium decided to walk through our row :)

J

JRstriker12
05-03-2008, 07:22 PM
I wore out a pair of flip flops during the match getting up and down 1,700 times as everyone in the F'ing stadium decided to walk through our row :)

J

Those sandals have a 6 month guarantee? LOL!

vincent_tennis
05-03-2008, 10:54 PM
chang? 10 characters

counter_puncher
05-03-2008, 10:59 PM
joke? cause i just saw him on the tennis channel playing moya and he was smoking forehands.

Nope, no joke. JIC does NOT hit hard at all compared to other top 50 players.

chiapants226
05-03-2008, 11:04 PM
compared to other players, hewitt doesnt hit that hard. i saw him live at the aus open this year against djokovic. compared to djokovics shots, hewitts shots looked a lot less powerful.

[ GTR ]
05-04-2008, 04:03 AM
I saw Hewitt in real life and he served 210km/h, pretty fast...

downey stringing master
05-04-2008, 06:10 AM
Tim Henman :D

edberg505
05-04-2008, 06:30 AM
Hewitt doesn't have "end the point at any moment with one shot" type power, but I wouldn't say he doesn't hit hard. When he was at his best, he was a very aggressive baseliner. He would have to hit 6 or 7 shots to win the point, as opposed to somebody like Safin needing only 3 or 4, but he was really imposing his style on the opponent. Ditto for guys like Canas and Ferrer, who don't have nuclear power but enough to end point and impose their will.

David Sanguinetti was the last guy I saw in top 100 that I thought was a true finesse player. Maybe I'm missing somebody...

Santoro for sure.

Yeah, Sanguinetti is defintely the person I would have said. I saw him play in person and he is perfectly ok with just sitting at the baseline and returning every single ball back with pretty much no pace. I remember that he strings his racquet at some ridiculously low tension.

spikyblackhair
05-04-2008, 09:37 AM
I've also seen Hewitt play live, and he may not have as much explosiveness in winners as in his younger days, but it's still enough to win points.

maverick66
05-04-2008, 09:57 AM
Nope, no joke. JIC does NOT hit hard at all compared to other top 50 players.

guy makes a living off of cracking forehands. ive seen him live and the spin he generates on his forehand is huge. no one gets as high ranked as him not hitting the crap out of ball.