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avb23
01-16-2009, 08:01 AM
which pro do you think you play like?i think i have a game similar to djokovic.

MagPro
01-16-2009, 08:05 AM
I'm a really bad version of James Blake. If you can imagine that.

RF007
01-16-2009, 08:21 AM
Federer... when he was 5

David_Is_Right
01-16-2009, 08:40 AM
Federer... when he was 2

vbranis
01-16-2009, 08:42 AM
Serve - Bogdanovic (seriously, it's an exact replica, I was amazed when I first saw him play, I thought I was the only one)
FH - Ancic (big loop, very similar to his)
BH - Courier (not good, I know, but whatever...)

Beasty54
01-16-2009, 08:54 AM
Blake, but I come to net more. So think Blake/Lopez. :)

Hankenstein
01-16-2009, 08:58 AM
I wanna play like Luis Horna, but since i play 2 hb it´s pretty hard.

I think I actually play a bit like Albert Portas from Spain...

Heavy topspin forehand and short serve motion

Or take a look yourself and judge :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MUP3FLQ2c0

DarthFed
01-16-2009, 09:07 AM
I suck real bad and haven't been playing long enough to develop a style been "attempting" to learn since august 08..that said

Service motion-Federer...i don't like putting my feet together before contact like some players do

FH-who knows...i try the uppercut like Nadal and the Ball makes a REALLY sharp curve like a side ways L...and always lands out
-Or i attempt to copy federers

BH-One handed BH with a lot of pop like RIchie

Im pretty sure a 5 year old Nadal or Federer would bagel me

sinned
01-16-2009, 09:10 AM
Groundstrokes like Tommy Hass. 1bh weapon and short take back fh. Can rally but i take any opening and move in.

Serves exactly like gasquet. It's weird, but feels consistent.

Jonny S&V
01-16-2009, 09:13 AM
Serve, well... No pro has my serve per se (the closest I can think of is Albert Montanes) but I "modelled" my serve after Roscoe Tanner.

Groundstrokes, Guga Backhand and typical American forehand (with a SW).

Volleys, since the majority of pros chop their volleys, the only comparison technique-wise is Taylor Dent.

Warriorroger
01-16-2009, 09:17 AM
Graf and Federer, I have both forehands (at my level), Steffi's slice, Roger's topspinbackhand, Steffi's serve and footwork, unfortunately, I also have her net skills.

veroniquem
01-16-2009, 09:19 AM
Justine is my model.

yellowoctopus
01-16-2009, 09:25 AM
Justine is my model.

Never actually looked at my swings, except at a few photo in the local newspaper when I was a junior player. But people tell me that I swing like Justine, which is a definitely compliment--even though I'm a dude.

matchmaker
01-16-2009, 09:41 AM
Justine is my model.

That is a nice model to follow. Beautiful technique. You should post a video.

As for myself, I don't try to copy any pro but I have been going through various iterations of my game through the years.

On serve my motion has been similar to well, I would say a typical claycourt specialist with huge topspin and an eastern backhand serve grip. Then it went to a Becker like movement and now it is more close to a Sampras like motion (although only from the toss onwords, the preparation looks different). Actually I have never really liked the Sampras motion, but it is the most efficient one.

On forehand it is difficult to tell. I used to play with huge topspin a la Bruguera, but now flatten out my shots much more often closer to a Becker or Federer motion. Again, I don't particularly like the way Fed's FH looks but you somehow automatically get there.

On BH, I used to play a 2 HBH and it looked somewhere inbetween Agassi and Rios. Now I use a 1 HBH looking a little like a cross between Becker and Kuerten, if that makes sense.

For volleying, I think I am my own self, although I would like to look like Edberg off course.

I think I am a bit schizofrenic tenistically speaking. On certain days, depending on what racquet I took out of my closet I have a really different style than on others.

veroniquem
01-16-2009, 09:49 AM
That is a nice model to follow. Beautiful technique. You should post a video.

As for myself, I don't try to copy any pro but I have been going through various iterations of my game through the years.

On serve my motion has been similar to well, I would say a typical claycourt specialist with huge topspin and an eastern backhand serve grip. Then it went to a Becker like movement and now it is more close to a Sampras like motion (although only from the toss onwords, the preparation looks different). Actually I have never really liked the Sampras motion, but it is the most efficient one.

On forehand it is difficult to tell. I used to play with huge topspin a la Bruguera, but now flatten out my shots much more often closer to a Becker or Federer motion. Again, I don't particularly like the way Fed's FH looks but you somehow automatically get there.

On BH, I used to play a 2 HBH and it looked somewhere inbetween Agassi and Rios. Now I use a 1 HBH looking a little like a cross between Becker and Kuerten, if that makes sense.

For volleying, I think I am my own self, although I would like to look like Edberg off course.

I think I am a bit schizofrenic tenistically speaking. On certain days, depending on what racquet I took out of my closet I have a really different style than on others.
Thanks, she's my model but I'm not a good player actually, I just wish I could play like her...

Bobble
01-16-2009, 10:04 AM
I'd say a 4.5-5.0 version of Julien Benneteau or Edouard Roger-Vasselin.

DarthFed
01-16-2009, 10:12 AM
I never mentioned my grips...

Im a Noob so please bare with me

Continental on the serve, semi-western on the forehand,eastern backhand

fantom
01-16-2009, 10:13 AM
Marat Safin. I'm taller than most (6'3") and move pretty well for my size. My biggest weapons are my serve and 2hbh. The forehand tends to break down before anything else. Decent volleyer. COMPLETE AND UTTER HEADCASE!!!

Razda
01-16-2009, 10:42 AM
My forehand follow through is like Monfils and for my backhand Fernando Gonzalez.

king of swing
01-16-2009, 10:46 AM
haha funny since I just started the thread on him, however, deffinetly Nishikori. That one of the main reasons he's one of my favorite players, I look just like him when playing, I do try to come to net more often than he does though. I deffintly do not have his movement however. I'm working on it :D

TokyopunK
01-16-2009, 11:02 AM
I am the asian Monfils

Leublu tennis
01-16-2009, 11:17 AM
Sharapova. Oh, wait, she is a girl. Well then, Murray, not Andy, Jamie. But thats in singles so I am also not rated.

MomentumGT
01-16-2009, 11:23 AM
Nalbandian cause we share the same gut :)

-Jon

Ripster
01-16-2009, 12:27 PM
Groundstrokes - Coria
Serve - Djokovic

Attitude - Tomas Berdych (haha)

Shaolin
01-16-2009, 12:51 PM
Robert Dee

MEAC_ALLAMERICAN
01-16-2009, 12:58 PM
I grew up idolizing Agassi .

Do I play like him? I like to think so, but in all reality I am the destitute version of Agassi with a little more top spin.

ESP#1
01-16-2009, 01:01 PM
I would like to emulate justine henin, i guess i play like her a bit, its hard to compare myself to someone I know would bagel me, i feel as if i have no right

Big-Serve
01-16-2009, 01:05 PM
forehand federer
backhand haas
slice federer
volley federer
serve ljubicic

King_roger
01-16-2009, 01:11 PM
Federer... when he was 5
Federer... when he was 2


Federer when his mother was pregnant with him. :mrgreen:

ESP#1
01-16-2009, 01:19 PM
forehand federer
backhand haas
slice federer
volley federer
serve ljubicic

Dang you must be a great player:)

morten
01-16-2009, 01:21 PM
A mixture between Edberg and Santoro.. One hbh, lots of touch, angles, slice and volley... pretty good on defense and a good lob.

Nanshiki
01-16-2009, 01:24 PM
My game is mine and mine alone.

Although to be honest there's nothing particularly strange or unique about it except that I switch between one-handed and two-handed backhands based on the ball I'm trying to hit.

tacou
01-16-2009, 01:40 PM
got Richie's backhand down to a T and Hewitt-esque forehand though I usually put an annoying amount of top spin on it.

itisgregory
01-16-2009, 02:16 PM
I like the original post. It makes ones really have to examine their game if they are to answer honestly.

Now I am going to be thinking about and watching pro matches differently to see who I play like.

Element54
01-16-2009, 02:28 PM
A terrible infant-like doppelgänger/Frankenstein mixture of Murray's game-style and Federer's strokes.

danb
01-16-2009, 02:30 PM
Give Nadal about 3 bottles of wine - than make him play right-handed. That is my game in a good day.

anbu4ever11
01-16-2009, 02:38 PM
a very crappy version of janko tipsarevic on the serving,backhand and general movement.as for the forehand no clue i cant find anyone on the pro tour that i can think of that hits it like i do.and thats not meant to be positive or negative lol

Nanshiki
01-16-2009, 02:44 PM
Give Nadal about 3 bottles of wine - than make him play right-handed. That is my game in a good day.

Nadal would still play better than you :D

Serve_Ace
01-16-2009, 02:48 PM
A lower power less technical version of safin's forehand
and a lesser version of murry's backhand

heftylefty
01-16-2009, 02:55 PM
I have a crappy Edberg forehand and equally crappy Gilbert backhand.

alienhamster
01-16-2009, 02:59 PM
Andy Murray.

Mansewerz
01-16-2009, 02:59 PM
I'm a wannabe Federer with a two hander. I try to play a pretty all court game. I want to make my movement fluid like his, and I use the same service motion.

I may be between Fed/Tsonga


Oh, don't forget that I suck a lot compared to them haha

oneguy21
01-16-2009, 03:00 PM
Serve: Federer
Forehand: Roddick
Backhand: Murray
Slice: Federer
Volleys: they're bad so whoever has the worst volleys


IMO

Beasty54
01-16-2009, 03:11 PM
My game is mine and mine alone.

Although to be honest there's nothing particularly strange or unique about it except that I switch between one-handed and two-handed backhands based on the ball I'm trying to hit.

Haha I dont think thats a good thing. On a 2 hander your left hand does all the work, one a one hander its all right hand.


And I dont dont try to copy the strokes of any player I just meant I played like Lopez/Blake. So, my serve is alright, solid hands, good feel, I run around everywhere and hit forehands. My game in a nutshell.

Gugafan
01-16-2009, 03:13 PM
I think this thread should be renamed 'Which pro do you wish you could play like'.

Element54
01-16-2009, 03:37 PM
I think this thread should be renamed 'Which pro do wish you could play like'.

haha so true

Tempest344
01-16-2009, 06:21 PM
i was told my 2hbh was very agassi like
serve probably a bit like Tommy Haas

Tennis_Monk
01-16-2009, 06:39 PM
I am not so sure i can post this here. There are a number of Pro's that play and copy my style. For heavens sake dont think i play like them. its the other way round.

Eg:
Andy Roddick copies my Back hand to the T
Fabrice santaro plays his Forehand like i do

Ballinbob
01-16-2009, 07:01 PM
I'm pretty much a feliciano lopez. I S&V alot, big seve, big forehand, horrible backhand and inconsistent.

Yup thats me:)

Miami83095
01-17-2009, 04:34 AM
I try to copy Andy Murray in the head, but Lleyton hewitt for the groundstokes. Federer for the serve, too!

Mdubb23
01-17-2009, 04:37 AM
My whole game is basically a replica of Gilles Simon.

Tallahassee_Technifibre
01-17-2009, 07:12 AM
A less good version of:
courier but with a backhand motion of murray plus my serve is like no other(it sucks).

Petekbladetour1
01-17-2009, 07:21 AM
my serve looks something like roddick-troicki-kohlshreiber. its around 95-110mph :-)
fh i think it looks something like djockovic maybe a little bit like söderling
bh dont know, söderling maybe

TheMusicLover
01-17-2009, 07:48 AM
Ollie Rochus. Both of us are rather... 'limited'.

DarthFed
01-17-2009, 08:56 AM
Groundstrokes - Coria
Serve - Djokovic

Attitude - Tomas Berdych (haha)

You have a freakish arch in your back? thats where the pop from his serve comes from

Andres
01-17-2009, 03:26 PM
Style-wise, I'd say Boris Becker. But my service motion is more resemblant to Ivanisevic or Krajicek.

dave333
01-17-2009, 03:46 PM
How I actually play wise, almost exactly like Andy Roddic (ie huge serve, crappy backhand, okay forehand, terrible return game) BUT better volleys, smoother movement. Relative to my level of course.

Style-wise, I would say I look like Safin.

beckham
01-17-2009, 03:47 PM
andy murray

MarrratSafin
01-17-2009, 03:48 PM
My dhbh is like the Safin one. Others (fh, slice, especially first serve) all Roddick. I imitate them because I picked up tennis from watching matches on tv and Marat and ARod are my 2 favourite players.:)

S H O W S T O P P E R !
01-17-2009, 03:56 PM
I'm left-handed, and I use something between an extreme and regular 1HBH grip, all-courter. You tell me.

Mdubb23
01-17-2009, 04:37 PM
I'm left-handed, and I use something between an extreme and regular 1HBH grip, all-courter. You tell me.

If your backhand sucks, and you tend to rush the net a fair amount, Feliciano Lopez might just be your man.

gocard
01-17-2009, 08:07 PM
People have told me my play style reminds them of Justine - but unfortunately my one handed backhand is nowhere as stellar as hers! I used to play 2 handed backhands but switched to the one hander after seeing her play. Still need to work on the softer hands at the net though.

Okazaki Fragment
01-17-2009, 08:26 PM
I think the right question is actually which pros play like me.

The answer is none. The current generation of players stink. I'm just too awesome.

S H O W S T O P P E R !
01-18-2009, 06:12 PM
If your backhand sucks, and you tend to rush the net a fair amount, Feliciano Lopez might just be your man.

I do tend to rush the net, but my backhand is pretty solid.

Federer... when he was 5

Federer... when he was 2

Federer... when is mother was pregnant with him.

In that case, Fed was he was still sperm.