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icedevil0289
04-20-2009, 10:17 PM
I got this from mtf and thought it would be neat do it here as well. Sorry if this has been done before. Basically for each weapon, you name the player you feel does it best. No player can be used twice. Retired players can be used as well.

Serve (Includes first and second combined):
Return of Serve:
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball):

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand:
Down the line forehand:
Cross-court Forehand:
Running Forehand:

Backhands
Backhand down the line:
Backhand Cross-court:
Backhand Slice:

OTHER Shots
Lob:
Volley:
Passing shot:
Drop Shot:
Approach Shot:

crazylevity
04-20-2009, 10:23 PM
I got this from mtf thought it would be neat do it here as well. Sorry if this has been done before. Basically for each weapon, you name the player you feel does it best. No player can be used twice. Retired players can be used as well.

Serve (Includes first and second combined):Sampras
Return of Serve:Agassi
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball):Murray

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand:Federer
Down the line forehand:Verdasco
Cross-court Forehand:Gonzalez
Running Forehand:Nadal

Backhands
Backhand down the line:Safin
Backhand Cross-court:Gasquet
Backhand Slice:Rosewall

OTHER Shots
Lob:Hewitt
Volley:Edberg
Drop Shot:Coria
Approach Shot:Tsonga

Too difficult especially in the forehand category. I'd put Federer's forehand for all categories, with the bonus upgrade of Nadal topspin.

Federer > Nadal
04-20-2009, 10:24 PM
Current players only:

Serve (Includes first and second combined): Stiffler.
Return of Serve: Buttpicker
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Buttpicker

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Crybaby.
Down the line forehand: Quitter.
Cross-court Forehand: Quitter.
Running Forehand: Buttpicker

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Hairy beast.
Backhand Cross-court: Buttpicker.
Backhand Slice: Crybaby.

OTHER Shots
Lob: Buttpicker.
Volley: Crybaby.
Drop Shot: Quitter.
Approach Shot: Quitter.

shawn1122
04-20-2009, 10:26 PM
Current players only:

Serve (Includes first and second combined): Stiffler.
Return of Serve: Buttpicker
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Buttpicker

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Crybaby.
Down the line forehand: Quitter.
Cross-court Forehand: Quitter.
Running Forehand: Buttpicker

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Hairy beast.
Backhand Cross-court: Buttpicker.
Backhand Slice: Crybaby.

OTHER Shots
Lob: Buttpicker.
Volley: Crybaby.
Drop Shot: Quitter.
Approach Shot: Quitter.

Quite affectionate nicknames youve got going there.

RoddickAce
04-20-2009, 10:35 PM
Serve (Includes first and second combined):Sampras
Return of Serve:Connors
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball):Agassi

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand:Nadal
(Inside-in forehand would be Federer)
Down the line forehand:Safin
Cross-court Forehand:Federer
Running Forehand:Maybe Monfils

Backhands
Backhand down the line:Murray or Lendl
Backhand Cross-court:Nalbandian
Backhand Slice:Rosewall

OTHER Shots
Lob:Hewitt
Volley:Edberg
Drop Shot: Djokovic(if it goes over)
Approach Shot:Tsonga

Knightmace
04-20-2009, 10:39 PM
Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
Return of Serve:Agassi
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball):Federer

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand:Nadal
Down the line forehand:Federer
Cross-court Forehand:Federer
Running Forehand:Federer

Backhands
Backhand down the line:Nalbandian
Backhand Cross-court:Djokovic
Backhand Slice: Federer

OTHER Shots
Lob:Federer
Volley:Edberg
Passing shot:Federer=Nadal
Drop Shot:Federer
Approach Shot: Tsgona

icedevil0289
04-20-2009, 10:43 PM
delete post

orangettecoleman
04-20-2009, 11:03 PM
Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
Return of Serve: Agassi
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Mecir

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Federer
Down the line forehand: Federer
Cross-court Forehand: Federer
Running Forehand: Nadal

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Kuerten
Backhand Cross-court: Federer
Backhand Slice: Rosewall

OTHER Shots
Lob: Wilander or Santoro
Volley: Mcenroe or Edberg
Passing shot: Borg
Drop Shot: Santoro or Hingis
Approach Shot: Mcenroe

pete92
04-21-2009, 12:08 AM
Best drop shot - Gulbis anyone?

Xuxa Kuerten
04-21-2009, 12:21 AM
Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
Return of Serve: Agassi
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Nalbandian

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Gonzalez
Down the line forehand: Safin
Cross-court Forehand: Federer
Running Forehand: Nadal

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Kuerten
Backhand Cross-court: Kafelnikov
Backhand Slice: Henman

OTHER Shots
Lob: Rios
Volley: Rafter
Passing shot: Hewitt
Drop Shot: Santoro
Approach Shot: Tsonga

It's quite hard to use a player only once, but that makes the challenge more interesting ...

120mphBodyServe
04-21-2009, 12:38 AM
Here goes...



Serve (Includes first and second combined): Goran Ivanisevic
Return of Serve: James Blake
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Marcelo Rios

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Jim Courier
Down the line forehand: Ivan Lendl
Cross-court Forehand: Roger Federer
Running Forehand: Pete Sampras

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Fernando Gonzalez
Backhand Cross-court: Gustavo Kuerten
Backhand Slice: Ken Rosewall

OTHER Shots
Lob: Lleyton Hewitt
Volley: Pat Rafter
Passing shot: Albert Costa
Drop Shot: Fabrice Santoro
Approach Shot: Stefan Edberg

icedevil0289
04-21-2009, 07:16 AM
Quite affectionate nicknames youve got going there.

:lol:
10 char

Jimmyk459
04-21-2009, 07:49 AM
Serve (Includes first and second combined): Pete Sampras
Return of Serve: Agassi
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Federer

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Gonzales
Down the line forehand: Tsonga
Cross-court Forehand: Muster
Running Forehand: Nadal

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Nalbandian
Backhand Cross-court: Murray
Backhand Slice: Santoro

OTHER Shots
Lob: Chang
Volley: Mcenroe
Passing shot: Hewitt
Drop Shot: Coria
Approach Shot: Rafter

Bobble
04-21-2009, 07:55 AM
Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
Return of Serve: Davydenko/Ferrer
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Nadal

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Gonzo
Down the line forehand:Monfils
Cross-court Forehand: Ferrero
Running Forehand: Sampras/Fed/Nadal

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Murray
Backhand Cross-court: Nalbandian/Nadal 09
Backhand Slice: Grosjean/Stepanek

OTHER Shots
Lob: Hewitt
Volley: Llodra
Passing shot: Gasquet/Santoro
Drop Shot: Coria
Approach Shot: Federer

el sergento
04-21-2009, 07:56 AM
Here goes:

Serve (Includes first and second combined): - Pete Sampras
Return of Serve: - (prime) Hewitt
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Rios

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Gonzales
Down the line forehand: Agassi
Cross-court Forehand: Federer
Running Forehand: Nadal

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Guga
Backhand Cross-court: Warwrinka
Backhand Slice: Henman

OTHER Shots
Lob: Hewitt
Volley: Laver
Passing shot: Rafa Nads
Drop Shot: Rios / most spaniards
Approach Shot: Edberg

King of Aces
04-21-2009, 08:04 AM
Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
Return of Serve: Agassi
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): No idea but they say Joker is pretty good at it.


Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Courier & Lendl
Down the line forehand: Nadal
Cross-court Forehand: Nadal
Running Forehand: Sampras

Backhands: Connors
Backhand down the line: Connors
Backhand Cross-court: Connors
Backhand Slice: Federer & Santoro

OTHER Shots
Lob: Hewitt
Volley: Edberg
Passing shot: Nadal
Drop Shot: Sanotor & Coria
Approach Shot: Sampras, Mcenroe

Mental Strength: Federer....just kidding . ;)

.

l_gonzalez
04-21-2009, 08:11 AM
Serve (Includes first and second combined): - Sampras
Return of Serve: - Agassi
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Davydenko

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Federer
Down the line forehand: Federer
Cross-court Forehand: Nadal
Running Forehand: Nadal

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Safin
Backhand Cross-court: Agassi
Backhand Slice: Edberg

OTHER Shots
Lob: Hewitt
Volley: Edberg
Passing shot: Nadal
Drop Shot: Coria
Approach Shot: Edberg

mandy01
04-21-2009, 08:21 AM
Serve (Includes first and second combined):Sampras.
Return of Serve:Federer and Agassi
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball):Agassi.

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand:Federer
Down the line forehand:Nadal
Cross-court Forehand:I enjoy Federer's forehand
Running Forehand:Sampras and Federer.

Backhands
Backhand down the line:Federer,Wawa,Gasquet
Backhand Cross-court:Gasquet
Backhand Slice:Federer,Edberg
OTHER Shots
Lob:Hewitt
Volley:Edberg,Sampras.
Passing shot:Nadal,Federer,Murray
Drop Shot:Santoro.quite cheeky
Approach Shot:Federer.

Clydey2times
04-21-2009, 09:24 AM
Serve (Includes first and second combined): Karlovic
Return of Serve: Murray
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Nalbandian

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Gonzalez
Down the line forehand: Federer
Cross-court Forehand: Nadal
Running Forehand: Sampras

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Safin (would have used Murray here again)
Backhand Cross-court: Agassi
Backhand Slice: Graf

OTHER Shots
Lob: Hewitt
Volley: Edberg
Passing shot: Djokovic (should be Nadal)
Drop Shot: Hingis
Approach Shot: Rafter? (who knows? Should be Federer)

crazylevity
04-21-2009, 09:25 AM
I find it incredibly amazing that the OP could put in BOLD that no player is to be used TWICE, and half the posters fail to read that.

Clydey2times
04-21-2009, 09:30 AM
I like how most people just ignored the original poster and included the same person multiple times.

jelle v
04-21-2009, 09:40 AM
Serve (Includes first and second combined): Ivanisevic
Return of Serve: Federer
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Davydenko

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Grosjean
Down the line forehand: Federer
Cross-court Forehand:Nalbandian
Running Forehand: Sampras

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Pavel
Backhand Cross-court: Kuerten/Nadal (I can't pick one, sorry)
Backhand Slice: Krajicek

OTHER Shots
Lob: Grosjean
Volley: Henman
Passing shot: Bruguera
Drop Shot: Ivanisevic
Approach Shot: ??

jelle v
04-21-2009, 09:41 AM
I like how most people just ignored the original poster and included the same person multiple times.

I was assuming he meant it per category..

fps
04-21-2009, 09:53 AM
Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
Return of Serve: Agassi
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Nalbandian

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Nadal
Down the line forehand: Gonzo
Cross-court Forehand: Federer
Running Forehand: Roddick

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Safin
Backhand Cross-court: Kuerten
Backhand Slice: Murray

OTHER Shots
Lob: Santoro
Volley: Rafter
Passing shot: Hewitt
Drop Shot: Coria
Approach Shot: let's say a hot Tsonga

fastdunn
04-21-2009, 10:46 AM
Running Forehand:


Sampras. This can not be a modern forehand player. Modern multi-segment forehand has relatively weak production of running forehand. They need to plant the primary leg to hit forceful forehand. Two of the most modern forehand swingers of this era, both Federer and Nadal are vulnerable in their wide-stretched running forehand.

icedevil0289
04-21-2009, 11:19 AM
I like how most people just ignored the original poster and included the same person multiple times.

I was assuming he meant it per category..

lol. After a while, I was like ahh screw it. I meant overall, no player can be used twice to make it more challenging, not just per category.

SAFINATORZ
04-21-2009, 01:14 PM
I got this from mtf and thought it would be neat do it here as well. Sorry if this has been done before. Basically for each weapon, you name the player you feel does it best. No player can be used twice. Retired players can be used as well.

Serve (Includes first and second combined): C'On THE GREAT PISTOL PETE SAMPRAS
Return of Serve: AGASSI
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): BORIS BECKER

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: JIM COURIER
Down the line forehand:FEDERER
Cross-court Forehand: THOMAS ENQVIST
Running Forehand: MARCELO RIOS

Backhands
Backhand down the line: SAFIN
Backhand Cross-court: KAFELNIKOV
Backhand Slice: EDBERG

OTHER Shots
Lob: LLEYTON HEWITT
Volley: RICHARD KRAJICEK
Passing shot: RAFAEL NADAL
Drop Shot: SANTORO
Approach Shot: MICHAEL CHANG
__________________

Andyk028
04-21-2009, 02:10 PM
Why didnt the OP make a slot for running backhand?

icedevil0289
04-21-2009, 02:11 PM
Why didnt the OP make a slot for running backhand?

oh sorry. Like I said, i got this from mtf and just used the same shots the other post used.

Andyk028
04-21-2009, 04:15 PM
oh sorry. Like I said, i got this from mtf and just used the same shots the other post used.

well if I could vote for running backhand it would be Nadal :)

icedevil0289
04-21-2009, 04:17 PM
well if I could vote for running backhand it would be Nadal :)

lol, okay. You could add it in the list if you want.

Ryoma Kun
04-21-2009, 05:01 PM
Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Blake
Down the line forehand: Nadal
Cross-court Forehand: Federer
Running Forehand: ???(federer)

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Gasquet
Backhand Cross-court: Safin
Backhand Slice: Fed

OTHER Shots
Lob: Hewitt
Volley: Federer/Karlovich
Passing shot: Nadal
Drop Shot: That one guy... you know...
Approach Shot: Karlovich (his serve!) or Fed

SAFINATORZ
04-21-2009, 05:09 PM
Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Blake
Down the line forehand: Nadal
Cross-court Forehand: Federer
Running Forehand: ???(federer)

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Gasquet
Backhand Cross-court: Safin
Backhand Slice: Fed

OTHER Shots
Lob: Hewitt
Volley: Federer/Karlovich
Passing shot: Nadal
Drop Shot: That one guy... you know...
Approach Shot: Karlovich (his serve!) or Fed

no effort here, Karlovic isn't a great volleyer, blake's forehand is over rated, looks like you didn't put much thought to it. Come up with different players in each category other than the obvious.!

SAFINATORZ
04-21-2009, 05:12 PM
interesting, surprised to see roddick with the running forehand tho. But your picks were pretty good.

Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
Return of Serve: Agassi
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Nalbandian

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Nadal
Down the line forehand: Gonzo
Cross-court Forehand: Federer
Running Forehand: Roddick

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Safin
Backhand Cross-court: Kuerten
Backhand Slice: Murray

OTHER Shots
Lob: Santoro
Volley: Rafter
Passing shot: Hewitt
Drop Shot: Coria
Approach Shot: let's say a hot Tsonga

downdaline
04-21-2009, 10:36 PM
Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
Return of Serve: Del Potro
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Davydenko

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Nadal
Down the line forehand: Djokovic
Cross-court Forehand: Federer
Running Forehand: Tsonga

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Nalbandian
Backhand Cross-court: Murray
Backhand Slice: Henin

OTHER Shots
Lob: Hewitt
Volley: Rafter
Passing shot: Nadal
Drop Shot: Gulbis
Approach Shot: Federer

NamRanger
04-21-2009, 10:54 PM
Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
Return of Serve: Connors
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Nalbandian

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Gonzalez
Down the line forehand: Federer
Cross-court Forehand: Nadal
Running Forehand: Sampras

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Safin
Backhand Cross-court: Agassi
Backhand Slice: Rosewall

OTHER Shots
Lob: Hewitt
Volley: McEnroe
Passing shot: Murray
Drop Shot: Gaudio
Approach Shot: Tsonga

fps
04-22-2009, 03:26 AM
interesting, surprised to see roddick with the running forehand tho. But your picks were pretty good.

thx. i have a memory of an awesome roddick dtl forehand in my mind, but i would have gone for sampras if i could. i honestly can't think of anyone for it, it's a mental block.

featherlight
04-22-2009, 03:36 AM
Serve (Includes first and second combined):Sampras
Return of Serve:Agassi
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball):

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand:Nadal
Down the line forehand:Federer
Cross-court Forehand:Murray
Running Forehand:Nadal

Backhands
Backhand down the line:Nalbandian
Backhand Cross-court:Gasquet
Backhand Slice:Dent

OTHER Shots
Lob:Moya
Volley:Sampras
Passing shot:NAdal
Drop Shot:Djokovic
Approach Shot:Federer

Ryoma Kun
04-22-2009, 08:56 AM
no effort here, Karlovic isn't a great volleyer, blake's forehand is over rated, looks like you didn't put much thought to it. Come up with different players in each category other than the obvious.!

Why don't you go cry me a river JT... It's my opinion

Blake's forehand is not overrated, karlovich is nearly impossibly to pass at the net and he has good control. Plus I think the fact that he serve n volley's alone makes him a contender in this catagory, how many players still do this on a regular basis? Dent?

deltox
04-22-2009, 09:06 AM
Why don't you go cry me a river JT... It's my opinion

Blake's forehand is not overrated, karlovich is nearly impossibly to pass at the net and he has good control. Plus I think the fact that he serve n volley's alone makes him a contender in this catagory, how many players still do this on a regular basis? Dent?

isner is 1000 times better at net than karlovic and his serve combined (1st and 2nd) is also better than his by leaps and bounds. karlovics second serve is ok at best, while isners has been rumored to reach the stands behind the player.

Clydey2times
04-22-2009, 11:03 AM
isner is 1000 times better at net than karlovic and his serve combined (1st and 2nd) is also better than his by leaps and bounds. karlovics second serve is ok at best, while isners has been rumored to reach the stands behind the player.

Karlovic has a better serve than Isner. Isner has certainly improved his all round game, but Karlovic still has the better serve. Ivo is lagging slightly behind on the serve stats this year, but that's just due to poor form. He normally leads the tour on aces, but he's way behind this year. There's a reason that Karlovic has performed so much better than Isner over the last few seasons, both in terms of his ranking and in terms of stats. Ivo can also hit a harder first serve than Isner when he needs to (153mph is his record).

Leublu tennis
04-22-2009, 11:34 AM
Current players only:

Serve (Includes first and second combined): Stiffler.
Return of Serve: Buttpicker
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Buttpicker

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Crybaby.
Down the line forehand: Quitter.
Cross-court Forehand: Quitter.
Running Forehand: Buttpicker

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Hairy beast.
Backhand Cross-court: Buttpicker.
Backhand Slice: Crybaby.

OTHER Shots
Lob: Buttpicker.
Volley: Crybaby.
Drop Shot: Quitter.
Approach Shot: Quitter.

Federer is crybaby, is that right?

atac
05-14-2009, 11:27 PM
Current players only:

Serve (Includes first and second combined): Stiffler.
Return of Serve: Buttpicker
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Buttpicker

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Crybaby.
Down the line forehand: Quitter.
Cross-court Forehand: Quitter.
Running Forehand: Buttpicker

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Hairy beast.
Backhand Cross-court: Buttpicker.
Backhand Slice: Crybaby.

OTHER Shots
Lob: Buttpicker.
Volley: Crybaby.
Drop Shot: Quitter.
Approach Shot: Quitter. LMAO!!! Who's Hairy beast???? Haha!

vndesu
05-14-2009, 11:52 PM
Serve (Includes first and second combined):roddick
Return of Serve:agassi
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball):Agassi

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand:verdasco
(Inside-in forehand would be Federer)
Down the line forehand:verdasco
Cross-court Forehand:Federer
Running Forehand:gonzales

Backhands
Backhand down the line:Murray or nadal
Backhand Cross-court:agassi
Backhand Slice:Rosewall

OTHER Shots
Lob:Hewitt
Volley:Edberg
Drop Shot: tsonga (drop volley?)
Approach Shot:Tsonga

THESEXPISTOL
05-15-2009, 04:28 AM
ahahahhaha roddick also reminds me of stiffler :D

dincuss
05-15-2009, 04:21 PM
Serve (Includes first and second combined): Karlovic
Return of Serve: Murray
Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Roddick

Forehands
Inside-Out forehand: Nadal
Down the line forehand: Gonzalez
Cross-court Forehand:Verdasco
Running Forehand: Monfil

Backhands
Backhand down the line: Djokovic
Backhand Cross-court:Safin
Backhand Slice: Federer

OTHER Shots
Lob: Simon
Volley:Tsonga
Passing shot:Jankos around the leg
Drop Shot:Santoro
Approach Shot: Nadal_Freak:D

I folowed the rules, and somewhat current players only