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Laurie
09-02-2011, 04:07 AM
Nadal is due to play Nicholas Mahut later today at the US Open. He's played serve and volleyers at Wimbledon or at least guys who've attacked him like Philipp Petzschner. He played Giles Muller this year at Wimbledon which he didn't enjoy.

I think it's a shame Nadal will not play a real top class serve and volleyer throughout his career. Someone who cannot just serve and volley of course, but can return serve well, can put pressure on him from the baseline and then close the net. Players like Sampras, Becker, Rafter, Krajicek spring to mind. It's a pity Nadal will not face players of this calibre of skill or that young payers are not coming through with this type of skill which would have added a different dimension to Nadal's matchups at the top level.

Your thoughts.

Clay lover
09-02-2011, 04:09 AM
Nadal is due to play Nicholas Mahut later today at the US Open. He's played serve and volleyers at Wimbledon or at least guys who've attacked him like Philipp Petzschner. He played Giles Muller this year at Wimbledon which he didn't enjoy.

I think it's a shame Nadal will not play a real top class serve and volleyer throughout his career. Someone who cannot just serve and volley of course, but can return serve well, can put pressure on him from the baseline and then close the net. Players like Sampras, Becker, Rafter, Krajicek spring to mind. It's a pity Nadal will not face players of this calibre of skill or that young payers are not coming through with this type of skill which would have added a different dimension to Nadal's matchups at the top level.

Your thoughts.

well, not just Nadal, EVERY player in the ATP has been facing fewer serve and volleyers, dunno why you're picking on him.

rommil
09-02-2011, 04:10 AM
Serve and volley players is the style when they played with wooden racquets. If you want to see a great attacking and creative style you should come check my game. Most players don't like my game. :)

Title says top class........your name ends in ic, disqualifies you from knowing about being.

Clay lover
09-02-2011, 04:12 AM
Tomic of course :)

Laurie
09-02-2011, 04:15 AM
well, not just Nadal, EVERY player in the ATP has been facing fewer serve and volleyers, dunno why you're picking on him.

Not picking on Nadal. But Nadal is the one player who seems not to have any affinity for attacking players. For instance, Federer looked up to attacking players when growing up, and played quite a few of them on the tour before they retired. And based his initial grass game on some of these players.

Djokovic looked up to some of these guys as well. Nadal doesn't seem to have anything really positive to say about attacking players or attacking styles of play.

rommil
09-02-2011, 04:16 AM
Well I have been pretty good this year, I wouldn't say unbeatable but I've been pretty great yeah. :)

I was talking about Djokovic though.

Oh right, that Serbian tennis player who quit in the finals? I remember him.

Clay lover
09-02-2011, 04:18 AM
Not picking on Nadal. But Nadal is the one player who seems not to have any affinity for attacking players. For instance, Federer looked up to attacking players when growing up, and played quite a few of them on the tour before they retired. And based his initial grass game on some of these players.

Djokovic looked up to some of these guys as well. Nadal doesn't seem to have anything really positive to say about attacking players or attacking styles of play.

Nadal has high praises for Federer though. But yeah, he was not the type who enjoys S&V tennis it seems.

Clay lover
09-02-2011, 04:23 AM
Federer serves and volleys? I've seen him do it during his practice sessions. :)

Nah he doesn't, we meant AGGRESSIVE players, the S and V talk was another thing.

Manus Domini
09-02-2011, 04:46 AM
But lots of players are aggressive. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8iunyDh4ms

Two of the most aggressive players on tour today ;)

pc1
09-02-2011, 04:48 AM
Nadal is due to play Nicholas Mahut later today at the US Open. He's played serve and volleyers at Wimbledon or at least guys who've attacked him like Philipp Petzschner. He played Giles Muller this year at Wimbledon which he didn't enjoy.

I think it's a shame Nadal will not play a real top class serve and volleyer throughout his career. Someone who cannot just serve and volley of course, but can return serve well, can put pressure on him from the baseline and then close the net. Players like Sampras, Becker, Rafter, Krajicek spring to mind. It's a pity Nadal will not face players of this calibre of skill or that young payers are not coming through with this type of skill which would have added a different dimension to Nadal's matchups at the top level.

Your thoughts.

It would have been interesting if Nadal had played a Sampras, Becker or Edberg to see how he would have adapted to playing a different style. Isner was somewhat successful playing him at the French this year, almost defeating him and Isner served and volleyed a decent amount.

Laurie
09-02-2011, 04:51 AM
Uh, do you even play on the circuit? :?

Come on man, did you not see the clear wink by Manus?

Laurie
09-02-2011, 04:53 AM
What does that mean? :?

He was being ironic when he said they were agressive, considering the video is between Monfils and Simons, and some of the rallies were like 50 shots or something. The opposite of trying to make something happen on a tennis court.

Manus Domini
09-02-2011, 04:56 AM
Uh, do you even play on the circuit? :?

Yup. Name's Roger Federer, nice to meet you. :)

Manus Domini
09-02-2011, 05:00 AM
Uh, sure. :lol:

Go back to playing Futures mate.

/sigh

Another poster ignorant of the meanings of smileys...

Manus Domini
09-02-2011, 05:03 AM
Not all of us are in on it you know. :)

Better learn quick, the forums are dangerous places ;)

btw, if you are Bernard Tomic, give us some proof :)

Manus Domini
09-02-2011, 05:08 AM
I'll give you a shoutout during my next interview, okay? :)

Gotcha, I'll remember that :)

Laurie
09-02-2011, 05:16 AM
Come on chaps, stick to the topic in hand....

wy2sl0
09-02-2011, 05:22 AM
Nadal did face aggressive players.

2010 Miami anyone? :-) :-)

Manus Domini
09-02-2011, 05:28 AM
What is your real name? :)

I'm Bernard, nice to meet you.

I might tell you when I've got 1000% proof you are Bernard Tomic, until then...

Nadal did face aggressive players.

2010 Miami anyone? :-) :-)

Right...

Pusher Roddick
Past-his-prime Nalbandian

wy2sl0
09-02-2011, 05:38 AM
I might tell you when I've got 1000% proof you are Bernard Tomic, until then...



Right...

Pusher Roddick
Past-his-prime Nalbandian

Even worse for Nadal then.

Pusher Roddick >'d Nadal.

This in a year where he was at his supposed hard court "peak".

Manus Domini
09-02-2011, 05:41 AM
Even worse for Nadal then.

Pusher Roddick >'d Nadal.

This in a year where he was at his supposed hard court "peak".

Very true, very true.

Then again, it was before he played super well in the autumnal hard court season