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Tammo
06-03-2012, 06:29 PM
Basically IMO I think Fed is that last of the players who don't like being a grinder. Any others out there who think the same, or will there be others like Fed?

Discuss

SoBad
06-03-2012, 06:34 PM
You should have included Michael Russel in the poll. He is similar to your Swede in many ways in grinding.

Sid_Vicious
06-03-2012, 06:43 PM
What about Tsonga? He absolutely hates grinding. He probably goes for winners more frequently than Federer does.

Tammo
06-03-2012, 06:53 PM
What about Tsonga? He absolutely hates grinding. He probably goes for winners more frequently than Federer does.

But I'm also including things like setting up the point with a short slice or topsspin out wide, not just outright winners.

norbac
06-03-2012, 06:57 PM
Berdych? Tsonga? Raonic? Dolgopolov has a very weird style as well.

Sentinel
06-03-2012, 07:20 PM
No one is as aggressive and offensive as Nadal. Not even Murray.

Defcon
06-03-2012, 07:26 PM
No one is as aggressive and offensive as Nadal. Not even Murray.

This has got to be a joke right? Nadal is happy to grind till the cows come home.

norbac
06-03-2012, 07:27 PM
No one is as aggressive and offensive as Murray. Not even Goffin.

dcdoorknob
06-03-2012, 07:51 PM
Yes if not for Fed we'd have nothing but grinders like Tsonga, Berdych and Isner in the top 10.

MesQueUnClub
06-03-2012, 08:03 PM
Isner in the top 10.

Hopefully not for long...Just so f***ing horrible to watch him play.

norbac
06-03-2012, 08:03 PM
Yes if not for Fed we'd have nothing but grinders like Tsonga, Berdych and Isner in the top 10.

Wait no, hmmmmmmm, not sure.

The-Champ
06-03-2012, 08:08 PM
You should have included Michael Russel in the poll. He is similar to your Swede in many ways in grinding.

Federer is Swiss, not Swede.

augustobt
06-03-2012, 09:08 PM
Lacko and Dimitrov. I believe.

Sentinel
06-03-2012, 09:32 PM
Federer is Swiss, not Swede.
He knows, but hates Fred so much he can't contain it :D

This has got to be a joke right? Nadal is happy to grind till the cows come home.

You missed something naughty there :) Just remove one word :D

phnx90
06-03-2012, 09:35 PM
But I'm also including things like setting up the point with a short slice or topsspin out wide, not just outright winners.
So basically you're asking if there will ever be another player exactly like Federer?

1970CRBase
06-03-2012, 09:42 PM
Dolgopolov.

Sentinel
06-03-2012, 10:15 PM
So basically you're asking if there will ever be another player exactly like Federer?
I didn't see the Goffin match, but does he play at all like Fed.

Does he play like anyone or remind you guys of any1 ?

purge
06-03-2012, 10:19 PM
I didn't see the Goffin match, but does he play at all like Fed.

Does he play like anyone or remind you guys of any1 ?

not in how his strokes look but he does seem to try and stay on the baseline, taking the ball early. what impressed me the most is how well he handled federers pace playing like that

TennisLovaLova
06-03-2012, 11:23 PM
Goffin's performance yesterday has to be put into that specific context.
The guy played totally relaxed as he know he'd enventually lose the match.
I'd be interested to see how he does in a "normal" match

michielD
06-04-2012, 02:56 AM
In a normal match he beat stepanek and clement in 5 sets and straight setted a good playing kubot. And he played amazing all court tennis while doing all that

augustobt
06-04-2012, 05:11 AM
In a normal match he beat stepanek and clement in 5 sets and straight setted a good playing kubot. And he played amazing all court tennis while doing all that

C'mon, that Kubot match was one of the biggest chokes of the torunament.

Serving for the first set -> Broken.
Serving for the second set -> Broken.

michielD
06-04-2012, 06:33 AM
True kubot could have won the first two sets but he got broken by goffin you have to give him credit for never giving up and playing some good tennis in kubot's service games

augustobt
06-04-2012, 06:52 AM
I agree. I like Goffin,

Last moth he played two nice matches against another guy wick I like to see in action: Lukas Rosol.

primetennis
06-04-2012, 07:14 AM
Basically IMO I think Fed is that last of the players who don't like being a grinder. Any others out there who think the same, or will there be others like Fed?

Discuss

For that to happen,fed needs to retire as soon as possible and coach a young kid all the way till he becomes a pro:)

TheCheese
06-04-2012, 07:23 AM
I think there will be a lot of upcoming players very soon who idolized Fed growing up and won't grind.

dominikk1985
06-04-2012, 07:23 AM
grinder is a wrong term here. there are plenty of non-grinders on the tour.

söderling, berdych, tsonga, delporto and many others are ballbashers.

what you mean is an all court player which is a guy who mixes it up and plays the baseline and the net regularly. fed might indeed be the last all courter. most guys charge the net sometimes but most only do it when the ball is nearly already dead.

Tammo
06-04-2012, 07:38 AM
grinder is a wrong term here. there are plenty of non-grinders on the tour.

söderling, berdych, tsonga, delporto and many others are ballbashers.

what you mean is an all court player which is a guy who mixes it up and plays the baseline and the net regularly. fed might indeed be the last all courter. most guys charge the net sometimes but most only do it when the ball is nearly already dead.

Yes, thanks. That is what I really mean. Players like Dent, Navarro and the few S&V'ers only do it blindly.