View Full Version : Which parts of your game resemble which pros?
By choice or not, I find that each segment of my game reflects a pro that I know. I'll start first:
Backhand: Blake's OHB
Volleying: Dent (Yeah I wish!)
If I'm missing a heading, add on in. :p
09-29-2005, 03:00 PM
Serve: Hewitt, Thomas Johansson, Grosjean
Forehand: Verdasco, Moya, Gasquet
These are partly assumptions. I enjoy watching all pros, but I develop my own game on my own terms. Of course, most likely if you are on these boards your results don't actually resemble that of a pro's.
09-29-2005, 03:06 PM
The above is based on what people have told me, or whom I try to emulate.
09-29-2005, 03:33 PM
...i think that's it :(
09-29-2005, 05:18 PM
This very tough one to answer.
I dunno which parts resemble which pro. The other way round is more true. My game has been copied by many pro's to good use. :P
I have seen Roger Federer stuck with awe on my Forehand. Andre Agassi says he owes his backhand to me. Sampras said he improved a lot on his serve by practising with me. ..so I really dunno.
09-29-2005, 05:41 PM
Attitude: Vertical (mostly)
Serve: Chang (at the end of that French open where he couldn't serve overhand anymore)
Groundstrokes: John McEnroe
Footwork: The robot from Lost in Space
Volley: John McEnroe (gotta do something right)
I wonder what this all means...
09-29-2005, 07:13 PM
Attitude: fed in his early days :(
Forehand: Lazy person
volley: roddick, haha.
09-29-2005, 08:14 PM
Attitude: Sampras, walks slow and always looking tired.
Serve: Federer stance and form, just no end product.
Backhand: Florian Mayer, IMO
Footwork: Which pro isn't lazy?
Volleying: A combo of Safin and Mirnyi
10-01-2005, 05:01 AM
serve: dementieva LOL.........just kidding
forehend: agassi start off, nadal finish
footwork: serena williams
10-01-2005, 06:25 AM
I emulate my backhand and some parts in my serve on Federer
10-01-2005, 07:22 AM
I've been trying different service motion.The first:Nadal which is more physically demanding than the other but I serve very well with it 65% first serve in. The second:Federer, it's physically much less demanding and more smoother but my serve ain't going in.45%. BH:Agassi FH:Roddick Footwork : P-H Mathieu..... now of course I don't play half as well as them but It's helping my game. NTRP:4.5
10-01-2005, 03:12 PM
BTW Rumjingle, love your avatar!
10-01-2005, 03:56 PM
Attitude: Safin (with less racket throwing, my wallet cant afford it)
volleys: roddick :(
10-01-2005, 05:16 PM
Attitude/style: Sampras Federer Nadal
Serve: Sampras (the way he handles the ball) Roddick (the legs) and 12 double faults per match
Forehand: Federer style minus its efficiency
Backhand: Gasquet style minus its efficiency
10-01-2005, 05:20 PM
Raquet abuse.. Safin
that is as close to any pro that my game comes..
10-01-2005, 09:11 PM
serve: Dementieva (no, really) :cry:
10-01-2005, 09:33 PM
Footwork: decent, but no special similarities I can think of.
Volleying: no comment.... Paris Hilton probably volleys better than me
Shirt: Moya (never Hrbaty)
10-01-2005, 10:55 PM
Hmm let's see...
Forehand: Moya ( I hit with more top spin then power though)
Backhand: Kuerten ( hopefully lol)
Footwork: I'm very loose on the court Problably Guga Kuerten.
Volleying: Andy roddick I always have more backswing then I should
10-02-2005, 05:09 AM
attitude : safin
serve : safin
backhand : malisse
forehand : ferrero
footwork : hewitt
volleying : ??
10-02-2005, 07:36 AM
I have this thing where if I watch a pro play for a while I start emulating certain shots. For example normally I won't hit a single ace in a two hour practice but one time I watched Roddick play for a while then I wen't off to practice. I hit 6 or 7 aces and a lot of service winners. Day after my serve was the same as it always has been. Normally I hit a 2hand backhand. After I watched this years French semi Henin-Hardenne against Sharapova I went out to hit. For the rest of the day I hit a onehand topspin backhand? It was better than my 2 hand aswell. It happened last friday as well. I hit my serve with the same motion as Ginepri. Does anyone else have this???
Serve: Ginepri (right now)
footwork: Federer (on a good day)
volleying: Roddick (needs some work)
10-02-2005, 10:01 AM
Yeah, it does.It's weird isn't it?
10-02-2005, 10:07 AM
I serve like Chela, volley like Roddick, hit forehands like Coria, backhands like Gaudio, and hit backspin dropshots like Coria once again. I need a lot of help! I don't want to serve like Chela or volley like Roddick! Help!
10-02-2005, 12:26 PM
10-02-2005, 01:08 PM
I'm the laziest/slowest roger federer you've ever seen.
Footwork: None cause its crap (but trying to get something like Federer)
Volleying: None cause its crap (going for Sampras/Federer)
10-03-2005, 08:18 PM
Err, if our game actually resembled the pros, we wouldn't be here. LOL. It's fun, though.
Attitude/style: MacEnroe (I approach, S&V a lot, get emotional)
Serve: Uh...I don't know, mine looks different. Maybe closest to Federer?
Backhand: Federer (I take it on the rise successfully, although I don't have those angles)
Footwork: Erm, most footwork is the same in pros, it's just how fast they do it.
Volleying: Sampras (my volleys, half volleys, low volleys are up to par, but I don't have those drop volleys, period)
12-21-2006, 02:08 PM
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