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mr_spaz104
05-24-2006, 10:36 PM
i asked this question before and ppl pointed to all the spanish players. it seemed that the terms "clay-court specialists" and "counterpuncher" mean the same thing. heh.

however, i just want to clarify a few things.

can anyone give me a list of counterpunchers on the tour?

i wanna try to get some videos of some to see how counterpunching should be done. heh.

thanks in advanced

Andres
05-24-2006, 10:41 PM
Hewitt, Coria, Nalbandian, Davydenko, Cañas (more like an aggressive counterpuncher)... Nadal, again, a counterpuncher, but hits winners off both wings consistently.

sandiegotennisboy
05-24-2006, 10:50 PM
hingis on the chicks side. she is the O G

Andres
05-24-2006, 10:51 PM
What about Sanguinetti or Santoro? They counterpunch quite a bit, but Santoro ventures the net A LOT !! :)

scott
05-25-2006, 06:12 AM
hewitt is probably the biggest one i think of

wyutani
05-25-2006, 06:15 AM
mariano puerta, to me, he's the best...

splink779
05-25-2006, 08:48 AM
Hewitt! A counter puncher consistently uses his opponents pace. A hardcore counterpuncher can't do squat unless he has his opponent's pace to play off of. Thus, Hewitt can't beat Federer because Federer softballs against him, and he can't play well on clay because he cannot generate his own pace. If I had a nickel for how many midcourt sitters Hewitt drove right into the net I would be rich.

The clay court guys can play off no pace, but are usually such good movers that they can be clumped in to the category of counterpuncher. While other's may say its the same thing, I like to think it isn't.

BabolatFan
05-25-2006, 09:10 AM
Current top 10 men with the exception of Roddick, blake and Lub are great counter-punchers.

randomname
05-25-2006, 09:17 AM
are you kidding? blake has one of the biggest forehands on the tour, nadal is more of a serve and volleyer than blake is a counterpuncher

wyutani
05-25-2006, 09:18 AM
are you kidding? blake has one of the biggest forehands on the tour, nadal is more of a serve and volleyer than blake is a counterpuncher

yep, blake is an aggy baseliner...:mrgreen:

Andres
05-25-2006, 09:31 AM
are you kidding? blake has one of the biggest forehands on the tour, nadal is more of a serve and volleyer than blake is a counterpuncher
It seems like you didn't paid attention:
"Current top 10 men with the exception of Roddick, blake and Lub are great counter-punchers.", as in "Except Roddick, Blake and Ljubicic, current Top10 men are great cpunterpunchers"

randomname
05-25-2006, 09:37 AM
the way you wrote it says that everyone but roddick are great counter punchers and blake and ljubicic are great counterpunchers, surely a list of non-counterpunchers in the top 10 should include gonzo, shouldnt it?

BabolatFan
05-25-2006, 09:40 AM
It seems like you didn't paid attention:
"Current top 10 men with the exception of Roddick, blake and Lub are great counter-punchers.", as in "Except Roddick, Blake and Ljubicic, current Top10 men are great cpunterpunchers"
Yes. Gracias! LoL.

Andres
05-25-2006, 09:43 AM
the way you wrote it says that everyone but roddick are great counter punchers and blake and ljubicic are great counterpunchers, surely a list of non-counterpunchers in the top 10 should include gonzo, shouldnt it?
The way he wrote it says everyone but roddick, blake and Lub are great counterpunchers

Kaptain Karl
05-25-2006, 10:24 AM
Hewitt, Coria, Nalbandian, Davydenko, Caņas (more like an aggressive counterpuncher)... Nadal, again, a counterpuncher, but hits winners off both wings consistently.Holy cow!!! Hewitt and Davydenko ... yes. These other guys are not Counter Punchers.

What about Sanguinetti or Santoro? They counterpunch quite a bit, but Santoro ventures the net A LOT !!Neither is a Counter Puncher.

There is a Playing Styles thread (http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=78147) which addresses this.

- KK

randomname
05-25-2006, 11:29 AM
Current top 10 men with the exception of Roddick, blake and Lub are great counter-punchers.



exception is singular, as in only one, as in only roddick....

arosen
05-25-2006, 10:35 PM
Hewitt used to be a human backboard, everything was coming back from this guy. He kind of lost a step or two nowadays.

wyutani
05-25-2006, 10:41 PM
Hewitt used to be a human backboard, everything was coming back from this guy. He kind of lost a step or two nowadays.

to him, family is much more important. he'll be back once clay court season ends...