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Adamclub
06-18-2006, 11:44 AM
If you could take any aspect of any player in history to create your own dream player what would you take and from whom?

Forehand - Lendl/Sampras
Backhand - Edberg
Serve - Federer (variety)
Volley's - Cash
Overhead - Cash
Athletism - Rafter
Brains - Hingis (Just to be different)
Footwork - Federer
Presence on Court - Mac

LowProfile
06-18-2006, 11:45 AM
I'd definitely take Federer's forehand and Sampras's serve. I think Edberg's volley skills in general were godly.

Breaker
06-18-2006, 11:47 AM
Forehand - Federer
Backhand - Gasquet
Serve - Sampras
Volley's - McEnroe
Overhead - Sampras
Athletism - Sampras
Brains - Nalbandian
Footwork - Federer
Presence on Court - Hewitt

Andres
06-18-2006, 11:50 AM
Forehand - Federer
Backhand - Gaudio
Serve - Ivanisevic
Focus - Sampras.
Volley's - McEnroe / Edberg
Overhead - Sampras
Athletism - Rafter
Brains - Nalbandian - Federer
Footwork - Federer
Presence on Court - Mac

siber222000
06-18-2006, 11:53 AM
Forehand - Federer
Backhand - Hewitt
Serve - Roddick
Focus - Sampras.
Volley's - Sampras
Overhead - Sampras
Brains - Nalbandian
Footwork - Chang
Presence on Court - Hewitt

exruda
06-18-2006, 12:03 PM
serve speed - Roddick
serve placement and variety - Federer
backhand return of serve - Blake
backhand passing shots on the run - Nadal
backhand aggresive slice - Federer
backhand dropshot when returning a topspin ....

too many categories to name them all :)

tnig469
06-18-2006, 12:03 PM
Forehand - Nadal
Backhand - Gasquet
Serve - Federer
Focus - Nadal
Volley's - Sampras
Overhead - Sampras
Athletism - Nadal
Brains - Federer
Footwork - Nadal
Presence on Court - Federer

D-Bomb
06-18-2006, 12:42 PM
Forehand: Federer
Backhand: Gasquet
Serve: Sampras
Focus: Nadal
Volleys: Edberg
Athleticism: Nadal
Brains: Federer
Footwork: Federer
Presence on Court: Federer
Heart/Fight: Nadal

Bogie
06-18-2006, 12:49 PM
Forehand: Safin
Backhand: Gasquet
Serve: Joachim Johansson
Volleys: Rafter
Footwork: Berdych
Athleticism: Nadal
Overhead: Sampras
Return: Safin
Focus: Nadal
Brains: Federer
Power: Safin or Joachim Johansson

Hartzy
06-18-2006, 01:16 PM
Forehand: Safin
Backhand: Gasquet
Serve: Joachim Johansson
Volleys: Rafter
Footwork: Berdych
Athleticism: Nadal
Overhead: Sampras
Return: Safin
Focus: Nadal
Brains: Federer
Power: Safin or Joachim Johansson

Good one with the footwork:p

unjugon
06-18-2006, 01:17 PM
Forehand - Berasategui
Backhand - Gasquet
Serve - Roddick
Volley's - Rafter
Overhead - Sampras
Athletism - Rafter
Brains - Nadal
Footwork - Federer
Presence on Court - Nadal
Return - Hewitt

Bogie
06-18-2006, 01:20 PM
Good one with the footwork:p

berdych is an amazing mover for someone his size. for a guy 6'5, he can get to balls that no one could ever imagine someone that big can reach.

Simon Cowell
06-18-2006, 01:24 PM
This is a great thread idea

Forehand - Nadal

Backhand - Serena Williams

Serve - Sampras

Volley's - Sampras

Overhead - Sampras

Athletism - Nadal

Brains - Agassi

Footwork - Federer

Hartzy
06-18-2006, 01:28 PM
berdych is an amazing mover for someone his size. for a guy 6'5, he can get to balls that no one could ever imagine someone that big can reach.

I'd say a non-injured Safin or Ancic are guys that move better than he does. During his FO match, McEnroe even brought up the fact that even though he gets to most balls, he needs to make his footwork more efficient for someone his size.

I should also add, that was the Federer match. Where Berdych just kind of stood there as balls flew by him.

chaognosis
06-18-2006, 01:36 PM
Serve: Ellsworth Vines / Pancho Gonzalez / Pete Sampras

Forehand: Fred Perry / Roger Federer

Backhand: Don Budge / Ken Rosewall

Volley: John McEnroe

Return: Jimmy Connors / Andre Agassi

Movement: Bjorn Borg

Brain: Jack Kramer

mmss939
06-18-2006, 01:53 PM
Forehand - federrer

Backhand - safin

Serve - rodick

Volley's - Sampras

Overhead - Sampras

Athletism - Nadal

Brains - gilbert

Footwork - chang

Bogie
06-18-2006, 02:09 PM
I'd say a non-injured Safin or Ancic are guys that move better than he does. During his FO match, McEnroe even brought up the fact that even though he gets to most balls, he needs to make his footwork more efficient for someone his size.

I should also add, that was the Federer match. Where Berdych just kind of stood there as balls flew by him.

i personallly missed that match on tv so i cant comment on that one persay, but id suggest to watch some of his highlights on his site from pacific life or indian wells. in his match vs. henman, tim couldn't get a single ball by him. when he's on, berdych is lightning fast, much more so than ancic or safin. my guess is that just against federer, theres only so much that you can do, but otherwise, berdych, in my opinion, in the fastest "big guy" out there by far.

Warriorroger
06-18-2006, 02:52 PM
(man and woman)

Forehand: Roger Federer and Steffi Graf
Topspinbackhand Backhand: Richard Gasquet and Justin Henin
Slice backhand: Steffi Graf
Netgame: Stefan Edberg and Martina Navratilova
Serve: Pete Sampras and Lindsay Davenport
Groundstrokes from a stand: Roger Federer and Lindsay Davenport
Return of service: Andre Agassi and Monica Seles
Footwork: Roger Federer and Steffi Graf
Elegance off court: Arthur Ashe and Gabriela Sabatini
Mental game: Sorry no guys: two women from the past owned that: Monica Seles and Steffi Graf

fastdunn
06-18-2006, 03:34 PM
I would just combine Sampras and Nadal.

Just a lefty version of Sampras with fitness of Nadal.

That would be not bad....not bad at all...

RadekStepanekTheKing
06-18-2006, 03:52 PM
Forehand - donīt know

Backhand - donīt know

serve - roddick

Volley - Sampras

Return - Agassi

Athletism - Agassi

Brains - Agassi

Footwork - Nadal

Presence on court - Stepanek

Viper
06-18-2006, 04:00 PM
Forehand - Blake
Backhand - Safin
Serve - Sampras
Volley's - McEnroe
Overhead - Roddick
Athletism - Nadal
Brains - Ljubičić
Footwork - Borg
Presence on Court - Connors

mJeez4293
06-18-2006, 04:00 PM
Forehand - Gonzalez

Backhand - Nalbandian

Serve - Roddick

Volley's - Federer

Overhead - Sampras

Athletism - Nadal

Brains - Who cares If I Have All Of The Above And Below

Footwork - Coria

Rickson
06-18-2006, 04:07 PM
Forehand - Federer
Backhand - Gasquet
1st Serve - Roddick
2nd Serve - Agassi
Forehand dropshot - Coria
Backhand dropshot - Federer
Volley - Federer
Speed - Nadal/Federer
Jumping ability - Blake
Lob - Hewitt

doriancito
06-18-2006, 04:07 PM
serve: federer
forehand: roddick
backhand:nadal
volleys: federer
brain: agassi
movement: federer
return: agassi
speed: coria
Athletism: paradorn

OrangeOne
06-18-2006, 04:14 PM
Forehand - Fed
Drive Backhand - Henin
Sliced Backhand - Graf
Returns - Agassi
First Serve - Ivanesivic
Second Serve - Sampras
Volleys - Edberg
Overhead - Becker
Athleticism - Hewitt
Brains - Hingis
Footwork - Chang
Presence on Court - Lendl

(I set myself a goal in the above to only choose each player once, and have taken Becker's overhead even though I don't remember it well, I'm sure it was good though. I really wanted Pete's, but his second serve was required elsewhere :) )

federerhoogenbandfan
06-18-2006, 05:19 PM
Women-current players:

Forehand-Henin Hardenne
Backhand-Henin Hardenne
Serve-Serena
Return of Serve-Clijsters
Movement-Clijsters
Net Game-Venus or Hingis
Overhead-Venus


Men-current players:

Forehand-Federer
Backhand-Safin
Serve-Federer or Karlovic
Return of Serve-Federer
Movement-Nadal(except on grass)
Net Game-Federer or Henman
Overhead-Roddick

superman1
06-18-2006, 07:12 PM
Another one of these threads?

Forehand - Federer
Running forehand - Sampras
Backhand - Agassi
Serve - Sampras
Return - Agassi
Volleys - McEnroe
Overhead - Sampras
Athleticism - Nadal
Brains - Laver
Footwork - Federer

Hewitt rulez
06-18-2006, 08:03 PM
Forehand-Federer
Backhand-Safin
Serve-Safin
Volley-John McEnroe
Return-Hewitt
Overhead-Sampras
Athletism-Safin (the one who won 2 grandslams and not this current one)
Brains-Federer
Footwork-Federer
Focus-Hewitt
on court presence- Hewitt

chiru
06-18-2006, 09:45 PM
Serve: Sampras
Overhead: Sampras
Clutchtasticness: Sampras
Forehand: Sampras/federer
volleys: mac/edberg/sampras
movement/footwork: sampras/federer
backhand: safin/gasquet
return: agassi
overall baseline prowess: agassi
half volley from the shoe laces: sampras for sure.
fitness: agassi in his prime (dude sampras had anemia, no way he was the fittest)
multi surface versatility: laver/roger/borg
overall attitude: sampras
never say die attitude: nadal but i wouldn't use that, i think it may be unnecessary in a guy with the talent i'm describing. it may just erve early burn out for no reason.
if i were to combine 2 guys, it'd be sampras and agassi, they complemented each others' games perfectly.

TENNIS_IS_FUN
06-18-2006, 09:49 PM
Serve: Sampras
Forehand: Federer
Backhand: Gasquet/Safin
Volley: Sampras
Return: Agassi
Movement: Coria
Brian: Nalbandian
Athletism: Gaudio
Overhead: Sampras

Dan007
06-18-2006, 10:02 PM
Serve: Roddick
Forehand: Federer
Backhand: Gasquet
Volley: McEnroe
Overhead: Sampras
Half Volley: Sampras
Return: Agassi
Brain: Gilbert
Speed: Nadal
Athletism: Nadal
Mental Toughness: Nadal

Nictu
06-19-2006, 10:37 AM
How about this one?

Serve: Coria
Forehand: Stepanek
Backhand: Rusedski
Volley: Roddick
Return: Karlovic
Movement: Dent
Brain: Malisse
Athletism: Labadze
Focus: Gaudio

RiosTheGenius
06-19-2006, 10:48 AM
Forehand - Federer
Backhand - Lendl
Serve - Ivanisevic
Focus - Hewitt.
Volley's - Myrni/ Edberg/ Rafter
Overhead - Sampras (got to)
Athletism - Schrishapan / Clement
Brain - Nalbandian
Footwork - Federer / Chang
Presence on Court - Mac

RiosTheGenius
06-19-2006, 10:49 AM
How about this one?

Serve: Coria
Forehand: Stepanek
Backhand: Rusedski
Volley: Roddick
Return: Karlovic
Movement: Dent
Brain: Malisse
Athletism: Labadze
Focus: Gaudio
if you got all that you're ready to go Pro man

RiosTheGenius
06-19-2006, 11:04 AM
Serve: Roddick
Forehand: Federer
Backhand: Gasquet
Volley: McEnroe
Overhead: Sampras
Half Volley: Sampras
Return: Agassi
Brain: Gilbert
Speed: Nadal
Athletism: Nadal
Mental Toughness: Nadal
mmm... I don't know man...
Roddicks serve is fast and all but there are many players who are more bothered about other servers variety than Roddick's speed.
Gasquet's backhand , beautiful, but I believe he's still not quite up there with lendl.
and Gilbert... this is my biggest disagreement with you.. Gilbert self placed himself as this super intelligent player because of his books and comments. reality is that much of his thoughts are common knowledge but the majority of the people out there think of him as this tennis savy , which he really isn't. it's kinda like when you're a kid and you think that your dad knows everything, but when you grow older you start to realize he didn't always give you the right advice. and you develop your own judgement.

Dan007
06-19-2006, 12:36 PM
mmm... I don't know man...
Roddicks serve is fast and all but there are many players who are more bothered about other servers variety than Roddick's speed.
Gasquet's backhand , beautiful, but I believe he's still not quite up there with lendl.
and Gilbert... this is my biggest disagreement with you.. Gilbert self placed himself as this super intelligent player because of his books and comments. reality is that much of his thoughts are common knowledge but the majority of the people out there think of him as this tennis savy , which he really isn't. it's kinda like when you're a kid and you think that your dad knows everything, but when you grow older you start to realize he didn't always give you the right advice. and you develop your own judgement.

I really like Roddick's serve when he's on. He can blast high 130s-140s and his oponnents can't really return it. Also he's second serve is crazy, especially that kick serve. It bounces really high and oponnents have real trouble returning it, his second serve can also go up to 100-110s. I have to agree with you on the variety on his serve. Roddick can hit all kind of serves very well, but he can't use it effectively and mix it up. That's the reason why his oponnents aren't really scared of his serve anymore. Still I consider his serve one of the best when he's serving well. Gasquet's backhand is beautiful, but also one of the best on tour, John McEnroe said the best ever. He can rip winners of the backhand side anytime, down the line or crosscourt. If you look at Gasquet he's a pretty skinny guy, but hie backhand is powerful.

Steven87
06-19-2006, 12:54 PM
Forehand - FEDERER
Backhand - NALBANDIAN
Serve - SAMPRAS
Volley's - FEDERER
Overhead - SAMPRAS
Athletism - NADAL
Brains - LENDL
Footwork - FEDERER
Presence on Court - LENDL

kicker75
06-19-2006, 02:05 PM
Forehand - Federer
Backhand - Safin
Serve - Roddick (1st)/ Sampras (2nd)
Volley's - McEnroe
Overhead - Sampras
Athletism - Nadal
Brains - Federer
Footwork - Nadal
Presence on Court - McEnroe

kicker75
06-19-2006, 02:11 PM
I really like Roddick's serve when he's on. He can blast high 130s-140s and his oponnents can't really return it. Also he's second serve is crazy, especially that kick serve. It bounces really high and oponnents have real trouble returning it, his second serve can also go up to 100-110s. I have to agree with you on the variety on his serve. Roddick can hit all kind of serves very well, but he can't use it effectively and mix it up. That's the reason why his oponnents aren't really scared of his serve anymore. Still I consider his serve one of the best when he's serving well. Gasquet's backhand is beautiful, but also one of the best on tour, John McEnroe said the best ever. He can rip winners of the backhand side anytime, down the line or crosscourt. If you look at Gasquet he's a pretty skinny guy, but hie backhand is powerful.

I like Roddick's serve too, purely attribute wise. If you gave Roddick's god given talent to unleash serves to Pete Sampras (who IMO had the best ability to use speed, accuracy, and variety - and also had great god given talent), Sampras would have had even a more deadlier serve. Purely from a natural ability standpoint, Roddick IMO is the best server in the history of the game. Unfortunately, I don't think he uses his serve to the best of that ability.

flymeng
06-19-2006, 02:51 PM
Forehand - Agassi

Backhand - Federer

Serve - Ivanesevic

Volley - Rafter

Overhead - Sampras

Athletism - Hewitt

Brains - Hingis

Footwork - Hewitt

RiosTheGenius
06-19-2006, 02:55 PM
I really like Roddick's serve when he's on. He can blast high 130s-140s and his oponnents can't really return it. Also he's second serve is crazy, especially that kick serve. It bounces really high and oponnents have real trouble returning it, his second serve can also go up to 100-110s. I have to agree with you on the variety on his serve. Roddick can hit all kind of serves very well, but he can't use it effectively and mix it up. That's the reason why his oponnents aren't really scared of his serve anymore. Still I consider his serve one of the best when he's serving well. Gasquet's backhand is beautiful, but also one of the best on tour, John McEnroe said the best ever. He can rip winners of the backhand side anytime, down the line or crosscourt. If you look at Gasquet he's a pretty skinny guy, but hie backhand is powerful.
I can see what you're saying, about Roddick's second serve, he can also fake the kick out wide from the add court and hit it down the T instead, have you seen that one?

Dan007
06-19-2006, 03:12 PM
I can see what you're saying, about Roddick's second serve, he can also fake the kick out wide from the add court and hit it down the T instead, have you seen that one?

No, I haven't. I've seen him kick it out wide from ad court a lot. He should use that kicker as first serve sometimes and mix it up since it's so effective.

safinlives
06-19-2006, 04:54 PM
Forehand - Federer
Running forehand - Federer
Backhand - Federer
Serve - Federer
Return - Federer
Volleys - Federer
Overhead - Federer
Athleticism - Federer
Brains - Federer
Footwork - Federer


well....that seems to be working in all but like 10 matches in the past two years, and three of the four majors....why not

emcee
06-19-2006, 06:18 PM
Serve-Sampras
Forehand-Federer
Backhand-Nadal
Return-Federer
Overhead-Sampras
Volleys-Sampras
Brains-Sampras
Nerve-Sampras
Tenacity-Nadal
Legs-Nadal

All you need are Sampras, Nadal, and Federer to get an unstoppable player on any surface!

Dan007
06-19-2006, 06:30 PM
How about this one?

Serve: Coria
Forehand: Stepanek
Backhand: Rusedski
Volley: Roddick
Return: Karlovic
Movement: Dent
Brain: Malisse
Athletism: Labadze
Focus: Gaudio

The best player so far. Those skills can get you multiple grand slams and get you TMC too!!!

siber222000
06-19-2006, 07:47 PM
Forehand - Federer
Running forehand - Federer
Backhand - Federer
Serve - Federer
Return - Federer
Volleys - Federer
Overhead - Federer
Athleticism - Federer
Brains - Federer
Footwork - Federer


well....that seems to be working in all but like 10 matches in the past two years, and three of the four majors....why not
lol?

siber222000
06-19-2006, 07:48 PM
The best player so far. Those skills can get you multiple grand slams and get you TMC too!!!
u mean most creative player so far ;)

Adamclub
06-19-2006, 11:59 PM
Forehand - Conchita Martinez
Backhand - Mary Jo Fernandez
Volley's - Crisy Evert
Serve - Gaby Sabatini
Movement on Court - Davenport
Balls/Brains - Novotna

Hold on, I have to go, I'm feeling kind of queezy.........

StraightSets
06-20-2006, 01:38 AM
How about this one?

Serve: Coria
Forehand: Stepanek
Backhand: Rusedski
Volley: Roddick
Return: Karlovic
Movement: Dent
Brain: Malisse
Athletism: Labadze
Focus: Gaudio

In all seriousness, would a player with these skills make it pro?

HyperHorse
06-20-2006, 02:20 AM
First Serve- Marc Rosset
Second Serve- Sampras
Forehand- Agassi
Backhand- Corettja
Volley- Boris Becker
Return- Jimmy Connors
Movement- Lleyton Hewitt
Brain- Michael Chang
Athleticism- Pat Cash
Focus- Henri Leconte

urban
06-20-2006, 06:08 AM
Focus: Leconte?
What is in there? Nice bullfighting women, good food, a glas of Chablis?

Nictu
06-20-2006, 07:17 AM
In all seriousness, would a player with these skills make it pro?

He would be the definition of journeyman!!

phat
06-20-2006, 07:38 AM
Since nadal is left handed, I will take my left wing with nadal's forehand..... and get federer's forehand on the right wing ;)

HyperHorse
06-20-2006, 09:27 AM
Focus: Leconte?
What is in there? Nice bullfighting women, good food, a glas of Chablis?

anyway i thought id pick an interesting list of elements for my mutant player, and to test the knowledge that ppl on this forum have on not so well known players... like Leconte & Marc Rosset.....
obviously u didnt see the '91 Davis Cup final or his '92 run to the French Open semis...
the guy played with a real sense of valour and gusto and i appreciate, plus he was one hell of a shotmaker..
do i have to remind u that he has a 2-2 head to head against Sampras?
:-P

HyperHorse
06-20-2006, 09:50 AM
How about this one?

Serve: Coria
Forehand: Stepanek
Backhand: Rusedski
Volley: Roddick
Return: Karlovic
Movement: Dent
Brain: Malisse
Athletism: Labadze
Focus: Gaudio

ROFL... i always laugh when i read that...
thank u for the laughs...
ill have to make another "worst of the best"....

urban
06-20-2006, 10:03 AM
I like leconte very much, saw him play Lendl once live. One of the most gifted shotmakers. Could beat everyone for a set or two, but was seldom consistent. Always looking for show the public wanted. Had not much tennis brain, too big a belly and too thin legs.

Return_Ace
06-20-2006, 10:11 AM
Serve: Sampras
Forehand: Gonzalez
Backhand: Safin
Volley: Henman
Return: Agassi
Movement: Nadal
Brain: Federer

Nictu
06-20-2006, 10:21 AM
ROFL... i always laugh when i read that...
thank u for the laughs...
ill have to make another "worst of the best"....

You're welcome!

Imagine him against any of the other ones, I'd pay to see that, or maybe not.

Klippy
06-20-2006, 10:32 PM
Attitude: Bjorn Borg
Forehand: Federer
Backhand: Federer
Volleys: Henman
Serve: Safin
Return: Agassi
Brain: Nalbandian

That would be nice. :)

Ivanišević
06-21-2006, 01:03 PM
serve-karlovic
forehand-federer
backhand-ljubicic
volley-edberg
return-agassi
footwork&athletcism-nadal
focus-nadal

my player would win it all!!:)

luishcorreia
06-22-2006, 07:54 AM
First Serve: Sampras
Second Serve: Gustavo Kuerten
Forehand: Agassi
Backhand: Safin (two handed), Kuerten (one handed)
Volley: John McEnroe
Return: Agassi or Connors
Mental Thoughness: Nalbandian
Movement: Coria or Nadal
Brain: Nalbandian
Athletism: Nadal
Overhead: John McEnroe

brucie
06-22-2006, 03:00 PM
serve: dementieva!!!!!!!

TacoBellBorderBowl1946
06-22-2006, 03:56 PM
serve-Pete Sampras
forehand- Roger Federer
backhand-Ken Rosewall
volley- John McEnroe
serve return- Andre Agassi
movement- Lleyton Hewitt
footwork- Roger Federer
athletisicm- Boris Becker
mental focus- Brad Gilbert

dunlopjew
06-24-2006, 12:50 PM
forehand: fernando gonzalez
backhand: marat safin
volley: patrick rafter
serve: pete sampras
movement: lleyton hewitt
brains: roger federer
serve return: andre agassi
overhead: pete sampras
athleticism: rafael nadal

HyperHorse
06-24-2006, 04:42 PM
hows THIS for a combo???
this is my kind of "best of the worst from the best" player..
:-P

serve: jay berger
return: rafter
forehand: edberg
backhand: ivanisevic
volley: roddick
overhead: Jan Michael Gambill
movement: Safin
brain: Andrew Ilie
athleticism: Aaron Krickstein

Chang
06-25-2006, 12:47 AM
How about this one?

Serve: Coria
Forehand: Stepanek
Backhand: Rusedski
Volley: Roddick
Return: Karlovic
Movement: Dent
Brain: Malisse
Athletism: Labadze
Focus: Gaudio

He's gotta be the best player ever.

Chang
06-25-2006, 12:56 AM
Forehand: Courier
Backhand: Kuerten
Serve: Sampras
Overhead: Sampras
Returns: Agassi
Speed: Chang
Footwork: Federer
Athletism: Srichaphan
Volley: Edberg
Mental Toughness: Nadal

GhostLigre
06-25-2006, 01:09 AM
Forehand - Nadal

Backhand - Henin-Hardenne

Serve - Federer

Volleys - Hingis

Overhead - Sampras

Athletism - Nadal

Brains - Hingis

Footwork - Federer

Double G
07-04-2006, 02:36 PM
Forehand: Safin
Backhand: Gasquet
Serve: Joachim Johansson
Volleys: Rafter
Footwork: Berdych
Athleticism: Nadal
Overhead: Sampras
Return: Safin
Focus: Nadal
Brains: Federer
Power: Safin or Joachim Johansson

lol berdych's footwork!

Wait, you are serious?

Marat Safinator
07-04-2006, 02:46 PM
Serve: Ivanisevic
Volley: Bjorkman
Forehand: Agassi
Backhand: Safin
Return: Agassi
Dropshot: Gaudio
Movement: Llendl
Overhead: Sampras
Mental: Agassi
Speed: Canas
Fitness: Hewitt
Running forehand: Baghdatis
Running Backhand: Safin
Lob: Hewitt

brucie
07-04-2006, 02:48 PM
1stserve: Ljubicic
2nd serve: Nadal
forehand: Federer
backhand topsin: Gaudio
backhand slice: Federer
speed: Blake
stamina: Ferrero
touch/ dropshots: Henman
volleys:Henman
attitude: Hewitt

I chose only from current atp men, to reduce confusion/possibilities.

NbladeTopspin
12-25-2006, 07:51 PM
Forehand: Federer
Backhand: Federer
Serve: Roddick
Volleys: Mike or Bob Bryan
Athleticism: Nadal
Overhead: Sampras
Return: Agassi
Focus: Nadal
Brains: Federer
Power: Roddick??
Speed: Nadal

chris1992
07-10-2007, 12:29 PM
Forehand - Nadal
Serve-Roddick
Backhand - Nalbandian
Volleys-Federer
Smash-Sampras
Presence on court- Nadal
Mentality- Hewitt

RoddickAce
07-10-2007, 12:33 PM
Forehand-Federer
Backhand-Federer
First Serve- Roddick
Second Serve-Roddick or Sampras
Footwork- Federer
Tactic-Agassi
Volley-Connors
Mental Toughness-Federer/Nadal/Agassi

Hewitt Aussie
07-10-2007, 12:41 PM
Forehand - Nadal
Backhand- Gasquet
Serve - Roddick
Volley's - Sampras
Overhead - Sampras
Athletism - Hewitt
Brains - GILBERT
Footwork - Federer
Presence on Court - Hewitt
Heart/Determination- Hewitt

superstition
07-10-2007, 01:48 PM
Serve M: Tilden flat fs, McEnroe wide spin/kick fs, Sampras fs/ss.
Serve W: Navratilova wide spin fs/ss, Serena/Venus flat.
Net M: McEnroe, Sampras, Laver
Net W: Navratilova
Movement M: Tilden, Federer, Laver
Movement W: Graf, Venus
Groundstrokes M: Laver, Tilden, Federer
Groundstrokes W: Navratilova, Graf, Seles, Martinez (lobs, passes)
Point construction M: Tilden, Laver
Point construction W: Hingis, Navratilova, Seles
Serve return M: Agassi, McEnroe, Federer
Serve return W: Seles, Navratilova
Forehand M: McEnroe, Nadal, Tilden, Federer, Borg
Forehand W: Graf, Navratilova, Seles, Martinez, Shriver, Serena, Pierce
Backhand M: Rosewall, Budge, Gasquet, Nadal
Backhand W: Henin
Focus M: Laver, Sampras
Focus W: Wills-Moody, Evert
Dominance M: Tilden, Laver, Federer
Dominance W: Navratilova, Serena, Court
Conditioning M: Nadal, Borg
Conditioning W: Navratilova, Williams sisters
Clay, overall M: Nadal
Clay, overall W: Evert
Off-court personality M: ?
Off-court personality W: ?

xtennisloverx
07-10-2007, 03:13 PM
Serve M: Tilden flat fs, McEnroe wide spin/kick fs, Sampras fs/ss.
Serve W: Navratilova wide spin fs/ss, Serena/Venus flat.
Net M: McEnroe, Sampras, Laver
Net W: Navratilova
Movement M: Tilden, Federer, Laver
Movement W: Graf, Venus
Groundstrokes M: Laver, Tilden, Federer
Groundstrokes W: Navratilova, Graf, Seles, Martinez (lobs, passes)
Point construction M: Tilden, Laver
Point construction W: Hingis, Navratilova, Seles
Serve return M: Agassi, McEnroe, Federer
Serve return W: Seles, Navratilova
Forehand M: McEnroe, Nadal, Tilden, Federer, Borg
Forehand W: Graf, Navratilova, Seles, Martinez, Shriver, Serena, Pierce
Backhand M: Rosewall, Budge, Gasquet, Nadal
Backhand W: Henin
Focus M: Laver, Sampras
Focus W: Wills-Moody, Evert
Dominance M: Tilden, Laver, Federer
Dominance W: Navratilova, Serena, Court
Conditioning M: Nadal, Borg
Conditioning W: Navratilova, Williams sisters
Clay, overall M: Nadal
Clay, overall W: Evert
Off-court personality M: ?
Off-court personality W: ?

where is Michael Chang?!

superstition
07-10-2007, 03:58 PM
I was going to put him down for conditioning (and I thought about movement and speed), although that cramping incident was notorious. Frankly, I don't know Chang's career well enough. I only saw him play a few matches. He seemed like a Hingis of today, only speedier. After reading about the cramping match on Wikipedia just now, though, maybe he should get a guile vote. Like Hingis, he had his best results when very young, which points to a game that relied on the speed of youth but lacked firepower that makes a person win when they slow down a bit.

phoony
07-10-2007, 06:41 PM
Men:

Forehand - Moya
Backhand - Muster
Serve - Gonzalez
Volley's - Becker
Overhead - Muster
Athletism - Moya
Brains - Nadal
Footwork - Nadal
Presence on Court - Hewitt

Women:

Forehand - Sharapova ;)
Backhand - Justine
Serve - Seles
Volley's - Seles
Overhead - Sharapova ;)
Athletism - Sharapova ;)
Brains - Justine
Footwork - Justine
Presence on Court - Justine

dave333
07-10-2007, 07:20 PM
Forehand - Fed
Backhand - Agassi
Serve - Sampras
Volley's - laver
Overhead - sampras
Athletism - nadal
Brains - uh....maybe murray?
Footwork - Federer
Presence on Court - Fed

Pete Semper
07-10-2007, 09:26 PM
Forehand: Agassi
Backhand: Gasquet
Serve: Sampras
Volley: Edberg
Overhead: Noah
Return: Agassi
Brains: Gilbert
Footwork: Chang
atheticism: Noah
Focus: Courier
Presence on court: Lendl