Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by President of Serve/Volley, Oct 17, 2009.
Who do you think it is? Federer or Davydenko or Nalbandian? or someone else?
If by best you mean cleanest, it has to be Murray IMO.
By power of strike -Delpo lol
Federer? are you crazy?
He's an UE machine.
That's why he keeps winning, huh?
Soderling hits pretty damn cleanly.
Karlovic hit 78 aces in a match, he still lost. Your point is?
Actually Soderling can be inconsistent at times from the baseline. His 1st set vs Djokovic in China was downright atrocious. I definitely wouldn't put him in this discussion. All the guys hit cleanly, or else they wouldn't be pros. But I wouldn't say Sod is one of the cleanest hitters, when on yes, but when he's off it can be ugly.
Definatley not. Murray hits very cleanly off his backhand, but his forehand a big no! His forehand is sometimes a really bad impression of the Nadal forehand.
On a bad day his FH is a weakness yes, but when on he is effective from both sides. His strokes do seem very clean and effective though.
Murray's forehand is just awful. Look how bad he uses it versus Nadal.
To the answer to thread, Djokovic imo. He has the best balance of flatness and spin off both wings imo.
So what you are saying is that Fed can shank the ball 78 times and still win? GOAT indeed :lol:
Unfortunately, Federer isn't that good.
Davydenko is a clean hitter too.
wrong video to pick, those shots really refute the "murray is a pusher" claim. He hit the ball really solidly if you watch the whole video
I think he was being sarcastic/ironic, since Cesc is a Nadal fan.
mmmm ok thanks. I still need some more experience posting on these threads. many apologies.
when on, i personally think nalbandian.
4. Del Potro
Davydenko and Nalbandian.
i reckon berdych is definitely up there
I am listening
Gilles Simon hits a clean ball too.
When Fed is on, he's the best ballstriker there is, but overall I would say Davydenko. The guy is a machine.
No one's shots have sounded like Del Potro's since Safin.
I'm liking Berdych. He seems to be the only ballstriker now that can hit with consistency and placement.
When he's on David Nalbandian is someone who strikes it very well
followed by Djokovic, Davydenko, DelPo ...
Lot of D's above ...
Some Spectacular winners would be Monfils, Nadal and federer
Nalbo,Novak,Kolja and Delpo come to mind.
Nalby . . .
Nalby and Davydenko. I think Nalby has the slight edge.
Davydenko's hitting in the 3rd set of his match against Novak was just ridiculous. So clean. He's way up there. Nalbandian also.
Davydenko no contest. Federer is not the best ballstriker around. The best ballstriker always hit the sweet spot. Federer is practically the opposite of that.
PS: Agassi is the best example of a good ball striker.
Davydenko Nalbandian come to mind
Berdych, Davydenko, Safin, Nalbandian, , Del Potro, even Blake. Ballstriker means cleanest hitter
lol...funny comments in this thread.
you have the recency effect - del potro etc
overrated players - safin/nalbandian
pushers - simon???
Come on Federer hits a scary clean forehand.
there is so much bias against topspin players and favoritism for flat strikers...its quite silly. people are trapped in time and dont realize that tennis changes.
federer took agassi's hardest flat forehands and even some of his trademark bhs and threw them back with speed AND spin. Andre didnt know what hit him.
Kind of tough to be Federer when you are 33-34-35 years old...
Davydenko is one of the cleanest strikers out there. He just doesnt have the big serve to win enough cheap points.
kind of tough to use that argument when the match used as an example was a grand slam final...
his serve was big enough this week. don't underestimate him. he may not hit the spots perfectly, but anyone under 5' 10" and serves 130 is ok by me.
mcdonalds burger munching agassi was a far superior player.
Hah way to go and be the first one in the thread to get defensive. Obviously he keeps winning he's freaking amazing. Definitely not the cleanest forehand though shanks more than anyone else I see on TV.
Has to be delpo doesn't it? He rifles the ball. Him or Davy I would think.
uh, no. federer isn't among the cleanest ball strikers in the game. since you also think federer has the best serve in the game, is there any aspect of tennis that you don't believe federer is the best at? :roll:
davydenko, djokovic, stepanek, berdych, and del potro hit the cleanest ball.
Stepanek? Stepanek's FH is downright ugly, and he slices most of his BH as approaches. I do not think of 'clean ball striking' when I think of Stepanek's game. He's really a terrible baseliner for a top 20 player.
as far as clean ballstriking is concerned,
davy, baghdatis,djokovic,nalbandian,safin , del potro
funny to see only one person ( breaker ) mentioning baghdatis till now, he's a cleaner ballstriker than almost everyone except arguably davydenko ...
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