Best forehand, backhand, serve, etc...ever? (Open Era)

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  1. chasunc03

    chasunc03 New User

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    Was wondering what others thought about this?

    My thoughts are:

    Serve: Sampras
    Forehand: Muster (kind of one-dimensional though).... Federer (more versatile)
    one-hand Backhand: Kuerten....Edberg (Flat and punishing :p )
    two-hand Backhand: Agassi, Connors (definitely flat) Safin
    Volley: Edberg...Sampras

    I'm probably not doing justice to many so please feel free to add and state your reasons! If anyone wants to expand on specific strokes like the running forehand, lob, etc. ;) be my guest!
     
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  2. FalconX

    FalconX Rookie

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    this is has only been discussed about 900 times.
     
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  3. chasunc03

    chasunc03 New User

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    Care to enlighten instead of posting such a lame post? :)
     
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  4. hari2

    hari2 New User

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    Serve: Sampras , Krajicek ,Ivanisevic.
    Forehand: Federer , Muster , Sampras.
    One-Handed Backhand: Gasquet , Edberg , Kuerten.
    Two-Handed Backhand: Connors, Safin , Rios.
    Volley:McEnroe, Sampras, Edberg.
     
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  5. Ripper

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    If not limited to men, add JHH to the 1HBH list...

    PS: If not for her small wierd boobies (eventhough, nowadays, that can be fixed), I'd be in love with her :mrgreen:
     
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  6. kytennis

    kytennis New User

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    truthfully who cares it will effect no ones life in the smallest bit. What do they win if they are voted best forehand or anything els? A coookie that i pooped out of my butt!
     
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  7. Ripper

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    What the...
     
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  8. Andres

    Andres G.O.A.T.

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    1st Serve: Ivanisevic
    2nd Serve: Sampras
    Serve Overall: Ivanisevic
    Forehand: Federer
    One-hand Backhand: Edberg, Kuerten, Gaudio.
    Two-hand Backhand: Agassi, Nalbandian, Safin.
    Volleys: McEnroe, Edberg, Rafter
     
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  9. chasunc03

    chasunc03 New User

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    I gotta second rafter on the volleys! thanks for the great info.
     
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  10. VGP

    VGP Legend

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    Serve: Dementieva, Kournikova, Reglewski
    Volley: Lendl
    Forehand: B. Gilbert
    Backhand: Noah
     
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  11. MasterTS

    MasterTS Professional

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    Best Volley: Roddick
    Best Mental Game: Mauresmo
    Best movement: Davenport
    Best serve: Hingis
    Best forehand: Donald Young
     
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  12. ssuHeartsRivald

    ssuHeartsRivald Rookie

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    Serve: Sampras
    Forehand: Federer
    one-hand Backhand: Ljubicic, Gasquet
    two-hand Backhand: Agassi
    Volley:Sampras
    Return winner: Agassi
    Pace:Federer
    Mentality:Federer
    Movement: Federer
     
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  13. superman1

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    Serve: Sampras
    Return: Agassi
    Volley: McEnroe

    Is there even a question of these three? I think it's pretty much set in stone. The rest is subjective. I'm sure there were some great volleyers back in the day, but we at least have proof of McEnroe's greatness because at his age he can still volley back the hardest shots you can throw at him.
     
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  14. tenalyser

    tenalyser Rookie

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    :mrgreen: hahahahahaha sarcastic aren't we
     
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  15. Freedom

    Freedom Professional

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    Serve: Sampras, Federer
    Forehand: Federer, Roddick
    Backhand: Agassi, Gasquet, Henin
    Volley: Dunno
    Return: Agassi, Federer

    JMO...but I should mention, I've never really seen Sampras, or Edberg, or John McEnroe, or anybody from those eras play. So...apologies.
     
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  16. JohnThomas1

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    Serve - Sampras
    Forehand - Lendl/Federer
    Backhand - Agassi/Safin Lendl/Federer
    Return - Agassi/Federer
    Volley - McEnroe/Edberg/Cash
    Overhead - Noah/Cash/Sampras
    Lob - Wilander
     
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  17. TENNIS_99

    TENNIS_99 Semi-Pro

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    Good list including Lendl. A forgotten great player. I would even put his serve maybe not the best list but definitely on the top list.
     
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  18. oscar_2424

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    serve Sampras, Ivanisevic
    forehand Ferrero NAdal
    backhand Guga, Safin
    serve returner Agassi, Rios
    volley RAfter
    mental Lendl
     
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  19. omniexist

    omniexist Semi-Pro

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    Always loved the way Lendl would administer the coup de grace with a hard flat serve down the middle at match point. The opponent wouldn't even try after having been bludgeoned all match long.
     
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  20. shsman2091

    shsman2091 Rookie

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    Running Forehand: Sampras
    Lob: Hewitt

    --Just didn't see these two yet.
     
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