Best lob in today's era of tennis

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  1. atman7

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    Hi guys, for a school project I have to do a project on my weaknesses in tennis and analyse against elite performers who currently still play tennis.

    Anyway's I don't really watch a lot of tennis now days so I was wondering on hearing some peoples opinions on who they think has the best/decent lob shot in today's era of tennis. If anyone can provide photos or video links with there player it'd be greatly appreciated

    Thanks :)
     
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  2. viduka0101

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    Murray maybe...
     
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  3. BrooklynNY

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    *waits for someone to come in and say all of Nadal's shots are actually lobs*
     
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  5. PSNELKE

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    Murray´s lobs are very beloved on this board, but I´d pick Hewitt´s lobs any day over Andy´s.
     
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  7. Lsmkenpo

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    Hewitt, best lobber in the world.
     
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    Nice post. Hewitt's topspin lob is a beauty. He hits with such perfect trajectory that it was impossible to take smash or run back to get it.
     
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    Hewitt and Nalbandian.
     
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    Hewitt by a country mile.

    Too bad his other groundies travel in the same velocity as his lobs.
     
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    ouch. :)

    Come on, this is Hewitt we are talking about. Not Murray.
     
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    Surprised people have not mentioned Nalbandian more. His lobs are by far the best. Karlovic would not get a racket on one of Nalbandian's lobs.
     
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    Both are doubtful comments. imo lol
     
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    I, too, am gonna have to say Hewitt.
     
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    Hewitt for the win. what kind of school do you go to..
     
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    Hewitt Hewitt Hewitt
     
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    Murray's forehand drive.






    Just kidding. Probably Hewitt.
     
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  20. bhallic24

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    gotta go with lil' Hercules. Mr. Leyton Hewitt. I think its pretty much a blow out right now. Dudes just got a sick sick lob and he knows when to use it. I mean it has to be a 2hbh player because you get some serious topspin with it and Hewitt is just great off both wings with his lob.
     
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    Yep.. and Nalbys.
     
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    Nalby
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    Clijsters and Hewitt.
     
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    This man has copied the post I was just about to make.
     
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    One of the best movies of all time.....

    Hewitt for the win!
     
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    Hewitt, no question

    But then again, "All of Nadal's shots are lobs", so I'd have to say it's close ;)


    I said it, Brooklyn :p
     
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    Hewitt by far, the best topspin lobber ever! If you are looking for slice lob, then Federer.
     
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    Hewitt, his lobs look so effortless and unpredictable, trajectorys are close to perfection.
    From today's top I like Djokovic's lobs.
    Over the last years there also happened such shots as tweener-lob
    (Norman, Blake, DelPotro) and smash-lob (Federer). You should see that!:)
     
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  29. atman7

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    thanks for all the suggestions :D

    I've decided to go with Leyton Hewitt

    thank you
     
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    Nalbandian a few years back, Hewitt or Murray now

    Right now prolly Hewitt or Murray, but when Nalbandian were around i think he had the best lob. Or maybe he played it more often than others, so he made up for good highlights hah. Well. I certainly think it looked as impressive as the rest of his game when he was on, certainly one of the most talented underachievers along with Rios. Both some of the best mix of dropshots, dropvolleys, lobs, angles, no big servers, but boy, in lapses they looked like the most talented players in the World.
     
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  31. Russeljones

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    Hewitt then Andy. Hardly anyone to lob. :(
     
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    Its Hewitt obviously, when he retires it will be Murray. Hewitt was always known for his excellent lobs tho, you only have to watch any footage of them to see how pinpoint and well played they are.
     
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    Hewitt
    see Brisbane final
     
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    Nalbandian and Hewitt used to have. But nowadays Dustin Brown, Andy Murray, Ernests Gulbis, Novak Djokovic, Paire.
    Reminds you, Roger Federer CAN play some pretty special lobs aswell, between the legs hotdog, AND in normal position. His backhand lob is far better than his forehand lob thou i would say. But the likes of Sampras and Henman WHO were overall great shotmakers with good feel had amazing lobs aswell. But Nalbandians lob was out of this World and maybe the one i would say had a better lob than, uh uh? Do i really type this? Yes, i mean Hewitt, Nalbandian had a better lob than Hewitt, problem? ;)
     
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    Murray without a doubt. Anyone who says Djokovic needs their eyes testing - his lob has been abysmal in recent times. Strange thing is, I'm pretty sure it never used to be.
     
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    Yup. HEWITT.
    days of yore, Evert.
     
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    I'm guessing that the school project of Atman7 has been over for quite some time now.. Well, I hope so for him.. :eek:
     
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    Can't pick between Murray and Hewitt, will call it a tie.

    Honorable mention Santoro.
     
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    From my time watching tennis, Hewitt>Murray the rest. It must be said , though, that the players have so few opportunities to lob noawayds, it is only natural that maybe it is not even being taught.
     
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  44. Chadillac

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    Murray, he can hit lobs off low short balls with his 2h, a very hard shot. Hewitts lobs were more counter punchy
     
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    Lendl had the greatest-ever topspin FH lob. No one today comes close.

    Of today's players, Murray has the best lob, but it's a nothing shot compared to lobs of past players. Wilander had a damn good lob too, as did Chang.
     
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    hahaha, hopefully yes!

    OT, from the current crop, Hewitt had the best (and Nalby too, when he still played). Don't watch him often enough these days to know if that's still true.
    Think Murray might own the best lob today - but he's still below peak Hewitt and Nalby.
     
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    Muzzard can take them off the ground as Chaddy said........quite remarkable really although he does eat haggis!
     
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    I think now its got to be Murray. Federer's lob is excellent but under-rated because he doesn't play it too often.
     
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