Who among the great players do you guys think has/had the best balanced package (elite-level on return, topspin/slice groundstrokes, short ball approach/putaway, volley,lob) on both the forehand and backhand side? Some candidates I can think of (from 70s onwards): Forehand package: Sampras Newcombe - rated at that time to have the best fh and best fh volley Backhand: Edberg Laver Rosewall - never hit topspin, but the return/groundstroke was still deadly Ashe Connors Federer Murray? Nalbandian? Safin? - all seem to have good backhand volleys, but don't come to net much. Becker? Stich? McEnroe? - very good overall, but probably one notch below Interesting there seem to be many more bh candidates than fh - I can't think of too many players who had both a great fh groundstroke and a great fh volley.