Best Player of each Style

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  1. ZhuangCorp

    ZhuangCorp Rookie

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    I want to know who you think is the best player for each style of play. For me i think it is...

    SV = Henman
    All Court = Federer
    Aggressive Baseline = Safin
    Counter Punch = Hewitt/Ferrero
     
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  2. Camilio Pascual

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    Baseline - Evert S&V - Navratilova All-court - Hingis
     
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  3. Thunnus

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    Ferrero is an aggressive baseliner not a counter-puncher. While Ferrero can play some great defense and do some good counter-punching, he is the one who is more likely to dictate his opponents with his big ground strokes and hit many winners.
     
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  4. AAAA

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    I never saw Evert and Navratilova in their prime but I have watched Hingis and can see your reasons for picking her. Sadly most can't and if they do respond they're pick some guy I won't even mention.
     
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  5. Rabbit

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    Serve/Volley - John McEnroe '84
    Allcourt - Jimmy Connors '74
    Baseline - Borg any year he played
     
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  6. safins back

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    Best serve and volley: Stefan Edberg and Patrick Rafter

    All Court: Roger Federer or Marat Safin

    Baseline: Ivan Lendl or Thomas Muster

    Counterpuncher: 88 Mats Wilander
     
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  7. Bhagi Katbamna

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    All-Courter: Pete Sampras
    Baseliner: Borg
    S&V: Laver or Jack Kramer
     
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  8. kreative

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    s&v: edberg, rafter
    all court: federer, sampras
    baseline: safin, agassi
    counter-punch: hewitt
     
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  9. Brian Purdie

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    S&V: I can't say Edberg is a great S&V b/c he didn't have the "S", only the "V". Mac is also disqualified b/c he has no true form, only adaptation to the moment, and thus his reaction to it. My vote goes to Kramer and Sampras (though even he lacked a small, small amt of "V").
    Base: Borg
    Allcourt of Alltime: ? I don't know enough about Conners to make a call on this one.
    Counter-puncher: The older Agassi; the one that might end up on a postal stamp. Would vote for Hewitt if he keeps it up a few more years.
    Off court: Mac, sadly. Who else has been able to profit this much after retiring? Second, Ashe.
     
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  10. Joe Oldschool

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    SandV: McEnroe
    Allcourt: Federer
    Aggresive Baseline: Agassi
    Baseline: Borg
     
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  11. Max G.

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    S&V - Sampras
    All-court - Sampras
    Baseline - Agassi
     
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  12. @wright

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    All court: Rios
     
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  13. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    S&V: Sampras
    All-court: Federer
    Baseliner: Ferrero
    Counter-puncher: Nalbandian

    That's like my assesment, since I don't know the players of old. Plus I'm a little biased. Also, we have to have that argument bout whether Sampras is true S&V or just all-court again....
     
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  14. Nosoupforyou

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    S&V: Edberg, he never let up, he just kept s&v
    all courter: Federer
    baseliner: agassi
    counter puncher: Hewitt, Rainer Schuettler
     
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  15. andreh

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    S&V: Edberg
    All-court: Sampras
    Power-Baseline: Courier/Agassi
    Counter-puncher: Borg and the often grossly understimated Wilander
     
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  16. bc-05

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    Serve-Volleyer: Patrick Rafter, John McEnroe

    All-Court: Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, The New Kid in Town Joachim Johansson!!!!

    Baseliner: In-Form Gustavo Kuerten, Andre Agassi, Marat Safin, Carlos Moya

    Counter Puncher: Lleyton Hewitt, David Nalbandian, Bjorn Borg
     
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  17. jmckinney

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    s&v- johnny mac

    baseliner- borg, connors, agassi

    all court- sampras, becker

    counterpuncher- hewitt
     
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  18. Cypo

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    For counterpuncher it's gotta be Aranxa Sanchez Vicario (even if I can't spell her name)
     
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  19. joe sch

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    s&v- mac & edberg

    baseliner- borg, connors, agassi

    all court- sampras, laver, budge, tilden

    counterpuncher- hewitt, riggs
     
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  20. @wright

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    How can Andy ROddick and Joachim Johannsson be considered "greatest" all courters?
     
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  21. borisboris

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    Baseline = Agassi--Lendl
    Volley = McEnroe
    All Ct = Conners
    Speed = Hewitt
    Power Groung Strokes = BECKER
    Retuns of Serve = Conners--Agassi
     
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  22. joe sch

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    Glad borisboris included lendl in the baseliners as I forgot about Ivan :( and he is definetely in consideration :!:
     
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  23. chad shaver

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    They can't. At least Roddick can't. I haven't gotten to see JJ play yet.
     
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  24. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Roddick will never be all-courter to me, Joachim ain't much better though.

    bc-05, like moya, kuerten and Nalbandian in there though, nice pics.
     
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  25. Cypo

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    I have to add Aranxa Sanchez-Vicario to the counter punchers list.
     
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  26. Morpheus

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    MEN:

    S&V: McEnroe
    Baseline: Connors

    Doubles: McMillen

    WOMEN:
    S & V: Martina Navratalova
    Baseline: Evert

    Doubles: Navratalova

    (Now you know what era I'm from)
     
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  27. f200

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    Huh? Wow, that is about the craziest thing I have ever read. For starters, Edberg was a true S&V player - he had plenty of S, but he used it to set up the V. Sampras, on the other hand, was so dominating on serve that he didn't really need a V most of the time.

    The Mac comment is just bizarre. Yes, the serve was unorthodox, but his volleys (esp. the forehand side) were rock solid & beautifully simple. He fell in love with the cute stuff later in his career, but dig out a circa 82-84 tape sometime - the guy could flat out stick the ball in the corners.
     
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  28. JohnThomas1

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    S&V

    Mac
    Edberg
    Rafter

    Navratilova

    Baseliner

    Lendl
    Borg
    Connors
    Agassi
    Seles
    Evert
    Graf
    Henin

    A/C

    Sampras
    Federer
    Becker
    Mandlikova
     
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  29. touchytennis

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    SV = Sampras
    All Court = Federer
    Aggressive Baseline = Federer
    Counter Punch = Coria
     
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  30. Feña14

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    S&V - Henman
    All Court - Federer
    Baseline - Ferrero
    Counterpuncher - Hewitt
     
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  31. Steffirox

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    SV = Sampras
    All Court = Safin & Federer
    Aggressive Baseline = Agassi
    Counter Punch = Hewitt
     
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  32. jings

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    SV= Michael Chang
    All Court= Roscoe Tanner
    Aggressive Base "liner" = Vitas Gueralitas
    Counter Puncher= Jimmy Connors
     
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  33. Rickson

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    Serve=Roddick
    volley=Federer
    baseline-Federer
     
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