Better backhand: Sampras or Lendl?

Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by theagassiman, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. Zimbo

    Zimbo Semi-Pro

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    Ok, I get your point now. I tend to agree with you here. Yes Pete is capable of doing this cause he does have a big game. But you must admit, anyone with a big game could do this. (Safin, DelPo, etc...) The point I was making was I don't think Pete could consistently do it. Plus, giving Lendl only a 6 out of 10 edge is a little disrespecting one of the greatest baseline player in the history of the game.
     
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  2. lendlmac

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    overall Lendl had the slice suited for clay which was deadly, which Sampras could never duplice or replicate...then the heavy topspin cross court, or topspin down the line...
     
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  3. 35ft6

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    I think it's a reasonable edge. 7 out of 10 seems borderline extreme, after all, Pete could hang with and even outdo Agassi from the baseline.

    On clay, I'll give Lendl 7 out of 10 edge.
     
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  4. Zimbo

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    Fare enough, no need to argue. Lets move on. Did you see and are you going to comment on the other Lendl backhand thread that I posted?
     
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  6. Panic492

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    I loved Ivan when I was a kid. Used to wish ill on Mac all the time when they play. Maybe be had a better backhand than Pete, maybe not. In terms of total game and winning, Pete was on another level. And I am a Lendl fan.
     
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