Build your ultimate grascourt player

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  1. tenboz

    tenboz New User

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    Take the best shots/qualities from the ATP players (past and present), and build your ultimate grascourt player?
     
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  2. ibelieveinliquidmetal

    ibelieveinliquidmetal Rookie

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    It would have an armspan of 36" so no passing shot would get through
     
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  3. That's per arm, not including torso, right?
     
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  4. ibelieveinliquidmetal

    ibelieveinliquidmetal Rookie

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    Oh wait.... from players? Man I thought I could let my imagination go crazy
     
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  5. Defcon

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    1st serve - Sampras/Stich/Goran
    2nd serve - Sampras
    FH volley - Rafter
    BH volley - Rafter/Edberg
    drop volley - McEnroe
    dive volley - Becker
    half volley - Sampras
    Overheads - Air Sampras
    Movement - Federer
    Forehand - Federer
    Running forehand - Sampras
    Topspin backhand - Henin/Federer
    Slice backhand - Steffi Graf/Federer
    Mental toughness - Sampras
    Point construction/Strategy - Hingis/Federer
    Crowd pleaser impossible shots - Federer :)

    I split out the volleys since they are most imp part of a grass court game.
    Anyone with a 2h bh should be excluded from consideration :)

    I know you asked for ATP players but I had to mention the ladies since they really are the best in those depts. :D
     
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  6. Max G.

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    Pete Sampras.
     
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  7. bigserving

    bigserving Semi-Pro

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    DEFCON,

    Subsitute - Borg's Movement,

    Add - Agass's / Connors' Return of Serve,

    and after all that, Sampras is still better.
     
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  8. irishbanger

    irishbanger Rookie

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  9. JohnThomas1

    JohnThomas1 Professional

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    1st Serve - Goran
    2nd Serve - Sampras
    F Volley - Mac
    B Volley - Edberg
    Halfvolleys/touch shots - Mac
    Overhead - Sampras/Cash
    Return - Agassi
    Forehand pass - Agassi
    Backhand pass - Agassi
     
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  10. Jack Romeo

    Jack Romeo Professional

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    men: A left-handed version of Pete Sampras

    women: a 6-ft tall version of Martina Navratilova
     
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  11. Camilio Pascual

    Camilio Pascual Hall of Fame

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    1st serve - Venus Williams
    2nd serve - Serena Williams
    groundstrokes- Chris Evert
    return of serve - Lindsay Davenport
    net play and volleys - Martina Navratilova
    footwork and mental toughness - Amanda Coetzer
    strategy and tactics - Martina Hingis
    post match interview - Chanda Rubin
    attracting attendance and post match endorsement deals - AnnaK
     
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  12. Camilio Pascual

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    ATP? Doh!!!
     
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  13. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Serve (first/second)- Sampras
    Volleys (Mcenroe/Edberg)
    Returns- Agassi
    Overhead-Sampras
    Baseline-Agassi
    Chip/Charge-Edberg


    Commentator-Courier/Drysdale
     
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  14. Max G.

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    Agree. Definitely.
     
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  15. 007

    007 Professional

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    Richard Kraijicek...all but unplayable on grass.
     
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  16. Ballmachine

    Ballmachine Semi-Pro

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    Simple:

    Pete Sampras


    The greatest grasscourt player of all-time. I will take Pete Sampras against any player from the past, the present, or the future!
     
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  17. tennisfan21

    tennisfan21 New User

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    Federer

    Roger Federer!!!!!

    Sampras never had the return of serve that this guy has.
     
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  18. fastdunn

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    I agree. If there will be a chance in the distant future that someone who's better than Sampras
    at Wimbledon, he will probably be a lefty.
    Sampras achieved the ultimate possible game (as 1 package)
    as a right handed human being....IMO.....
     
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  19. JohnThomas1

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    Sampras actually returned serve very well at the big W. I think grass ended up bringing out the best of his return, have a look at his final against Becker.
     
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  20. Swan Song

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    Stefan and Boris combined!
     
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  21. JohnThomas1

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    Who's forehand volley out of those two SS? :)
     
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