Federer: Last of the non-grinders?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Tammo, Jun 3, 2012.

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  1. Yes, Fed is the last of his kind

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  2. No, others like him will appear

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  1. Tammo

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    Basically IMO I think Fed is that last of the players who don't like being a grinder. Any others out there who think the same, or will there be others like Fed?

    Discuss
     
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  2. SoBad

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    You should have included Michael Russel in the poll. He is similar to your Swede in many ways in grinding.
     
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  3. Sid_Vicious

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    What about Tsonga? He absolutely hates grinding. He probably goes for winners more frequently than Federer does.
     
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  4. Tammo

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    But I'm also including things like setting up the point with a short slice or topsspin out wide, not just outright winners.
     
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  5. norbac

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    Berdych? Tsonga? Raonic? Dolgopolov has a very weird style as well.
     
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  6. Sentinel

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    No one is as aggressive and offensive as Nadal. Not even Murray.
     
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  7. Defcon

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    This has got to be a joke right? Nadal is happy to grind till the cows come home.
     
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  8. norbac

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    No one is as aggressive and offensive as Murray. Not even Goffin.
     
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  9. dcdoorknob

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    Yes if not for Fed we'd have nothing but grinders like Tsonga, Berdych and Isner in the top 10.
     
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  10. MesQueUnClub

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    Hopefully not for long...Just so f***ing horrible to watch him play.
     
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  11. norbac

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    Wait no, hmmmmmmm, not sure.
     
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  12. The-Champ

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    Federer is Swiss, not Swede.
     
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  13. augustobt

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    Lacko and Dimitrov. I believe.
     
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  14. Sentinel

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    He knows, but hates Fred so much he can't contain it :D
    You missed something naughty there :) Just remove one word :D
     
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  15. phnx90

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    So basically you're asking if there will ever be another player exactly like Federer?
     
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  16. 1970CRBase

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    Dolgopolov.
     
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  17. Sentinel

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    I didn't see the Goffin match, but does he play at all like Fed.

    Does he play like anyone or remind you guys of any1 ?
     
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  18. purge

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    not in how his strokes look but he does seem to try and stay on the baseline, taking the ball early. what impressed me the most is how well he handled federers pace playing like that
     
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  19. TennisLovaLova

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    Goffin's performance yesterday has to be put into that specific context.
    The guy played totally relaxed as he know he'd enventually lose the match.
    I'd be interested to see how he does in a "normal" match
     
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  20. michielD

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    In a normal match he beat stepanek and clement in 5 sets and straight setted a good playing kubot. And he played amazing all court tennis while doing all that
     
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  21. augustobt

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    C'mon, that Kubot match was one of the biggest chokes of the torunament.

    Serving for the first set -> Broken.
    Serving for the second set -> Broken.
     
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  22. michielD

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    True kubot could have won the first two sets but he got broken by goffin you have to give him credit for never giving up and playing some good tennis in kubot's service games
     
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  23. augustobt

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    I agree. I like Goffin,

    Last moth he played two nice matches against another guy wick I like to see in action: Lukas Rosol.
     
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  24. primetennis

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    For that to happen,fed needs to retire as soon as possible and coach a young kid all the way till he becomes a pro:)
     
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  25. TheCheese

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    I think there will be a lot of upcoming players very soon who idolized Fed growing up and won't grind.
     
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  26. dominikk1985

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    grinder is a wrong term here. there are plenty of non-grinders on the tour.

    söderling, berdych, tsonga, delporto and many others are ballbashers.

    what you mean is an all court player which is a guy who mixes it up and plays the baseline and the net regularly. fed might indeed be the last all courter. most guys charge the net sometimes but most only do it when the ball is nearly already dead.
     
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  27. Tammo

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    Yes, thanks. That is what I really mean. Players like Dent, Navarro and the few S&V'ers only do it blindly.
     
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