Greatest Shots?

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  1. Serena2

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    Hi, does anyone know of a website with images and comments about proffessionals and their key shots e.g. Davenport's 2h backhand, or Moya's Forehand, Roddick's serve?

    Also in your opinion, which men and women have the best serve, forehand, 1h backhan, 2h backand and volley/overhead?
     
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  2. arosen

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    Try tennisone.com, but there is a subscription fee. Tons of footage, though.
     
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  3. TigerTennis

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    IMHO, I think that Venus Williams has the best two handed backhand, Federer has the one handed backhand, Roddick has the best serve, and Aggasi has the best return of serve.
     
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  4. Boy Wonder

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    www.procomparetennis.net, I heard is a good place.

    serve-roddick, federer, nadal, safin, grosjean, joachim johansson
    forehand-agassi, federer, nadal, moya
    1h backhand-gaudio, federer
    2h backhand-nalbandian
    volley/overhead-federer, henman is good for volley, IMO nadal is pretty good also in this two categories
     
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  5. Max G.

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    I'm not sure, Federer can give him a run for his money on that one. Agassi can be more agressive off the return, can hit more winners and force the issue more, but Federer can get a lot more of them back in play, he has better reach and can block back the difficult ones.

    (Actually, I'm more referring to the Agassi of a couple years back; I think that right now he's slipped and doesn't have the return he once did, at the moment he's probably behind Hewitt too, and maybe also Safin when Safin has his head together... but back in his prime, Agassi could pwn them all, except maybe Federer)
     
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  6. Feña14

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    I think Hewitt has a great return of serve aswell.

    I'm not too sure about Nadal and Grosjean having the best serves either LOL, I think Karlovic should be added there.

    Forehand you have to have Ferrero, and for 2 handed BH Hewitt, Safin and Agassi can be added to Nalbandian.
     
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  7. Boy Wonder

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    When hitting serves consistently effective, Nadal and Grosjean should be added, and I haven't seen Karlovic play much, but I don't think his serve has as much variety and consistent effectiveness as there's. For forehand, I have to agree Ferrero needs to be added in as well as the rest of the best 2hander bhs.
     
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  8. Feña14

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    Ok, what about Hrbaty and Thomas Johansson? they can hit it over 130mph and are consistently effective.

    But I wouldn't say they have the best serves ;)
     
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  9. Boy Wonder

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    I guess what I'm saying is best at hitting them consistently effective.
     
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  10. joesixtoe

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    serve roddick and j. johanson
    forhand, federer
    1 bh, guga
    2hb agassi without a doubt
    serve/ volly, henman
     
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  11. 35ft6

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    Best serve, or best serve to emulate? Same for the other shots. Federer has a great forehand but I've never seen another player with a follow through like his.

    If want good strokes to copy, this list is decent:

    Forehand: Agassi... maybe Blake...

    Backhand: 2-H) Agassi, Safin, Kafelnikov 1-H) Gasquet, Schalken, O Rochus (Federer's grip isn't ideal IMO, and Guga and Gaudio's swings are longer than ideal...)

    Serve: not sure
     
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  12. elquien

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    Best strokes for copying are Davenport imho. When she doesn't have to move too much for them they are perfect. All of them.
     
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  13. 35ft6

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    ^ But I'm not sure if they're the best strokes to imitate. Being really tall helps her, plus she has perfect timing. Sure, everybody should strive for perfect timing, but for the average person who plays once or twice a week, trying to hit as flat as Davenport equals a lifetime of sucking.
     
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