Greatest Volleyer of all-time?

Discussion in 'Former Pro Player Talk' started by onehandbh, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. kiki

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    It´s true that, from 1979 to 1981, Borg owned Connors from the backcourt, while before they were about even and Connors deep approach shots often favoured him ( see US Open 1975 Sf and 1976 F, both on slow clay)
     
  2. jnd28

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    I think that this video is clear evidence of what a previous poster said regarding best "net player" versus "best volley". Nadal and some other modern players may have solid volley technique but I cannot think of any who have the instinct and movement at the net that these guys exhibit.
    These guys learned to play on courts that you wouldnt want the ball bouncing on. Agree that Edberg was in their class. I also think that Emmo is getting short changed here. In his day he was thought to have the best backhand volley in the game. And that was at a time when all players had great backhand volleys. I remember that when Roche was Feds coach, Fed said that his (Roche) volleys were far better than anyone currently on tour.
     
  3. Limpinhitter

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    I've tried to get Emmo moved up many times on this and on the greatest backhand and greatest 1 handed backhand list. On Hoodjem's latest list, I think he's got it pretty close. I had the privilege of seeing him play against Laver in a WCT event in which Emmo won the first set 6-1 before Laver came back to win the next two. Amazing tennis!
     
  4. kiki

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    Uauh¡ this is a statement...
     
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    He was so steady¡¡ had no real big shot but all his shots were really competitive, except, may be his forehand.In any case, he was the man always fit and won because he had a great self confidence, that helped through his career.

    Roche was a superb net man, a true panther there.I´ve seen Fred Stolle and Owen Davidson and they were really good net men.Stolle was Gerulaitis coach for years and was the perfect net game partner for any winning doubles team.
     

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