I name the weapon, you name the player

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  1. icedevil0289

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    I got this from mtf and thought it would be neat do it here as well. Sorry if this has been done before. Basically for each weapon, you name the player you feel does it best. No player can be used twice. Retired players can be used as well.

    Serve (Includes first and second combined):
    Return of Serve:
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball):

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand:
    Down the line forehand:
    Cross-court Forehand:
    Running Forehand:

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line:
    Backhand Cross-court:
    Backhand Slice:

    OTHER Shots
    Lob:
    Volley:
    Passing shot:
    Drop Shot:
    Approach Shot:
     
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  2. crazylevity

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    Too difficult especially in the forehand category. I'd put Federer's forehand for all categories, with the bonus upgrade of Nadal topspin.
     
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  3. Federer > Nadal

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    Current players only:

    Serve (Includes first and second combined): Stiffler.
    Return of Serve: Buttpicker
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Buttpicker

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Crybaby.
    Down the line forehand: Quitter.
    Cross-court Forehand: Quitter.
    Running Forehand: Buttpicker

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: Hairy beast.
    Backhand Cross-court: Buttpicker.
    Backhand Slice: Crybaby.

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Buttpicker.
    Volley: Crybaby.
    Drop Shot: Quitter.
    Approach Shot: Quitter.
     
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  4. shawn1122

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    Quite affectionate nicknames youve got going there.
     
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  5. RoddickAce

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined):Sampras
    Return of Serve:Connors
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball):Agassi

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand:Nadal
    (Inside-in forehand would be Federer)
    Down the line forehand:Safin
    Cross-court Forehand:Federer
    Running Forehand:Maybe Monfils

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line:Murray or Lendl
    Backhand Cross-court:Nalbandian
    Backhand Slice:Rosewall

    OTHER Shots
    Lob:Hewitt
    Volley:Edberg
    Drop Shot: Djokovic(if it goes over)
    Approach Shot:Tsonga
     
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  6. Knightmace

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
    Return of Serve:Agassi
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball):Federer

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand:Nadal
    Down the line forehand:Federer
    Cross-court Forehand:Federer
    Running Forehand:Federer

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line:Nalbandian
    Backhand Cross-court:Djokovic
    Backhand Slice: Federer

    OTHER Shots
    Lob:Federer
    Volley:Edberg
    Passing shot:Federer=Nadal
    Drop Shot:Federer
    Approach Shot: Tsgona
     
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  7. icedevil0289

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    delete post
     
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  8. orangettecoleman

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
    Return of Serve: Agassi
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Mecir

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Federer
    Down the line forehand: Federer
    Cross-court Forehand: Federer
    Running Forehand: Nadal

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: Kuerten
    Backhand Cross-court: Federer
    Backhand Slice: Rosewall

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Wilander or Santoro
    Volley: Mcenroe or Edberg
    Passing shot: Borg
    Drop Shot: Santoro or Hingis
    Approach Shot: Mcenroe
     
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  9. pete92

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    Best drop shot - Gulbis anyone?
     
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  10. Xuxa Kuerten

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
    Return of Serve: Agassi
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Nalbandian

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Gonzalez
    Down the line forehand: Safin
    Cross-court Forehand: Federer
    Running Forehand: Nadal

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: Kuerten
    Backhand Cross-court: Kafelnikov
    Backhand Slice: Henman

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Rios
    Volley: Rafter
    Passing shot: Hewitt
    Drop Shot: Santoro
    Approach Shot: Tsonga

    It's quite hard to use a player only once, but that makes the challenge more interesting ...
     
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  11. 120mphBodyServe

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    Here goes...

     
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  12. icedevil0289

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  13. Jimmyk459

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined): Pete Sampras
    Return of Serve: Agassi
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Federer

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Gonzales
    Down the line forehand: Tsonga
    Cross-court Forehand: Muster
    Running Forehand: Nadal

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: Nalbandian
    Backhand Cross-court: Murray
    Backhand Slice: Santoro

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Chang
    Volley: Mcenroe
    Passing shot: Hewitt
    Drop Shot: Coria
    Approach Shot: Rafter
     
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  14. Bobble

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
    Return of Serve: Davydenko/Ferrer
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Nadal

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Gonzo
    Down the line forehand:Monfils
    Cross-court Forehand: Ferrero
    Running Forehand: Sampras/Fed/Nadal

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: Murray
    Backhand Cross-court: Nalbandian/Nadal 09
    Backhand Slice: Grosjean/Stepanek

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Hewitt
    Volley: Llodra
    Passing shot: Gasquet/Santoro
    Drop Shot: Coria
    Approach Shot: Federer
     
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  15. el sergento

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    Here goes:

    Serve (Includes first and second combined): - Pete Sampras
    Return of Serve: - (prime) Hewitt
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Rios

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Gonzales
    Down the line forehand: Agassi
    Cross-court Forehand: Federer
    Running Forehand: Nadal

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: Guga
    Backhand Cross-court: Warwrinka
    Backhand Slice: Henman

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Hewitt
    Volley: Laver
    Passing shot: Rafa Nads
    Drop Shot: Rios / most spaniards
    Approach Shot: Edberg
     
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  16. King of Aces

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
    Return of Serve: Agassi
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): No idea but they say Joker is pretty good at it.


    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Courier & Lendl
    Down the line forehand: Nadal
    Cross-court Forehand: Nadal
    Running Forehand: Sampras

    Backhands: Connors
    Backhand down the line: Connors
    Backhand Cross-court: Connors
    Backhand Slice: Federer & Santoro

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Hewitt
    Volley: Edberg
    Passing shot: Nadal
    Drop Shot: Sanotor & Coria
    Approach Shot: Sampras, Mcenroe

    Mental Strength: Federer....just kidding . ;)

    .
     
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  17. l_gonzalez

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined): - Sampras
    Return of Serve: - Agassi
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Davydenko

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Federer
    Down the line forehand: Federer
    Cross-court Forehand: Nadal
    Running Forehand: Nadal

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: Safin
    Backhand Cross-court: Agassi
    Backhand Slice: Edberg

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Hewitt
    Volley: Edberg
    Passing shot: Nadal
    Drop Shot: Coria
    Approach Shot: Edberg
     
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  18. mandy01

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined):Sampras.
    Return of Serve:Federer and Agassi
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball):Agassi.

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand:Federer
    Down the line forehand:Nadal
    Cross-court Forehand:I enjoy Federer's forehand
    Running Forehand:Sampras and Federer.

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line:Federer,Wawa,Gasquet
    Backhand Cross-court:Gasquet
    Backhand Slice:Federer,Edberg
    OTHER Shots
    Lob:Hewitt
    Volley:Edberg,Sampras.
    Passing shot:Nadal,Federer,Murray
    Drop Shot:Santoro.quite cheeky
    Approach Shot:Federer.
     
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  19. Clydey2times

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined): Karlovic
    Return of Serve: Murray
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Nalbandian

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Gonzalez
    Down the line forehand: Federer
    Cross-court Forehand: Nadal
    Running Forehand: Sampras

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: Safin (would have used Murray here again)
    Backhand Cross-court: Agassi
    Backhand Slice: Graf

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Hewitt
    Volley: Edberg
    Passing shot: Djokovic (should be Nadal)
    Drop Shot: Hingis
    Approach Shot: Rafter? (who knows? Should be Federer)
     
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  20. crazylevity

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    I find it incredibly amazing that the OP could put in BOLD that no player is to be used TWICE, and half the posters fail to read that.
     
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  21. Clydey2times

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    I like how most people just ignored the original poster and included the same person multiple times.
     
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  22. jelle v

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined): Ivanisevic
    Return of Serve: Federer
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Davydenko

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Grosjean
    Down the line forehand: Federer
    Cross-court Forehand:Nalbandian
    Running Forehand: Sampras

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: Pavel
    Backhand Cross-court: Kuerten/Nadal (I can't pick one, sorry)
    Backhand Slice: Krajicek

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Grosjean
    Volley: Henman
    Passing shot: Bruguera
    Drop Shot: Ivanisevic
    Approach Shot: ??
     
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  23. jelle v

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    I was assuming he meant it per category..
     
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  24. fps

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
    Return of Serve: Agassi
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Nalbandian

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Nadal
    Down the line forehand: Gonzo
    Cross-court Forehand: Federer
    Running Forehand: Roddick

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: Safin
    Backhand Cross-court: Kuerten
    Backhand Slice: Murray

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Santoro
    Volley: Rafter
    Passing shot: Hewitt
    Drop Shot: Coria
    Approach Shot: let's say a hot Tsonga
     
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  25. fastdunn

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    Sampras. This can not be a modern forehand player. Modern multi-segment forehand has relatively weak production of running forehand. They need to plant the primary leg to hit forceful forehand. Two of the most modern forehand swingers of this era, both Federer and Nadal are vulnerable in their wide-stretched running forehand.
     
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  26. icedevil0289

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    lol. After a while, I was like ahh screw it. I meant overall, no player can be used twice to make it more challenging, not just per category.
     
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  27. SAFINATORZ

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    I got this from mtf and thought it would be neat do it here as well. Sorry if this has been done before. Basically for each weapon, you name the player you feel does it best. No player can be used twice. Retired players can be used as well.

    Serve (Includes first and second combined): C'On THE GREAT PISTOL PETE SAMPRAS
    Return of Serve: AGASSI
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): BORIS BECKER

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: JIM COURIER
    Down the line forehand:FEDERER
    Cross-court Forehand: THOMAS ENQVIST
    Running Forehand: MARCELO RIOS

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: SAFIN
    Backhand Cross-court: KAFELNIKOV
    Backhand Slice: EDBERG

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: LLEYTON HEWITT
    Volley: RICHARD KRAJICEK
    Passing shot: RAFAEL NADAL
    Drop Shot: SANTORO
    Approach Shot: MICHAEL CHANG
    __________________
     
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  28. Andyk028

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    Why didnt the OP make a slot for running backhand?
     
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  29. icedevil0289

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    oh sorry. Like I said, i got this from mtf and just used the same shots the other post used.
     
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  30. Andyk028

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    well if I could vote for running backhand it would be Nadal :)
     
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  31. icedevil0289

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    lol, okay. You could add it in the list if you want.
     
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  32. Ryoma Kun

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    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Blake
    Down the line forehand: Nadal
    Cross-court Forehand: Federer
    Running Forehand: ???(federer)

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: Gasquet
    Backhand Cross-court: Safin
    Backhand Slice: Fed

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Hewitt
    Volley: Federer/Karlovich
    Passing shot: Nadal
    Drop Shot: That one guy... you know...
    Approach Shot: Karlovich (his serve!) or Fed
     
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  33. SAFINATORZ

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    no effort here, Karlovic isn't a great volleyer, blake's forehand is over rated, looks like you didn't put much thought to it. Come up with different players in each category other than the obvious.!
     
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  34. SAFINATORZ

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    interesting, surprised to see roddick with the running forehand tho. But your picks were pretty good.

     
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  35. downdaline

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
    Return of Serve: Del Potro
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Davydenko

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Nadal
    Down the line forehand: Djokovic
    Cross-court Forehand: Federer
    Running Forehand: Tsonga

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: Nalbandian
    Backhand Cross-court: Murray
    Backhand Slice: Henin

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Hewitt
    Volley: Rafter
    Passing shot: Nadal
    Drop Shot: Gulbis
    Approach Shot: Federer
     
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  36. NamRanger

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined): Sampras
    Return of Serve: Connors
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Nalbandian

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Gonzalez
    Down the line forehand: Federer
    Cross-court Forehand: Nadal
    Running Forehand: Sampras

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: Safin
    Backhand Cross-court: Agassi
    Backhand Slice: Rosewall

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Hewitt
    Volley: McEnroe
    Passing shot: Murray
    Drop Shot: Gaudio
    Approach Shot: Tsonga
     
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  37. fps

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    thx. i have a memory of an awesome roddick dtl forehand in my mind, but i would have gone for sampras if i could. i honestly can't think of anyone for it, it's a mental block.
     
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  38. featherlight

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined):Sampras
    Return of Serve:Agassi
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball):

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand:Nadal
    Down the line forehand:Federer
    Cross-court Forehand:Murray
    Running Forehand:Nadal

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line:Nalbandian
    Backhand Cross-court:Gasquet
    Backhand Slice:Dent

    OTHER Shots
    Lob:Moya
    Volley:Sampras
    Passing shot:NAdal
    Drop Shot:Djokovic
    Approach Shot:Federer
     
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  39. Ryoma Kun

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    Why don't you go cry me a river JT... It's my opinion

    Blake's forehand is not overrated, karlovich is nearly impossibly to pass at the net and he has good control. Plus I think the fact that he serve n volley's alone makes him a contender in this catagory, how many players still do this on a regular basis? Dent?
     
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  40. deltox

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    isner is 1000 times better at net than karlovic and his serve combined (1st and 2nd) is also better than his by leaps and bounds. karlovics second serve is ok at best, while isners has been rumored to reach the stands behind the player.
     
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  41. Clydey2times

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    Karlovic has a better serve than Isner. Isner has certainly improved his all round game, but Karlovic still has the better serve. Ivo is lagging slightly behind on the serve stats this year, but that's just due to poor form. He normally leads the tour on aces, but he's way behind this year. There's a reason that Karlovic has performed so much better than Isner over the last few seasons, both in terms of his ranking and in terms of stats. Ivo can also hit a harder first serve than Isner when he needs to (153mph is his record).
     
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  42. Leublu tennis

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    Federer is crybaby, is that right?
     
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  43. atac

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    LMAO!!! Who's Hairy beast???? Haha!
     
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  44. vndesu

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined):roddick
    Return of Serve:agassi
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball):Agassi

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand:verdasco
    (Inside-in forehand would be Federer)
    Down the line forehand:verdasco
    Cross-court Forehand:Federer
    Running Forehand:gonzales

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line:Murray or nadal
    Backhand Cross-court:agassi
    Backhand Slice:Rosewall

    OTHER Shots
    Lob:Hewitt
    Volley:Edberg
    Drop Shot: tsonga (drop volley?)
    Approach Shot:Tsonga
     
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  45. THESEXPISTOL

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    ahahahhaha roddick also reminds me of stiffler :D
     
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  46. dincuss

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    Serve (Includes first and second combined): Karlovic
    Return of Serve: Murray
    Ball Control (changing direction of the ball): Roddick

    Forehands
    Inside-Out forehand: Nadal
    Down the line forehand: Gonzalez
    Cross-court Forehand:Verdasco
    Running Forehand: Monfil

    Backhands
    Backhand down the line: Djokovic
    Backhand Cross-court:Safin
    Backhand Slice: Federer

    OTHER Shots
    Lob: Simon
    Volley:Tsonga
    Passing shot:Jankos around the leg
    Drop Shot:Santoro
    Approach Shot: Nadal_Freak:D

    I folowed the rules, and somewhat current players only
     
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