Put together the "Perfect" player

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  1. Tennis_Maestro

    Tennis_Maestro Banned

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    If you had to compile together your own personal tennis player using professional’s strokes / physical and mental attributes, who would you use? :p

    Here is mine….

    Serve – Pete Sampras (Goran comes very close)

    Forehand – Roger Federer

    Backhand – Roger Federer

    Backhand Volley – Tim Henman

    Forehand Volley – Stefan Eddberg

    Smash – Pete Sampras

    Backhand Smash – Roger Federer

    Return of Serve - Andre Aggasi

    Speed – Rafeal Nadal

    Strength – James Blake

    Agility - Paradorn Srichaphan

    Balance – Roger Federer

    Heart/Passion – Canas

    Stamina – Canas (Murray if the steroids rumour is true)

    Mental focus – Andre Agassi
     
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  2. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    Roger Federer, enough said, hahaha i like how blake and henman made the list, lmao!
     
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  3. Tennis_Maestro

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    I'm talking in regards to "weapons" here. Henman's weapon is his volley and Blake's is his power of shot.

    Federer in your opinion is perfection all around, i will concede he probably has the closest game to being perfect but when you compare some of his shots and attributes to other great players, he doesn't always come out first best.
     
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  4. 0d1n

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    M. Stich with a Sampras or Federer type of head on his shoulders. THIS is enough said :).
    Federer is pretty close to "ideal" as well.

    Edit. By the way the Sampras smash was average considering the greatness of his serve. He missed quite a few of those...people just think smash = Sampras because of the "slam dunk".
     
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  5. charlottefromca

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    Serve - Serena

    Forehand - Davenport

    Backhand - Henin

    Mental Focus - Serena

    Speed - Venus (at her best)

    Face - Kournikova
     
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  6. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    lol henmans weapons and blakes weapons are not good enough to win slams so they shouldnt be even considered, thanks for the laugh tho.
     
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  7. 0d1n

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    I would add *** - Kirilenko and b00bs - Jelena Dokic ...now...isn't that better ? :)
     
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  8. drakulie

    drakulie Talk Tennis Guru

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    Here is mine….

    Serve – Pete Sampras

    Forehand – Roger Federer

    Backhand – Agassi

    Volley – Mcenroe

    Smash – Pete Sampras

    Return of Serve - Andre Aggasi

    Speed – Rafeal Nadal

    Agility - Yanick Noah

    Balance – Roger Federer

    Heart/Passion – Connors

    Stamina – Courier

    Mental focus – Bjorn Borg
     
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  9. omniexist

    omniexist Semi-Pro

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    Oh, I'd take Pete's slam dunk smashes any day.
     
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  10. LowProfile

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    Backhand smash = Tony Trabert.

    Without a doubt.
     
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  11. fluffy Beaver

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    just wow, you know nothing about tennis or even this topic. Henman has AWESOME vollies while Black has AMAZING power. These are THEIR special attributes. Since when does winning a slam have anything to do with how good a player is at a certain aspect? Apparently your logic is saying something like Goran Ivanisevic has a mediocre serve since he's only won one slam.
     
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  12. Tennis_Maestro

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    Interesting, i completely forgot about Mcenroe's volleying. Courier could definetely go for long, that guy had legs of steel and a cardiovascular system second to none.
     
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  13. Tennis_Maestro

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    You're an ignorant Federer arse licker fanatic. Get over him.:-D
     
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  14. Tennis_Maestro

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    Well said, and thank you. Federer obsessives need to take notice there are other players out there.
     
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  15. KingOfTennis

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    yea i love Federers backhand smash. its amazing
     
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    Serve – Woodbridge
    Forehand – Edberg

    Backhand – Rusedski

    Volley – Portas

    Smash – Portas

    Return of Serve - Arthurs

    Speed – Philippoussis

    Strength – Santoro

    Balance – Karlovic

    Heart/Passion – Volkov

    Stamina – Blake

    Mental focus – Safin
     
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  17. laurie

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    Serve - Karol Kucera or Guillermo Coria

    Return of Serve - Wesley Moody

    Forehand - David Sanguinetti

    Backhand - Justin Gimelstob

    Volleys - Andy Roddick

    Speed - Gianluca Pozzi

    Mental - Marcelo Rios

    Heart/Passion - Marcelo Rios
     
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  18. jktennis59

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    Sampras (serve & volley) +
    Agassi (forehand) +
    Kuerten (1HBH) +
    Hewitt (mental, speed) +
    _______________________

    Roger Federer
     
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  19. Swissv2

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    McEnroe volley for the current game? ahhh..don't know about that.
     
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  20. Heavy Metal Tennis Star

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    hahahahahahaha stop it, just stop it hahahahaha, u funny, funny feller.
     
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  21. Narcissist

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    Serve – Davenport

    Forehand – Dementieva

    Backhand – JHH

    Backhand Volley – Hingis

    Forehand Volley – Hingis

    Smash – S Williams

    Backhand Smash – Not sure

    Return of Serve - S Williams

    Speed – V Williams

    Strength – S Williams

    Agility - Not sure

    Balance – Not sure

    Heart/Passion – Sharapova

    Stamina – Mauresmo

    Mental – Hingis

    b00bs: Dokic
    Legs: Sharapova
    Face: Kournikova
    ***: Kirilenko
     
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  22. forzainter

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    Serve – Pancho Gonzales

    Forehand – Nadal

    Backhand – Nalbandian

    Volley – Federer

    Smash – Nadal

    Return of Serve - Nalbandian

    Speed – Nadal

    Agility - dont know

    Balance – Roger Federer

    Heart/Passion – Connors

    Stamina – Canas

    Mental focus – Brad Gilbert

    I decided to add another factor too

    Mind Games – McEnroe or Conners
     
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  23. iplaybetter

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    Serve – Andy Roddick,/Ivan Ljubicic

    Forehand – Roger Federer

    Backhand – robredo

    Volley – federer

    Smash – Andy Roddick,/Ivan Ljubicic,

    Return of Serve - Andre Aggasi

    Speed – Rafeal Nadal

    Agility - Nadal

    Balance – Roger Federer

    Heart/Passion – Saffin

    Stamina – Nadal

    Mental focus – Federer
     
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  24. mint_car

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    Backhand Smash = Rafter

    Speed = Hewitt

    Strength = Roddick or Younas El Anoyoui (?) Remember their 5 set match @ the Aussie Open, both still belting the ball at 16-all in the 5th, then 18-all...

    Backhand = Safin
     
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  25. mmuubb

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    Serve-First-Ivanisevic, Second-Sampras
    Forehand-Federer (Sampras if on the run)
    Backhand-Kuerten
    Volley-Edberg or Rafter
    Smash-Sampras
    Return of serve-Agassi
    Variety-Santoro
    Drop Shot-Rios
    Speed-Coria
    Agility-Schrishapan
    Match Stamina-Nalbandian
    Season Stamina-Davydenko
    Strength-Gonzalez
    Heart/Passion-Hewitt
    Mental Focus-Federer or Agassi
    Pure Talent(regardless of results)-Safin or Rios
     
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