Raonic is quite possibly the most one-dimensional player I've seen

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  1. Defcon

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    The other guys who depend on a big serve, like Isner, Dr.Ivo etc, at least they have one decent shot (like Isner's forehand) or volley skills (Ivo), something to match their serve oriented game.

    Milos has.... the flat inside out fh from ad court. That's it. That's the only shot he can hit, only off short balls/weak returns. His forehand is so ugly he can't hit any other type with any pace or spin.

    Everything else - movement, bachkand, net skills, control - is complete and utter garbage.
     
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  2. dominikk1985

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    ivo has no volley skills. he just has a good serve and is hard to pass because he has crazy reach.

    Isners FH is a weapon but I still think Milos is the better Player. his return sucks too but his BH and footwork is not as terrible as isner.
     
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  3. smoledman

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    Milos is only 22, I don't think Isner's FH was as good yet at that age. Give him a couple of years to develop the rest of his game. Honestly I think Milos should become a more S&V player to take advantage of his serving.
     
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  4. Defcon

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    I see in him the same complete lack of awareness around net I saw in Roddick. Has no clue when to approach, close in etc. I'm afraid these things are a lot more instinctual, it's not just stroke mechanics.
     
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    Yep, Federer last night exposed his very poor movement. He was making unforced errors on simple rally shots. Very overrated player, I am confused as to what the big deal is about this guy.
     
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    Tsonga will expose Frauderer's poor movement and lack of pace.
     
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    Like he did the last time they met....:)
     
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    Compare Isner's surly, sulking attitude to Raonic, always bouncing on his feet. Raonic is always positive, even when he's losing. That's why he will outperform Isner and Ivo, even though his athleticism might not be as good as Big John's.
     
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  9. tacou

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    As a huge fan of Isner, I never understood the difference/hype of Milos. He is exactly the same. Sure, he can develop more consistent ground strokes, but it's equally likely he will not.

    Give John or Raonic a nice draw and they can make a slam semi, but it's impossible to win with one shot and that's all either of them have
     
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  10. pound cat

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    And yet this so-called 1 demensional player has managed to get to R 3 in 1 slam, and R4 in 2 different slams , 3 titles and a high of #13 by age 22 and the respect of the top players.

    Now how do you explain that?
     
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    If you are going to pretend to be a Federer fan, I think it would be best if you don't let your true colors show that often.
     
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    Well he may well have exposed them, but he couldn't do anything about them ;)
     
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  14. 90's Clay

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    22 is around the time a player's prime should start. If you're game is looking like his is at 22, your future doesn't look too good
     
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    Looks like a bit of Fraudian slip there, JV.
     
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    In today's game Raonic doesn't need great volleys to be succesful. If he can get a consistent ground game and improve his movement he can easily be as succesful as Berdych, Delpo, etc.
     
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  17. tacou

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    Of course. And if Rochus had grown 6 more inches he'd have won Wimbledon
     
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    If Tsonga played Chardy, he would have lost, probably even against Almagro.
     
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  19. Amelie Mauresmo

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    Your comment is so immature and just plain dumb. Anyone who watches tennis knows Milos has good volley skills, and he has an excellent forehand. He also does not move badly for a man who is six foot five. It is so tired people like you, this guy is in the top 15 on the ATP Tour he is doing well.
     
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    That's really cool but the real question is whether he is a closet homosexual? :evil:
     
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  21. Ellipses

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    I would say that having a future as as a consistent top 15 player with potential to crack the top 10 once in awhile is pretty good.
     
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    :-|:-|:-|.
     
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  23. kidbourbon

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    I completely agree.
     
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    One can either move or one cannot move. Raonic will never ever ever be able to move like Delpo or Berdych.
     
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  25. Ellipses

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    Then why does anyone do any sort of agility training ever? There is definitely the intrinsic talent and ability but to say that you can't improve it at all is wrong.
     
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  26. Elite

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    He'll develop more tools in time, but yes, up against somebody like Federer, he is very one-dimensional.
     
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  27. coloskier

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    Got to go with Dr. Ivo as the most one dimensional.
     
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  28. TheFifthSet

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    If he's so much more one-dimensional or worse than Isner and Karlovic, why does he break way more frequently? His % of return games won in 2011 and 2012 were 16% and 15%. Isner was 12% and 11%. Karlovic was 9% and 11%.
     
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  29. atptennis

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    He is overrated here, but I have to agree he has a lot of potential.
     
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