Spadea quite wooden at net

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  1. IvanYentl

    IvanYentl Rookie

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    I caught a bit of the Rusedski/Spadea final last night and was shocked at how incompetent Spadea looked at net. The few times he did come in, he hit a couple of volleys that reminded me of myself on a bad day. While I understand that he is a baseliner by trade, he should at least be competent at net, he is a pro after all.
     
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  2. Max G.

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    Hm. Well, I saw both his final against Rusedski and his semi against Goldstein, and from what I saw he was competent enough at net. He didn't give the impression of being a net virtuoso, but nor did he give me the impression that once he gets a volley he's lost. He seemed to me to be about average at net...

    Maybe he looked incompetent compared to Greg Rusedski or Wesley Moodie, but I thought he wasn't bad at all compared to the general crop of baseliners out there.
     
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  3. dennis1188

    dennis1188 Semi-Pro

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    IMO, 'incompetent', no but maybe, a bit tired.
     
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  4. gugafanatic

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    Moodie is an awesome volleyer with great reflexes.
     
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