Which parts of your game resemble which pros?

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  1. PM_

    PM_ Professional

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    By choice or not, I find that each segment of my game reflects a pro that I know. I'll start first:

    Attitude/style: Ginepri

    Serve: Nadal
    Forehand: Nadal
    Backhand: Blake's OHB
    Footwork: Ginepri
    Volleying: Dent (Yeah I wish!)

    If I'm missing a heading, add on in. :p
     
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  2. Talent

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    Attitude: Roddick
    Serve: Hewitt, Thomas Johansson, Grosjean
    Forehand: Verdasco, Moya, Gasquet
    Backhand: Agassi/Safin
    Footwork: Malisse
    Volleying: Blake

    These are partly assumptions. I enjoy watching all pros, but I develop my own game on my own terms. Of course, most likely if you are on these boards your results don't actually resemble that of a pro's.
     
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  3. safin_protege

    safin_protege Semi-Pro

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    Attitude: Safin
    Serve: Sampras
    Forehand: Safin
    Backhand: Coria
    Footwork: Federer
    Volleying: Federer/Safin

    The above is based on what people have told me, or whom I try to emulate.
     
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  4. Rumjungle

    Rumjungle Semi-Pro

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    Racquet: Malisse



    ...i think that's it :(
     
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  5. Indiantwist

    Indiantwist Semi-Pro

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    This very tough one to answer.
    I dunno which parts resemble which pro. The other way round is more true. My game has been copied by many pro's to good use. :p
    I have seen Roger Federer stuck with awe on my Forehand. Andre Agassi says he owes his backhand to me. Sampras said he improved a lot on his serve by practising with me. ..so I really dunno.

    Just kidding...
     
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  6. cadfael_tex

    cadfael_tex Professional

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    Attitude: Vertical (mostly)
    Serve: Chang (at the end of that French open where he couldn't serve overhand anymore)
    Groundstrokes: John McEnroe
    Footwork: The robot from Lost in Space
    Volley: John McEnroe (gotta do something right)

    I wonder what this all means...
     
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  7. GrahamIsSuper

    GrahamIsSuper Semi-Pro

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    Attitude: fed in his early days :(
    Forehand: Lazy person
    backhand: sampras
    volley: roddick, haha.
    serve: hmm...combination
     
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  8. supersmash

    supersmash Semi-Pro

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    Attitude: Sampras, walks slow and always looking tired.
    Serve: Federer stance and form, just no end product.
    Forehand: Safin
    Backhand: Florian Mayer, IMO
    Footwork: Which pro isn't lazy?
    Volleying: A combo of Safin and Mirnyi
     
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  9. Clayplay

    Clayplay New User

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    attitude: clijsters
    serve: dementieva LOL.........just kidding
    forehend: agassi start off, nadal finish
    backhand: clijsters
    footwork: serena williams
     
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  10. Klippy

    Klippy Semi-Pro

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    I emulate my backhand and some parts in my serve on Federer
     
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  11. Mr.Federer

    Mr.Federer Hall of Fame

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    I've been trying different service motion.The first:Nadal which is more physically demanding than the other but I serve very well with it 65% first serve in. The second:Federer, it's physically much less demanding and more smoother but my serve ain't going in.45%. BH:Agassi FH:Roddick Footwork : P-H Mathieu..... now of course I don't play half as well as them but It's helping my game. NTRP:4.5
     
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  12. Klippy

    Klippy Semi-Pro

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    BTW Rumjingle, love your avatar!
     
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  13. thejackal

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    Attitude: Safin (with less racket throwing, my wallet cant afford it)
    Serve: Dent
    forehand: federer
    backhand: dent
    volleys: roddick :(
     
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  14. thierry

    thierry New User

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    Attitude/style: Sampras Federer Nadal
    Serve: Sampras (the way he handles the ball) Roddick (the legs) and 12 double faults per match
    Forehand: Federer style minus its efficiency
    Backhand: Gasquet style minus its efficiency
    Footwork: Agassi
    Volleying: Federer
     
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  15. tennisToad

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    Raquet abuse.. Safin
    that is as close to any pro that my game comes..
     
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  16. mucat

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    serve: Dementieva (no, really) :cry:
     
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  17. RiosTheGenius

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    Attitude/style: Nastase
    Serve: Coria
    Forehand: Rios
    Backhand: Clement
    Footwork: decent, but no special similarities I can think of.
    Volleying: no comment.... Paris Hilton probably volleys better than me
    Socks: Gaudio
    Hair: Ljubicic

    Shirt: Moya (never Hrbaty)
     
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  18. Grigollif1

    Grigollif1 Semi-Pro

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  19. liionel

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    attitude : safin
    serve : safin
    backhand : malisse
    forehand : ferrero
    footwork : hewitt
    volleying : ??
     
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  20. M0rgan77

    M0rgan77 New User

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    I have this thing where if I watch a pro play for a while I start emulating certain shots. For example normally I won't hit a single ace in a two hour practice but one time I watched Roddick play for a while then I wen't off to practice. I hit 6 or 7 aces and a lot of service winners. Day after my serve was the same as it always has been. Normally I hit a 2hand backhand. After I watched this years French semi Henin-Hardenne against Sharapova I went out to hit. For the rest of the day I hit a onehand topspin backhand? It was better than my 2 hand aswell. It happened last friday as well. I hit my serve with the same motion as Ginepri. Does anyone else have this???

    attitude: Blake
    Serve: Ginepri (right now)
    backhand: ------------
    forehand: Blake
    footwork: Federer (on a good day)
    volleying: Roddick (needs some work)
     
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  21. Mr.Federer

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    Yeah, it does.It's weird isn't it?
     
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  22. Rickson

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    I serve like Chela, volley like Roddick, hit forehands like Coria, backhands like Gaudio, and hit backspin dropshots like Coria once again. I need a lot of help! I don't want to serve like Chela or volley like Roddick! Help!
     
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  23. Jon Hampton

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    Attitude/style: Blake
    Serve: Ginepri
    Forehand: Federer
    Backhand: Ginepri
    Footwork: Roddick
    Volleying: Roddick
     
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  24. Exile

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    I'm the laziest/slowest roger federer you've ever seen.
     
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  25. MTXR

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    Attitude: Sampras
    Serve: Sampras
    Forehand: Federer
    Backhand: Agassi
    Footwork: None cause its crap (but trying to get something like Federer)
    Volleying: None cause its crap (going for Sampras/Federer)
     
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  26. All Court

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    Err, if our game actually resembled the pros, we wouldn't be here. LOL. It's fun, though.

    Attitude/style: MacEnroe (I approach, S&V a lot, get emotional)
    Serve: Uh...I don't know, mine looks different. Maybe closest to Federer?
    Forehand: Agassi
    Backhand: Federer (I take it on the rise successfully, although I don't have those angles)
    Footwork: Erm, most footwork is the same in pros, it's just how fast they do it.
    Volleying: Sampras (my volleys, half volleys, low volleys are up to par, but I don't have those drop volleys, period)
     
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  27. legendaryprodigy23

    legendaryprodigy23 New User

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    attitude mcenroe
    style sampras
    serve sampras
    fh nadal
    bh blake
    footwork blake
    volleys lendl
     
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