Which Pro does your game style resemble?

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  1. nhat8121

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    I'm just wondering what's everyone's style and how you've arrived at such?!

    I feel my game is similar to that of Andy Murray. I've always been playing like that...mostly out of necessity. I couldn't do much vs high balls and fast ones, so I just junk it back with some topspin and keep it deep. Then try to hit for winner and run to the net when I have the chance. I hit pretty much everything to mix it up, even forehand slice. However, my backhand is horrid (so, I slice a lot instead.) If only my backhand is comparable to my forehand as that of Murray's. Working on it...one day :)

    I've always feel kinda odd playing like this, but not so much anymore :)
    Just like the way I bowled, with 2 hands, ahha. Until recently, found out there's a pro that do the same and actually winning.

    So, of course when I see Andy Murray for the first time at Wimbledon, I instantly became a fan.
     
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  2. 2ndserveace

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    I would say Roddick from 03-04 for me. Big serve, Big forehand, average backhand. The only difference is that I can volley.
     
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  3. VivalaVida

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    I can guarntee that Andy can volley 9000 times better than you.
     
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  4. Chris De Tone

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    For me, I would say Bob Bryan...but a right handed version. I didn't say Mike because he has a significantly better backhand than Bob. My game is built around serve, volley and forehand...and I would rather be at the net than anywhere else on the court.
     
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  5. tournaking

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    Id say my game most resembles Philipp kohlschreibers.
     
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  6. smO

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    I was gonna say that. :)
    Seriously though, just because he has bad volleys compared to other pros doesn't mean he has bad volleys.
     
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  7. fps

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    i'm aiming for a curious amalgamation of Safin and Coria. it's currently a bit too like Coria 08 and Safin, errr, 92 or something.

    edit: who am i kidding safin from 92 would spank me at tennis.
     
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  8. Benefactor

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    You shouldn't have to compare his volleys to a weekend player's volleys to make his look good. By professional standards, Roddick's volleys are flat out terrible.
     
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  9. Ballinbob

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    Feliciano Lopez

    Big serve, big forehand, pretty good volleys

    And no backhand
     
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  10. deltox

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    Roddick

    BIG flat serve
    decent flat or spinning forehand
    blah backhand
    terrible volleys
     
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  11. Jonny S&V

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    I can attest to this. :twisted:

    But your backhand is a bit better then you give yourself credit for.

    But who do I emulate? Think a S&Ving Kuerten and thats where you get me, with a Roscoe Tanner-esque serve.
     
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  12. Andres

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    Boris Becker, but pinpoint ;)
     
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  13. deltox

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    your avatar is hugh laurey?
     
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  14. EtePras

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    Federer with a real backhand and serve.
     
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  15. caesar66

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    I tend to try to model my game after Fernando Gonzales but end up playing more like Jose Acasuso
     
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  16. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    I'm a taller, slower and less cool version of James Blake.
     
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  17. The_Steak

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    Djoko, consistent on both wings. Flat full western shots. ( And I throw a temper sometimes)
     
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  18. Ballinbob

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    Haha yeah your serve does look alot like Roscoe Tanner with the low toss. But why do you say Kuerten, that's the farthest thing from a S&Ver lol
     
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  19. BestLefty UK

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    I play a style similar to that of a left-handed Juan Carlos Ferrero.

    With a slightly less angry version of Safins attitude.
     
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  20. CyBorg

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    My game is like Rod Laver's, but post his stroke while hopped up on painkillers.
     
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  21. 35ft6

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    This dude named Santopadre, I saw him at the qualifiers for US Open one year. He had a really slinky slice backhand and very measured on the forehand side. Nothing spectacular.
     
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  22. ronalditop

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    My forehand kinda looks like federers when he used to play with his previous racquet, the ncode one, cause in that time he used to swing faster.
     
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  23. L.M.F PRECISION

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    my game style is kinda like wawrinka i have agood forehand realy good one handed backhand serve allright footwork a bit lax and i dont show much emotion on court
     
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  24. salsainglesa

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    No One Said Santoro??
     
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  25. VivalaVida

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    I wouldnt say my game resemble's federer because than I would be giving my myself to much credit. I use similar tactics to him though. I have big serve and big forehand, but a average backhand. I always slice or roll my backhand back until I get an opportunity to rip a forehand.
     
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  26. nhat8121

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    hahaha, one only wishes

    I wish I can do the 2 handed drop shot...man, that would be so amazing :)
     
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  27. TennisLover17

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    Nadal. Weak serve, Big forehand with alot of spin, and a pretty solid backhand.
     
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  28. Serve_Ace

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    Gilles Simon, I'm pretty speedy like him and can just hit winners out of nowhere
     
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  29. P_Agony

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    I try to imitate Federer obviously. I have a big forehand (a lot faltter than Fed's however) and a single handed backhand. I tried hitting a 2-handed BH but it just doesn't feel right to me. My serve still needs huge development however. I'm very fast around the court too. I can reach some impossibe shots (by ametures standards of course).
     
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  30. Jimmyk459

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    Mine is the most like an older hewitt. I am a good scrambler and consistent. Once and a while I will get on fire and be able to hit winners but I pretty much try to get into cross court rhythms.
     
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  31. Slaz

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    Lleyton Hewitt and/or Gilles Simon :)
     
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  32. illkhiboy

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    A "coach" at my club in Karachi plays quite similar to Santoro. He is a right hander though, uses two hands on both sides and often on volleys, serves decent, mainly hits the backhand slice (as opposed to Santoro who hits the forehand slice a lot), hits the forehand topspin but sometimes slices it, hits delicate drop shots off both wings, plays very crafily and has amazing control of the ball. I'm pretty sure if he had the finances back in the 70's, he could have been a professional. He did get to number 2 in Pakistan.


    Me, I would love to be able to play like Nalbandian. But my backhand is a lot flatter. I 'd say I 'm a lot like Ferrer (though I 'm lot taller and have a more Murray-like physique). My forehand is very solid, and I can occasionally hit some big shots off it. I have pretty crosscourt angles and hit the inside out fairly well. But it's not a big shot.
    I do think my forehand off low mid court balls resembles Federer's - especially the inside out.
    My serve is alright, mostly I use it to push my opponent back only occasionally hit big flat ones. My volleys absolutely suck and my slices are nothing to write home about. I can hit ok drops, and my touch around the net is pretty decent. I have good speed and can chase down many balls though I normally like to take balls early and camp out on the baseline.
    So in that sense I 'm kind of like Agassi - I also tend to run opponents ragged.
     
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  33. l_gonzalez

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    a lefty Stefan Edberg but i hit a little more topspin.
     
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  34. yellowboy906

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    i play like simon too.:) what level are you at? i'm around 4.5 level. i'm pretty speedy too with heart, never say die attitude and consistent stroke. i think only one player i know around me is faster than me but i still play better defense than him.
     
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  35. Serve_Ace

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    I play at around the 4.0 to 4.5, yeah I like how Simon is consistent, I like just having my opponent self destruct, makes playing so much easier, haha.
     
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  36. flyer

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    simon, good return, not a huge serve, not much power but run like crazy
     
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  37. Serve_Ace

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    Yeah I just love playing against big hitters like Simon, the more power they use, the more I can use it back at them lol.
     
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  38. Toxicmilk

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    safin? except I can't afford to smash my racquets...
     
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  39. Beasty54

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    Roddick-esque attitude. kinda loud and in your face.
    good hands, big forehand.
    Off the ground think james blake and Feli Lopez up around the net.
     
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  40. Federer and gasquet-------

    Federer's forehand, Gasquet's backhand, and Federer's serve...... Gasquet's volleys aswell.
     
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  41. dincuss

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    I wish I could play like a left handed Edberg. That would be amazing.


    Anyways I would say maybe Safin, Murray or Djokovic, but I dont throw racquets (but i do give up easily sometimes.(for safin and djokovic))

    Good serve, Consistent forehand, strong backhand and nice volleys.
     
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  42. soyizgood

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    As for me, Safina.

    Iffy serve, over-dependent on backhand, forehand that's unpredictable (both good and bad). Gets angry, can toss racquets, and sometimes not having fun. I just don't do the "come-ons" but I do grunt.
     
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  43. T1000

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    My game doesnt really resemble any player
    I hit my forehand like lleyton hewitt, except i go for winners on it everytime
    I serve and volley like pistol pete
    my backhand looks like verdasco's
     
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  44. charliefedererer

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    Francois Durr.
     
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  45. NLBwell

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    I hit lots of aces like Roddick to get the points over with quickly. I'll go for my forehand like Gonzalez to get the point over quickly. I'll whack the backhand like Blake to get the point over with quickly. I'll chip and charge like Annacone to get the point over quickly. I'll hit drop shots and dinks like Murray to get the point over quickly. If I don't know what to do I'll make up a new shot on the fly to... you know what comes next.

    :)

    Actually, I really don't have a game, just a collection of shots. I never claimed I could help anyone with match play or the mental side of tennis. I do know how to hit every shot in the book and more. There is no pro player who really doesn't have a game.
     
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  46. NLBwell

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    And your wrist hasn't fallen off hitting that backhand?
     
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  47. charliefedererer

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    Just kidding.
    Used to pattern my game like Sampras.
    Now I'm even more inconsistent than Federer.
     
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  48. DunlopDood

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    I'd love to say Haas, but from what video I've seen of myself, I'd say Blake.
     
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  49. mikethehamster

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    Gilles Simon unfortunately lol
     
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  50. caesar66

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    I love how most people note only that they have the best shots of pro players but also note that they have better other shots. If you have Fed's backhand and Gasquet's backhand and volley you should be #1 in the world.
     
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