Who has the mosts slickest / easy on the eye playing style in the modern game????

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Who has the mosts slickest / easy on the eye playing style in the modern game????

  1. Federer

    64.2%
  2. Verdasco

    6.0%
  3. Gasguet

    4.5%
  4. Santoro

    3.0%
  5. Nadal

    6.0%
  6. Djokovic

    11.9%
  7. Ljubicic

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Tsonga

    1.5%
  9. Murray

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Other

    3.0%
  1. Tennis_Maestro

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    For me its a close call between Federer and Verdasco, i don't know what others think.

    Love the way Federer runs around his forehand, even tho his backhand has been extremely ineffective recently you've just got to admire the fluidness with which he hits it, its almost like a table tennis backhand.

    I almost forgot Gasguet, another guy with beautiful feel of the tennis ball.
     
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  2. TheTruth

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    Rafael Nadal and Tommy Haas.

    Rafa because he has incredible balance and always seems in control of his body. Even when he lunges his upper body and limbs seem to be under control. His swings are compact and so precise.

    Haas also has extreme body control and never looks uncomfortable on court.
     
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  3. aphex

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    federer and not just in the modern game.


    ever.
     
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  4. JeMar

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    Federer and Gasquet are obvious, but Tsonga's game is also pretty darn smooth when he's on. The way he moves up the court is incredible.
     
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    Djokovic of course.

    Federer if you think shanks and forehand errors are smooth.
     
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  6. Serve_Ace

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    ^Bleh no need to say that about Federer
     
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  7. edberg505

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    Wasn't there a thread like this already? Anyways, I said it once and I'll say it again Michael Stich.

    LOL, it's nothing new. In fact it's sorta expected now.
     
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  8. Cenc

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    federer
    of course
     
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  9. Tennis_Maestro

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    Interesting take on Nadal. Imo thats swaying more towards good technical sides to his game rather than how aesthetically pleasing it is. Its also not effortless enough for me, thats just my opinion.

    I agree about Hass.
     
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  10. Tennis_Maestro

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    Even as the anti-Federer campaigner that you are, can you still not atleast recognise he has a massively appealing style to his play.

    Recent consistencies of unforced errors and weird mishits do not take away from the elegance he has in his game, especially pre 2008.
     
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  11. Tennis_Maestro

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    Modern day player.
     
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  12. 35ft6

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    Petr Korda, Stich and Guga were pretty slick. Loved watching Rios when he was on. Fed has a pretty game but his shanktastic backhand kind of ruins it, and his serve isn't the loveliest. Murray has a very pretty game and in general, like with dancing, the skinny guys with the best "lines" look the best. Davydenko is a sickly looking person, but his game is really lovely. Just so clean.
     
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  13. TheTruth

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    That's what's aesthetically pleasing to me. I don't like to see players who don't look in control of their bodies. You can especially see it on replays. For me it's the difference between Serena and Venus, Serena has much more body control and even looks good in replays, whereas Venus lunges and looks awkward.

    Oh, and I forgot Sampras. His game was very easy on the eyes.

    Maybe, even without a replay I see the fluidity, the replay confirms it.
     
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  14. Nadal_Freak

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    Nadal by far. Great forehand. :D
     
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  15. Cenc

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    ....................... seems that ur the only one who thinks that
     
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  16. VivalaVida

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    Djokovic or Federer when he isnt shanking.
     
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    That's their loss if they don't like that style of play.
     
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  18. edberg505

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    Hmm, well then I'm going with Tsonga. I'm trying to pick someone other than Federer because well I know Federer will be the obvious answer choice. But as Justin Gimelstob says, "Tsonga has liquid power."
     
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  19. bizarre_opinion

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    you sure about that? have you seen rafa's backhand slice? Everytime he plays that shot, he looks like he's going to fall over.
     
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  20. Tennis_Maestro

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    Fair enough. I like Nadal's on the run passing shots down the line and the way they curl past the player.

    Yeah, Sampras was slick as well, his trademark slam dunk smash was top draw.
     
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    Fabrice Santoro!
     
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  22. BreakPoint

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    That's a joke, right? Nadal's strokes are "compact"?

    Nadal plays tennis like he's in the process of giving birth to triplets. There's nothing smooth about his game. It's all maximum physical exertion. :shock:
     
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  23. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    +1

    He was truly magic. I wish he was a better athlete though, because his magical shots+better athleticism= top 10er, maybe a constant rival against Federer.
     
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  24. Tennis_Maestro

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    His shots are precise, dunno about his techniques lol
     
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    monfils by a long shot for me
     
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    Fed,Tsonga,Gasquet and Nalbo(when he's on)for me.
     
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  27. Cenc

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    why doesnt this response surprise me?
     
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    Whilst it's a bit predictable, an on form Federer is a joy to watch. He just makes everything look effortless, there's no one smoother in the mens game.

    regarding the mentions of Tsonga, I'd say at times his game is very easy on the eye, but sometimes he gets a bit clunky in his movement and that detracts from things.

    Gasquet has a very pretty game, though the forehand dissapoints at times.
     
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    How would I be a fan if I didn't like his style of play. Occasionally he gets too defensive but his forehand is a thing of beauty when it's on.
     
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    Berdych has the smoothest serve.
     
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  32. maddogz32

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    even though my favorite player is nadal. i think djokovics playing style is the easiest on the eye because his form is so good, and he hits the ball so well, i love to watch him play
     
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  33. BreakPoint

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    You mean Nadal's forehand looks like he's going to knock himself out cold with his racquet on every follow-through. :lol: LOL
     
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  34. <3tennis!!!

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    fed by a country mile.............and a half
     
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  35. Nadal_Freak

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    Well thanks Miyagi. One of the only people I agree with. I prefer Progressive Rock and that's underground. I'm used to the underground position. :p
     
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    He is a troll, something would be wrong if he didn't say that.

    Federer for obvious reasons and as someone said before, best to watch of all-time.
     
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  37. Mansewerz

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    Federer. I agree with Verdasco as well. Also, Ljubicic is very fun to watch. Very easy on the eyes. Rafa is great too, but in a different way (I love when he runs around his backhand).
     
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  38. sh@de

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    Federer. Ahead of everyone else.
     
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    Hey... wheres Andy Roddick. The way he hits his backhand, appraoches the net....grabs his sack....its a beauty to watch :) Joking
     
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    This, my friends, is the definition of a Nadal boner. It is when all logic and rationality is lost, and the host is completely consumed by bias. Even a facepalm could not do justice for such a tragedy.

    RIP.
     
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    Federer


    see aggressive moonball from Andy Roddickto Roger Federer's overhead baseline winner on the run.
     
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  42. Thank you for not putting Roddick on this poll.

    I didn't want to throw up.
     
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  43. petetheileet

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    Feds for sure....

    Nalbandian is up there also...

    never looks like he is trying...imagine if he was fit!
     
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    Fed, Djokovic
     
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  45. TheTruth

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    Nope. He's got the best game I've ever seen too. To me, he plays tennis the way it's supposed to be played. Some people prefer power, agility, and amazing gets. While I like some smooth players, it isn't as gut-wretching and tense as say, a Nadal-Djokovic match. That to me is tennis at its finest.
     
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  46. TheTruth

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    Yep. I love everything about his game.
     
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  47. TheTruth

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    It's all in the eye of the beholder, I guess. I prefer Nadal's game over everyone else's. That's why I'm a fan!
     
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  48. TheTruth

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    Right! I agree.
     
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  49. P_Agony

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    Fed and Gasquet (though it's a bit hard for me to vote for the later, considering recent news).

    Edit: Where is Nalbandian in this poll?
     
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  50. TheTruth

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    I do like his serve too. It's amazing.
     
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