Who's the best SLIDER on tour?

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  1. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    In both men's and women's tour, who has the best slide on all surfaces? I would say Monfils because his hardcourt slide is insane, but Jankovic has been a sgood slider too.

    And if you're wondering why I made this thread, it's because I came back from White Castle and got some of their signature burgers (and I want your opinions) :)
     
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  3. Cesc Fabregas

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    Mr Nadal.

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  4. DarthFed

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    Monfils anyone other than him and Djoker is wrong
     
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    Djokovic is the best strecher
    Stretch arm strong.
     
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  6. Dream_On

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    Monfils no doubt
     
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    Monfils with the Djoker close second.
     
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    monfils for sure
     
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    Monfils no question about it
     
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    Anyone who can slide on hard courts is ok by me.
     
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  12. The-Champ

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    Nadal's sliding on clay is the best ever!!
     
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  13. veroniquem

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    Obviously Nadal. You can't be great on clay if you're not a terrific slider!
     
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    Lol, on hardcourts, when nobody else does.
     
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    ..I don't recall Courier doing much sliding


    Monfils amazing at sliding he will show us soon enough how to slide on grass like a champ.
     
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    Jankovic, but Clijsters when she was still playing.
     
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  17. P_Agony

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    Probably Nadal and Monfils.
     
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    That's why Courier is not one of the greats on clay!
     
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    Did Lendl slide much? (serious question)
     
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    well, he did win 2 french opens and was a runner up for one. He might not be one of the greats, but its safe to say he was pretty good on clay.
     
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    He was good but he wasn't one of the greats. Vilas won 46 tournaments on clay, Muster 40, Nastase 31, Borg 30, Lendl 28, Nadal 23, Wilander 20. Do you know how many clay tournaments Courier has won? 5!
     
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  23. Rickson

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    Nadal's the best clay court player, but far from the best slider. Monfils has him beat by a country mile when it comes to sliding.
     
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  25. babolatking

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    Monfis definitely
     
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    Monfils, any other answer is from a fan of the player mentioned, no debate needed
     
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    Roni, they just want to know who the best slider is and they agree that it's not Nadal.
     
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    Who is they?
     
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  30. Rickson

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    The posters in this thread, roni.
     
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    Roni is me? Cute!
    I disagree with those posters (whoever they are) but I agree Monfils's slides are fun to watch.
     
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    Coria was fantastic at sliding. One of the smoothest and most fluid footworks I've ever seen, specially on clay.
     
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    Oh come the **** on...does Nadal have to have everything? :roll:

    Monfils is KNOWN for his sliding it's as much of a trademark as Nadals asinine asspicking

    His nickname is the Sliderman for ****s sake:evil:, it's on his damn wiki page

     
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  34. RCizzle65

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    No one said Nadal sucks at sliding, Monfils slides good on Hardcourts so obviously people are going to bring him up.
     
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  35. ucrctennis

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    Why does everyone think Monfils' sliding is dangerous for him? He has never been hurt sliding. His current injury is a flare up of an injury from childhood. It's a knee problem that's related to a childhood bout of Osgood-Schlatters, it wasn't caused by sliding
     
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    The Sliderman obviously xD

    Just hope his knee issues calm down in time for RG D:
     
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  37. Leublu tennis

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    And Monfils slides on hard courts. Amazing, actually. Don't see anyone who approaches him in that.

    BTW love your new avatar. Who is she? Got a phone # for her?
     
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  38. featherlight

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    do u mean on clay or on hardcourt
     
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    Roddick by far :p
     
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  40. miyagi

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    I think Monfils slides on hardcourt are spectacular!

    Nadal obviously slides great on clay.

    I would give it to Monfils.

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    Lol at all the Nadal-fanboys claiming Nadal to be a terrific slider.. Nadal doesn't slide much for a true clay courter.. not nearly as much as clay courters used to slide..
     
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    Leub, her name is Kim and I'm sure you've heard of her.
     
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    Is there anything that Nadal is not good at? ^^^
     
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  44. featherlight

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    Nadal slides to drop shots really well
     
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    Novak Djokovic
     
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  46. Blade0324

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    I would have to go with Nadal over Monfils. Monfils slides farther and more often than Nadal but the timing is usually not that good and many times he slides when he does not need to. Nadal uses his slide to benefit more than others.
     
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  47. tonyg11

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    best of all time? Muster. The guy slid 10 feet on any surface, clay or hard
     
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    Nadal is a smooth slider. It's hardly noticeable because he is so balanced while doing it. Monfils will slide farther but that doesn't mean better.
     
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    Not enough. Not enough. Thanks.
     
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