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soyizgood 09-30-2009 02:35 PM

Who's the true alpha daddy of the ATP counterpunchers?
 
I wonder if that's Chang, Gilbert, Wilander, or Agassi...

Blinkism 09-30-2009 03:09 PM

Recently, it's been Hewitt, Coria, Nadal, and (*sigh*) Murray.

Especially Hewitt.

trix123 09-30-2009 03:12 PM

Has to be Hewitt

Serendipitous 09-30-2009 03:23 PM

Gilles Simon

JeMar 09-30-2009 03:33 PM

Does "true alpha daddy" mean best? Most true to the stereotype of that style? Most consistent? First to develop that style? First to be successful using that style?

soyizgood 09-30-2009 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JeMar (Post 3988042)
First to develop that style? First to be successful using that style?

That's what I meant more or less.

Conquistador 09-30-2009 04:26 PM

David Ferrer Period.

kafelnikov 09-30-2009 04:37 PM

Wilander is the Big Daddy here.

President of Serve/Volley 09-30-2009 04:38 PM

Michael Chang.

Turning Pro 09-30-2009 04:39 PM

Hewitt boy

JeMar 09-30-2009 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by soyizgood (Post 3988132)
That's what I meant more or less.

Then I'd go with Borg or Wilander, although Borg was much more aggressive on faster surfaces like grass.

jimbo333 09-30-2009 04:47 PM

Connors???

downdaline 09-30-2009 07:16 PM

Bjorn Borg???

aleexxxxx 09-30-2009 07:36 PM

Lmao Murray is not a counter puncher. He's a pusher

Yenster 09-30-2009 07:41 PM

Murray.

10 char

Blinkism 09-30-2009 07:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by aleexxxxx (Post 3988559)
Lmao Murray is not a counter puncher. He's a pusher

And a pusher he is. I reluctantly included him in my list of counter-punchers.

@ the OP: If you're asking who the father of counter-punchers is, the first to do it - IMO, Borg gets the nod for this.

quest01 09-30-2009 07:48 PM

I'd with Murray as being the true alpha daddy in ATP counterpunching. Also Agassi wasn't a counterpuncher he was an aggressive baseliner.

AJK1 09-30-2009 08:15 PM

What pray tell is a counterpuncher??

TennisNinja 09-30-2009 08:19 PM

I'd say Hewitt or Murray.

downdaline 10-01-2009 01:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AJK1 (Post 3988638)
What pray tell is a counterpuncher??

IMO, a counterpuncher plays a non-aggressive, safe game, and utilizes placement, and pace of opponent's shot, to construct and execute winning shots.

Nadal has an EXCELLENT counterpuncher game, but he can also perform very well as an aggressive/all-court player (he did this in 2008). IMO, Murray is a counterpuncher, mixes up his shots and waits for a good opportunity to execute a winning play. Simon too, he utilizes opponent's pace to hit big shots.


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