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always_crosscourt 01-25-2013 04:40 AM

Djokovic volleys better than Murray
 
Since 2012, I think Djokovic has worked on his volleys, and now they are noticeably better. Probably on par with Nadal, and definitely better than Murray. I heard a commentator say the same thing in their match in Shanghai.

This has to be bad news for Murray, because volleys used to be the only thing that he did better than Djokovic, and now Djokovic does it better!!

Do you agree?

JustBob 01-25-2013 04:44 AM

Djokovic has improved but Murray still has better hands/touch/feel than he does.

President 01-25-2013 04:50 AM

Murray does a bunch of things better than Djokovic, volleying is only one of them (and still is).

mattennis 01-25-2013 05:04 AM

Djokovic volleys are.....awful, seriously. Very few current players know how to volley, and Djokovic is not one of them.

TennisCJC 01-25-2013 05:41 AM

Murray and Djoko are both adequate at net. Neither is real good. Both would be better players if they attacked more. Watch the 4th set tie-breaker in AusOpen 2012 final against Nada. Leading 5-3, Djoko had 2 points where he was inside the baseline, nailed a drive deep into the corner, had Nadal scampering 10+feet behind the baseline and Djoko retreated both times. Nadal hit weak floaters to reset the point and Nadal went on to win both points and the 4th set. If Djoko had come in on both of those points, 99% probability that he wins the 4th set and Djoko would have never had to play the 5th set. Same thing in Djoko victory at Wimby - he let Nadal get away with the 3rd as Nadal played 10 feet behind the baseline and looped the ball.

Djoko won both of those matches in spite of his unwillingness to attack.

vive le beau jeu ! 01-27-2013 02:44 AM

a mid-match stat...

Net points won
ND 27/31 (87 %)
AM 8/12 (67 %)

always_crosscourt 01-27-2013 03:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vive le beau jeu ! (Post 7170247)
a mid-match stat...

Net points won
ND 27/31 (87 %)
AM 8/12 (67 %)

I rest my case

kishnabe 01-27-2013 04:59 AM

Murray has better technique and timing on volleys. Though Novak presses with good approaches and willingness to volley.

Novak isn't natural at the net like Federer, Llondra, Stephanek, Murray and most dubs player. Just solid enough to finish points.

roberttennis54 01-27-2013 05:44 AM

No he doesn't Murray is comfortably better at the net. Murray is one of the better volleyers in the top 30, Djokovic would not even make the top 10. Djokovic does approach the net more than Murray and occasionaly even comes in off a serve a lot more than Murray in tight moments.

Hawkeye7 01-27-2013 05:53 AM

No, he doesn't.

samoah24 01-27-2013 06:46 AM

When he is so good at the net why he plays no doubles? :D

Murray is great at the net.

Frying Pan Forehand 01-27-2013 06:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by samoah24 (Post 7171384)
When he is so good at the net why he plays no doubles? :D

Murray is great at the net.

Net points won
ND 27/31 (87 %)
AM 8/12 (67 %)

sale 01-27-2013 08:20 AM

This one definitely is
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FdTf...ature=youtu.be

Amelie Mauresmo 01-27-2013 08:21 AM

Andy Murray isn't as aggressive as Novak Djokovic that's the real difference between them. Novak's a more offensive kind of player he's not just waiting for an error like Murray he counterpunches too much.

Homeboy Hotel 01-27-2013 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Amelie Mauresmo (Post 7171662)
Andy Murray isn't as aggressive as Novak Djokovic that's the real difference between them. Novak's a more offensive kind of player he's not just waiting for an error like Murray he counterpunches too much.

When did this come relevant to the who plays better volleys discussion? :confused:

RF20Lennon 01-27-2013 09:15 AM

Because of ONE match??? LOL Murray is a much better volleyer with better feel

Netspirit 01-27-2013 10:21 AM

Djokovic's weaknesses are:

- low balls on FH
- volleys
- slice
- overhead smash

Murray's weaknesses are:

- second serve
- dropshot

They both cannot hit tweeners and backhand smashes consistently.

jm1980 01-27-2013 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Netspirit (Post 7172069)
Djokovic's weaknesses are:

- low balls on FH
- volleys
- slice
- overhead smash

LOL Djokovic has the best overhead smash in the tour, bar none.

Steve0904 01-27-2013 10:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jm1980 (Post 7172120)
LOL Djokovic has the best overhead smash in the tour, bar none.

If you're serious, my friend you are sadly mistaken. Djokovic messes up a lot more overhead smashes than he should. Nadal, Federer, and Murray all have better overheads than Djokovic.

ultradr 01-27-2013 11:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kishnabe (Post 7171115)
Murray has better technique and timing on volleys. Though Novak presses with good approaches and willingness to volley.

Novak isn't natural at the net like Federer, Llondra, Stephanek, Murray and most dubs player. Just solid enough to finish points.

No current top players are "natural" at the net.
Stephanek maybe. Not Federer.


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