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Gonzo_style 03-29-2013 10:54 AM

Who is the best 'wind player'?
We know that Djokovic is the worst (at least in top 5)

poll coming...

Jonny S&V 03-29-2013 10:55 AM

Davy should be, his game is perfect for it.

Say Chi Sin Lo 03-29-2013 10:55 AM

Andre Agassi

NatF 03-29-2013 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by Say Chi Sin Lo (Post 7312584)
Andre Agassi

I second that.

Cormorant 03-29-2013 10:59 AM

Rafter was the best of his generation, according to Pat Cash, but it's nothing to be proud of.

From Pat Cash's autobiography:

"Australian players clearly have a problem with their wind. Rafter was a notorious culprit; he incensed the fastidiously clean Andre Agassi by visiting his particular corner in the locker room and, well fed and determined to pollute the atmosphere, letting rip. Agassi furiously demanded a bit of respect from Rafter, but was promptly told where to go – and that, believe me, was why there was always a certain edge to their many confrontations."

Tammo 03-29-2013 11:04 AM

Murray USO 2012 Semi vs Berdych. perfect example.

rainingaces 03-29-2013 11:05 AM

Nadal is a good wind player. Doesn't effect his serve and he plays with bigger margins, more topspin which the wind gets hold of and causes headaches for his opponent.

Sid_Vicious 03-29-2013 11:12 AM

Nadal is pretty good.

Federer can either play incredibly well on windy days or he can play like crap. That match in Miami against Djokovic in 2009 was played under very windy conditions and Federer dealt with the conditions much worse than Djokovic.

And then on the other side, Federer can play like a boss in windy conditions. Some great performances: he outplayed Agassi in 40-50 mph wind at the 2004 USO and beating Nadal at IW last year.

Nostradamus 03-29-2013 11:12 AM

I say Nadal topspin in windy conditions would be IMPOSSIBLE.

The Bawss 03-29-2013 11:15 AM

It's Andrew "windray" Murray!

Hawkeye7 03-29-2013 11:18 AM

Nadal has the perfect game to play in the wind, because of his heavy top-spin. He doesn't really need to adapt much, while everyone else does.

Gonzo_style 03-29-2013 11:21 AM

Actually, Djokovic has a couple of wins in windy conditions vs top 10

Miami 2009-Federer
Monte Carlo 2012-Berdych
RG 2012-Federer

I'll try to find more

Elite 03-29-2013 11:23 AM

Windray (i.e., USO 2012 winner).

Cup8489 03-29-2013 11:39 AM


Originally Posted by rainingaces (Post 7312610)
Nadal is a good wind player. Doesn't effect his serve and he plays with bigger margins, more topspin which the wind gets hold of and causes headaches for his opponent.

Nadal is a decent wind player.

batz 03-29-2013 11:45 AM


Originally Posted by Cup8489 (Post 7312742)
Nadal is a decent wind player.

He certainly looked decent when he was podgering Andy 'The Last Airbender' Murray in a very windy 2009 IW final.

Mustard 03-29-2013 12:22 PM

Probably Nadal. I would 100% sure if it wasn't for the memory of Federer beating him at 2012 Indian Wells, where Nadal played abysmally in the wind by his standards.

sureshs 03-29-2013 12:55 PM

Depends on who eats what before the match

monfed 03-29-2013 12:57 PM

Well, Nadal for obvious reasons.

coloskier 03-29-2013 09:08 PM

The players who have the biggest problem in the wind are players with high ball tosses on serves (Berdych, Isner, Roddick), or defensive players who block the ball back and don't use AS MUCH much topspin (Djoker, Murray, Tsonga, Simon, Ferrer) and the ball sails on them. Nadal and Fed are probably the best, with a slight advantage to Nadal. Aggressive topspin tennis and average to lower ball tosses rule the roost in truly windy conditions. The last thing a pusher wants to see is heavy wind, because he knows his chances of winning just dropped tremendously. I love playing pushers in the wind. Forget about lobs and dinks because the wind plays too much havoc.

Steve0904 03-30-2013 02:05 PM


Originally Posted by NatF (Post 7312593)
I second that.

I third that.

Andre was the best wind player IMO.

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