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Old 12-20-2009, 03:25 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by hoodjem View Post
Here's tier-one among the greatest volleyers in the history of the game: McEnroe, Edberg, Laver, Rosewall, Rafter, Gonzales, Newcombe.

Here's tier-two: Borotra, Kramer, Sedgman, Emerson, Roche, Henman, Nastase, Panatta, Becker, Cash.

I'd like to start a tier-three.
Tier-three: Hoad, Ashe, Perry, Sampras, Krajicek, Stich.
I'm surprised that a knowledgeable poster like hoodjem would rank Henman and Becker above Sampras. Of all the '90s volleyers only Rafter's got a good case of being superior to Sampras, and even here I'd give the edge to Pete as he clearly had a more solid forehand volley and a little more touch. In any case Mac and Edberg are definitely a notch above Rafter.
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