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Old 12-08-2005, 02:26 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by Andres Guazzelli
I wouldn't put Goran in 2a). Ivanisevic followed almost every serve to finish with a volley, even c&c. He would be a Big-Serve-Net-Crusher, but he hadn't have the gentle volleys Edberg or Rafter had, but pretty effective anyways.

The thing with Goran is that 40% of the time he approached the net after his serve, the point was already over (ace or S.winner)
It's actually where the author of Serious Tennis, Scott Williams put Goran, along with Flipper and Brenda Shulz. I through Roddick in to that category. Basically this category for Williams were for players whose serves were really there one true weapon and that while the limited ability to break they only need one because the opponent wouldn't get a sniff at a break. Based on that criteria I don't know that I'd disagree with Williams. On carpet his serve games were ridiculous, but if you could make him play he was average everywhere else. I can't really think of another stroke that stood out for Goran.
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