Originally Posted by ClairHarmony
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Agassi was a *surer* ball striker, a cleaner one. His pure hand-eye coordination was equalled really only by peak Rios from his generation; but he was purer ball striker not concerned with suddenly taking the air out of the ball with touch shots, slice and dice tactics, cutesy finesse angles, and so forth. Everything Agassi tried to throw at you was hard, brutal, and clean...mercenary.
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Actually, Agassi had superb touch, a deadly dropshot and more than competent volleys! His only weakness, IMO, arose out of his congenital back injury and the effect that it had on his serve, mobility and his ability to hit on the stretch in the second half of his career.