Originally Posted by Limpinhitter
It's almost as if baseliner and net player are mutually exclusive. But, the truth is that Laver and Rosewall were equally skilled at both and Federer is not. Should that disqualify Laver and Rosewall from consideration, even though they may have been 2 of the 3 greatest "from the baseline" with a 1hb? I don't think so.
It shouldn't but that's what the person who started the thread wrote.
I do have reservations with naming Kuerten even though he's one of my all time favorites because he really wasn't great as a baseliner on all surfaces. Some guys like Rosewall are great baseliners on every surface, grass, clay, hard court, wood, indoor.