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Old 07-29-2012, 09:47 PM   #49
mental midget
Join Date: Oct 2008
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it's hard to compare shots that were built to do different things. pete's mechanics compliment a faster, lower-bouncing surface, and his forehand was not designed for wars of attrition, because attrition wasn't his game.

novak's forehand is more consistent, can handle high balls much better, and allows him to hit inside out from an open stance, which is a big part of today's ground game. on the slicker courts of the not-too-distant past, though, pete's was a bigger weapon on a shot-to-shot basis.
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