Originally Posted by OHBH
Saw Llordra play in the first round of the US Open this year. He wound up losing in four but his volley were ridiculously good. Only until watching that match did I truly understand that S&V was no longer a viable strategy at the pro level.
well I think this is partly because he is not a powerful server. I think a guy who volleys like him but serves like Dent or Isner could still be quite succesfull.
ivo karlovic was 14 in the world in 2008 and he is a poor volleyer (well the volleys are not that terrible but the movement at the net is).