Originally Posted by slowfox
Thinking about the Heather or Laura thread going on, I began wondering which pro (current or former) is best to emulate. Let's say this is for adult rec players who just want a decent game, have fun, play matches occasionally.
It's been said that most rec players don't get beyond 3.5, but they can still aspire to more and adopt role models. Reasonable ones, and by that I mean no aspirations to hit forehands like Nadal-Fed, or serve like Sampras, or return like Agassi.
I say Chris Evert, or perhaps Mats Wilander. Both had steady groundstrokes and high percentage serving.
I think guys like Kohlschreiber and Ferrer. Solid fundamentals , great footwork, mentally strong. No flashy shots. Just solid strokes and make the most of their size and games. Pick either depending on your backhand preference.