Originally Posted by Devilito
Andre loved a target and he thrived in the 90s when people came in and played more hit/miss aggressive tennis. The people that constantly gave him more trouble were baseline grinders or other aggressive baseliners. Courier owned him, Hewitt, Rios, Muster, Safin, etc. So while I’m a HUGE Andre fan, the players at the top today would be the ones that would give him the most amount of trouble. He’d do well against guys like Berdych, Tsonga, Delpo etc. In his prime he could still beat any of the top 4 but not consistently and would be a give / take battle. Top 5 would shuffle around quite a bit due to result cannibalization at big events.
Hmm good points, although he didnt have much trouble with Chang (the ultimate grinder), Kafelnikov (an excellent offensive and defensive baseliner), Ferrero and Moya (agressive baseliners and also speedy defenders). He played Hewitt and Safin mostly old and past his prime, although Safin on his best day can beat anyone, period. Muster he only had trouble with on clay. He seemed to have more trouble with baseliners who had stronger forehands than backhands, but guys like Murray and Djokovic have stronger backhands than forehands.