Best overall groundstroke/volley on each side

#1
Who among the great players do you guys think has/had the best balanced package (elite-level on return, topspin/slice groundstrokes, short ball approach/putaway, volley,lob) on both the forehand and backhand side? Some candidates I can think of (from 70s onwards):

Forehand package:

Sampras
Newcombe - rated at that time to have the best fh and best fh volley

Backhand:

Edberg
Laver
Rosewall - never hit topspin, but the return/groundstroke was still deadly
Ashe
Connors
Federer
Murray? Nalbandian? Safin? - all seem to have good backhand volleys, but don't come to net much.
Becker? Stich? McEnroe? - very good overall, but probably one notch below

Interesting there seem to be many more bh candidates than fh - I can't think of too many players who had both a great fh groundstroke and a great fh volley.
 
#3
Who among the great players do you guys think has/had the best balanced package (elite-level on return, topspin/slice groundstrokes, short ball approach/putaway, volley,lob) on both the forehand and backhand side? Some candidates I can think of (from 70s onwards):

Forehand package:

Sampras
Newcombe - rated at that time to have the best fh and best fh volley

Backhand:

Edberg
Laver
Rosewall - never hit topspin, but the return/groundstroke was still deadly
Ashe
Connors
Federer
Murray? Nalbandian? Safin? - all seem to have good backhand volleys, but don't come to net much.
Becker? Stich? McEnroe? - very good overall, but probably one notch below

Interesting there seem to be many more bh candidates than fh - I can't think of too many players who had both a great fh groundstroke and a great fh volley.
madhavan, It's surely not too bold to say that Rosewall had the best bh and bh volley combination. Second Laver.
 
#5
Haters gonna hate. Nadal on the FH side. Have you ever seen this guy miss a FH volley
While I see your point and recognize that it's valid, allow me to counter. Can Nadal consistently produce the kind of forehand volleys that someone like Sampras made look easy? The answer: Probably not. He can hit some amazing volleys at times, but not as often as some of the guys from previous eras. That's not a knock on Rafa, with the skill he has and the touch he possesses, i'm sure he could do very well if he wanted to and devoted the time into it. But no, he's not the best.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKxUDz6KG4E -nadal playing some dubs.
(The dude constantly ball watches when Lopez is hitting, lol. bad idea)
 
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