Cleanest Baseliner Currently?

DSH

Talk Tennis Guru
Indeed.

Posters seem to be misinterpreting "cleanest baseliner" as if it means "most successful baseliner".

If anything Djokovic in fact excels in surviving and thriving even while having to strike the ball outside the sweet spot.
In reality, Djokovic is the "angriest baseliner!
(with permission from "Bweh").
:mad:
 

The Green Mile

Bionic Poster
Cam Norrie, minimal mistakes, minimal mishits, elite shot selection. He sure is racking up the wins in recent times. I love watching him play these days.
 

smalahove

Hall of Fame
Indeed.

Posters seem to be misinterpreting "cleanest baseliner" as if it means "most successful baseliner".

If anything Djokovic in fact excels in surviving and thriving even while having to strike the ball outside the sweet spot.

Exactly. The same argument can be made for Medvedev.
They're both incredible from the baseline, but they're not at the top of the "cleanest" baseliner list.
Novak can hit a big ball, but Medvedev struggles to generate pace.

Sinner hits a clean, powerful ball from both wings. He is good example that technique and clean hitting is not a guarantee for success.
Rublev and FAA as well, and they're also great examples that "clean" hitting, focused on TS and pace, can easily get one-dimensional and exploited.
I wouldn't put Kachanov at the top of this list, but he's a great example of one-dimensional and exploitable big hitting.
 

Silverbullet96

Hall of Fame
Nadal doesn't look very clean at all, though could be because of the skin tan and all the on court sweating. Djokovic looks squeaky clean and very well kept, I must admit. He's not balding either.
 

Silverbullet96

Hall of Fame
Both are UE machines. Both are literally the antithesis of a clean baseliner, particularly Zverev.

For reference, here are two examples of clean baseliners - which don't exist anymore in tennis aside from Novak:

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Woah Lendl looks like a real Zombie.
 
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