Create the TW volley Frankenstien


Here's mine;
Sampras (or maybe Edberg) head - for approach or technique;
Cash's feet and legs - for movement;
McEnroe's hands - The best touch (and worst form, for a net freak) in tennis.


nViATi said:
what about a swinging volleyer who hits with federer strokes ;)
While it's an effective shot, I'm not a big fan of the swinging volley. It's power at the net, same as power at the baseline. It's more groundstroke than volley.


LudaKrisKG said:
you have to add federers power to manipulate time
is he ever rushed into a shot?
I'll take that for my whole game. It is amazing how he never seems uncomfortable or out of step on the court. Always completely in control.

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156MPHserve said:
Fed undboutedly has the best half volley though...
No doubt that Federer has the best half volley on tour right now. However, I think McEnroe's half volley may have been the best in the Open era... especially considering he never bent down to pick them up, yet still could make a deft angle, perfect drop, or deep approach at will with the shot.


Hall of Fame
Man, he gets hurt and already his name's forgotten despite being the best volleyer of all the current, active pros. Tim Henman.


How about sheer 'will to volley': I'd have to give it to Lendl circa 86-87...the guy s&v'ed on everything at Wimby, completely changed his game!
Becker should be mentioned with Rafter fo tenacity at the net.


I agree, for someone "allergic to grass" he worked his butt off to play a serve/volley game at Wimbledon. But as much as he worked at it, he never mastered it. He never looked completely comfortable at net.
For will to volley, I would present Paul Annacone. He simply did nothing but serve/volley. Slice return and volley. He lived at the net. But that was because he couldn't win at the baseline if his life depended on it.