Greatest Volleyers of All Time

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  1. BobbyOne

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    Luis, Some old Aussies were at least as good, i.e. Sedgman, Hoad, Rosewall, Laver, Emerson, Newcombe, Roche.
     
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    I didn't see Rios in this thread, he should definitely be considered.

    Also, Mauresmo and Gasquet deserve a mention.
     
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    IMO, Federer is a tier one volleyer, even though he was not primarily a serve and volley player.
     
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    He hit some incredible volleys yesterday against Stan. He's in tier 1 as far as 'great hands' go.
     
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    i have seen most of these players i would have included Conzales ,Hoad and Emerson in tier one, Hoad at the net was lightening fast.TW
     
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    GOAT serve & volley from Federer ;)
     
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    THE FEDERERING ?
     
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    Gee i do not know about that have you seen Hoad and Rosewall in doubles i have.TW
     
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    tom, I envy you...
     
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    I'll mention a few top names that some may not think of immediately.
    Frank Sedgman-Many feel he was the best volleyer of all time
    Pancho Segura
    Borotra
    Jack Kramer-He's among the top few volleyers ever. As great as Pancho Gonzalez was as a volleyer, it seems to me that most who saw both favored Kramer
    Roy Emerson
    Tony Trabert
    John Newcombe
    Tony Roche
    Vinnie Richards-Known for being perhaps the best volleyer of the 1920s

    Here's Sedgman against Segura.
    http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/v...-pro-tennis-tournement-news-footage/594665767

    Here's Kramer against rookie Pro Gonzalez
     
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    Ted Schroeder was a great volleyer also.
     
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    Not close no one was better then J Mac, saw everybody from Kramer play nobody had better hands then him
     
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    Could be. He was amazing at his best.
     

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