I won't define efficient. That's up to you. But who would you pick as the most efficient tennis player of all time?
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I would certainly consider Sampras, and also Federer, as efficient players. Baseline grinders are definitely not efficient in my opinion. This leaves out Borg, Djokovic and Nadal.BOAT Pete obviously.
Why get into a rally when you can hit 2 first serves and volley? Why put effort in on return when you’re unbreakable and don’t miss in TBs?
Karlovic fits all this + shorter rallies from the baseline.Sampras by far. He just stepped to the line, bounced the ball once and hammered down aces. He kept points short on every surface except clay. Ended points in seconds. Ruthless efficiency. Never any toweling off, ball bouncing or time wasting.
why not? it's actually super efficient in terms of saving energy, he basically just serves bombs and if it doesn't end with an ace he runs to the net usually for a put-away volley. His rallies are super short and he sort of half-tanks some of his return games. It must be so chill to gain points like that and not through endless grinding.Karlovic? Honestly dude?
I was referring to efficient in terms of, well, closing out matches quickly and winning a lot of them overall. Karlovic wouldn't be my first pick for that hahawhy not? it's actually super efficient in terms of saving energy, he basically just serves bombs and if it doesn't end with an ace he runs to the net usually for a put-away volley. His rallies are super short and he sort of half-tanks some of his return games. It must be so chill to gain points like that and not through endless grinding.
someone like Nadal for an option is more laughable, his style must be super draining. He towels like he just got out of the shower.
that would be who is the best... closing down matches quickly also comes down to the level and not so much style of play, because the matches are faster the better you are. and if Karlovic served out even more aces than now, moved a little better and had a good backhand he would be a lot better while still being this efficient.winning a lot of them overall
Federer never out of breath, Djokovic with unlimited stamina, Nadal with ridiculous muscle size and definition at a very young age.I've never seen Fed out of breath. That seems pretty efficient.