Replace Players Best Stroke With an Average One

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by dirtballer, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. dirtballer

    dirtballer Professional

    Sep 15, 2004
    Looking at the top players, if you took away their best stroke and replaced it with an average pro's stroke, would they still be top 10 players? In other words, if you took away Roddick's serve and replaced it with an average serve, what kind of player would he be? How about if you gave Federer an average forehand? I guess with Nadal it would also be the forehand and with Djokovic the backhand. Any thoughts?
  2. coloskier

    coloskier Legend

    Jul 24, 2007
    Nadal without his forehand is not in the top 10.
    Roddick without his serve is not in the top 10.
    Gasquet without his backhand is not in the top 10.
    Blake without his forehand is not in the top 10.
    The rest are fairly well balanced, and don't really have one stroke that is so superior over another stroke they have.
  3. Nadal_Monfils

    Nadal_Monfils Semi-Pro

    Oct 24, 2007
    Nalbandian without his backhand might not be top 10.
  4. Murray_Maniac

    Murray_Maniac Banned

    May 23, 2008
    Roddick would be # 638 without his serve.
    Nadal and Fed have a solid bh so they'd still be in.
    Why the heck is Blake in the top 10?
    Gasquet and Nalby would be out w/o their bhs.

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