Shapovalav Hype Train

Zeref

Professional
After watching 1 hour and 20 minutes of outstanding tennis against Milos Raonic, I conclude his playstyle would be the most epic ( more Epic than Nadal :p) and more beautiful than Federer himself. He is a spitting image of 2003 Federer , good serve and massive forehand , sprays errors just like him , and stuns with Forehand winners anytime in the Rally. Heck, he even got a choking Tendency just like Federer, Choked to Tsonga in AO, almost gave away free break while Serving for match today.

But he lacks one thing, that is a killer slice, but he got a Massive Backhand drive that passes like crazy both down the line and cross court, he also deals with high balls better.

I m waiting for him to just 'click', he is a kind of player that will disappoint you on his bad day at times because he take high risks but that seperates him from next Gen loosers ( Tsitsipas is good though), he has got Heart and a good serve ( that Zverev hasn't :cool:).

Here comes the Shapo Hype Train - Must for every Fed fan, Every Nadal fan ( Ultronians ?) and everyone hoping for a tennis saviour for next 10 years. Just 9.99USD per month. Tax included.
 

Steve0904

Talk Tennis Guru
He surprised me, I'll say that much. I thought he wouldn't be able to return Raonic's serve effectively, and then Raonic would do just enough to get a couple breaks, but turns out the opposite was true. Very pleased right now.
 

gogo

Hall of Fame
Zverev isn't going to have loyal fans as much, he's more of a Djokovic style arrogant heel.

Gut tells me that FAA isn't actually going to pan out.
FAA needs a new coach who won't encourage the "you are a power player so kill every ball" approach that someone is currently supporting. We want the old all-court touch back that we saw when he was younger.
 

EloQuent

G.O.A.T.
FAA needs a new coach who won't encourage the "you are a power player so kill every ball" approach that someone is currently supporting. We want the old all-court touch back that we saw when he was younger.
He's still only 17, which is ridiculously young in a time when players like Edmund, Coric, Chung are only starting to hit their stride at 22-23. Impossible to know what comes next for Felix.

But there was all this talk of how Denis is talented but Felix is even more, but right now he's kind of not going anywhere, sliding in the ranks even. Meanwhile Denis has become a fairly consistent top 40 player.
 

Sum Buddy Ells

Hall of Fame
Splitting you mean??
http://grammarist.com/usage/spitting-image/
Spitting image is the usual modern form of the idiom meaning exact likeness, duplicate, or counterpart. The original phrase was spit and image, inspired by the Biblical God‘s use of spit and mud to create Adam in his image. But spitting image has been far more common than spit and image for over a century.

A few writers still use spit and image, but trying to keep the original idiom alive is probably a lost cause. Though it is older and makes more logical sense, it can also be distracting to readers who have been hearing spitting image their whole lives. Of course, spitting image can be just as distracting to some careful readers.
 

big ted

Hall of Fame
i think hes exciting but is it just me or does he look out of control when hes playing, like bambi on ice.. even on a hardcourt..
 

gplracer

Hall of Fame
The one hander is very effective and does not seem to as affected by hard and high shots as many other one handers. Hopefully he will continue to improve.
 
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