Hall of Fame
Tennis is first and foremost a sport of shots, and beyond the results, who has impressed you the most with their range of shots ?
I'm ok with disagreeing..... never seen someone pull incredible shots out of the wazoo as often as Rafa.Nadal has, in my opinion, the best forehand of all time, but he's not someone known for his wide variety of shots.
Imagine winning the point from where Nadal is in this thumbnail
In terms of talent, it's very difficult for me to decide between Leconte and McEnroe. Of course, Mac had a much better career than Henri but in terms of pure shotmaking, I think Henri should come first. There are snippets on YouTube but the quality is most of the time poor. I have never seen someone hit shots like Leconte did in his match against Sampras during the Davis Cup final in 1991, for instance. I would call Mac the greatest genius player on the planet and Henri probably the greatest shotmaker.Actually yeah revisiting this I think Mac is the best
Djokovic is a much better shotmaker than Nadal. Did you see their '21 RG match? Djokovic consistently drew him wide with angled shots from both wings; Nadal couldn't do that to Djokovic. BTW, Federer has never hit angled shots as well as Djokovic.There's no one shotmaker that you could call the best. I'd say - Nadal, Federer, Gonzalez, Delpo for their forehand shot making. Backhands go to Wawrinka and Thiem esp. for DTL backhand.
Definitely the most elegant looking and natural say compared to Nadal's styleIt should be Federer without a doubt....The amount of winners he can produce from any position on court is just unparalleled in tennis.
Federer haf volley winner from both the wings are a thing of beauty.