Gael Monfils at 6'4'' is tall enough yet quick and nimble. Just compare him with most other 6'4''s in the tour.
The Greek God is more Federesque than Fed.There seems to be an obsession with tall players here as of late, so I figured I may as well join the club.
The difference with this thread though is that I am in praise of these players!
I would like to get a consensus here as to who is the most graceful tallest ATP pro tennis player?
When I say graceful, I mean you never see them tripping or falling over their feet when moving around the court.
Of recent players we can immediately rule out the likes of Raonic, Karlovic,
Del Po (yes even Del Po will trip over his feet occasionally) Querrey, Cilic (same for Cilic), Isner etc.
The only one I can think of at the moment is Medvedev 6'6".
I think I remember @Red Rick being so salty that Isner made the Miami final last year that he actually rooted for Fed to win. I imagine he had to hold his nose while making that decision.Zverev but honestly I find Isner to not be all that awkward
the only thing I hate about him is that stupid between the legs bounce before serving
Reminds me when Jack Nicklaus shanked a straightforward wedge and in the presser after the journalist gave him a hard time about it and he said ‘a shank is nearly the perfect golf shot’.Federer's shanks always remind me of a glitching robot. Normally works perfectly, but when Fedbot messes up, he messes up big
Sounds about right for Federer with his small ass racquet head. I tried using the old ProStaff once and shanked every other ball.Reminds me when Jack Nicklaus shanked a straightforward wedge and in the presser after the journalist gave him a hard time about it and he said ‘a shank is nearly the perfect golf shot’.
Of course, but Cilic is known for his movement. So again, it's not logical to put him with the super-tall guys who can't move, as he is more of a 'tweener'.Yeah but those guys are considerably taller than Cilic. It's more challenging for them to move around the court at their height.
Safin was also injured a lot. Seems he never took training that seriously.6'3" was thought to be the tallest you can get to be consistently good enough to be no.1. Becker was that tall and most of the people believed anyone taller might be too tall. However, Safin was 9'4" and became no.1, and since then, taller players became more and more athletic. Of the players 6'3" and taller, guys like Safin, Zverev, Tsitsipas,Monfils, Kyrgios and Janowicz are so athletic and moves like much smaller guys. However, I'm not so sure if they are graceful and elegant movers. I liked Safin's manly movement.
Did you watch Sampras in the 90s? I don't mean on Youtube, I mean in real life. By 2000 he was running on fumes. I like Safin, but what he beat at the AO was nothing like Peak Pistol.In 2000, the year Sampras finished as no.1, Safin beat Sampras at USO final to win his first slam.
Sampras was at his peak a few years earlier, but he still was good enough to be no.1. Do you think we should give Djokovic no credit for beating Federer in 3 finals of Wimbledon from 2014? I don't think so, even though we need to maintain the perspective Federer is 6 years older and much farther removed from his peak compared to Djokovic. It was still decent Federer who Djokovic beat. Even though Sampras was not at his absolute peak, he was still good enough to be YE#1 and was still perceived as the best player even in 2000.Did you watch Sampras in the 90s? I don't mean on Youtube, I mean in real life. By 2000 he was running on fumes. I like Safin, but what he beat at the AO was nothing like Peak Pistol.