Whose strokes do you have?

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  1. perfmode

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    I am not talking about how good your strokes and are and I don't expect anyone to have strokes as good as the pro's but whose strokes do yours resemble the most?

    Serve- Roddick (abbr. wind-up [better for my shoulder])
    Forehand- Ferrero (loopy spin w/ more angle than pace)
    Backhand- Agassi (short backswing)
    Volleys- ______ (not sure, definitely not Henman)

    I definitely don't play like them but my strokes look like those players. I used to have a loopy serve similar to Sampras but my shoulder injury has forced me to change that. My forehand isn't western but I have a similar movement and I end near my armpit instead of over my shoulder. My backhand isn't my strong point and I wrist my shots sort of like Agassi with a short backswing.
     
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  2. Rickson

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    My strokes and serve look kind of like Safin's, but I use the 1 handed backhand more than he does.
     
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  3. Feña14

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    Serve - Ferrero
    Forehand - Ferrero
    Backhand - Ferrero
    volley - Roddick :oops:
     
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  4. Frodo Baggins

    Frodo Baggins Semi-Pro

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    Tsk-Tsk...Liam!!! That I would love to see :lol: Don't make me laugh :lol:
     
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  5. perfmode

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    you might want to hop off of his dick for a second.
     
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  6. corncob3466

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    my serve, forehand, and backhand are alot like those of hewitt. my volleys, i really dont know
     
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  7. tykrum

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    I like to think that my game is of the same mold as Coria's - hustle around the court, western forehand, topspin backhand, sort of an abbreviated decent serve that I can hit with slice, kick, or flat, and decent volleys. I come in to the net more, and probably rely on my serve more too. And I'm about the same height and weight. I rarely drop shot though, but I haven't ever played on clay either.
     
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  8. Smashlob

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    McEnroe volleys, (I got the hands, and the odd technique)
    Sampras Forehand.
    Chang Backhand
    Hewitt Serve
     
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  9. Morpheus

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    Dick Van Patten's forehand (and mobility)

    Tracey Austin's backhand

    Michael J. Fox's volley
     
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  10. lelopez

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    I've been told my strokes resemble Federer's, but given that I'm older than him, he must have copied off of me :lol:
     
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  11. Nosoupforyou

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    serve: Safin
    backhand:Safin/Agassi
    volley: :roll:
    forehand Agassi
     
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  12. dantyem108

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    LOL, gmlasam
     
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  13. joebedford

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    I just noticed the other day when he was whooping Ferrero that my backhand resembles Ginepri's. Volley like Martin, forehand like Gilbert. Serve like Navratilova. =:-o
     
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  14. gmlasam

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    Forehand=Anna K
    Backhand=Anna K
    Serve=Anna K
    Volley=Anna K

    Many people say I play like Anna K, but I really don't think so.
     
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  15. dantyem108

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    forehand-Roddick
    backhand-Serena Williams
    volley-Agassi, not a good thing
    serve-Dementieva, LOL

    gmlasam, do you happen to look like Anna? :D :wink:
     
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  16. dantyem108

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    gmlasam, do you happen to look like Anna? :D :wink:
     
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  17. Kirko

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    groundstrokes : Philippoussis serve : Sampras.
     
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  18. Phil

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    Suzanne Lenglen.
     
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  19. jayserinos99

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    i'm still working on my hewitt two-handed backhand.
     
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  20. TwistServe

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    Well I'm still developing form, but I would like to model my strokes after the following:

    Forehand - Roddick
    Backhand - Kuerten
    Serve: gorth style
    Volley: :lol:
     
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  21. Aonex

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    Forehand - Hewitt (long and loopy)
    Backhand - Hewitt (just recently switched from 1 handed... back then, I tried to emulate Guga)
    Serve - Safin (Similar motion but probably a quarter of the speed)
    Volley - non-existent
     
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  22. perfmode

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    seems like no one here has any real volley skill. we need more s&vers!
     
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  23. tennisnj

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    No one's!
     
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  24. Rickson

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    I love hitting the backhand volley and for some reason I'm the only one among my friends who uses it. My friends don't volley much to begin with and I assume it's a difficult and unnatural feeling shot for them to master. My volley game is also like Safin's.
     
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  25. redpurusha

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    Different strokes for different folks:)
     
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  26. Dedans Penthouse

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    and so on and so on and scoobie doobie do-bee

    Did someone say Suzane "Le Grand Beak" Lenglen? Jumping, leaping while hitting her shots, and hitting shots of brandy during changeovers.

    The Catherine the Great of tennis, Lenglen not only looked like "Wilbur," she'd have done Wilbur.

    I second the "Sarah Jessica Parker as horseface" observation. She belongs in a petting zoo.
     
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  27. LX HONDA CIVIC

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    kinda sad to say for backhand and volleys

    serve: Roddick (not as much speed or power just the motion)
    forehand: Roddick
    backhand: Roddick
    volley: Roddick
     
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  28. perfmode

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    You just admitted to lifting weights 6 days a week and having no touch or skill. 8)
     
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  29. dantyem108

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    is that a bad thing?
     
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  30. Will

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    Apparently I try to get into the net too much!!
    But Im quite good @the net
    My forehands like Coria's and My Backhand is like H-H (same style not as good)
     
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  31. sarpmas

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    steffi
     
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  32. redpurusha

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    No one's. But I've been watching tennisone.com and would someday like to have these strokes (in my next life maybe):

    Forehand: Blake
    Backhand: Federer
    Serve: Roddick
    Volley: Fish
     
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  33. Max G.

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    [strike]Backhand - Rusedski[/strike] Scratch that, actually
    Slice Backhand - Tim Henman
    Topspin Backhand - N/A
    Forehand - Andy Roddick
    Serve - Mark Philippoussis (this changes though. Used to be more like Carlos Moya)
    Volleys - Mardy Fish
     
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  34. touchytennis

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    forehand - federer
    backhand - ferrero
    serve - federer (but steps in with backfoot, so slightly like safins in regards to feet)
    volleys... no idea.
     
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  35. 16

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    forehand--federer (slightly different fallowthrough, fallowthrough more like ferrero)
    backhand--hewitt
    serve-- max mirni
    volley-- (not to sure) I guess xavior malise
     
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  36. norcal

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    forehand: muster
    backhand: agassi
    serve: shalken!
    volley: harold solomon
     
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  37. tennisozzy_new

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    How come you guys aren't on the pro tour?
     
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