Your favourite shots of players

Livedeath

Professional
Being a fan of many players I have a liking for many different shots players can execute, I have listed few of my favourite shots from their arsenal.

Djokovic: BHDTL, sliding backhand on the stretch, crosscourt BH with sharp angle, ROS
Nadal: FHDTL especially the running one, backhand passes
Federer: Backhand slice, inside out forehand, block return it is not sexy to look but has teeth, dropshot return
Murray: Cross court backhand when hit with power, running cross court forehand, second serve return
Delpotro: Running forehand (crosscourt and DTL)
Berdych: Forehand crosscourt (easy power)
Tsonga: Serve (power), backhand drop volley
Wawrinka: BHDTL and cross court backhand when hit with power, Serve down the middle...boom
Gulbis: 1st Serve...boom
Isner and Dr Ivo: 1st Serves...boom
Nishikori: Cross court backhand
Gasquet: BHDTL
Raonic: 1st serve. He has hit 2nd serves at 140 mph :eek:
Tomic: Slice
Paire: Cross court Backhand
Fognini: Forehand down the line if he is not fooling around
Monfils: Forehand when he wants to win the point
Dimitrov: Forehand
Kohlschreiber: backhand
Cilic: forehand
Verdasco: Forehand
Klizan: forehand
Janowicz: Serve and dropshot
Stakhovsky: Volleys
Almagro: backhand
Dodig: serve
Dimitrov: forehand
Hewitt: Lob

Some old timers

Agassi: ROS, forehand
Sampras: Serve especially the second serve, running forehand and slam dunk
Courier: Inside out forehand
Edberg: Half volleys
Becker: Serve and Becker-dive volleys
Lendl: forehand
Mcenroe: deft touches
Ivanisevic: Serve, most effortless and brilliant server of all times
Rafter: Awesome volleys

You can add your favourite shots. :)
 
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xFedal

Legend
A better question will be who has the most versatile FH, we know Nole has the most versatile BH, but what about FH?
 

metsman

G.O.A.T.
federer forehand DTL, inside in, inside out, droppers, BH slice, BH half volleys/flicks, rafa CC forehand, passing shots, and his DTL forehand when the ball is seemingly behind him(standstill, his DTL forehand is not better than Fed's but he is better at this hooking it in for a winner), Djoker backhand, return, Safin Backhand, Murray ROS, backhand, volleys.
 

jm1980

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic: BH DTL or sharp CC. Bonus if on the stretch.
Murray: BH ROS
Nadal: FH DTL specially on the run. Bonus if banana.
Federer: Inside-out and inside-in FHs
Wawrinka: BH DTL
Del Potro: "Kill" FHs; very different from his rally FHs
Dolgopolov: Dropshot
Tomic: Slice FH
 

gn

G.O.A.T.
Djoker: BH DTL
Fedr: IO FH
Rafa's banana
Wawa's DTL
Gasquet's BH CC
Dog's serve
Nishi's return
Kyrgios FH

Bonus: Murray's running forward to retrieve the drop shot.
 

MasterZeb

Hall of Fame
Federer forehand (DTL and inside in and out specifically, but whole shot is awesome), bh flicks, net finesse and slice
Nadal banana shots (forehand as a whole is just a joy to watch)
Djoker cross court passing shots- amazing how consistently he can pull of this shot and succeed
Wawrinka Backhand -no explanation needed
Murray running forehand and backhand
Tsonga serve
Safin backhand DTL
Berdych forehand
 

haqq777

Legend
My favorite are Rafa's inside out DTL and CC both, from the deuce court. When's he's on, he's on. His running hit banana's are beautiful too.

Djokovic's CC BH is extremely good. And FH CC too - sometimes forehand DTL. And recently BH DTL (well yes, you get the picture, he's been that good overall).

Fed will laways have the magnificeint forehand. Although it doesnt seem very wristy, when I saw him hit in practice as a member in the crowd, I was in awe of how much wrist he was using. Beautiful, like a ballerina. Immaculate footwork too.

Wawrinka's backhand is mesmerizingly good. Always leaves the viewer in awe.

From an aesthetic perspective though, the prettiest backhand award, in my books, goes to Dicky Gasquet. That high back swing looks fantastic!

Murray's second serve. KIDDING! I think I like Murray's overall defensive counter-punching. No particular shot I like that leaves a huge impression on me though :)
 

NoleFam

G.O.A.T.
Djokovic - BH DTL or CC, Forehand inside out
Nadal - Running FH DTL
Federer - FH DTL
Murray - BH or FH lob
Wawrinka - BH DTL or CC
 

HunterM

New User
Rafa's banana shot / fhdtl + running forehand + backhand cross court
Federer's forehand + backhand's + serve returns/ everything else really
Djokovic's stretched out shots + backhand
Murray's backhand and returns
Wawrinka's backhand dtl
del Potro's forehand
Nieminen's on the run backhand dtl
Tsonga's serve
Isner's serve
Karlovic's serve
 

123456789

Professional
Monfils jumping overhead
Monfils diving forehand
Fognini volleys
Fognini racket smash
Murray serve
Nadal banana shot, DTL forehand
Federer slice, CC forehand
Nishikori backhand
Djokovic drop shot
 

StannisTheMannis

Hall of Fame
Fed- Forehand winner

Nadal- forehand passing shot for a winner

Djoker- crosscourt back hand winner

Wawrinka- BH DTL

Murray - Second Serves
 

Paul Murphy

Hall of Fame
Lleyton's lob.
Stan's BH.
Fed's inside-out FH.
Verdasco FH (when it's on).

Retirees:

Lendl FH.
Johnny Mac volleys.
Sampras serve.
 

Paul Murphy

Hall of Fame
Being a fan of many players I have a liking for many different shots players can execute, I have listed few of my favourite shots from their arsenal.

Djokovic: BHDTL, sliding backhand on the stretch, crosscourt BH with sharp angle, ROS
Nadal: FHDTL especially the running one, backhand passes
Federer: Backhand slice, inside out forehand, block return it is not sexy to look but has teeth, dropshot return
Murray: Cross court backhand when hit with power, running cross court forehand, second serve return
Delpotro: Running forehand (crosscourt and DTL)
Berdych: Forehand crosscourt (easy power)
Tsonga: Serve (power), backhand drop volley
Wawrinka: BHDTL and cross court backhand when hit with power, Serve down the middle...boom
Gulbis: 1st Serve...boom
Isner and Dr Ivo: 1st Serves...boom
Nishikori: Cross court backhand
Gasquet: BHDTL
Raonic: 1st serve. He has hit 2nd serves at 140 mph :eek:
Tomic: Slice
Paire: Cross court Backhand
Fognini: Forehand if he is not fooling around
Monfils: Forehand when he wants to win the point
Dimitrov: Forehand
Kohlschreiber: backhand
Cilic: forehand
Verdasco: Forehand
Klizan: forehand
Janowicz: Serve and dropshot
Stakhovsky: Volleys
Almagro: backhand
Dodig: serve
Dimitrov: forehand
Hewitt: Lob

Some old timers

Agassi: ROS, forehand
Sampras: Serve especially the second serve, running forehand and slam dunk
Courier: Inside out forehand
Edberg: Half volleys
Becker: Serve and Becker-dive volleys
Lendl: forehand
Mcenroe: deft touches
Ivanisevic: Serve, most effortless and brilliant server of all times

You can add your favourite shots. :)
Great list.
Very comprehensive.
 
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