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hero McEnroe. He was 43-0.
Well, the only tournament I played after my high school years was the intramural UCR tournament. I lost 4-6, 4-6 to the eventual winner. I made a promise to myself that I would play tournaments if I thought I mastered every shot to a high enough degree. I've played two 5.0s from Michigan, both former juniors, one ranked #2 in his day. I beat the first one 6-1, 6-2. The other I took to a tiebreaker and the score was 9-9, then we called it a day. I've also played a regular 4.5/ 5.0 tournament player in SoCal. His name's Andrew Likis. We have good rallies, though we've never played sets. Well, I don't think I'll change my rating based on this experience among others.
I've played plenty of racquetball tournaments where people underestimated me because of my size. I took on a ranked #9 California junior starting to play pros at UC Riverside. No one thought I'd give him a match at 13-15. He was 6'3'' and I am 5'6''.
But I've never had to hear this much stuff about ratings in the racquetball world as I hear in tennis. It really bores me. So you would say to Bobby Fischer he shouldn't be considered the best chessplayer of all time, if he refused to play FIDE tournaments and Karpov?
ayers (maybe we should do a separate thread for women?). Although, I'd agree that Henin's backhand is the one I would want--male or female. She can do so much with it.
1. Serve: So many great servers to choose from: Stich, Roddick, Kraijeck, Ivanesivic, Becker, etc. I'd even throw in Guy Forget or Philippousis in the mix. But my choice would be Sampras too. His service motion was the same for every serve
2. Forehand: I'll have to agree and pick Federer too. So smooth and so powerful. Lendl or Sampras would be a close second. If Blake had a little more variety, his forehand would definitely be in my list for consideration.
3.Backhand: Agassi's was always great and I play with a two-hander. But in my ideal world, I'd pick a one-hander too. I might pick Gasquet because it sure does look nice, but I'll go with a Grand Slam champion. For this, I'll pick Lendl.
4. Volleys: As good as McEnroe's hands are, I'll pick Boris Becker. I wanna lunge like him.
5. Return: Agassi of course. Best returner of all time. Connors would be second choice for me.
6. Mental: I'd go with Borg. Courier would be a close second for me.
7. Movement: Federer probably does have the best movement. He never seems rushed. But I'll stick with Hewitt. I figure my ideal player will already have Federer-like skills everywhere else, and will use the extra speed to his advanatage. :-)
I'll add a category:
"Trick" Shots (angles, drop shots, etc): I'll say Federer. Some of his shots are just unreal. I've always heard Mecir was also like that, but I've never seen him play.…
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