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Most Complete Player
Ok, let's get this out of the way.
We heard that old mug Bolletieri say Djokovic is the most complete player, and after a similar remark that Kyrgios gave in Acapulco, people on other forums have been going crazy about it.
First off Novak, like it or not, is a COUNTER PUNCHER. Textbook counterpuncher. He was a bit more aggressive in his ground game when he was younger, but after the racquet change in 2009 (?) , he solidified himself as one.
He is clearly the best counterpuncher that the sport has ever seen judging by his accomplishments, but he clearly isn't the most complete player.
He has probably the worst net game in the top 10, generally not very good at the net, and has botched a million volleys and 4 million overheads. This only feeds his unwillingness to come in and finish points off.
Next, his forehand. Godawful at times. It's fantastic for his playstyle, but in isolation, it's not the best shot in the world to be fair. Same goes for his serve basically, both first and second. Good for his playstyle, but not fantastic.
Even if we only consider the baseline game, Rafa is a better pure baseliner in that regard and there were perhaps some, even better in the past.
In conclusion, this is of course in no way an attack, there are only 2 guys that I would argue that are more complete:
(You guessed it) Fed and Nadal.
|14-Mar-2017 12:26 PM