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Ferg
Jul 23rd, 2010, 07:39 PM
Ive just been watching Hercog and noticed I play a lot like her aside from her use of the double backhand. Big forehand, good use of the slice to move them around and mix it up, particularly the slice dtl and moving in. Like I said though difference is If I hit my backhand flat its one handed.

DefyingGravity
Jul 23rd, 2010, 08:32 PM
I'm a mix of Ivanovic and Clijsters.

Delfii
Jul 23rd, 2010, 09:58 PM
Well I'm a mix of Sabine Lisicki and Vika. :).

Aaron.
Jul 23rd, 2010, 11:17 PM
Wozniacki, but I can hit winners though and turn defense into offense. So maybe Clijsters, but I don't hit flat like her :p

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 23rd, 2010, 11:22 PM
Wozniacki, but I can hit winners though and turn defense into offense. So maybe Clijsters, but I don't hit flat like her :p

JJ then :shrug:

I play like Danka. Inconsistancy and all.

Cakeisgood
Jul 23rd, 2010, 11:30 PM
I'd like to say JJ, but more like Camille Pin :sobbing:

Slutati
Jul 23rd, 2010, 11:39 PM
Dokic on a bad day with a Golovin backhand. :bowdown:

Slutiana
Jul 23rd, 2010, 11:59 PM
Dokic on a bad day with a Golovin backhand. :bowdown:
Stop lying, Smashnova.

The Dawntreader
Jul 24th, 2010, 12:18 AM
In the last few weeks- Jana Novotna:lol:

Break My Rapture
Jul 24th, 2010, 12:52 AM
I try to play the drive volleys like Maria to finish off the points but I fail at it most of the time. :happy:
I really love to wrongfoot my opponents though, like Chaky. I love hitting wrongfooting winners. :hearts:

Andy.
Jul 24th, 2010, 12:53 AM
Mary Pierce/Lindsay Davenport

Caralenko
Jul 24th, 2010, 02:58 AM
Vera Zvonareva.

darrinbaker00
Jul 24th, 2010, 03:03 AM
If all of you are that good, why aren't any of you playing professionally?

Aaron.
Jul 24th, 2010, 03:06 AM
If all of you are that good, why aren't any of you playing professionally? I play tournaments and stuff around the country. More competitive then what most poster's play anyway. The Mary Pierce comparison is kinda unbelievable though.

darrinbaker00
Jul 24th, 2010, 03:12 AM
Wozniacki, but I can hit winners though and turn defense into offense. So maybe Clijsters, but I don't hit flat like her :p
In other words, you play like you. ;)

Andy.
Jul 24th, 2010, 03:15 AM
If all of you are that good, why aren't any of you playing professionally?
No one is saying they are as good as that player they are just saying which player their games are similar too. Obviously we are all no where near as good as the pros.

darrinbaker00
Jul 24th, 2010, 03:26 AM
No one is saying they are as good as that player they are just saying which player their games are similar too. Obviously we are all no where near as good as the pros.
Then how can your games be similar?

Andy.
Jul 24th, 2010, 03:58 AM
Then how can your games be similar?
Because you play in a simalar style, have similar stroke production or similar patterns of play???? is it really that hard to get. Obviously I dont play exactly like Mary and Lindsay but I have molded my game off of theirs. What us everyone supposed to say they play like Camille Pin or something?

Aaron.
Jul 24th, 2010, 04:02 AM
I wouldn't really copy any WTA player's stroke production. Very few have good technique and it's usually things that will only work for them. Serena serve is textbook, but still it's hard to copy. My advice is learn what works best for you and not because a certain player hits this way.

darrinbaker00
Jul 24th, 2010, 04:27 AM
Because you play in a simalar style, have similar stroke production or similar patterns of play???? is it really that hard to get. Obviously I dont play exactly like Mary and Lindsay but I have molded my game off of theirs. What us everyone supposed to say they play like Camille Pin or something?
Ask a question.....

I wouldn't really copy any WTA player's stroke production. Very few have good technique and it's usually things that will only work for them. Serena serve is textbook, but still it's hard to copy. My advice is learn what works best for you and not because a certain player hits this way.
.....and get an answer.

Cakeisgood
Jul 24th, 2010, 06:36 AM
If all of you are that good, why aren't any of you playing professionally?

You cannot seriously be this dense. I swear you're often contrary for the sole purpose of being contrary.


Because you play in a simalar style, have similar stroke production or similar patterns of play???? is it really that hard to get. Obviously I dont play exactly like Mary and Lindsay but I have molded my game off of theirs. What us everyone supposed to say they play like Camille Pin or something?

I did :sobbing:

Ferg
Jul 24th, 2010, 12:10 PM
If all of you are that good, why aren't any of you playing professionally?

Yawn. Clearly we arent as good as pros, its which pros game does it RESEMBLE. Obviously we cant hit with the same power. Stop being such a wet blanket. Or really stupid, maybe both.

SVK
Jul 24th, 2010, 10:46 PM
A bit of Vinci - Slice backhand, can make some damage at the net..but that´s all...If you´ll find a serve-volleyer with shitty serve hitting many DF´s per match, absolutely horrible in groundstrokes with no forehand who plays backhad one handed, two handed but MOSTLY slice, using a lot of dropshots, has pretty good volleys and is a solid net player with a good reactions, is a headcase but also can make a comeback, who is fistpumping or yelling "COME ON" after every single winning point, throwing racquets and going nuts after too many errors then this player can be compared with me...but I didn´t find any yet

Sammo
Jul 25th, 2010, 12:05 AM
Vaidisova in her off days :lol:

Mashabator
Jul 25th, 2010, 02:50 AM
Sharapova :p

duhcity
Jul 25th, 2010, 07:45 AM
Awful :(

.Andrew.
Jul 25th, 2010, 08:47 PM
JJ then :shrug:

I play like Danka. Inconsistancy and all.

True. I can attest to this. :p

Since it's wtaworld, I think my game is similar to Azarenka. :)

I've heard from a number of coaches that my game is similar to Nalbandian. :)

Slutati
Jul 25th, 2010, 09:51 PM
If all of you are that good, why aren't any of you playing professionally?
I take great offense in this post. :( I do play like Dokic, I hit the back fence over and over again. And my backhand is very Golovin-like. Non existent. :shrug:

Sammo
Jul 25th, 2010, 10:44 PM
I try to copy the players' shots, I copy Hantuchova's forehand and Molik's sliced forehand. And a bit of Kleybanova's backhand.

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 25th, 2010, 10:50 PM
True. I can attest to this. :p

Since it's wtaworld, I think my game is similar to Azarenka. :)

I've heard from a number of coaches that my game is similar to Nalbandian. :)

:bigclap:

Our Victoria vs. Daniela face-offs are EPIC beatdowns :sobbing:

Carotastrophe
Jul 25th, 2010, 11:00 PM
Caroline :lol: Especially the serve :lol: But i do hit a few winners so not exactly her :lol:

Direwolf
Jul 26th, 2010, 02:34 AM
error prone Venus

Aaron.
Jul 26th, 2010, 02:54 AM
I try to copy the players' shots, I copy Hantuchova's forehand and Molik's sliced forehand. And a bit of Kleybanova's backhand. Omg. What a bad combo :help:

Daniela-Is-Mine
Jul 26th, 2010, 03:30 AM
Omg. What a bad combo :help:

Whatswrong with Daniela's FH?
Shes MORE techniqually sound everywhere.

Aaron.
Jul 26th, 2010, 03:36 AM
Whatswrong with Daniela's FH?
Shes MORE techniqually sound everywhere. Alisa's BH with Daniela's FH would look weird. Dont cha think? :lol:

DefyingGravity
Jul 26th, 2010, 04:25 AM
^^ Yeah, but it's okay....I've got a Clijsters-Ivanovic forehand mix swing, and Kim's OLD backhand...you know the one, with the loop.

Aaron.
Jul 26th, 2010, 06:02 AM
Since when did Clijsters change her backhand?

DefyingGravity
Jul 26th, 2010, 03:27 PM
Since when did Clijsters change her backhand?

After 2004's wrist problems. She used to have a much more major loop than she does now. Just compare 2001/2002 to 2005 to 2009.

the jamierbelyea
Jul 28th, 2010, 05:16 AM
Alisa Kleybanova mostly. I hit a pretty big ball, am a bigger guy, but anticipates and moves surprisingly well for my size.

That's sort of an overall idea, though. My backhand is pretty awkward, I hit it very, very flat, and it stays very, very low. It really is very similar to the weird ball Tanasugarn hits.

My forehand is in stark contrast and it's pretty heavy with a lot of top spin.

I have no net game whatsoever, and a pretty good serve for my level.

FleetSeb
Jul 28th, 2010, 07:07 AM
I used to be a bit of a Wozniacki.... but after years of coaching the closest comparison I can find is Juan Carlos Ferrero with a single handed backhand.

My movement has always been my biggest strength (current U20 County Champion at 110m Hurdles) and I always recover to the middle of the baseline pretty well after each shot.

But now I'm quite aggressive as well, using my forehand to dictate play. It's fairly spinny but aggresive spin rather than defensive spin. Often hit my best shots on the run though... I do try to come forward every so often to finish points at the net but I'll only tend to come in as a change up tactic though like Juan. I'm not an all out power hitter but someone who plays controlled aggression which is why I chose to compare myself to JCF. But also someone who enjoys playing on all surfaces. As a rule though I prefer natural surfaces - had my best results on Clay, followed by Grass and then acryllic. Never played much on carpet. After movement and forehand, I think I'm also a good tactician which is why I enjoy clay, I mix up the pace quite a bit.

The main fall down area is the backhand, it's far to inconsistent. On a good day I'll happily hit a topspin single hander most shots and it works quite well. But for the most part as soon as a miss one of two of those I go straight to the slice and find it hard to coax myself out of that kind of mindset. I guess this is where the JCF comparison falls down, probably more like a Petzschner, someone who can hit through their backhand but slices most of the time.

First serve is decent, mostly a flat serve to my opponent's backhand (if they're a righty) but will occasionally use the slice serve to their forehand to mix it up. Generally go for a kick second serve much like JCF.


And obviously all this is at a much lower level than the guys I've referenced....

And I know it's a WTA forum but I've never really found as close a comparison for my game as Juan...

claypova
Jul 28th, 2010, 07:25 AM
Maria Shaarapova :sobbing:

Sammo
Jul 28th, 2010, 01:58 PM
Alisa's BH with Daniela's FH would look weird. Dont cha think? :lol:

Little bit, Alisa puts all her soul in her backhand and Daniela hits effortless power in her forehand.

Aaron.
Jul 28th, 2010, 02:08 PM
Little bit, Alisa puts all her soul in her backhand and Daniela hits effortless power in her forehand. I would hate to watch you play. Your strokes must look odd :lol:

Sombrerero loco
Jul 30th, 2010, 06:16 PM
hingis/radwanska...

DefyingGravity
Jul 30th, 2010, 06:24 PM
hingis/radwanska...

You'd be fun to play!

Just think of it...my Ivanovic/Clijsters vs. your Radwanska/Hingis!!! :hearts::hearts::drool:

Sombrerero loco
Jul 30th, 2010, 06:32 PM
:lol: i like playing against ballbashers to be honest :lol:

Mina Vagante
Jul 30th, 2010, 06:34 PM
Serena/Maria/Clijsters/Ivanovic

Richie's
Jul 30th, 2010, 08:54 PM
See my nickname and you will understand the way I play! I hit tons of UE's as well as winners! But mainly UEs>Ws :)
But dear no like an amateur! Fastest serve at 212 km/h and ace at 208!

The Witch-king
Jul 30th, 2010, 09:41 PM
I say a video of myself and my forehand kinda looks like Azarenka. It looks like i'm holding a piece of paper flapping in the wind. The rest looks like no one else

Singleniacki
Jul 30th, 2010, 09:49 PM
Radwasnka

Mina Vagante
Jul 30th, 2010, 09:53 PM
Wrong Thread !!!! :rolleyes:

Sombrerero loco
Jul 30th, 2010, 09:56 PM
wtf??not the correct thread...

Singleniacki
Jul 30th, 2010, 10:06 PM
BAHAHA oops :lol:

Cakeisgood
Jul 30th, 2010, 11:01 PM
My BH is sooooooooooooo ugly.

Sammo
Jul 31st, 2010, 12:43 AM
I would hate to watch you play. Your strokes must look odd :lol:

Uh, no :spit: Actually I would kick your ass on court in a stylish way ;)

Keegan
Jul 31st, 2010, 12:29 PM
I used to go for broke all the time, so same game style as the majority of the tour. Nowadays I tend to play with more top spin and I'm mostly defensive but I can become aggressive so maybe JJ?

prima donna
Jul 31st, 2010, 05:43 PM
Sprem.in terms of her technique on the fh and bh and the crouching over the ball, but dont/cant:p hit the ball as hard.

DefyingGravity
Jul 31st, 2010, 06:24 PM
Serena/Maria/Clijsters/Ivanovic

Marenima Sharnosterliams?

Mina Vagante
Jul 31st, 2010, 06:28 PM
Marenima Sharnosterliams?

:confused:

DefyingGravity
Jul 31st, 2010, 06:36 PM
:confused:

I just combined their names....it's a hot mess of people though. That's a LOT of styles. What makes them your game? Like what elements?

Mina Vagante
Jul 31st, 2010, 06:39 PM
I just combined their names....it's a hot mess of people though. That's a LOT of styles. What makes them your game? Like what elements?

Ah ok, I was like :confused:

It just depends on my mood.

If I'm in a ' I want to kill you on every shot ' i'll play Maria style.

If I'm in a ' Let's feel this match out but keep aggressive ' i'll play Serena style.

If I'm in a ' Don't make any errors on your forehand side, just get it in ' i'll play Kim style

If I'm in a ' Your forehand is on today ' i'll play Ana style
:tape::lol:

DefyingGravity
Jul 31st, 2010, 07:02 PM
Ah ok, I was like :confused:

It just depends on my mood.

If I'm in a ' I want to kill you on every shot ' i'll play Maria style.

If I'm in a ' Let's feel this match out but keep aggressive ' i'll play Serena style.

If I'm in a ' Don't make any errors on your forehand side, just get it in ' i'll play Kim style

If I'm in a ' Your forehand is on today ' i'll play Ana style
:tape::lol:

I'm really not the same way. I think my swing has elements of both Clijsters and Ivanovic in them, and my mentality is to play Clijsters until I get an opening, at which I will Ana the forehand.

Mina Vagante
Jul 31st, 2010, 07:14 PM
I'm really not the same way. I think my swing has elements of both Clijsters and Ivanovic in them, and my mentality is to play Clijsters until I get an opening, at which I will Ana the forehand.

' I Ana the forehand ' :spit:

From the videos, it looks like you have a very accurate serve :)

Technique wise, I think i'm like Serena. Open stance of both the backhand and forehand.

DefyingGravity
Jul 31st, 2010, 07:25 PM
' I Ana the forehand ' :spit:

From the videos, it looks like you have a very accurate serve :)

Technique wise, I think i'm like Serena. Open stance of both the backhand and forehand.

Thanks. I need new videos though. Those are definitely about 3 years old now. I've changed a lot since then.

And you'd be fun to play. Fake Clijsters vs. Fake Serena :drool:

Mina Vagante
Jul 31st, 2010, 08:42 PM
Thanks. I need new videos though. Those are definitely about 3 years old now. I've changed a lot since then.

And you'd be fun to play. Fake Clijsters vs. Fake Serena :drool:

Come to England :armed:

DefyingGravity
Jul 31st, 2010, 09:01 PM
Come to England :armed:

Gotta graduate university first!

Mina Vagante
Jul 31st, 2010, 09:03 PM
Gotta graduate university first!

So long :o

One part of my game that is like Clijsters' game is my defence. I more like a mixture of Jankovic/Clijsters. :p

spiceboy
Jul 31st, 2010, 09:13 PM
You guys are very talented...I'm so Brie :sobbing:

DefyingGravity
Jul 31st, 2010, 09:20 PM
nice

DefyingGravity
Jul 31st, 2010, 09:20 PM
You guys are very talented...I'm so Brie :sobbing:

Aww...Brie is talented too in her own right....

Cakeisgood
Jul 31st, 2010, 10:55 PM
You guys are very talented...I'm so Brie :sobbing:

I'm Camille Pin-like! We'd play well against each other :sobbing:

justine schnyder
Aug 28th, 2010, 07:40 AM
Used to play a bit like JJ. But now days I play pretty bad so no one :o

Miss Atomic Bomb
Aug 28th, 2010, 11:33 AM
Used to play a bit like JJ. But now days I play pretty bad so no one :o

Then you are still playing like JJ.

Singleniacki
Aug 28th, 2010, 11:35 AM
Then you are still playing like JJ.

:spit:

Nikkiri
Aug 28th, 2010, 12:42 PM
Ivanovic. Forehand is my best shot, my backhand is terrible and I have to catch my toss numerous times. :worship:

SwissMiss19
Oct 4th, 2010, 01:41 AM
I would say half Maria Sharapova and half Caroline Wozniacki. I love to hit the ball hard and in the corners and make my opponent run. I also can be a counter-puncher like Caroline and get every ball back - unless the shot is just way too good.

A Magicman
Oct 4th, 2010, 08:25 AM
Sam Stosur. :cool:

Good serve, good top spin forehand and a not-so-good backhand.

But I am not such a headcase. :lol:

Root
Oct 5th, 2010, 07:40 PM
No one. I am the first Nufflemutts. :rolleyes:

Kevin.
Oct 6th, 2010, 09:57 AM
Ivanovic :)

Big serve,love the forehand down the line and fistpumps alot :lol:

Mattographer
Oct 13th, 2010, 07:42 AM
I don't know... :shrug: I think I'm a pusher. Oddly enough, I can't stand watch pusher players :haha:

My serve motion is more like Wozniacki :o My attitude is more like Davenport ;)

justine schnyder
Oct 29th, 2010, 07:24 PM
Then you are still playing like JJ.

:sobbing:

Kirilenko-Fan
Oct 29th, 2010, 09:06 PM
Wozniacki, not that much winner shots but only few UE's and fit.

golovinjured2.0
Oct 30th, 2010, 06:58 AM
I modelled my backhand on Dementieva :tears:

Polikarpov
Nov 6th, 2010, 06:00 PM
I modelled my backhand on Dementieva :tears:

Good luck on hitting down the line. :cheer:

Dani12
Nov 7th, 2010, 04:20 AM
Zvonareva, and it kills me :(

Jankarenka
Nov 7th, 2010, 11:08 AM
Radwanska

Cinek
Nov 10th, 2010, 09:11 PM
Agnieszka Radwańska, Martina Hingis and Lleyton Hewitt :drool:

silyaunWILLIAMS
Nov 13th, 2010, 11:50 AM
Clijsters :o, Schiavone and Venus. I have graet balance like kim (I can recover from splits and hit a winner a shot after), I only hit one-handed slice backhands like Schiavone ( usually my returns are drop shots) and Venus because I am fast and I really go for my forehand.

tennisfan146
Nov 13th, 2010, 08:26 PM
Caro Wozniacki and Aga Radwanska :hysteric:

I usually don't do many unforfed errors and most of the time I win points when my opponent makes an error, but I'm trying to be more agressive. I also like to dropshot at times. I think that my best shot is forehand, because it's my most powerful groundstroke.

Kəv.
Nov 13th, 2010, 09:44 PM
Hmm. Abit like Wozniacki. Cant seem to hit many winners but i do have alot of UE

fleabitten
Nov 13th, 2010, 09:56 PM
Did you mean to say "but I DON'T have alot of UE."?

LaBellaAga
Nov 20th, 2010, 07:26 AM
Im most like a mix between Aga Radwanska and Kim Clijsters. I play mostly a defensive game but can hit withenough power to strike winners from the back of the court. My backhand is amazae and my forehand is alirght. Like Aga I love to use drop shots and lobs and I always seem to guess where my opponent is hitting the ball. The best of both worlds! :)

Andy.
Nov 21st, 2010, 07:53 PM
Im suprised at the high level of people playing a defensive/counter punching style.

rucolo
Nov 22nd, 2010, 04:50 PM
Sesil Karatantcheva.:D

Weapon is my backhand. My serve sucks!:tape::lol:

Ivanovic2008
Nov 23rd, 2010, 01:45 AM
Very like ana
Powerful forehand and hit alot of winners and also alot of UE's

darrinbaker00
Nov 23rd, 2010, 01:53 AM
Sesil Karatantcheva.:D

Weapon is my backhand. My serve sucks!:tape::lol:

Is your father surreptitiously giving you nandrolone? :devil:

rucolo
Nov 23rd, 2010, 03:00 PM
Is your father surreptitiously giving you nandrolone? :devil:

of course not.:angel: Good thing is I can`t get pregnant.:lol:

I serve like Sesil or Larcher de Brito. Without improvement - like them.:o

KBlade
Nov 28th, 2010, 05:16 AM
I'm a bit like Ivanovic. I have a huge forehand, which is most definitely my favorite shot. My backhand is solid, and I can hit winners off that side, but I prefer to dictate off the forehand side. I also have a big serve, but my biggest issue is mental, and the serve tends to go off the boil and I can hit a fair few double faults I'm not feeling confident or doubting myself. My mentality is very much like Zvonareva. When I can hold it together, I can play very well, But once I lose it, I really lose it :lol:

GAGAlady
Dec 7th, 2010, 07:19 PM
I'm a mix of Ivanovic and Clijsters.

wow thats a bold statement. are u saying your at there level of play? and consistently able to produce shots like them? because if your not able to i wouldnt nessesarily state that ur game is like theres.

i think players tend TO THINK they can be able able to play at the pro level and believe in there heads that they are as good or even better than the pros...but in reality just because u potentially can do alot of what they can do day to day they do it so well and on such a consistant basis.

in my own way i grew up following CAPRIATI...im naturally pretty quick about the court and have super strong legs ...quads like trunks...i am like her consistently able to handle pace and power no issues...the more power the better baby. i am good on the run and i am very hard to pass u literally have to hit 3 or 4 winning shots to end a point with me...so Jennifer for sure

DefyingGravity
Dec 7th, 2010, 09:52 PM
wow thats a bold statement. are u saying your at there level of play? and consistently able to produce shots like them? because if your not able to i wouldnt nessesarily state that ur game is like theres.

i think players tend TO THINK they can be able able to play at the pro level and believe in there heads that they are as good or even better than the pros...but in reality just because u potentially can do alot of what they can do day to day they do it so well and on such a consistant basis.

in my own way i grew up following CAPRIATI...im naturally pretty quick about the court and have super strong legs ...quads like trunks...i am like her consistently able to handle pace and power no issues...the more power the better baby. i am good on the run and i am very hard to pass u literally have to hit 3 or 4 winning shots to end a point with me...so Jennifer for sure

Seeing as the question says: What pro does your game compare most to...it implies that you are not a professional, nor do I claim to be one. I play tennis in college, and I could never BE a professional. You should really read the question. Though, yes I am able to hit hard consistently, with topspin and depth, and I can complete 50 ball drills and beyond at that pace.

GAGAlady
Dec 7th, 2010, 11:15 PM
Seeing as the question says: What pro does your game compare most to...it implies that you are not a professional, nor do I claim to be one. I play tennis in college, and I could never BE a professional. You should really read the question. Though, yes I am able to hit hard consistently, with topspin and depth, and I can complete 50 ball drills and beyond at that pace.

I offended u. Awww I'm sorry I didn't mean to hurt your feelings :hug: drills are fun and I know what ur talking about I' do drills myself but I meant more the match component of being on at all times but maybe I didn't phrase it well :)

SelesFan70
Dec 8th, 2010, 03:46 AM
Mary Pierce

goroos1994
Jan 13th, 2011, 01:38 AM
I hit backhands flat, my forehands have little topspin on them, my serves are fast and flat.

I assume my style of play is Jelena Dokic?

replicawatches
Jan 13th, 2011, 05:55 AM
dog tail

too much fantasy

Ralph214
Jan 13th, 2011, 02:45 PM
Current form Jankovic :lol:

Out of sorts play :)

ViennaCalling
Jan 13th, 2011, 07:38 PM
Brie Whitehead :tape:

BlueTrees
Jan 14th, 2011, 05:33 AM
Im a ballbasher :o I can hit it hard but am really inconsisent

jiri-nedved
Jan 14th, 2011, 06:00 PM
i hate it when I play tennis and people mistake me for Roger Federer.

hellas719
Feb 14th, 2011, 03:06 AM
^:lol:

I'd say Djokovic. People say del Potro, but I think Djokovic because my serve isn't as strong and I am more about consistency these days. I used to try and hit winners all over :lol:. And I have the same racket as Nole :angel:

Kevin.
Feb 23rd, 2011, 11:44 PM
First I said Ivanovic. Now I would say Tanasugarn/Ivanovic mix. I hit a very flat game with little topspin. I have decent (at best) footwork and still the big serve and DTL forehand.

Lord Sneeze
Feb 24th, 2011, 12:06 AM
I would have to say im a combo of Stosur/Schiavone

Good Kick Serve, with a reasonable first serve. Very hard and heavy forehand, i dictate play alot off the forehand and come into net behind it. I serve volley a reasonable amount and have a good volley, although not so much the first volley(need to work on this) My backhand is single handed with a reasonable slice to try to change things up.
I just make way to many cheap errors.

cellophane
Feb 24th, 2011, 01:28 AM
Jankovic, although of course I'm nowhere near her consistency. Backhand down the line is my best shot.

Randy H
Feb 24th, 2011, 11:15 AM
Alina Jidkova :lol:

¤CharlDa¤
Feb 24th, 2011, 11:45 AM
I can sooooooooooo see that Randy ;)

TS
Feb 24th, 2011, 11:46 AM
I have no idea.

I hit a very flat, hard forehand with little to no margin. It's my weapon and wins me loads of points (can also lose me a few if I'm having an off day), and opponents can never read where it's going. I'd like to hit with a bit more margin, but hey, if it ain't broke...anyway, that's my stock shot and it's a fairly reliable stroke. The rest of my game sucks. My backhand (naturally a double hander) is pathetic, as I am such a pussy on it I usually just slice it. My volleys suck, and my serve has reasonable pace but shocking placement. I defend quite well, but am naturally an aggressive player, particularly off the forehand as I will always run around to hit it :hearts:

So yeah. I have no idea...put a bunch of players in a blender, press start, eliminate their talent and voila. You have me.

Dulkirilenko
Feb 25th, 2011, 12:41 AM
Overall Safarova :tape: except im a righty. Forehand is very Berdych like with a huge backswing :lol:

hellas719
Feb 25th, 2011, 03:16 AM
I have no idea.

I hit a very flat, hard forehand with little to no margin. It's my weapon and wins me loads of points (can also lose me a few if I'm having an off day), and opponents can never read where it's going. I'd like to hit with a bit more margin, but hey, if it ain't broke...anyway, that's my stock shot and it's a fairly reliable stroke. The rest of my game sucks. My backhand (naturally a double hander) is pathetic, as I am such a pussy on it I usually just slice it. My volleys suck, and my serve has reasonable pace but shocking placement. I defend quite well, but am naturally an aggressive player, particularly off the forehand as I will always run around to hit it :hearts:

So yeah. I have no idea...put a bunch of players in a blender, press start, eliminate their talent and voila. You have me.

In a way, sort of like Stosur or Djokovic I guess :shrug:

Shivank17
Mar 1st, 2011, 06:15 PM
Totally Sharapova style.

Big 1st serves,large no. of DFs. :o
Huge returns,not so fast movement,Different but effective Backhand and Huge Forehand. :)
Not so much into swinging volleys though,I prefer smashes.

Ivanovic2008
Mar 2nd, 2011, 03:40 AM
Ana Ivanovic! Partly why I am her fan!

guyha4
Mar 2nd, 2011, 01:32 PM
Shahar Peer..
defensive player who can also attack with both forehand and backhand, not great serves
avarge skills in the net

Certinfy
Mar 2nd, 2011, 04:25 PM
Berdych - Basically just copied his game from a few years ago :o

Ciarán
Mar 2nd, 2011, 06:29 PM
If y'all play like some of the worlds best then why aren't you out there winning the tournaments?

http://i52.tinypic.com/dcwu20.gif

larar1chards
Apr 14th, 2011, 05:55 PM
Clijsters :)

Curcubeu
Apr 23rd, 2011, 10:09 PM
Sara Errani :sobbing:

-terrible second serve (same height)
-clay specialist
-try to use as much variety as possible, especially drop shots
-love slices
-simply retrieving the ball if I'm under pressure
-but tends to get overpowered by ballbashers (if not in UE mode)
-play as much tournaments as possible, have 2 or 3 good tournaments a year and many crap
-annoying on court persona :lol:

I think it must be her... :sobbing:

hellas719
Apr 23rd, 2011, 10:53 PM
^:rolls:

Curcubeu
Apr 23rd, 2011, 11:10 PM
Looking how most of you compare yourselves to star players, I tried to stay honest! :sobbing:

Sammo
Apr 24th, 2011, 12:40 AM
I don't compare myself to a player, but when I'm on the court I like to think what would Kim Clijsters do if she was in my position, it really motivates me to run a lot and to stay active. If I think what would Daniela Hantuchova do at 5-1 up in the third set then I've lost the match :sobbing::lol::sobbing::lol:

crazillo
May 28th, 2011, 06:21 PM
I have very flat strokes, and my forehand is much stronger than my backhand, espacially offensively. I like to throw balls at my opponents which they don't like, e.g. backhand slice. My serve is pretty good as I'm a leftie. I definitely struggle with high backhands though. My best shot is the CC forehand.

Wert.
May 28th, 2011, 08:28 PM
Gilles Simon

Spring Pools
Jun 16th, 2011, 01:54 AM
Lena D because I have a terrible serve. I recently came back from a short tennis hiatus, and I served 3 DF's in a row and ended up serving lob serves for the rest of the day.

Or maybe Makayla Lewis

égalité
Jun 16th, 2011, 02:23 AM
Brie Whitehead :hysteric:

Spring Pools
Jun 16th, 2011, 02:24 AM
Brie Whitehead :hysteric:
Makayla Lewis is worse

SpanishSuenos
Jun 16th, 2011, 06:57 AM
I try to play like Martina Hingis,I really enjoy her game.
I have similar serve like her,and I like play the net.
I like playing dropshots and lobs.
My second serve is like Aga Radwanska.
very not strong.
I am working about it.

Galang
Aug 3rd, 2011, 11:46 PM
I am Sharapova

Ayumilover.
Aug 4th, 2011, 03:11 AM
Rezai. I copied all my strokes after hers :lol:

MarkNL
Aug 4th, 2011, 04:14 AM
I guess I'd be Wozniacki, I'm very good defensively and I have a good backhand. My serve is average and I still have to learn to attack more with my forehand. I come to the net occasionally, not that often. Also, I'm trying to get the backhand slice into my game, but still practicing on that :)

theFutureisNow
Aug 4th, 2011, 05:03 AM
Rezai. I copied all my strokes after hers :lol:

Me too.

In practice I can hit it hard and fairly accurate.

But then in a game I make all sorts of dumb errors.

Ayumilover.
Aug 4th, 2011, 08:37 PM
Me too.

In practice I can hit it hard and fairly accurate.

But then in a game I make all sorts of dumb errors.

Really? Exactly like hers? :lol:
I also hit really hard in both practice and games and usually it works out, but i do still make a lot of errors. I also copied her serve which is really uniquely flat. Do you do the bouncing short steps too before you are about to smash a ball?

Aaron.
Aug 5th, 2011, 12:58 AM
Who on earth would copy Rezai :hysteric:

DefyingGravity
Aug 5th, 2011, 01:41 AM
I'm still rocking the Ivanovic-Clijsters-Zvonareva mix. Serve (sans ball toss) of Ivanovic, forehand of Zvonareva, backhand of Clijsters, aggressive nature of Ana...toughness of Clijsters (on and off, lol).

Spring Pools
Aug 5th, 2011, 01:44 AM
Who on earth would copy Rezai :hysteric:

Don't "bash" Rezai or she'll do it right back. Imagine if she played squash or something where it was easier to hit the ball in.

Ayumilover.
Aug 5th, 2011, 03:49 AM
Who on earth would copy Rezai :hysteric:

It got me to #3 singles spot for my high school team on varsity as a freshman :shrug:

and tennis isn't even my top sport :lol:

Barktra
Aug 5th, 2011, 04:17 AM
I try to be like schiavone. Slices, high balls, and trying to mix up the pace.

cloudseed
Aug 5th, 2011, 03:57 PM
My serve is like Sharapova's - big first serve with a terrible, unreliable, double-fault prone second serve. My ground strokes are very, very flat and hard with little variation.

My ground speed is probably like Serena's - lazy but I can run if I need to.

On-court personality is like Myskina's - extremely aggro and fiery at times. I will stare someone down and blame them. After I lose an easy point I usually stare at the umpire in disbelief.

Mental toughness is that of Chakvetadze - I crumble under pressure and will readily cry (inside at least) :lol:

theFutureisNow
Aug 5th, 2011, 08:12 PM
Really? Exactly like hers? :lol:
I also hit really hard in both practice and games and usually it works out, but i do still make a lot of errors. I also copied her serve which is really uniquely flat. Do you do the bouncing short steps too before you are about to smash a ball?

It was sort of a joke, but my shots are similar. I am the anti-pusher.

No bouncing though.

I don't have much experience- hopefully I can cut down on errors with more play.

Sammo
Aug 5th, 2011, 08:18 PM
I forgot about how my game is, I've been out for 3 months :hysteric::sobbing:

Caesar1844
Aug 6th, 2011, 04:39 AM
Edberg. Mostly because I copied him slavishly growing up.

Lachy
Aug 6th, 2011, 09:47 AM
I forgot about how my game is, I've been out for 3 months :hysteric::sobbing:

Same here :sobbing: :lol:

cowsonice
Aug 9th, 2011, 04:49 AM
My service motion is a lot like Zvonareva's, and I don't really know my game. Probably like Azarenka's/Li Na's? It's the false pretense that my game is based on aggressiveness when it is really based on getting balls back, feeding off of pace, and redirecting it. I usually win points that way. Sometimes, my ROS is explosive like Kvitova's...or so I'd like to think. :sobbing:

goat
Aug 14th, 2011, 06:47 AM
I play like most Australian players because I've trained here so long.

Looping forehands, slightly flatter backhands, big serve, rarely try and volley unless I have the best approach. My backhand is stronger but my forehand is more consistent. Since starting uni and reducing my tennis commitments my fitness and muscle mass have dropped, once I used to scramble for the ball and try and force errors out of my opponent but now I am lazy and just slap...

essentially I am a bi-polar styled tennis player.

Caesar1844
Aug 14th, 2011, 08:13 AM
I don't really understand why serve and volley has become so unpopular in Australia in the last 10 years. When I was a junior it was all about Cash, Stoltenberg, Woodbridge, Rafter, etc. so that's how most of us wanted to play.

It's still not a bad tactic, due to the prevalence of fast carpet courts. Yet everybody grows up playing exactly how you describe - the looping forehand, flat backhand and big serve. Very confusing.

Alwaysfan
Aug 14th, 2011, 10:06 AM
I play like a mix XDD

Forehand: Date
Backhand: Maria José Martínez
Serve: Sharapova
Style: Randwaska

claypova
Aug 14th, 2011, 10:07 AM
how can you serve like Sharapova, but have a Radwanska style of play? :o

Alwaysfan
Aug 14th, 2011, 10:21 AM
I mean that.
Style in general: fighting, changing shots usually, some drops..
And is compatible with a Sharapova´s serve :)

goat
Aug 14th, 2011, 11:39 AM
I don't really understand why serve and volley has become so unpopular in Australia in the last 10 years. When I was a junior it was all about Cash, Stoltenberg, Woodbridge, Rafter, etc. so that's how most of us wanted to play.

It's still not a bad tactic, due to the prevalence of fast carpet courts. Yet everybody grows up playing exactly how you describe - the looping forehand, flat backhand and big serve. Very confusing.

For me, growing up in Europe i played baseline but my style of shots changed rather than play when moving to Aus. One coach tried to make me play serve volley but I was not the most comfortable. I friend of mine in France plays serve volley but he has a massive serve, is six foot something and has reflexes like a cat. The same coach made him play it and he adapted to it immediately. Maybe it has something to do with the introduction of the sport where we first begin to play rallies from the baseline rather than vollying rallies?

Keegan
Aug 21st, 2011, 11:44 PM
My game has changed to a Stosur like game. In otherwords, I only have a forehand and a serve. My backhand goes AWOL all the time, although last time I played it was pretty sweet, but it's not consistent at all.

Setsuna.
Aug 26th, 2011, 05:07 AM
Ernests Gulbis.

NeKo
Aug 29th, 2011, 11:58 AM
Lleyton Hewitt. My forehand is different, a bit like Nadal and Djokovic.

DefyingGravity
Sep 7th, 2011, 03:03 AM
Still rocking the Ivanovic style of play: forehand, serve (ball toss isn't wonky though), but my backhand is more consistent. I do swing though, however, like Zvonareva a bit.

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 7th, 2011, 05:30 AM
I don't really try and imitate or compare with anyone (my coach is very against it as well). I personally from experience feel that its a bad habit, as you try and "adapt to someone else's game" rather than what you are capable of, and you yourself can provide. I have been playing since I was 7, so changing my game is a big no-no. I would say though my backhand (open-stance, which again my coach doesn't particularly agree with..because you have to read the ball off your opponents racket to get back early and follow through with the backhand..its more of a vaidisova/venus open stance backhand..very effective i find, however lately I have been taking a slightly shorter swing, which assists me n absorbing my opponents power). My serve I hit with a western grip, which is awkward for some but I have been brought up like that, so switching my hand slightly in my service motion feels odd now:sad:. My forehand is probably my weapon, but my backhand is more consistent (if that makes sense). I miss alot more on more forehand side, rather than my backhand side (even though i hit both shots hard and flat..not having much clearance over the net can cost me at times). which means probably overall its similar to Cibulkova's (not exact, but i wouldn't want it to be anyway). :)

englando08
Sep 7th, 2011, 06:06 AM
Jelena Jankovic. Head case, crappy serve, and all. Although I feel like my forehand is a little more of a weapon than my backhand, but i LOVE to go dtl with my backhand. When playing a stronger opponent i will play more defense, when playing a weaker opponent, I play more offense and go for my shots.

Caesar1844
Sep 7th, 2011, 06:17 AM
I don't really try and imitate or compare with anyone (my coach is very against it as well). I personally from experience feel that its a bad habit, as you try and "adapt to someone else's game" rather than what you are capable of, and you yourself can provide. I have been playing since I was 7, so changing my game is a big no-no.
That's a pretty idealistic way to view things. Everyone's personal style comes from somewhere else - whether it's from doing stuff the way your coach teaches you, trying to emulate a certain player or players, or a combination of both. I'm sure for most people it's a combination... I mean, you can't tell me as a kid that you didn't have favourite players and wanted to play like them.

I started playing at a similar age in the early-to-mid 90s. My heroes were Edberg, Woodbridge, and later Rafter. I always wanted to play like them and I took elements from all their games to try and build mine. I wasn't an especially tall guy so I copied a lot of Woodbridge's 'flatball' style, particularly with his serve, to get power. I obviously drooled over Edberg's backhand and volleys, so tried to incorporate some of his mechanics into mine. Later, when I was getting better and developing a kick serve, Rafter's was the obvious model.

I think it's a bad idea to try and slavishly copy a particular player just for the sake of it. I'd never try and copy Rafter's abbreviated service motion or Edberg's awkward continental forehand for example. But if a particular style appeals to you then there's nothing wrong with trying to emulate some of the best proponents of it. Everybody has influences on their formative development. Edberg was a massive influence on Federer playing the way he does, and it shows.

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 7th, 2011, 06:30 AM
That's a pretty idealistic way to view things. Everyone's personal style comes from somewhere else - whether it's from doing stuff the way your coach teaches you, trying to emulate a certain player or players, or a combination of both. I'm sure for most people it's a combination... I mean, you can't tell me as a kid that you didn't have favourite players and wanted to play like them.

I started playing at a similar age in the early-to-mid 90s. My heroes were Edberg, Woodbridge, and later Rafter. I always wanted to play like them and I took elements from all their games to try and build mine. I wasn't an especially tall guy so I copied a lot of Woodbridge's 'flatball' style, particularly with his serve, to get power. I obviously drooled over Edberg's backhand and volleys, so tried to incorporate some of his mechanics into mine. Later, when I was getting better and developing a kick serve, Rafter's was the obvious model.

I think it's a bad idea to try and slavishly copy a particular player just for the sake of it. I'd never try and copy Rafter's abbreviated service motion or Edberg's awkward continental forehand for example. But if a particular style appeals to you then there's nothing wrong with trying to emulate some of the best proponents of it. Everybody has influences on their formative development. Edberg was a massive influence on Federer playing the way he does, and it shows.

Of course I did, Agassi was the player I looked up to most. I told my coach I wanted to play like him when I was younger, and if i remember his exact words he told me "tennis needs a new unique Jimmy, and not another clone of Andre Agassi". I remember it to this day, because he was right, and my game and Andree's are completely different. :)

Caesar1844
Sep 7th, 2011, 06:36 AM
Sounds like you probably ended up mostly playing like the other players your coach developed then. Personal style has to come from somewhere, and if the player doesn't choose it then they generally get whichever cookie-cutter model their coach prefers.

There are very few truly 'unique' players, and most of them are rubbish. Orthodoxy is a good thing, as long as you pick one that suits you.

jimmy_the_greek
Sep 7th, 2011, 06:44 AM
Sounds like you probably ended up mostly playing like the other players your coach developed then. Personal style has to come from somewhere, and if the player doesn't choose it then they generally get whichever cookie-cutter model their coach prefers.

There are very few truly 'unique' players, and most of them are rubbish. Orthodoxy is a good thing, as long as you pick one that suits you.

That's true. He has been coaching for about 20 years now, he has worked in developing some great Australian juniors such as Todd Reid (Todd now trains at Sydney University which I am at now). However that has been my coaches view for a very long time. I completely agree with you, especially the last part you mentioned.

wozfan01
Jan 15th, 2012, 08:19 PM
My game is a mix of a lot of players:lol: My backhand is a lot like Jankovic's, especially down the line. My forehand is like Gorges' (when shes on the run, she whips it around her head, idk what its called but i do it and it results in a pretty powerful stroke). Im a really good scrambler like Wozniacki, but for movement im more of a Bartoli:sad: And i dont even want to talk about my serve...:rolleyes:

Miracle Worker
Jan 16th, 2012, 04:41 PM
My game is like Gajdosova's game :oh:

And everything is clear now :spit:

Kəv.
Jan 17th, 2012, 03:20 AM
^ Mine used to be.

Now its a bit of Gajdosova/Zahlavova Strycova :tape:

Miracle Worker
Jan 17th, 2012, 08:30 AM
And I forgot about serve. Serve is like Dementieva's one. Before she improved it :tape:

Wiggly
Jan 17th, 2012, 08:22 PM
Ernests Gulbis.

No one plays like Gulbis.

Miracle Worker
Jan 17th, 2012, 08:32 PM
No one plays like Gulbis.

I haven't seen him for ages. Is he so bad now?

Sean.
Jan 21st, 2012, 10:25 AM
Cirstea I guess, but I'm faster & a leftie.

Petkorazzi
Jan 22nd, 2012, 11:39 AM
Serve, forehand, backhand and gamestyle is crazily similar to Wozniacki (:unsure:), but I can hit a good slice and dropshot 99% of the time. :)

PowerWilliams
Apr 26th, 2012, 11:54 AM
I really don't know, coz I watch more ATP.

Big serve, 10+ aces a match. Yes, I jump at the moment my opponent shots. Power's my strength. I like CC winners. And 6'3. IDK who that represents.

Kəv.
Apr 26th, 2012, 12:07 PM
And I forgot about serve. Serve is like Dementieva's one. Before she improved it :tape:

OMG wtf, same.
Last year I used to be able to serve comfortably and fast. Now Im double faulting all over the place and can't even hit fast serves as I used to. :tape:

My game is now like ... idk..

I like hitting winners. I can move well. I can't serve. I can't smash. My volleys are OKAY. I can be pusher sometimes. I can be BBB sometimes.
:shrug:

Grigorpova
Apr 26th, 2012, 02:45 PM
I have a Barthel cross Stosur kind of game, I have a serve like Barthels and can swing crosscourt like her, Stosur for the backhand slice and the FH up the line.

PowerWilliams
Apr 26th, 2012, 09:04 PM
I really don't know, coz I watch more ATP.

Big serve, 10+ aces a match. Yes, I jump at the moment my opponent shots. Power's my strength. I like CC winners. And 6'3. IDK who that represents.

Like, does somebody has an idea who? Maybe, if I posted video of me...

Kismet
Apr 26th, 2012, 09:35 PM
OMG wtf, same.
Last year I used to be able to serve comfortably and fast. Now Im double faulting all over the place and can't even hit fast serves as I used to. :tape:

My game is now like ... idk..

I like hitting winners. I can move well. I can't serve. I can't smash. My volleys are OKAY. I can be pusher sometimes. I can be BBB sometimes.
:shrug:

Gosh, this describes my game when I played for my high school, from '04-'07. Coaches said I had a Dementieva serve, and they tried to change my motion so many times, but I just couldn't get used to it. And then eventually I'd stop thinking and go into BBB mode. Target practice was my favorite, but during actual matches it was like I treated everything like drills instead of having a plan in place. Net game was practically non-existent :sobbing:

Couple years later and I haven't learned from my mistakes :lol:

Kəv.
Apr 27th, 2012, 05:46 AM
Yeh, I've changed my service motion a couple of times now..

Yoncé
Apr 27th, 2012, 07:50 AM
Jarka. Plan A: Ball bash. Plan B: Ball bash harder. I'm such a tragic Reetard though my serve is the same as Serena's (technique only, sadly)

ScrubLove
May 26th, 2012, 01:29 AM
Kaia Kanepi for sure, not so much in technique but more in the style she plays. Big serve but having the double fault count keep up with the ace count most of the time. Big hitter with decently heavy top-spin on the forehand with a more flat backhand. Also able to get to more than may first appear. Net play has been and always will be a work in progress.

Kəv.
May 26th, 2012, 12:08 PM
Now Mandy Minella? Probably, serve is okay most of the time. Forehand is the main weapon, sometimes its so off I cannot get any in, sometimes its really good im hitting so much winners off it. Backhand is also okay, although it is more consistent then the forehand. Movement is really good (not sure about Mandys)

Angelle1986
Jun 12th, 2012, 05:03 PM
Nice thread!


Hmmmm, i would say that my game play at the moment is like Mauresmo on a bad day :p I'm still training to make it become like Mauresmo on a good day ;)

MarkNL
Jun 16th, 2012, 04:04 PM
I guess I'd be Wozniacki, I'm very good defensively and I have a good backhand. My serve is average and I still have to learn to attack more with my forehand. I come to the net occasionally, not that often. Also, I'm trying to get the backhand slice into my game, but still practicing on that :) This was my post from August last year, lol so much has changed in my game :lol: My forehand has actually become a weapon, tried a new swinging motion and now I got it. I can hit it pretty flat and it can do some damage. I now kind of master the backhand slice but still need to improve. Also my serve has improved so much :D I have a kind of Serena like serve motion I guess. But I don't know for sure I should let someone film me once :) I managed to get a lot more racquet headspeed on the ball. My next goals are to improve my backhand slice, 2nd serve and forehand dropshot :)

So I'm not really a Wozniacki anymore, I'm kind of a ballbasher now :oh:

cowsonice
Jun 16th, 2012, 09:02 PM
My service motion is slowly becoming more like Hantuchova's. Sometimes I do the long take back like Goerges's except my coach tells me not to (even though I could get good serves from it :oh:)

I'm slowly becoming like Kerber with my groundstrokes and movement.

Stonerpova
Jun 16th, 2012, 11:22 PM
I've seen tape of my own game and my forehand looks a lot like Capriati's. I can't really compare everything else to a pro's technique :shrug:

dynamoRockstarr
Jun 30th, 2012, 07:27 PM
My fh and bh is Venus all the way. My game, well I attempt to play like Davenport minus a big serve because mines is crap. I hit hard and deep down the middle, especially on hot days because I hate all the running and my movement is crap anyway. :lol:

joeh37
Nov 12th, 2012, 06:16 PM
I have an exasperated service motion and crazy on court routines. SO that probably puts me in the Bartoli category.

I don't hit two hands on both wings though.
My forehand is similar to Stosur's, I often run round it.
By results i'm more like Simone Kalhorn to be honest

Racket Stringer
Nov 12th, 2012, 11:47 PM
I would say I'm most like Lleyton Hewitt!

GOATdin0931
Nov 21st, 2012, 02:37 AM
Omg as much as I hate to say it but it is very similar to Oudins!! :sobbing:

BlueTrees
Nov 21st, 2012, 05:33 AM
Omg as much as I hate to say it but it is very similar to Oudins!! :sobbing:
Poor thing :hug:

Petkorazzi
Nov 21st, 2012, 10:33 AM
I'm literally like a male version of Wozniacki these days :o

Sammo
Nov 21st, 2012, 08:00 PM
Like Lucic, but with a crappy serve, less reliable forehand, 1/2 as powerful (which is quite powerful actually), and overall more erratic than hers :hysteric:

GOATdin0931
Nov 22nd, 2012, 02:39 AM
Poor thing :hug:

:lol: :help: She's not that bad :p

When my game is on (very rarely) I guess I play similar to..hmm I'm trying to think of a male player but idrk any that i play like :facepalm:

Ill have to do some research :oh:

nazzac
Nov 22nd, 2012, 08:48 PM
My game resembles Tsonga's the most. I've got a good serve (In comparison to the people i play against), Good Volleys, Good forehand, but a terrible backhand. My ROS is not so good either. So i guess that sounds like Tsonga :lol:

My on court attitude and demeanor is more comparable to Del Potro. Generally calm, don't get worked up, and i tend to show a lot of class during the handshake. I've even got a simular grunt to Del Po (Though i don't grunt often. Just when i'm behind, or it's a really close match, just to add some intensity to my shots)

MrProdigy555
Nov 24th, 2012, 07:53 AM
I have a low ball toss on my serve. I like being the aggressor off of both wings. Can hit my forehand really big at times, but my backhand is definitely my more stable shot. Movement is probably my biggest strength. I can run for days and chase down pretty much anything.

I would say I play similar to Monfils or Andy Murray (sadly) :tears:

My on-court attitude: I get really pissed off, but I conceal it very well. I usually come across as relaxed/focused. I may say a few come on's every once in a while, but nothing too over the top. I talk to myself often. I usually never let nerves get to me in important moments of a match. I just come across as very stoic/serious.

The Bulldog
Jan 2nd, 2013, 01:18 AM
Benoit Paire is a good comparison. We have the same strengths and weaknesses.

Sammo
Jan 2nd, 2013, 01:41 AM
Erakovic forehand Seles backhand. Errani serve :lol:

charmedRic
Jan 2nd, 2013, 05:11 PM
I think my game has evolved so much in the past year. I've got a reliable and heavy forehand that I can flatten for speed but only with a 50/50 hot or miss frequency. My 2-handed backhand is my weapon ala Hantuchova (Indian Wells Final style) or Puig (during the Kerber match).

My two weaknesses have to be mental game and serve consistency. I still need to work on those. On a good day I can hold serve at 40-15 or at love ... but on a bad day ... 1 DF min per service game. :shrug:

And I've got the speed/flexiblity of Clijsters...splits and all. :rocker2:

Fantasy Hero
Jan 2nd, 2013, 07:57 PM
on HC and indoor I very much remind of Flavia, with a pretty powerful and accurate 1st serve and a so so 2nd serve, solid return and great movement. FH with a lot of spin, but solid and BH to finish off DTL.

on clay I just am an hopeless case, somewhat a reverse Niculescu with all slice BH and often slice FH and super topspin FH :sobbing:

look-wise I guess my movements look like Kerber's

I definitely suck on clay, must be the only Italian

Sammo
Jan 2nd, 2013, 08:49 PM
^ I'm Spanish and I suck on clay too :lol:

Fantasy Hero
Jan 2nd, 2013, 08:56 PM
^ I'm Spanish and I suck on clay too :lol:

:hi5:

Cheda 16.17
Jan 4th, 2013, 04:51 PM
I can compare with Jelena Jankovic, Masha and Kvitova... I tried to play with left hand and every forehand diagonal was in :) Touches every line. But my backhand is like Sharapova's. Serve I don't know, movement Jelena's and forehand I don't know... Maybe like Harrison's.. If i'm on my best. When I play really awful, it looks like Fail Michelle..

Yoncé
Jan 13th, 2013, 10:58 AM
Jarka. Plan A: Ball bash. Plan B: Ball bash harder. I'm such a tragic Reetard though my serve is the same as Serena's (technique only, sadly)

This is till pretty much the same however with some Kerber in the mix now, I can push if I don't give a fuck and I have kind of adopted her on court attitude :lol: I alter my service motion and it was find of like Kimberly's which made it more consistent with significantly less pace but I've reverted back to my Serena motion, I'm complacent with serving doubles at least my technique will look good while I do it :oh: I really don't know who my ground strokes would compare to on a technical level because I've never seen footage of myself playing.

MrProdigy555
Jan 13th, 2013, 03:19 PM
I can compare with Jelena Jankovic, Masha and Kvitova... I tried to play with left hand and every forehand diagonalue was in :) touches every line. But my backhand is like Sharapova's. Serve I don't know, movement Jelena's and forehand I don't know... Maybe Harrison's.
Harrison's forehand?! :hearts: I would love to play against you. :lol:

Sammo
Jan 14th, 2013, 11:07 AM
I'm also a brainless ball basher most of the time but if the other player is even more brainless than me I adopt a King Vulture attitude :oh: I really need to improve my serve though, one can't be a certified ball basher with such a shitty 120 kmh serve :lol:

Mashabator
Jan 19th, 2013, 07:09 AM
I sadly resemble parts of my 3 favs: Sharapova, Dokic and Lisicki. Pretty much a ballbasher :p

Grigorpova
Jan 21st, 2013, 11:06 AM
Forehand like Sharapova. Backhand like Ivanovic. Serve like Serena/Lisicki.

Game has changed alot since last six months.

Lachy
Jan 21st, 2013, 11:16 AM
Copied Vania's serve. :lol: It has been the easiest and feels really comfortable. :spit:

Sam L
Jan 23rd, 2013, 09:48 AM
Don't know about other aspects of my game but I played today and my two handed backhand was sweet and exact copy of the Williams sisters' open stance two handed backhand. I can go inside out, DTL or cross court with it - topspin or flat. I always hit like this but this is the most consistent I've ever been.

But alas, that's where the similarities end. :oh:

Forehand is not too bad but very loopy. I need to learn to flatten it out.

Mattographer
Jan 23rd, 2013, 01:08 PM
Monica Niculescu :oh: I use slice forehand quite often :oh:

I'm a junkballer :oh:

JovanvoliAnu
Feb 19th, 2013, 03:19 PM
Jankovic in 2008 or 2007 I will post some videos so you'll see :)

Povin
Mar 29th, 2013, 02:04 PM
I'd say Kerber. Great movement and court coverage. A so-so serve, but it's pretty precise. But I also like body serves :hearts: I get down on my knees very often to retrieve the ball (like Radwanska also). Not much top spin (but sometimes I use it though, when I have many errors). Good change from defense to offense. And I'm hopeless against my opponents moonballing :hysteric: :crying2:
What's different is that I'm right-handed, and my swings are prettier :lol:

Sean.
Mar 29th, 2013, 02:11 PM
I'd say Kerber. Great movement and court coverage. A so-so serve, but it's pretty precise. But I also like body serves :hearts: I get down on my knees very often to retrieve the ball (like Radwanska also). Not much top spin (but sometimes I use it though, when I have many errors). Good change from defense to offense. And I'm hopeless against my opponents moonballing :hysteric: :crying2:
What's different is that I'm right-handed, and my swings are prettier :lol:

I do this too, always have. I'm always really surprised when people comment on it as it comes naturally!

VamosArgentina
Mar 29th, 2013, 04:48 PM
Serve - Dementieva.
Backhand - Stosur.
Movement - Taylor Townsend
Calling the lines - this is the only place I'm at the same level as Sharapova:)

Little Dreamer
Mar 29th, 2013, 04:50 PM
Agnieszka...except my down the lines aren't my favorite shots to hit, it's cross court

Petkorazzi
Mar 29th, 2013, 09:21 PM
I've completely messed up my forehand over the years. I used to have patches at least when it worked magically, nowadays it's just shit. :crying2:

Serena_Williams_
Mar 29th, 2013, 09:42 PM
I've completely messed up my forehand over the years. I used to have patches at least when it worked magically, nowadays it's just shit. :crying2:

This :lol: I messes my FH so much i can't even get a loopy ball deep enough :lol: I'm gonna do some experiments and try using Venus' technique on my FH

MaSharp
Jul 18th, 2013, 08:44 PM
Unfortunately my game is really like Wozniacki's. I want to be more agressive but for now I am not. Here and there I can hit really beautiful winner but that's it. Oh and of course. My serve is like Errani's. It's very slow, but I don't really have problems with DF's.

aussiesharapova
Jul 20th, 2013, 04:09 AM
Sharapova all the way. Same forehand (both normal and loopy) and backhand technique, a pretty high ball toss, loads of DFs :oh: and I'm not that great at volleying in singles. I tend to hit more slice on defense though, but I'm mostly a ball basher :angel:

chingching
Jul 20th, 2013, 02:02 PM
Everyone mixed together but I have no serve :lol:
I change around a lot :lol: You have to at the higher level :D Thats how you won ITF matches ;)

Povin
Jul 20th, 2013, 09:13 PM
omg I just watched Vaidisova, and my shots are so identical to hers :eek: Especially backhand, exactly the same technique.
Except for serve through, but I once tried to bring my racket up like she did

Povin
Jul 20th, 2013, 09:30 PM
I would say half Maria Sharapova and half Caroline Wozniacki. I love to hit the ball hard and in the corners and make my opponent run. I also can be a counter-puncher like Caroline and get every ball back - unless the shot is just way too good.

Donna Vekic :hearts:

Pheobo
Jul 21st, 2013, 12:42 AM
Sjeng Schalken :lol: Old-school, I know.

When I was learning it was on purpose but now it's just instinctual. Over time I've learned to generate a decent amount of topspin when I need to with my Eastern forehand, though. I'm glad I never let my first coach talk me into westernizing my grip or switching to a two-hander...my game tends to throw a lot of people off :devil:

Alwaysfan
Jul 21st, 2013, 12:52 AM
Kimiko forehand and Kerber backhand.
Hradenka serve and I Wannasuck in the others shots hahaha

undertakeress
Jul 21st, 2013, 01:10 AM
Past people - Capriati and Clijsters.... Nowadays, more like Kvitova, especially being left handed and having a lefty serve.. My backhand was always my weapon - cross court, hit the lines,.. No one can touch it!

Keaka
Jul 21st, 2013, 09:01 PM
Safin, with some elements of Brie Whitehead

Grininel
Jul 23rd, 2013, 09:18 AM
I think my serve action is similar to the hybrid of Henin and Larsson with more extreme close stance.

Yoncé
Jul 23rd, 2013, 09:23 AM
I think my serve action is similar to the hybrid of Henin and Larsson with more extreme close stance.

So like Czink's? :lol:

Grininel
Jul 23rd, 2013, 12:04 PM
So like Czink's? :lol:

Czink serves in open stance.
Stand like McEnroe. Raise your racket like Henin. Bend your body like Larsson.
Finally hit it over the wall. That's mine.

nazzac
Jul 23rd, 2013, 09:18 PM
My service motion is pretty much like Sampras'. A person who walked by when i was playing my mate commented on it.

Gadis Desa
Jul 24th, 2013, 01:02 PM
sometimes I want to imitate bartoli antics. but I never can do it as natural as she does

Start da Game
Jul 24th, 2013, 02:27 PM
my ball toss is like sania mirza's.....high and hopeful for the ball to come down in the spot i want it to......

striking the serve and finishing the follow through is like sampras's - trying to get on top of the tossed up ball and bang right on its head using my strong right shoulder......i don't comprimise on my second serve and hit a good amount of double faults......

my forehand is my greatest strength......i hit my forehand like gonzalez, mostly open stance......i never miss off this wing......i can rely on this one shot any day.....

my backhand is a bit of a weakness.....it is a single hander......i copied henin initially and hate to say this but my friends said i hit more like federer when i hit a backhand......i mean that cross follow through to the right opening my chest......after their comments i tried to convert to double handed but the switch just din't feel natural......so i am continuing as a single hander......

i volley very little but whenever i do i try to do it like pirru, i mean those snap volleys she hits holding the racquet upwards in the direction of sky and bends to make good contact beside her right ear......

GOATdin0931
Jul 24th, 2013, 03:52 PM
After some reevaluating of my game I have come to the conclusion that I hit my groundstrokes, especially my backhand very similar to JJ's! :hearts:

MaSharp
Aug 28th, 2013, 10:00 AM
Like I have already said in this thread the best comparison for my game are - unfortunately - Wozniacki and Errani. :rolleyes:

Serve defenitely Errani like, other is pretty similar of Wozniacki play. And not 2009-11 but this year woz. It sucks when you play like your least favourite but I can't avoid the truth. :angel:

I'm not a superb defender, but I return a lot balls back and opponent often make an UE soon. I run for every ball and I don't hit a lot of winners. Besides my balls are often high (without top spin)and I can barely hit flat shot.

To me is interesting to see how many of you are saying that your game is similar to play of your faves. Did you start playing before knowing this players and became fans becouse similar play or what? I would like to play Masha game style but my game it's not even close to be similar. :lol:

Although my forehand is improving and I try to play tactically I still suck. I want my game to become at least more similiar to Radwanska (although I don't like her), Clijsters, Halep. I never will be a ball basher almost for sure. :)

charmedRic
Aug 28th, 2013, 01:29 PM
...in the process of doing so major strategy tweaks which will affect my shot selection and what the overall portfolio of my game looks like. needless to say, it is a tennis existential crisis what I'm going through the the moment. :hysteric:

Joelina
Sep 1st, 2013, 09:36 PM
my serve is Vesnina like, but i am very poor at serving, especially my 2nd serve is nonexistant...I make lots of DF´s

forehand is Hantuchova like but it is very inconsistent, backhand is my strentgh, it is Sharapova like and i love playing backhand, i am very confident with that shot, it is also very deep and fast, really tough to play back

movement is my weakest part of the game, i am horrible in that, i am very slow and careful therefore i hate playing against fast opponents so i have to hit ball very hard to make winners, i am like the most brainless ballbasher :lol:

Fantasy Hero
Sep 1st, 2013, 09:40 PM
last week I had another TFer coming over for a few days and we played tennis a few times...

-watching Kerber-

Me: "I think I play the same tennis as Kerber"
Dan: "mmmm...no, you hit so flat that you could be Japanese"

:lol:

MMJSL
Sep 4th, 2013, 04:42 AM
Ivanovic. Basically a classic club player. :lol:

I will always regret learning to serve by copying Venus. So much movement. Hard to time. Gotta fix it.

Vefci Y
Sep 6th, 2013, 01:19 PM
My Friend said my serve kinda like Daniela:lol::lol:

Playballk
Sep 6th, 2013, 05:22 PM
My overall game is lie Jimmy Connors. I hit the ball really flat and my serve is only workable but not great.

LeatherRatson
Nov 8th, 2013, 07:09 PM
I'd love to be able to play like Laura Robson but I'm probably more like Heather Watson in that I have a decent serve, good at vollying and I can hit winners but I do try to play more defensively, as I can't handle making unforced errors.

uchickenvn
Dec 25th, 2013, 06:16 AM
I use reverse forehands most of the time to put spin on the ball so my friends call me little Nadal. :devil:

Tennisfan26
Dec 26th, 2013, 02:43 AM
When I'm on form, Djokovic, other times Wozniacki :lol:

Vefci Y
Jan 2nd, 2014, 02:08 PM
Niculescu,I can`t hit a regular shot with forehand,can just slice with forehand,but I don like backhand slice unless I have to..

miffedmax
Jan 2nd, 2014, 09:39 PM
I'm the slow, bald, ugly, male version of Larsson. I have a loopy forehand, a serve that is either completely on or completely off and my backhand is as grotesque to watch as it is hopeless.

MichaelN
Mar 17th, 2014, 09:38 PM
In all honesty, a scrappy version of Radwańska:tape:
Volleys are :yeah: Net play is :yeah: Drop shots are :yeah: Being a wall is :yeah: Power is :o
Forehand is so random, sometimes I can set up really good shots and sometimes I send moonballs which are just:help:
My backhand, I don't even know:tape: I try not to use it because I think it's awful but for some odd reason, I can hit really awkward yet powerless shots which seem to just fall into the court and make everyone I play furious :lol:

Queen V.
Mar 18th, 2014, 05:41 AM
Hard Court- Victoria Azarenka
Clay- Wozniacki :help:
Grass- Nadal

MMJSL
Mar 18th, 2014, 06:10 AM
It's honestly hard to say. When I started playing tennis I really wanted to copy Venus. But I realized it was better to be the best version of myself. So I've always blocked out comparisons.

But if I HAD to.. :oh:

I would say pre-2013 Li Na(ErrorNa). Good forehand, better backhand, I love to be aggressive. My volleys need work, my movement was :yeah: but I rolled my ankle a few months ago, still working to get back to normal. My serve is more Justine Henin though. I'm a baseliner who like to take the ball early.

MMJSL
Mar 18th, 2014, 06:16 AM
Czink serves in open stance.
Stand like McEnroe. Raise your racket like Henin. Bend your body like Larsson.
Finally hit it over the wall. That's mine.

Weird. That's my serve too. Just 3 inches wider than McEnroe's stance.