View Full Version : Which top players from the past played the same style as Woz/Rads?

Jan 25th, 2011, 01:05 PM
First let me say this isn't a hate thread.

It's a genuine question for people who for sure are more familiar with players from the past than me.

I can't think of any of the top players from the past that played such predominantly defensive styles relying on opponent mistakes. They all would go for some winners.

Maybe Arantcha Sanchez-Vicario?

Jan 25th, 2011, 01:40 PM
Coetzer is one, too.

To a certain point, Hingis can be thrown into the mix. She would have much better volleys and was more foreward oriented, but most of her winners were coming from angles and touch, similar to Radwanska for example.

Lord Choc Ice
Jan 25th, 2011, 01:41 PM
Here we go, here come the Wozniacki/Radwanska to Hingis comparisons. :sobbing:

Jan 25th, 2011, 01:45 PM
I don't understand why people are so horrified by such a comparison. Saying they are exactly the same player is totally stupid, but naturally such a comparison will occur.

Who do you want Caro to be compared to, Davenport? :confused:

Jan 25th, 2011, 01:47 PM

They all relied on consistency like Wozniacki does.

Radwanska, maybe you can compare her with Maleeva and Farina Elia. Although she definitely uses more spin in her shots.

As CD said, there's no player who is 100% like someone else.

Jan 25th, 2011, 01:50 PM
Can't remember much about COetzer, will have a Google thanks

A Magicman
Jan 25th, 2011, 02:04 PM
Mary Joe Fernandez is the goddamn mother and role model of all pushers in the world.

If anyone invented that, it was her.

Manuela Maleeva was pretty bad to sit thru, too.