Originally Posted by Unregistered
What do you think is the best combination of skills for an all court player? I use to play on the baseline, but i go to the net from time to time. A jack of all trades..
IMHO (all gold of course plus the appropriate equipment): 1) hewitt foot speed to get all those cross courts and drop shots; 2) roddick serve for the aces; 3) nadal forehand for the wicked topspins (works with slice too, but not as good as the federer backhand, I find).
I experimented with replacing the hewitt speed with the federer backhand but I found that I couldn't chase down the highly angled crosscourts or the dropshots at the net. However, with nadal forehand+federer backhand gold, you could place the ball almost anywhere you want to.