Tennis stars have different strengths and weaknesses. A perfect tennis player is expected to play all shots in the book with best possible effect. His serve and return need to be better than anyone and so should be his forehand and backhand. Many players play many shots much better than their rivals on the tour. We take up different shots of different male tennis players to build up a pro that could be called as having an almost perfect all round game.
Mastered Serve, Return, Forehand, and Backhand
John Isner has the best tennis serve. His fast and accurate tennis serves coupled with numerous aces put the American pro above all other rival tennis stars. Isner has no doubt the fastest and most consistent service on the men’s tour. In the return, the current world’s number 1, Novak Djokovic, comes closest to a perfect tennis player. His ability to put the ball back in play and deny aces to opponents puts the Serb above many rival tennis stars.
Two best tennis stars with the most devastating forehand on the men’s tour are Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. It is nearly impossible to separate between the duo on many courts. However, Nadal’s forehand comes closest to a perfect tennis player. It is loaded with topspin and banana-like curve. On the fast court, Federer is our pick. His great timing, inside out positioning, and sheer injection of pace makes the Swiss maestro’s forehand a killer one.
Many current ATP tennis stars have a great backhand. The 3 that standout are Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, and Dominic Thiem. However, the Serb great Djokovic has a the best two handed backhand shot. He can play that with clinical efficiency against any player on almost every surface. In one handed backhand, we pick Austria’s Dominic Thiem in our list for a perfect tennis player. The current world number 3 has a lethal one handed backhand full of speed with minimal errors.
Grace, Physicality, and Mental Toughness
In terms of gracefulness and artistry on the court, Switzerland’s Roger Federer comes closest to a perfect tennis player. He has the most stylish and easy looking game among all tennis stars on the ATP tour. The maestro’s game is referred to as poetry in motion. Federer’s famous rival tennis stars Rafa Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Dominic Thiem are the most physically strong and perfect tennis players. However, as one pick, we would have Austria’s Dominic Thiem as he is younger of all the three and thus can slog more on the court.
The perfect tennis player in terms of mental toughness is the current world number 2 Rafa Nadal. The 19 time Grand Slam champ has an exemplary never say die spirit on the court. Also, he never tends to surrender or give matches away without tough fights. Nadal is also among very few tennis stars with an incredible ability to bounce back stronger after injuries. That sets the Spanish sensation above the rest of his rivals.
This is our build up for a great tennis player. Do let us know your choices and comments among the current tennis stars on the tour.