Marcos Baghdatis builds perfect player: Mentions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal...

Baghdatis mentions Federer twice while building his perfect player.

by Dzevad Mesic
Marcos Baghdatis builds perfect player: Mentions Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal...

2006 Australian Open runner-up Marcos Baghdatis named Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic while buidling his perfect player. When it comes to the opening shot in tennis, Baghdatis said his perfect player would have the serve of John Isner.

While building his perfect player, Baghdatis picked Federer's forehand, Djokovic's return and Nadal's attitude. "The serve, I would go with Isner instead of Karlovic," Baghdatis said on the Tennis Podcast. "Of course, Isner has more variety for me, he has a kick serve.

Forehand, I would go with Federer not because it's the fastest, it's how early he takes it and how it disguises his movement, you don't read it so easily let's say."

Baghdatis: The perfect player would also have Federer's volleys

"On the backhand side, I would go with Novak Djokovic for sure, Baghdatis added.

"Return, Novak Djokovic, puts a lot of pressure. That backhand down the line of Novak, it's a killer. Volleys, I would go again with Roger Federer, I think pretty solid. I love Rafa's attitude, I think the guy, for me, is the best in everything.

You never see him complaining, he's all the time there, fighting, not throwing rackets. He is so stable, such a professional, such a class act on court." Also, Baghdatis revealed his perfect player would have the movement of Frenchman Gael Monfils.

"Movement, it's tough because there are a lot of players but I go maybe with Gael Monfils because of his stretch and he covers the court amazingly good." Meanwhile, Djokovic is the lone Big Three member that has played this clay season.

Nadal, a record 13-time French Open champion, is recovering from a rib stress fracture and he is hoping to return at the Madrid Masters in early May. Meanwhile, Federer is set to skip the entire clay season and he will likely sit out the entire grass season as well.

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