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Rareware101

Kerber is phenomenal when she's switched on.


Cheap-Guitar5145

Wozniacki too


randomstrangerof

I always thought David Ferrer would match the level of his opponents to an extent. Remember a game between him and Stanimal where they just exchanged cross court forehands in rallies forever


Ambyen

Sir Muzz


Mulldr

hewitt and davydenko come to my mind first.


latman

Davydenko


hugepug

Hewitt and Chang for true counter punchers. Others will say Borg, Nadal, Murray, but they aren’t true counter punchers.


Historian-Dry

what I'll say is that I agree with you mostly, but I think Murray should be included in that list simply because counter-punching is the core of his game. He has other aspects to his game because (in my opinion) no player can reach the level of the big 4 without being a more complete player than being "just" a counter-puncher. Sorry if this is a bit incoherent it's late lol.


hugepug

That’s fair but a slippery slope to Nadal and the other two as well. For instance, counter punching was the ONLY thing in Hewitt and Changs bag


Ickle_Diddykins

Although Murray is a true Scottsman.


hugepug

Ofc I should have noted that


ndevs

Kerber and ASV on the women’s side. Probably Hewitt on the men’s side.


cvlf4700

Djokovic is the ultimate counterpuncher. Just because he’s aggressive from both wings does not mean he plays amazing defense and counter-attack when needed.


phdinprogress

Kim Clijster at her best is probably the best counter puncher against more powerful players like the Williams sisters and Sharapova. But Kim also had a great offensive game.


Gwgboofmaca

Djokovic’s counterpunching is unmatched. This doesn’t mean he is solely a defensive player


gimmethegold1

Ferrer, Hewitt, Davydenko - in that order


Elarbolrojo

big 4 - all amazing counter punchers.


Got_Nay

Federer is a counterpuncher? And Nadal? Murray is definitely one, but there are arguments that Djokovic is an aggressive baseliner. I just don't see half of the Big 4 being counterpunchers.


Elarbolrojo

Not what I said. I said they are all great counter punchers. Not that they are just counter punchers. their conuterpunching is so good its generally better than anyone who more explicitly plays this playstyle. They are that good.


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Diego


gimmethegold1

He's a pretty aggressive baseliner tbh


TheOhhG

Peak Azarenka, now leylah, even Raducanu was good at it at USO


tonybotz

Arantxa Sanchez