baseliner

baseliner

(ˈbeɪsˌlaɪnə)
n
(Tennis) tennis a player who plays most of his or her shots from the back of court
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ARGENTINIAN baseliner Diego Schwartzman was a 6-0 6-2 winner over Jurgen Melzer in his Istanbul Open second-round match but he faces a tougher challenge against Colombian Santiago Giraldo today.
The Russian baseliner needed four big aces to force a second-set tie-break and, in pushing the tiring Andujar towards a fourth hour on court, he managed to grind out a 6-7 (5/7) 7-6 (7/4) 6-2 win.
David Ferrer v Juan Martin Del Potro: The winner of the clash between the Spanish baseliner and the Argentine power hitter is seeded to face Murray in the last eight.
Rusedki further said that with his offensive baseliner, powerful first serve and solid groundstrokes, Del Potro was in strong consideration for his first Slam title.
The British No1 secured a hard-fought 6-3 2-6 7-5 6-4 victory over the Italian baseliner yesterday to set up a round three tussle with Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic, which is likely to be held tomorrow.
A baseliner with a decent serve and raking forehand, he reckons playing on clay could be a leveller when it comes to causing a shock against the Scot.
An aggressive baseliner, Verdasco's powerful forehand and ability to make the ball swing could pose Murray some problems but the Spaniard will be up against it.
Mauresmo and her fragile temperament succumbed to the tenacity of home-grown baseliner Casey Dellacqua, while Roddick's brittle gameplan was picked apart by little-known, but gifted, German Philipp Kohlschreiber.
The British number two lost 6-7 6-4 1-6 to Italian Andreas Seppi, who is more renowned as a clay and hard court baseliner.
The British number two now faces baseliner Andreas Seppi for a place in the last four today.
But the 6-foot-4 baseliner with a sharp forehand would not make the same mistake twice.
The Argentine baseliner, who had not dropped a set in the tournament, turned on another commanding display to claim his second title of the year in Germany after winning the Hamburg Masters in May.