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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I'm not like a power baseliner. I use my variety to help me win these matches.
Berrettini, whose ranking rose to a career high of 22 after his Stuttgart success, takes on baseliner David Goffin in the semi-finals and looks a worthy odds-on favourite.
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.
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.
Sponsored by the US giant for the past eight years, Hewitt is being frantically courted by a string of global heavyweights who view the 24-year-old baseliner as the perfect promotional tool.
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.