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01-21-2013, 12:58 PM
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Blanco doesn't really coach him to play like a Spaniard. I think it's misleading to speak of Spain as having a national playing style when players like Almagro, Ferrer, Nadal, Verdasco, and Lopez all have styles greatly differing from one another.

Raonic doesn't usually play passively either - if that's what "Spanish" is supposed to mean. He often loses points because he goes for shots which he really is incapable of hitting accurately. Some of the problem stems from footwork.

I'm still skeptical about his volleying ability. 60% is nice, but I remember him flubbing a few he should have made. He isn't consistent from match to match at the net either.

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