baseliner

[beys-lahy-ner]
noun Tennis.
a player who typically plays near the baseline using ground strokes, as distinguished from one who typically goes to the net.

Origin:
1900–05; baseline + -er1

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baseliner (ˈbeɪsˌlaɪnə)
 
n
tennis a player who plays most of his or her shots from the back of court

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But he is a tough, consistent baseliner who will make this match interesting for a little while.
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