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Re: Why are ballbashers seen more highly than defenders?

Originally Posted by pray-for-palestine-and-israel View Post
^butthurt detector explodes

Murray is brilliant to watch. I suppose too many don't appreciate the nuances of the game to enjoy watching him... He can do it all, and he pulls off some orgasmic shots. The most frustrating thing was for us, the fans, when he used to regularly play too passively and lose big matches as a result. Lendl has gone a long way towards righting the balance now. It's not just Murray though, according to MTF everyone is either a pusher or a brainless ballbasher.

Can compare to other sports like boxing. Who would people rather watch? A tactician that spends round after round trying to avoid hits while countering getting points to win by decision, or someone who goes for a knockout even if it can cost him the match?
The casual fans would rather watch the aggressive headhunter. The hardcores would appreciate the counterpuncher.
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