Re: Intelligence - Offensive player vs Defensive player
Another silly thread. Honestly speaking, if you're not offensive in tennis, you will rarely win a grandslam. All or most of the wins, are because players take it to the opponent, drive them left and right on their feet, and get winners or forehands to the nets this way. You have to be offensive.
The closest loss that seemed to be from an opponent's defense, was Nadal when he played Soderling at the French Open last year. He didn't need to use too many forehand winners, or move him around too much, Soderling just kept hitting unforced errors after game after game, and beat himself for the most part that way. So if talk about it in that regards, I think there are a few times, where players win from defense/accuracy.
But for the most part, defense/accuracy, works best in early rounds, but against attacking players like Federer, Verdasco, Gonzalez, Djokovic, or Nadal, you probably won't win from defense/accuracy, you need to attack them. I think Andy Murray has learned his lesson from this.