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Re: Most tactically stupid player on tour?

According to the majority of people here, Monfils is the most tactically stupid player on tour? He is number 7 in the world. How high would he be if he wasn't so stupid? #1? People here have a lot of respect for his talent.

Anyways, I always find myself cracking up when watching Feli Lopez play. Kind of similar to Monfils in this way. You never know what stupid shit he is going to do

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Re: Most tactically stupid player on tour?

Blake, of course.

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Sometimes the guy can look like one of the best tacticians on court, but most of the time Roddick employs tactics which aren't too far away from being called moronic; Loop forehands mid court, laughable approach shots and a slice backhand. Sometimes he actually gets his tactics right (See W09) or he flicks the switch and plays the way he should play (See his match with Nadal at Miami) and goes all out but actually thinking.
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Re: Most tactically stupid player on tour?

Monfils, and it's not even a contest.

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According to the majority of people here, Monfils is the most tactically stupid player on tour? He is number 7 in the world. How high would he be if he wasn't so stupid? #1? People here have a lot of respect for his talent.

Anyways, I always find myself cracking up when watching Feli Lopez play. Kind of similar to Monfils in this way. You never know what stupid shit he is going to do
It's not so much about his current ranking as it is about tournaments. Everyone ranked between 7 and 15 are so very close to one another in points. If Monfils has one small slip up he can easily drop to 14 or 15, so his current ranking of no.7 isn't that relevant. If he wasn't so clueless tactically he'd have a few masters and a few decent gs runs by now...and he'd be in top 5 consistently.

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monfils....
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Re: Most tactically stupid player on tour?

since you didnt put the most stupid of them all, monfils, that would mean that you are pretty stupid
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Roddick. Those net approaches.

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According to the majority of people here, Monfils is the most tactically stupid player on tour? He is number 7 in the world. How high would he be if he wasn't so stupid? #1? People here have a lot of respect for his talent.
he is talented enough and freakishly capable enough to be top 7
that dosent prove anything regarding his intelect
and what does is this situation?

you have a choice
play agressively, mix it up, go to the net, use you advantages, your weapons and your talent, mix it up with work
or you you can moonball, play junk tenis 3 meters behind the line, play 40 shots rallies, waste enegry, make yourself injury prone, play stupid useless shots, throw yourself on the ground to entertain like you are a clown etc.
that choice is definiton of dumb, not position on rankings

for example, he played his best tennis this summer in cincinnati where he mixed it, played s&v, good groundstrokes, good net approaching he looked great
great touch at the net, good serve, wing span with which he reaches a lot of balls
and then he goes to the us open and plays that disgusting and idiotic match against ferrero
that defines him, not his rankings

well, they can define him, if we are talking about people who dont know anything about tennis

marin cilic is dumb in regards he dosent want to change, because he is going nowhere
tall guy, has the most pathetic serve on the tour of all the big men
he plays back all the time, dosent mix his game, poor at the net, also wasting himself in long rallies
he just dosent work on himself to make himself more diverse, more dangerous
so he either dosent think, or he dosent care, or he is surrounded by ass lickers who nod their head all the time

there are a lopt of players that dont work on their game, and if they did, they would be much better players
that is what separates the top from monilfs, cilic and those kind of players, that are wasting their talent and settling for being amazing number 7
now go back in 80` and 90` s and see how much number 7 plyers are we talking about now

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i have great respect for a player like tsonga, that could have ended up like monfils, but he has worked on his game, which is obvious
he lasts so much longer in the rallies now, defends better, counterpunching so good
and that with those qualites that he had, like his serve, power from his strokes, and good movement, now he is top 5 player if he is injury free
easilly for years
that is how you develop, and use brain
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blake leads?
limited player like him is more stupid tactically then monfils and gasquet that have more game then he will ever dream of
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Roddick. Those net approaches.
Sometimes he actually teases his fans with occassional wins because of great net play (Murray at Wimbledon 09).
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That tall black french dude don't know his name. Stupid as hell.

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