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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 11-25-2011, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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Does anybody actually enjoy defensive tennis?

Or do you think fans of those kinds of players simply love the player as a person and therefore come to accept their style, rather than falling in love with the style of the player because of their attacking game.

Or do you think people generally are on the edge of their seat with long rallies?

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It's love for the player, nobody dreams of defensive tennis.

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But he lost 23 times against you.
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Re: Does anybody actually enjoy defensive tennis?

When it's not completely monopolising the game and winning all the slams, it's not too bad.

There were some clay court classics in the 90s. Even Nadal vs Coria in Rome was a phenomenal contest, but seeing the one style of play dominate across all surfaces is hugely tedious.

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Loved watching and still love watching it on clay ( the ONLY place it should be played).. Outside of clay???? God no.. Its terrible
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Re: Does anybody actually enjoy defensive tennis?

Depends on the definition of defensive

If it is intelectually setting up your opponent and breaking his pathetic will then yes.
If offensive means bashing the ball as hard you can like a mentally challenged donkey then yes I enjoy defensive.

If defensive is playing like NOLE or RAFA then yes I enjoy defensive.

Define defensive and then I will explain your illogic.

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Yes Most people love defensive tennis and they love Golf too.
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When it's not completely monopolising the game and winning all the slams, it's not too bad.

There were some clay court classics in the 90s. Even Nadal vs Coria in Rome was a phenomenal contest, but seeing the one style of play dominate across all surfaces is hugely tedious.
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Loved watching and still love watching it on clay ( the ONLY place it should be played).. Outside of clay???? God no.. Its terrible
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Yes, since everyone has different taste. I do btw.

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Re: Does anybody actually enjoy defensive tennis?

It's more enjoyable then watching someone routinely miss the court by several feet.

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Re: Does anybody actually enjoy defensive tennis?

it mostly depends on variety rather than the "offensive v. defensive" dichotomy which is rather simplistic.

for example, while to some ponyboy is awesome for his offensive tennis, i personally find him a bore to watch given his constant ball bashing brand of tennis. little variety in his game.

by contrast, a player like andy murray, who generally likes playing defensively, is much more entertaining because he can actually mix up the play and do stuff that most players don't do these days.

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Does anybody enjoy watching Berdych hit easy error after easy error whenever it gets tight?
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no but then again the only ejoyable aspect of berdych is his girlfriend

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Re: Does anybody actually enjoy defensive tennis?

Defensive game is when you always wait for your opponents mistake than create a point of your own. I still don't get how people like a defensive game. I think other than the same nationality of the player and the fans who don't have too much idea about the game and just like the fact that somebody is winning nobody likes a defensive game.
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