First of all, I am not calling him a pusher. He's not really defensive, but certainly not offensive, and yes this has to do with his lack of power. I am not making any judgments about him improving or not improving. Heck, I like the guy, I just find his game boring.
Just because you think that his game is not boring, does not make it so. It is a matter of opinion and personal preference, which is subjective. So as I said to Matt, the "true tennisfan" argument is a non-argument. Try not to make a discussion personal Sophitia, it's unnecessary. I am not telling you to buy glasses because our preferences differ.
I'm not making it personal, it was a generic "you"
I'm just really tired of reading the same statements that are just blatantly untrue in my opinion, being said over and over about Ferrer.
Being offensive and having power is just not the same thing... He lacks power means he doesn't strike as hard. That does not prevent him from trying volleys or dropshots, or trying to find angles to score winners. For me that's not defensive tennis, and if it's not offensive tennis and offensive tennis is linked only to power, then I don't see what's so exciting about offensive tennis
BTW I'm not claiming to be a "truer" tennis fan that anybody else. I won't expect you to read all my posts, but if you had you would know that I'm always the first to recognize that opinions on players are entirely subjective (that's why I don't hate on players, because I know that if I don't like them, it's usually not because they're bad or less talented or anything, but just because I happen to dislike them, sometimes even for no reason...)
And what I mean by "people who call themselves tennis fans" is not that they are "fake" fans, but that they claim to be specialists, and they cannot even see that Ferrer's game has a lot more to it than pushing and defending. Maybe that was true of his game 2 or 3 years ago, but it's no longer true at all.
Basically, I'm not attacking you personally, I'm just really sick of the "boring Spaniard" stereotype, which I think is mostly what makes people claim that Ferrer is boring. And most of the time, the term "boring" is supposed to be correlated to pushing / defending. And yes I do think that people who see Ferrer's game like that need glasses, or need to actually look at him play instead of just seeing him through a biased lens and only seeing what fits their ready-made perception.
Now, I'm not discussing anyone's right to call Ferrer's game unattractive to them. I am not excited at all when watching Nadal, and yet the guy plays amazing tennis by any standard...