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Re: High percentage tennis is boring

Not only is it boring, but I kind of get anxious/squirm around when it is a nadal/novak final or andy/novak matchup. They come up with some awesome shots at times, but it mentally wipes you out after watching their constant 30 something shot rallies.
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Shooting 3s is not risky if done by the right people, and as a result of well-constructed plays. On the other hand, chucking a 3 when the shot clock is running out and double teamed, is what the teams on the bottom often do, and usually that's why they are on the bottom
Really? Steve Kerr for example, when he left the NBA, had the highest single season and career percentages for 3s. For single season, his record was .524 and his career was .454.. You gotta be fucking shitting me if you don't think those percentages are considered risky. Whatever you think, 2s are a lot less risky, and yet basketball teams are handing the ball to players that are no where near Kerr's consistency with 3s. Your argument is valid. Teams DO in fact play risky from time to time. Obviously no one wins championships playing entirely risky, but no one wins games just playing not to lose either. Risky plays bring home the wins and entertain the crowd.

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his Highness passed decisive ball to Kerr to shot it in NBA finals. it's was for 2 but still nothing risky in guy with such pedigree

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Obviously no one wins championships playing entirely risky, but no one wins games just playing not to lose either. Risky plays bring home the wins and entertain the crowd.
Same in tennis then, you don't see Monfils and Simon winning multiple slams. Nadal is pretty much the only one who can win frequently without risking a whole lot, but it's unlikely anyone could copy that style and have the same amount of success.

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It depends. Agassi 2.0 (AKA The Punisher) was never boring. Watching Andre make opponents run from side to side to side with little chance of winning points until they no longer had legs was awesome.
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I see lately there's a peace between Fedfans and Djokofans
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High percentage, low percentage... it's all good. It's like life man; gotta respect the highs and lows of it. Because at the end of the day, whether shit is high or low, it's fine.

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High percentage = high injury rate.

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High percentage = high injury rate.
lol what? We talking about tennis here?

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yeah, hence why GOATro is our only hope for the future, he'll lead the way for talented attacking tennis
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High percentage = high injury rate.
Running around the court like a headless chicken high percentage tennis for you, yes that makes sense.
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Yes it's boring. Waiting for mistakes is classless. I don't hate Simon, but his playstyle is boring. At least, Kinder Bueno takes risks, makes UE mostly but he tries.
Gasquet, when he's on, plays suicide tennis, and that's clearly the best tennis for me.

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In which sport do you have top sportsmen taking huge risks? Whether it's basketball, football, etc. you will most likely see that top teams/guys are just too solid and will rarely try something crazy.
I'll give you GSP, but what about Anderson Silva and Jon Jones?
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MMA? I don't think that's something you can compare with ball sports

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