Originally Posted by Clara Bow
I think Federer is quite smart- and Coria back in the day was very smart. I think if Marcos could harness some consistancy- he does have some real tennis smarts. I don't always agree with PMac- but I do think Marcos -when he is on- has a great sense of the dynamics of the match and can play some great intelligent tennis.
While I am not saying that Rafa is the smartest player out there- I do think his tennis smarts are sometimes given short shift. I don't think he is a mindless player. He can play smart- and play some very well thought out points. I wish he would do it more often. He can do some great point construction- and even if he is physically tough- that does not mean that he is a mindless idiot out there on court. I know that some posters here call Rafa "mindless" a lot- but I really don't think that is fair at all.
I also don't think Federer is more talentless than any man, woman, or child, hence the word S-A-T-I-R-E.
I looked at who started the thread and asked myself, "Hmm, how can I use his logic to make Federer look good and Nadal look bad?" I am personally a big fan of both players, even though this makes me rarer and possibly loonier than a dodo.
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