I've never said Muzza isn't a pusher - he does push when he thinks the tactics require it. I've never said pushing is wrong either. The object is to win the match and to play the way that best assures that result. If that's pushing, fine, if it's moonballing, fine, if it's bashing, fine, if it's serve-volleying, fine, if it's bombing down aces, fine, if it's ballet tennis, fine.
Some styles appeal to me less than others but the idea that there is such a thing as a "right way to play tennis" is proper bullshit.
i agree with this. and i don't think anyone's tennis style can be reduced to one feature, useful as it is to hate on a player
however, what i disagree with is fans who think their opinions are so valid that they spend all day criticising top players for their playing styles, interviews, dress, on/off court behavior etc. maybe, just maybe, top players have earned some right to analyze and criticize their peers in a way that's more valid than armchair analysis. i'm not saying armchair analysis by the casual fan has no place in sport (power to the people and agency to fans) but it's laughable when they place themselves above players. to me.