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Old 10-11-2012, 12:31 AM   #60
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Default Re: Why are ballbashers more highly regarded than tacticians like Murray?

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Originally Posted by leng jai View Post
It's pretty simple - most people find attacking tennis far more enjoyable to watch. It's amusing when fans of defensive players try to claim like they are master tacticians when it has nothing to do with whether you are an attacking or defensive player.
This is a very good point. One could argue it's that more difficult to try and press your opponent with aggressive tactics, trying to think and at the same time execute high-risk shots. This is what makes Federer great as well. His game nowadays is tactical aggression.
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Davis Cup should never have really mattered in the GOAT discussion anyway since it's a team event. If you're talking about the GOAT singles player then you should mainly look at individual results.
If some unknown talent came out of some random tiny country (no chance to win DC) and won 20 slams, no one would give a single shit if that player didn't have DC. The fact is, success in DC is largely determined by what country you come from or play for in the first place, which most players haven't had any control over.
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