Re: Why are ballbashers more highly regarded than tacticians like Murray?
Because Ballbashing is a Talent. To Hit the Ball hard and to make it land in the Court is a Skill and is an Aggressive Style of Play While the Tacticians use Shrewd techniques to Win the Point. Always an Aggrressive Team or Player will be lauded more than a Defensive Player because Agressive tactics require more Effort while Defensive Players mainly prey on opponents Mistakes.
Attack is way more Difficult than Defense and Thats why it is appreciated and rightly so.