Re: Why are ballbashers seen more highly than defenders?
Originally Posted by Mark Lenders
Making things happen > waiting for errors.
Besides, in this slow court era, there's much more merit in succeeding with a big hitting style than with an all-out defending/grinding style, to which the conditions are perfectly suited.
I also don't think Andy is A pusher, just an all around fella who's at his most confortable playing defensive tennis, I see that a lot whenever the opponent starts turning the tables, his natural reaction has been of switching to that pushing style. I do think that he's got quite the offensive game, a very fine one.
"In an era of specialists, you're either a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist, or a hard court specialist...or you're Roger Federer." - Jimmy Connors