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Old 10-10-2012, 11:32 PM   #61
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yes, and del potro is the worst offender. high powered percentage playing pusher

murray is however far more tactical than nadal or djokovic, it must be said. he has a slice, and can volley, for a start
True, Del Potro is 'guilty' of playing a very unique form of power pushing often, but he can also be very aggressive with his shots and even charge the net as he did for instance during the entire Olympic tournament.

He's a very tall dude with obvious movement issues, what he has going for him is the biggest (and arguably the best) forehand in men's tennis; while great, a huge FH is not exactly what you need to win a Slam in this slow court era. His brand of power pushing was a brilliant way of adapting his game to an era that doesn't favor power players at all, shows great adaptability. It's what makes him beat lower ranked players all the time even while injured, he can extend rallies and the lower ranked guys can't handle his consistent power.

Besides, I find it very interesting. You usually see players defending by running down every ball, grinding, etc... Del Potro's defending with power brand is a great change-up, not to mention he can be quite offensive too.
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Pushers aren't in control of the match.

And they are boring to watch.
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God this thread is a mental sewer.
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Murray Is NOT A PUSHER!!!


understood?
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Murray Is NOT A PUSHER!!!


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You probably think Murray won a slam as well.
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You probably think Murray won a slam as well.




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True, Del Potro is 'guilty' of playing a very unique form of power pushing often, but he can also be very aggressive with his shots and even charge the net as he did for instance during the entire Olympic tournament.

He's a very tall dude with obvious movement issues, what he has going for him is the biggest (and arguably the best) forehand in men's tennis; while great, a huge FH is not exactly what you need to win a Slam in this slow court era. His brand of power pushing was a brilliant way of adapting his game to an era that doesn't favor power players at all, shows great adaptability. It's what makes him beat lower ranked players all the time even while injured, he can extend rallies and the lower ranked guys can't handle his consistent power.

Besides, I find it very interesting. You usually see players defending by running down every ball, grinding, etc... Del Potro's defending with power brand is a great change-up, not to mention he can be quite offensive too.
i don't blame del potro for playing the way he does

you adapt to the courts you play in, and also to any injury or misfortune you encounter during your career

unfortunately for him, his serve is poor for his height, and his volleys are average, also. this, combined with his movement means he'll never be a favourite for wimbledon

he has made progress on grass this year, no doubt, but you have to think that clay is what he should be focusing on after the hard courts. australia is too much of a coin flip for anyone not named djokovic or murray.

personally, i think he should try and target one of the clay masters next year, probably Rome, then carry that confidence into RG
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It,s about being bold ! It,s better and allways will be better than to actually try win it out of hitting winners than waiting for errors . Can you really tell me it,s better to wait for mistakes than to actually hit the ball past someone . That,s what,s so great about tennis that there are all types of playing styles . If everyone pushed tennis would be awful to watch ! If no,one volleyed ( hardly anyone does these days ) but still if no,one volleyed tennis would be boring. If everyone ball bashed it would be ugly , more like watching boxing . Tennis needs all of these to make people appreciate the game !
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Murray Is NOT A PUSHER!!!


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Ballbashers are more exciting to the general audience . If you have played the game, you can have a larger respect for all the different playing types, in my opinion.
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No?
Not even Murray himself believes he won a slam, judging by how he acted in Tokyo.
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Ballbashers are more entertaining?
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