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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Just before you vote, I would like to make the definition of a tennis hack, clear.

Tennis Hack:

A tennis hack is traditionally known as a player with minimal talent, who buys their trade of doing poor unidentifiable impressions of a style of play. Generally they tend to be flat ball-absorbing counterpunchers that squirm their way into winning points against far superior players to themselves. Trickling balls just over the net, making technically poor but winning passing shots, whilst throwing as much junk at their opponent as possible. They often specialise in hacking balls to their opponent's weaknesses, are tactically fairly astute, but are technically inadequate in their strokes and footwork.
 

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:facepalm: at Ferrer.
 

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Just before you vote, I would like to make the definition of a tennis hack, clear.

Tennis Hack:

A tennis hack is traditionally known as a player with minimal talent, who buys their trade of doing poor unidentifiable impressions of a style of play. Generally they tend to be flat hitters of that ball that squirm their way into winning points against far superior players to themselves. Trickling balls just over the net, making technically poor but winning passing shots, whilst throwing as much junk at their opponent as possible. They often specialise in hacking balls to their opponent's weaknesses and are tactically fairly astute.
That doesn't make any sense, this kind of player doesn't even exist. It's always players that play with spin the ones that "squirm their way into winning points against far superior players to themselves". A.k.a. Ferrer.
 

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That doesn't make any sense, this kind of player doesn't even exist. It's always players that play with spin the ones that "squirm their way into winning points against far superior players to themselves". A.k.a. Ferrer.
Not quite.

Hacks are ball absorbers; the slang term on MTF for them are 'pushers'. They absorb the pace and push the ball back, you don't use spin when doing this, it's a flat shot. Spin is generally you generating your own pace. Somebody like Tomic for instance could be seen as a hack for instance, Marcel Granollers too. It doesn't mean they don't necessarily attack, but they are generally junk balling the entire point and squirming points.

Ferrer is an aggressive player that stands inside the baseline looking to dictate with his forehand. He is not a hack. As much as his game bores me.
 

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Hitting flat actually requires talent as there is less margin for error.
:facepalm: No, this is tool logic.

You need much faster racquet-head-speed to hit with topspin.

I am not talking about the aggressive at all times flat hitters. Federer uses topspin and cover on the ball, as does Berdych. It's virtually impossible not to put a little 'cover' (topspin) on the ball for added control. I am talking about the counterpunching flat hitters. They absorb your pace and feed you junk. Their shots and footwork are technically inadequate.

Hack's use topspin too anyway. Granoller's forehand, example.
 

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ferrer has virtually no power. have you watched himplaying nishikori or federer. he just runs around getting everything back and that is exactly what matches the definitopn you gave
 

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ferrer has virtually no power. have you watched himplaying nishikori or federer. he just runs around getting everything back and that is exactly what matches the definitopn you gave
I'll let others deal with this post. :lol:
 

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Example of a hack in action. Alejandro Gonzalez at the bottom end.
 

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Threads like this are bad for the game and bad for humanity
No, these players are bad for the game, I am just identifying them. ;)
 

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Emphatically not Ferrer :lol:

Granollers maybe. It's an admirable talent to have, winning points and matches against technically sounder and more talented players.


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This is true. YOu have to be a mental GIANT to win at tour and challenger level as a hack. :lol:
 

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So clutch do you think ferrer has overachieved in his career. bear in mind he reached number 3 in the world. lutraphile seems to think that he hasn't.
 
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