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Myskina: "the most crafty player of the post-Hingis era"

Anastasia Myskina is "the most crafty player of the post-Hingis era" sez Bob Larson. i agree

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We've heard people make really nasty remarks about Myskina and her threat to boycott if Maria Sharapova is on the Russian Fed Cup team. Or, rather, if Sharapova's father is in the vicinity. Knowing Myskina (and one of our writers has met her three times), it's hard to believe that it's just pique on Myskina's part -- and it's noteworthy that Larisa Neiland, who has no reason to resent Sharapova, supports Myskina regarding Yuri Sharapov. But pique or not, it's hard to imagine Russia improving its team by trading in Myskina for Sharapova....

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Myskina seems like a really good person, she is very nice girl. She praised Maria all the time, she said all the time that she was going to be huge. Yuri must have really offended her. I feel sorry for Maria, coz she's still a kid and she has to be on her dad's side

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I agree that she is very intelligent player, but mentally she's several leagues below Martina.

Martina played intelligent tennis consistently day in day out. Nastya plays braindead tennis way too often.
Martina trounced weak opponents. Nastya often needs 3 sets.
Martina had strong nerves (until ...) and didn't choke. Nastya hasn't, and does.

So the main difference is that Nastya can't bring on her A-game consistently enough.
She could be no.1 right now if she had done it more often this year.
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I agree that she is very intelligent player, but mentally she's several leagues below Martina.

Martina played intelligent tennis consistently day in day out. Nastya plays braindead tennis way too often.
Martina trounced weak opponents. Nastya often needs 3 sets.
Martina had strong nerves (until ...) and didn't choke. Nastya hasn't, and does.

So the main difference is that Nastya can't bring on her A-game consistently enough.
She could be no.1 right now if she had done it more often this year.
this could all change in 2005
we saw how she easily dispatched her opponents in the fed cup finals....
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I agree that she is very intelligent player, but mentally she's several leagues below Martina.

Martina played intelligent tennis consistently day in day out. Nastya plays braindead tennis way too often.
Martina trounced weak opponents. Nastya often needs 3 sets.
Martina had strong nerves (until ...) and didn't choke. Nastya hasn't, and does.

So the main difference is that Nastya can't bring on her A-game consistently enough.
She could be no.1 right now if she had done it more often this year.
She is definitely overrated as a crafty player. But she is speedy and obviously knows how to create the shots when she needs them.

But sorry folks she is no Martina Hingis.
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She is definitely overrated as a crafty player. But she is speedy and obviously knows how to create the shots when she needs them.

But sorry folks she is no Martina Hingis.
No one said she was.

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this could all change in 2005
we saw how she easily dispatched her opponents in the fed cup finals....

Yeah!
easily dispathed Dechy & Golovin.

Oh yes...they were her contenders for becoming #1 come 2005.

I like Myskina but with your kind of logic, i dnt think she could be #1 any sooner.
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Id have the agree, Ive always said her game stlye was Hingis-lyte in terms of craftyness...she does apply more power then Martina in my opinion (though Martina was a great counter puncher).

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Isn't JHH the craftiest player???

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Isn't JHH the craftiest player???
Well, she is, but Justine is also too strong to be compared to Hingis or Nastya. I mean Justine is like ten centimeters smaller than Nastya, but she´s way stronger built. So, I guess that´s the reason why people would hardly compare Justine to Martina...it´s definetly not meant in a negative or disrespectful way if they don´t

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I agree that she is very intelligent player, but mentally she's several leagues below Martina.

Martina played intelligent tennis consistently day in day out. Nastya plays braindead tennis way too often.
Martina trounced weak opponents. Nastya often needs 3 sets.
Martina had strong nerves (until ...) and didn't choke. Nastya hasn't, and does.

So the main difference is that Nastya can't bring on her A-game consistently enough.
She could be no.1 right now if she had done it more often this year.
Right, that´s what I think as well. There are definetly moments where she just stops playing her intelligent game out of reasons no one understands (neither does she I guess), that´s when the famous choking-part starts and this happens way too often.

For me personally it is very honourable to always hear those comparisons between those two fave players of mine, but Nastya does need to play even more intelligent and better to be named Hingis the second, BUT I have the feeling that 2005 will be an even more succesful year for Nastya than the last one was, I am pretty sure about this

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She is definitely overrated as a crafty player. But she is speedy and obviously knows how to create the shots when she needs them.

But sorry folks she is no Martina Hingis.
:retard: "Closest thing to Hingis in the top ten" does not = "reincarnation of Martina Hingis". And she is the best tactician on tour.

Instead of calling her Hingis-lite, I might call her Hingis-plus: she's not as crafty on court, but she has a weight of shot which Hingis didn't which enables her to cope with power-hitters.

GoDominique is dead on as well.
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Nastya isnt very intelligent on the court. Its ridiculous to compare her to Hingis. Just because she doesnt have as much power as others doesnt mean she has to be more intelligent.
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Nastya isnt very intelligent on the court. Its ridiculous to compare her to Hingis. Just because she doesnt have as much power as others doesnt mean she has to be more intelligent.
I forgot...whenever she plays, her opponent handed her the win cause they all had a bad day ...lucky girl!

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Well, she is, but Justine is also too strong to be compared to Hingis or Nastya. I mean Justine is like ten centimeters smaller than Nastya, but she´s way stronger built. So, I guess that´s the reason why people would hardly compare Justine to Martina...it´s definetly not meant in a negative or disrespectful way if they don´t

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