So, it's the offseason and Justine vs. WS threads get old after the 50th one or so. Anyway, this question came to me a few weeks ago and I'd like to see everyone's opinion on it.
Which is better(in terms of category of playing style), power or finesse? There are a vast range of playing styles and a lot of grey area so I'll try to split it down the middle somewhat and attempt to define these vague terms.
By a power style of play I mean...
..someone who is aggressive, uses powerful shots to go on the offensive early, usually has a big serve or big groundstrokes from at least one side. May be able to play defensive tennis but does not prefer it, especially against counterpunchers or players with dependable, steady strokes. Usually has high # of winners and often high # of UE's.
By finesse I'm referring to...
..counterpunchers, grinders, players who may have offensive weapons but would rather wait for openings, move their opponent around or force errors. Usually does not have a big serve or the biggest groundstrokes, although may have powerful ones in his/her repetoire. Usually has a low number of UE's.
So, which style do you think is superior? Also, if you disagree or think my categories are stupid, let me know
Also, it would be interesting to find out what style you consider yourself to be.