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Just to make it clear : can we make a list of "pushers"

Because it's becoming the new "IN" thing to say about your least favorite players.

(lol I'm sure every top 50 player will get mentionned)

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Well, somehow almost all the 10-20 ranked youngsters are being considered like that lately...

Cornet
Wozniacki
Cibulkova
Radwanska

Jankovic(well, less now. but she was considered like this before)

I think people need to learn these players are not fully developed yet, and have the talent to show us great things in the future. It usually takes players with a more complex game(that is not based on power) to develop longer(jelena, amelie, vera and justine), yet they are able to show great stuff in the long run.

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I'm not sure why people use the term as a pejorative. Afterall, one who plays a style that is likely to be deemed pushing, will generally have good tennis IQ and court sense. They have to since they cannot rely on sheer power to overwhelm their opponents.

The best is when one can combine 'pushing' characteristics with great shotmaking. You end up with Justine
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I'm not sure why people use the term as a perjorative. Afterall, one who plays a style that is likely to be deemed pushing, will generally have good tennis IQ and court sense. They have to since they cannot rely on sheer power to overwhelm their opponents.

The best is when one can combine 'pushing' characteristics with great shotmaking. You end up with Justine
Or Tati.
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Re: Just to make it clear : can we make a list of "pushers"

So pushers = consistent players who hits with a good amount of topspin and are confortable on clay

Is it a good definition?

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Anyone who thinks Jelena was a pusher "back then" clearly didn't see her reach the semis of the 06 US Open.

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anyone who can keep the ball in the court longer than 2 shots.

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Cibulkova is not a pusher.

Caro plays like a pusher most of the time.

Shahar is a good one to add I guess.
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The best is when one can combine 'pushing' characteristics with great shotmaking. You end up with Justine
Unfortunatly to create a justine, you need much more then that. If it was that easy, i would be much happier with tennis then i am right now.

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Anyone who thinks Jelena was a pusher "back then" clearly didn't see her reach the semis of the 06 US Open.
I think frenchie was talking about when she started on the tour after being a promising junior.

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