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Wozniacki 84 61.31%
Radwanska 15 10.95%
Craybas 5 3.65%
De Los Rios 2 1.46%
Dulgheru 8 5.84%
Someone else 15 10.95%
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post #1 of 97 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 2010, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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Statistically speaking, who is the most extreme pusher?

Anyone have the stats know-how to figure this out? I would guess Wozniacki but maybe someone has even fewer average winners.

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No statistics about Caroline allowed.
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Re: Statistically speaking, who is the most extreme pusher?

AnnaK_4ever was the most extreme pusher
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This is not just about her, it's a general SEWTA topic.

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Caro is as sacred as Virgin Mary here in TF. This thread is soooo gonna be locked

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Kworb. Another Dementieva fan about to be banned by the mods...

Why can't Wozniacki fans ever get banned? I guess they don't push the limits enough.
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AnnaK_4ever was the most extreme pusher

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When will you learn that "pushers" never make it past the club level, let alone #1 on the WTA computer? Will it be too late?
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What is wrong witthis thread, why should it be locked?
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Yeah did I miss something? I haven't been on the forum much today.

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It is not a wrong thread.

Thanks Kworb for praising the pushers ! Caro must be proud to be the most extreme pusher. Hell, she is more boring than AMG, Radwanska and Dulghery put all together

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This poll should have had Meusburger, Rus. At least.
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This defnition from wiki could help before voting

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In tennis, a pusher is a player who "pushes" back any shot they can chase down, without deliberately hitting a winner. This style of play, likened to a "human backboard", often tires and frustrates more offensive opponents. Pushers tend to have great success at the lower NTRP rating levels. However, they are usually beaten by players with a more aggressive strategy or possess serve-and-volley skills which rob pushers of the time they require to chase down a shot.
The pusher's strategy can sometimes be effective even at the upper levels of the pro game. Brad Gilbert is often referred to as the greatest pusher of all time, reaching the top 10 in 1990.[1]

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Counter-strategies

Playing pushers, especially in the lower levels of competition, can be difficult for players unaccustomed to their style. However, there are several counter-strategies players use to defeat a pushers.

First, players try to never let the pusher see them frustrated. A pusher's mental game is very important to them[2], and an opponent who is obviously tired and angry will make them more confident. Players need to stay calm and focused to outlast and beat pushers.

In a similar vein, pushers will often complain loudly to themselves when losing, occasionally with the intent of rattling their opponent. To counter this, players must either ignore the outbursts, or train themselves to be encouraged by it.

Some pushers will go to lengths attempting to psychologically abuse their opponents. In order to trip up a player, a pusher may deliberately question the score and line calls; players counter this by clearly denoting their line calls and by loudly and obviously stating the score before each point. Not only will this give the pusher fewer opportunities to act confused, but will also help the player's case if a referee's intervention is required.[3]

A quick serve-and-volley game is the hardest strategy for a pusher to beat; it forces them to cede control of the point early, and lowers the time they will have to react to shots. Hitting a moonball to a pusher's backhand side will often force them to hit a lob, allowing a relatively leisurely overhead to end the point. In some cases, players may be able to outlast the pusher by hitting several cross-court strokes and waiting for the pusher to hit a ball that can be volleyed away.
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Yeah did I miss something? I haven't been on the forum much today.
Some of your fellow posters seem to think that the mods love caro so much that any thread mentioning that she is a pusher will get you banned. They are just over reacting to an earlier situation.
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