Re: Why can't a 'pusher" be a champion?
Evert wasn't a pusher though. The problem with Caro's game is that the match always seems to be on the other player's racquet. She rarely has bad days, always plays @ 100%, which is enough to win non slam titles and beat 99% of players, but when the other player raises level (eg, ball basher getting hot, variety player switching to a different plan etc), she appears helpless, which can be attributed to all her recent slam losses. She kind of reminds me of Murray on ATP - capable aggressor, but chooses to counterpunch, which doesn't work against truly good players who will seek to be aggressive on important points.