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If hitting winners is so much better than "pushing"

. . .then how come "pushing" is winning so often? Hit lots of winners and lose the match

The players that are likely to beat Wozniacki have defensive abilities as developed as their aggressive game.

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Well, Nadia is woeful off the ground these days




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. . .then how come "pushing" is winning so often? Hit lots of winners and lose the match

The players that are likely to beat Wozniacki have defensive abilities as developed as their aggressive game.
Because thats how you play tennis on the Xbox and thats how a lot of posters here have their tennis 'knowledge' from.

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brain def brainless
luckily there are players who have brain and can hit winners
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Re: If hitting winners is so much better than "pushing"

Just because you're capable of hitting winners, doesn't mean you'll win. You have to have half a brain like Sucketta said and know what kind of winner to go for. You don't always have to hit the lines, you have to place your shots.

You're seriously basing this arguement off Nadia; one of the most inconsistent players in the history of forever?

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Re: If hitting winners is so much better than "pushing"

As soon as Caro faces a consistent big hitter she is done .
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Re: If hitting winners is so much better than "pushing"

Let's see what happens when she faces someone like Kvitova on the hardcourts of Miami or Indian Wells.
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Re: If hitting winners is so much better than "pushing"

I'll repeat: The players that are likely to beat Wozniacki have defensive abilities as developed as their aggressive game.

S.Williams, who may have the most aggressive game on tour, can retrieve like nobody's business. Clijsters, who can also bring the heat, may be even better at retrieving.


Yeah Wozniacki's game isn't as entertaining to watch but hey . . .

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Re: If hitting winners is so much better than "pushing"

Who was the last pusher to win a Grand Slam?

But I would not mind having 10 million dollars in my bank account, so it can´t be that wrong.

- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a reigning world #1.
- Caroline Wozniacki has never beaten a top 5 player at a major.
- Caroline Wozniacki has not beaten a top 3 player en route to any of her 25 titles.
- Caroline Wozniacki has beaten three top 5 players en route to her 25 titles (#4 Radwanska, #4 Zvonareva and #5 Schiavone)

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Who was the last pusher to win a Grand Slam?
Nadal did sort of okay. Hingis maybe. Yeah, if Wozniacki is a pusher, Hingis is a pusher.

FYI I think the term "pusher" is inane.

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I have been puzzled by this attitude amongst the posters here as well. Last time I looked an UE counts the same as a winner i.e. One Point. To win a match by having less UEs than your opponent is a legitimate way to win a tennis match. Remember when Wozniacki beat Schiavone at ’11 AO? As it was pointed out to Caro that Fran had hit many more winners and she was asked wasn’t she alarmed and to that Caro retorted who won the match?
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Nadal did sort of okay. Hingis maybe. Yeah, if Wozniacki is a pusher, Hingis is a pusher.

FYI I think the term "pusher" is inane.
Hingis a pusher ?




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Sure pushing can win matches but any time a pusher comes up against
a confident and aggressive big hitter they are literally at the mercy of that
player.....generally it isn't such a smart plan to base you game
On how your opponent is playing,most players and athlete's
Prefer to have the ability to step up and take things into their
own hands and not have another person hold your fate in their hands.
So again sure pushing can win,and when your opponent cant keep two balls in
a row into the court,it looks down right smart,but at the end of the day true
Champiosnhips prefer to have things in their own hands

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Re: If hitting winners is so much better than "pushing"

Nadal a pusher???

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