Re: Are pushers bad for tennis?
I don't mind some pushers, but you can easily tell when players push, to me pushers always seem stiff in their approaches, some players games are pretty horrible, Kerber in particular pushes a lot, bending low and hitting too many erratic shots; however pushers can be successful, Kerber, Wozniacki and others have had success, they have won tournaments and are in the top ten of the WTA rankings for a reason, if you Tennis fans like it or not. Is this because the WTA isn't that good at the moment, or are the likes of Kerber actually very good players, her pushing game is annoying, but sometimes she hits some very good shots, she has very good power and hits balls into the right areas. Radwanska did a lot of pushing against Li, she seemed nervous, tentative with her game, her game is usually much better than that, I love the way she can mix up her play, she has great variety in my opinion.
I prefer players with power, or can mix their play up, that's why I like Errani and Radwanska, Errani isn't powerful, but I like how she has variety in her game, her dropshots when she reached the French Open final last year, was a joy to watch, Radwanska has had brilliant success so far this year, last year she was consistent and reached her first Grand Slam final, taking a set of Serena despite being ill.
Pushers can be annoying, but they are not necessarily bad for Tennis, these pushers have had success, these certain pushers are or have been in the top ten of the World rankings for a reason.