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For me, this term applies more to one dimensional players who usually rely their game on heavy hitting, but totally lack a plan B when things start to go wrong for them (no net game, slices, dropshots or variations of any kind), when this happens, they can go bersek and out of frustration may turn into a real mess, and then, yes, they can look pretty brainless.
This is a pretty fair definition. While I don't like the use of the word "brainless", the term "ball basher" does fit a large number of current players, including many top ones, rather well. This is not an era of great tactical tennis if truth be told.
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Well if you want tactical tennis you have to go back to wood.




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This is a pretty fair definition. While I don't like the use of the word "brainless", the term "ball basher" does fit a large number of current players, including many top ones, rather well.
I don't like brainless either. I mean, take someone like Hradecka. I'd definitely call her a ballbasher but I wouldn't say the way she plays is wholly brainless. When a player lacks athleticism and mobility in the way she does, I'd say the way she plays is pretty wise because it's not like she can outlast opponents in a long rally.

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I think the term applies to players who have no Plan B when aggressive hitting isn't working.
a fair point.

and a pusher's plan b is errr what exactly?
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If you don't think players like Cirstea and Gajdosova are brainless ball bashers, then I don't know what to tell you.

not sure bout cirstea

but gajdosova couldnt disagree with u doublebagel cry baby

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Why make this an issue now? This term has been used for ages.

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a fair point.

and a pusher's plan b is errr what exactly?
They don't have one. That's why pushing is brainless in itself.

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Why make this an issue now? This term has been used for ages.

Anyways, BBB:
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Ivanovic (esp against Radwanska)
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It's just hyperbole. There's nothing wrong with calling a player a "pusher" or "brainless ball basher". It doesn't mean anything anyway. It's like calling Jelena Jankovic a "tennis" "player"

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not sure bout cirstea

but gajdosova couldnt disagree with u doublebagel cry baby
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