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Why Bash Power Tennis?

The more I read about the bashing of power tennis the more i dont understand. Everyone is allowed to have their perferred playing styles however, when ppl say that power tennis is boring and takes no skill I feel a bit disappointed. I am not a power player however I know that it takes a termondouse about of skill and talent to be able to hit the ball that hard consistently and keep it in the court. Those players who play with variety usually have no other choice b/c the power option isnt avaiable for them. All Im saying is give the powerplayers slack thats their game plan and if it works they should conitue using it.....
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cuz it's threatening.....especially in the womens game

it's happened for many years now...it's cool to watch players who can do a million and one tricks, but at the end of the day, i think the best players are the one's who beat everyone else by executing their own gameplan.
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Nobody is trying to impose a different style on the power players by saying their games are boring and take no skills. Of course it takes damn skills to hit the ball hard and still keep it in. It's just some ppl don't enjoy power tennis and prefer more variety and "head" tennis, which is understandable in my opinion. Of course every player should be allowed to play the way they like and I don't think anybody is forcing anything. Then, small players who lack power need something extra which power or big girls don't need to accomplish as much. Some girls are just physically less gifted and when they accmoplish as much as bigger girls (with more muscle, height which is a clear advantage).. I would give them more credit cuz clearly they are disadvantaged and need to do something to make up for it.
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I love the power game - I would rather watch a baseline slugfest then a 1 or 2 shot serve and volley match (that lasts for 1 or 2 shots each point).
I just like baseline power play - that is more interesting to me then a match that is full of drop shots, lobs, junk play, serve and volley.

Just my opinion. But I would rather watch the Power Tennis of today.

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It's just some ppl don't enjoy power tennis and prefer more variety and "head" tennis, which is understandable in my opinion.
see...so power tennis is "dumb"tennis?!

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see...so power tennis is "dumb"tennis?!
No, I don't think so.
It just takes more brain work to play with a less gifted frame in my opinion. You gotta do something different so as not to be overpowered. If you don't have the power or muscle to rely on, what else could you hold on to?
I think overpowering is more simple than outsmarting.
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The problem with power tennis on the WTA: too much unforced errors.

A lot of ATP matches you can see power tennis without unforced errors all over the place. It's less the case with women tennis.
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It all depends on the surface....on the slower surfaces, you tend to see more ufe´s than on the faster surfaces.

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Yeah maybe but my point was just that people who don't like power tennis probably just don't like seeing many unforced errors. That's why they bash it.
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Nobody is trying to impose a different style on the power players by saying their games are boring and take no skills. Of course it takes damn skills to hit the ball hard and still keep it in. It's just some ppl don't enjoy power tennis and prefer more variety and "head" tennis, which is understandable in my opinion. Of course every player should be allowed to play the way they like and I don't think anybody is forcing anything. Then, small players who lack power need something extra which power or big girls don't need to accomplish as much. Some girls are just physically less gifted and when they accmoplish as much as bigger girls (with more muscle, height which is a clear advantage).. I would give them more credit cuz clearly they are disadvantaged and need to do something to make up for it.
So if a an arts student decide to go and do science subjects, then he should be given more credit and recognition because he came from the arts background? What a dumb notion. There are so many opportunities in this world, that everybody should try to do what he is best at. If small players think they´d be best in tennis, then fuck, they have to compete. I dont want to hear anything about size again. Tennis is tennis. Every player has to work hard to win, that is the bottom line.
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Yeah probably....but then if you are only hitting moonballs and stuff, it´s HARD to make an error.

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So if a an arts student decide to go and do science subjects, then he should be given more credit and recognition because he came from the arts background? What a dumb notion. There are so many opportunities in this world, that everybody should try to do what he is best at. If small players think they´d be best in tennis, then fuck, they have to compete. I dont want to hear anything about size again. Tennis is tennis. Every player has to work hard to win, that is the bottom line.
Exactly! Do u hear anyone saying that if AI was Shaq´s size, he would have won the title?!

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Yeah maybe but my point was just that people who don't like power tennis probably just don't like seeing many unforced errors. That's why they bash it.
Too many unforced errors is one reason and another is power tennis doesn't show as good variety as say.... less-power tennis...can't think of a name to describe it.
For players who possess less power gotta try different things to win a point and on the other thand power players can hit winners plain and simple. They don't need a vareity of shots to win a point. They just have to go for their shots and if they are in, the point is theirs. Not much variety of course cuz it's very simple and straightforward.
Less variety doesn't equal boring of course. Some ppl enjoy power tennis more and yet others don't....
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Yeah maybe but my point was just that people who don't like power tennis probably just don't like seeing many unforced errors. That's why they bash it.
Bull, errors are part of tennis. Power tennis became negative with the rise of the sisters.
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So if a an arts student decide to go and do science subjects, then he should be given more credit and recognition because he came from the arts background? What a dumb notion. There are so many opportunities in this world, that everybody should try to do what he is best at. If small players think they´d be best in tennis, then fuck, they have to compete. I dont want to hear anything about size again. Tennis is tennis. Every player has to work hard to win, that is the bottom line.
I don't remember saying power players don't have to work hard....
you totally took my post out of context.. but it's ok.. we will never reach an agreement anyway.
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