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Lin Lin
Mar 21st, 2010, 12:50 PM
:confused::wavey:
Vote please,just curious.;);)

Noctis
Mar 21st, 2010, 12:51 PM
boring thread boring basher

Lin Lin
Mar 21st, 2010, 12:53 PM
boring thread boring basher

so,you mean you like pusher more,right;):p

goldenlox
Mar 21st, 2010, 12:58 PM
I would rather have brains and be a pusher

AndreConrad
Mar 21st, 2010, 01:14 PM
The best thing is to play tennis so you win matches consistently. For some it will be high risk power game for others defensive skills with changing pace etc.. So it really doesn't matter. Winning is what matters.

Slutiana
Mar 21st, 2010, 01:18 PM
I would rather have brains and be a pusher
But pushing doesnt = brains. ;)

goldenlox
Mar 21st, 2010, 01:23 PM
Hitting into the doubles alley on big points = no brains,
or no stamina. The best pushers are very fit and patient, and use that as their weapon

Slutiana
Mar 21st, 2010, 01:36 PM
Hitting into the doubles alley on big points = no brains,
or no stamina. The best pushers are very fit and patient, and use that as their weapon
Unable and Unwilling to be aggressive = no brains. I've seen enough matches of Caroline where she has been on her way to a loss and has been unwilling to change up her tactics AT ALL to know that her pushing isn't some kind of smart tactic. Sure it's winning her matches and this makes her look like some amazing tactician or something, but it's just the same as a "basher" playing well and people calling her "fearless" or whatever. Pushing isn't smart, point construction, shot selection and using the right strategy at the right time is smart. ;)

goldenlox
Mar 21st, 2010, 01:42 PM
I think Wozniacki gets nervous.
She was much more aggressive against Kirilenko and Petrova than Radwanska.
I expect a lot of pushing in this final.

Slutiana
Mar 21st, 2010, 01:45 PM
I think Wozniacki gets nervous.
She was much more aggressive against Kirilenko and Petrova than Radwanska.
I expect a lot of pushing in this final.
What? Kirilenko and Petrova were the aggressors in their matches. They just sucked. :lol:

goldenlox
Mar 21st, 2010, 01:51 PM
Caro controlled the points. She let down early in set 2, otherwise, Nadia and Maria were not even in the match

kman
Mar 21st, 2010, 01:56 PM
The best thing is to play tennis so you win matches consistently. For some it will be high risk power game for others defensive skills with changing pace etc.. So it really doesn't matter. Winning is what matters.

Oh, BOOOM! Drop of reason. Meltdown inevitable among TF'ers.

AndreConrad
Mar 21st, 2010, 02:26 PM
Oh, BOOOM! Drop of reason. Meltdown inevitable among TF'ers.
I don't mean to patronize anyone with that statement. I am just tired of the ballbasher vs. pusher wars among supposedly tennis fans and to great extend experts. It is meaningless and it is used as a tool to express hatred which makes me tired as well. I do realize that the statement is obvious, but it seems that in the heat of the "battle" people lose that perspective anyway.

SoClose
Mar 21st, 2010, 02:31 PM
Nothing is worse than being A brainless pusher ;) Nothing :)

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 21st, 2010, 02:34 PM
The best thing is to play tennis so you win matches consistently. For some it will be high risk power game for others defensive skills with changing pace etc.. So it really doesn't matter. Winning is what matters.

And brainless pushers consistently prove they are not able to win a big thing.

Anyway, answering the OP question -- both are painful to watch but ballbashers at least end their tortures quicker and their delusional fans don't proclaim them to be "smart players".

Certinfy
Mar 21st, 2010, 02:35 PM
Being a basher, but then most of my fave players are bashers, so I guess i'm a bit biased :o

A Magicman
Mar 21st, 2010, 03:35 PM
Bashing is way better than pushing, cos it brings some action onto the court.

Whoever saw Dushevina vs. Wozniacki (cos of a new policy I am not allowed to say Pushevina vs. Pushniacki) at last year's FO as his very first match would've turned away in disgust and never become a tennis fan.

Even Curling is more entertaining than that was. Unfortunately, those pushers don't even throw any tantrums, they're just plain boredom.

kman
Mar 21st, 2010, 03:37 PM
Even Curling is more entertaining than that was. Unfortunately, those pushers don't even throw any tantrums, they're just plain boredom.

I love the irony of someone so craving of drama and entertainment watching tennis in the first place :lol:

terjw
Mar 21st, 2010, 03:37 PM
The best thing is to play tennis so you win matches consistently. For some it will be high risk power game for others defensive skills with changing pace etc.. So it really doesn't matter. Winning is what matters.

:worship::worship:

AndreConrad
Mar 21st, 2010, 03:42 PM
And brainless pushers consistently prove they are not able to win a big thing.
Anyway, answering the OP question -- both are painful to watch but ballbashers at least end their tortures quicker and their delusional fans don't proclaim them to be "smart players".
You are quick to pass a judgment if someone is brainless or not. If you played tennis enough or did anything that maybe watched by an audience you'd know that what you can see is not absolute display of skills of those players. If there are two competitors on the field you can only see the difference between these two at that point of time nothing more and nothing less. You are not seeing their absolute skill level but their physical and mental abilities relative to their oponent at the time. Without belittling your tennis skills let me just say that if most in not any of us stepped on the court against any of the top 200 we would just looked like brainless whatevers. As I stated earlier using these terms just expresses negative energy here that is not funny any longer :shrug:

homogenius
Mar 21st, 2010, 03:44 PM
:yawn:

AnnaK_4ever
Mar 21st, 2010, 04:19 PM
You are quick to pass a judgment if someone is brainless or not.

Me???
It's pushers' worshippers who label each of their impotent faves as genius and everybody who dares to hit the ball as imbecile.

Larrybidd
Mar 21st, 2010, 06:06 PM
I think the criticism of one style of play over the other is mindless in itself and way out of hand. Tho I'm in the so-called "basher" camp myself, as a preferred style, I would never denigrate any style of play that works. I love Greg Maddox AND Randy Johnson. Its always winning that counts, and I respect winning play, whichever way you can get it done.

changel
Mar 21st, 2010, 06:09 PM
Pushers can't win MAJORS :shrug: so obviously it's better to be a basher.

hingisGOAT
Mar 21st, 2010, 06:11 PM
I'd rather watch Martinez or Woz moonball all day than watch some fat Russian blast every shot into the net... no contest

Serena y Monica
Mar 21st, 2010, 06:24 PM
I would rather have brains and be a pusher


This statement is silly on it's face. Strength mobility and courage do not preclude thinking...that being said...I like so called bashers.

Lunaris
Mar 21st, 2010, 06:27 PM
I see nothing has changed here. The same topics again and again. :yawn: