Re: When did we become obsessed with "pushers?"
I remember Andy Murray's beginings when he defeated Federer in one tournament in US, i think, i can't remember which one. After the match, mister Perfect, the most elegant, gracious, mannered etc, player in history said that his opponent did literally nothing but put the ball back in play. In the women's game, at the top of it anyway, the real, original, The Pusher, is Wozniacki, although she did win Singapore with a totally different approach, like it was a totally different player (i blame Bajin for that), and sometimes (ok, not sometimes, quite often) Kerber, she's an ace of pushing too, but she can attack as well, more often than Wozniacki. I've got nothing against pushing, although it can be very annoying if they play against your fave and they act like a freaking wall, my only problem is with Wozniaki's character and, when i see her disgusting antics, her playing style makes me nauseous as well. Hingis was no pusher by any means, she was one of the most technically gifted players ever, alongside Aga, although i liked Hingis, but not Aga. Hingis had more power also, she was a joy to watch. Bashing, instead, i hate with all my guts. That's not tennis, they should make a separate sport for the bashers, as well as for the men's servebots.