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  • Big Babe

    Votes: 51 40.8%
  • Brainless Ballbashing

    Votes: 12 9.6%
  • Capable Counterpunching

    Votes: 39 31.2%
  • Crafty & Cunning

    Votes: 51 40.8%
  • Pitiful Pushing

    Votes: 6 4.8%
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    Votes: 19 15.2%
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All court style!

I voted for "Crafty and cunning".
 

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I hate boring tennis players hence my disdain for Grandma Krejcikova and her geriatric tennis. Everything about her tennis is boring. I also dislike pushers who just try to extract errors from their opponents by keeping the ball in play like Simona HalePEDs.
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Was it boring during her Dubai run through 5 top 15 players? She didn't much look like a grandma tennis player in the finals against Iga. Or when sending Pegula and Sabalenka to the bakery.
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Poll options are a little bit loaded - not many people would unironically vote for "brainless ballbashing" over "big babe", even though they're two ways to describe more or less the same style of play. "Pitiful pushing" is also disparaging towards defensive players.

Most of my favourite players either fall in the defensive or crafty categories: Dasha, Marie, Krunic, Muchova, Ons, Saville etc. Penko is the only player I really like that plays that bashing style. Overall, my favourite player stylistically to watch would be Krunic followed by Muchova, whilst my all time faves are Hingis and Nalbandian.
 

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Was it boring during her Dubai run through 5 top 15 players? She didn't much look like a grandma tennis player in the finals against Iga. Or when sending Pegula and Sabalenka to the bakery.
Congratulations on your one fluke tournament. She will not win another big title this year. Sabalenka, Iga, and Rybakina will drag her all year.
 

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I prefer offensive players/power hitters with controlled aggression, so baseliners like Rybakina, Samsonova, Pliskova (when not just servebotting) and for retired players, Sharapova. Not much the hyper-aggressive (what TF wants to call ball bashing) ones like Giorgi or Keys or those pure servebots who can鈥檛 rally.

I also like all-court / all-style players who usually take control of the points but can defend and mix it up when needed like Krejcikova, Andreescu, Muchova and for retired players, Steffi.

Interestingly I also like some players who don鈥檛 exactly fit in the above categories like Sloane (defensive baseliner), Clijsters (a grinder or offensive counterpuncher) and Leylah (crafty and cunning style) but I guess it鈥檚 more of the person and not their style.
 

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I like a players that can play counter puncher but can come forward to finish point off at the net, an example would be Steffi Graf.
 

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I picked Big Babe (assuming this means bashers who do have a brain) and Crafty & Cunning. My ideal playing style would be all court/crafty but also with lots of power. I like watching all the other styles sometimes though, except maybe Pitiful Pushing.
 

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When I watch tennis, I get familiarized with the players individual game styles, and I can catch on any, no matter the specifics of that game style. I can support a baseline player or I can support a serve & volleyer, it doesn't matter. I can like any player for things like fair play, charm, temper, footwork, fighting spirit, variety, unpredictability, technical or physical things. I support what is lovely to watch. I may not support a game style that is mercilessly effective or powerful, a game that leaves no place to lovely things. The only merciless thing I may support is full artistry. A player who is mercilessly accurate will make my day. A player who is mercilessly powerful, boom boom & bye bye, may not especially make my day. I recall that match ending between Roddick and Santoro. Roddick served so strong that Santoro ended to just stand and watch the ball, because it was unplayable to him. Same with Serena acing Aga in that Wimbledon final. That is not the kind of show that makes my day.

Right here you can detect a division of posters / tennis fans. I belong to one category of tennis fans. Some others fall in the other category. That didn't keep me from being a fan of Lisicki or Madison Keys. Both players I always supported for finding their game style stupendous when on, despite being regularly frustrating for being limited. But the last two decades, my preference mostly went to players relying on movement and consistency. Their mental may not be the best, it doesn't matter. The fighting spirit fluctuates, and I usually don't understand much the spirit of my favorite players. I usually find myself supporting them for their game style and their way to win, which doesn't always show up either. But when it shows up, I can tell you 100% that I'm definitely a fan.
 

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Poll options are a little bit loaded - not many people would unironically vote for "brainless ballbashing" over "big babe", even though they're two ways to describe more or less the same style of play. "Pitiful pushing" is also disparaging towards defensive players.

Most of my favourite players either fall in the defensive or crafty categories: Dasha, Marie, Krunic, Muchova, Ons, Saville etc. Penko is the only player I really like that plays that bashing style. Overall, my favourite player stylistically to watch would be Krunic followed by Muchova, whilst my all time faves are Hingis and Nalbandian.
It is amazing how similar our taste in tennis players is. :D

My alltime faves would be Santoro (the magician), Mecir, Mandlikova, Date, Zvereva, Halard and Myskina. And of those who have recently retired Niculescu (still playing doubles), Rybarikova, Barty and Shvedova. Your list of current faves is pretty identical to mine with the addition of Babs of course. But yeah, Aleks when she is on her game is the most beautiful player to watch on the tour for sure.
 

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I like all sorts of players and playing styles as long as they bring a bit of flair and individuality to the court.

For instance, I love watching a basher like Ostapenko for her breathtaking shotmaking. I also like craftier players such as Krunic and Putintseva who have excellent hands and build points so well. But my favourite player at the moment is Krejcikova who can do a bit of both.

The only gamestyle I don鈥檛 like is attritional, one-dimensional power grinding. That is to say: Badosa, Sakkari, Haddad Maia etc. No, thank you.
 
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