Sublime to the Ridiculous

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by jings, Mar 31, 2004.

  1. jings

    jings Professional

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    The post on Chang set me a thinking and just finishing watching the Sriichaphan vs Spadea match which brought my thinking to a post. Simply, I revel in Federer's tennis at the moment, his speed, power, touch, angles, strategy ... and so on. But watching Spadea tonight I think I've just been watching the antithesis of the Fed. Ball in play, percentages, safe options and so on. Look, Spadea's fine and he's a better player than I can ever be and has a right to make a living, but it's safe to say I'll never pay to watch Vince hit a ball. Is he the ultimate journeyman?
     
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  2. python

    python Semi-Pro

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    I like Spadea. He plays the exact same game I do, except I do venture to net a bit more. Or more likely, at my level, I'm able to dominate the baseline exchanges more frequently and this affords me the opportunities to approach and look for an easy volley.

    Why the disdain for 'lesser talented' players? It takes just as much dedication and hardwork (if not more) to play a Spadea game as it does to be a smooth FedEx. I actually respect someone like Spadea more than I do someone who was born with all the talent in the world.
     
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  3. roundiesee

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    Python is right. You can actually learn more from the way Vince played than watching Fed make all those great shots that a normal person will never pull off. P Mac may rue the day he decided to leave Vince off the team.
     
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