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Nostradamus 12-31-2012 05:47 AM

Ferrer Too boring to Watch ?
 
Is Ferrer too boring with his pusher's game ? Retrieving more retrieving and running, That is all Ferrer. Are the small guys under 5'9" or shorter now only limited to this type of playing style while boring the ticket holders to tears.
Can short guys play like Berdych and Tsonga and still win ?

Kilco 12-31-2012 05:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 7088644)
Is Ferrer too boring with his pusher's game ? Retrieving more retrieving and running, That is all Ferrer. Are the small guys under 5'9" or shorter now only limited to this type of playing style while boring the ticket holders to tears.
Can short guys play like Berdych and Tsonga and still win ?

Dolgopolov plays like a madman, and Nishikori has a lehal forehand and is fun to watch!

Minion 12-31-2012 06:00 AM

Respect for Ferrer, he has the heart of a lion, but damn, watching him play is extremely boring, very predictable. Doubt if the shorter guys can play like Berdych and those guys - trajectory is all wrong, they'd net every ball:-?

Homeboy Hotel 12-31-2012 06:04 AM

He's a underrated hard worker, he's aggressive in his intentions but it really is quite boring to watch.

dominikk1985 12-31-2012 07:07 AM

he is not a pusher but actually an offensive baseline who like to take the ball early and make the opponent run but still I don't think he is exiting.


he lacks those special strokes the top4 guys have.

Mike Sams 12-31-2012 07:09 AM

You have to respect a small man like Ferrer who's crushed the legendary Rafa in every non-clay Slam they've ever played! :shock:

-RF- 12-31-2012 07:09 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HN16WPJ2k7U

Nostradamus 12-31-2012 07:09 AM

Ferrer similar to Agassi ?
 
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Originally Posted by dominikk1985 (Post 7088808)
he is not a pusher but actually an offensive baseline who like to take the ball early and make the opponent run but still I don't think he is exiting.


he lacks those special strokes the top4 guys have.

Very good point. but Andre Agassi was a offensive baseliner who took the ball early and he was one HELL of exciting player to watch. Why Is Ferrer so boring compared to Agassi ?:confused:

Doubles 12-31-2012 08:00 AM

Because he isn't Agassi...

Mainad 12-31-2012 08:40 AM

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veroniquem 12-31-2012 08:43 AM

He's not more boring to watch than Shankalot Fed, that's for sure.

LittleTinGoddess 12-31-2012 10:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 7088644)
Is Ferrer too boring with his pusher's game ? Retrieving more retrieving and running, That is all Ferrer. Are the small guys under 5'9" or shorter now only limited to this type of playing style while boring the ticket holders to tears.
Can short guys play like Berdych and Tsonga and still win ?

Short guys ("short" in the tennis world, average on a world scale) like Chang or Ferrer are generally more nimble than tall guys. They can more easily play a grinder style without getting injured. I suppose that's why a lot them do play a grinder style. They can play an offensive style too; Chang certainly did at times and Ferrer could if he snuck in to net behind some of those wide-angled shots of his.

Cup8489 12-31-2012 11:13 AM

Agassi had deceptive power. He wouldn't look like he was taking a big swing and hit a 95 mph forehand up the line. This is Ferrer's biggest weakness, in my eyes. He doesn't hit the up the line shots well enough, and doesn't hit through the court enough to be like an Agassi.

Look at Davydenko. Yes he was boring to an extent as well, but when playing well could hit every groundstroke in the book with pace and precision.

pjonesy 12-31-2012 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Nostradamus (Post 7088644)
Is Ferrer too boring with his pusher's game ? Retrieving more retrieving and running, That is all Ferrer. Are the small guys under 5'9" or shorter now only limited to this type of playing style while boring the ticket holders to tears.
Can short guys play like Berdych and Tsonga and still win ?

Well, I suppose you can look at it 2 ways. Does he want to play a riskier, more exciting style and lose? Or play like he does and win 90% of his matches? I respect Ferrer for showing discipline and playing within himself(and to his strengths) in most matches. I watched the match between Isner and Ferrer on clay recently and marveled at the discipline these 2 players exhibited. Isner cannot cover the court like Ferrer and Ferrer cannot serve or hit hard, flat groundstrokes the way Isner can.

Yes, Ferrer's game is a little boring, but that game style gives him the best chance to win. Yes, a short player can play risky, hard hitting tennis and win. But it takes phenomenal timing, confidence and God given ability. See Marcelo Rios.

pjonesy 12-31-2012 12:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Doubles (Post 7088899)
Because he isn't Agassi...

Exactly!!!! The fact that he is a sub 6ft man is the only thing most of us have in common with an athlete like Agassi. Just because you are the same size as Agassi, doesn't mean you can just work hard and turn into an elite player like Agassi.

rossi46 12-31-2012 01:41 PM

As successful as he is for a guy his height in today's game he is ridiculously boring to watch.

Netspirit 12-31-2012 01:47 PM

His game is boring, but his fight and work ethic are remarkable. It is something to respect and learn from, no matter what your profession is.

Praetorian 12-31-2012 01:52 PM

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Originally Posted by veroniquem (Post 7088953)
He's not more boring to watch than Shankalot Fed, that's for sure.

Yep. And imagine if Fed didn't shank as much as he did. It would have been boring to witness his domination.

heninfan99 12-31-2012 03:07 PM

Dolgo is well above 5'9".

IMHO, there's a difference between a pusher and a counter-puncher --like Hewitt. I don't consider Ferrer a pusher, he'll go for winners.


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Originally Posted by Kilco (Post 7088662)
Dolgopolov plays like a madman, and Nishikori has a lehal forehand and is fun to watch!


Bobby Jr 12-31-2012 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Kilco (Post 7088662)
Dolgopolov plays like a madman, and Nishikori has a lehal forehand and is fun to watch!

Dolgopolov is not 5' 9".... he's probably 6 foot or very close.


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