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Old 08-09-2012, 08:52 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Jay_The_Nomad View Post
Don't forget, on the pro tour there is the entertainment aspect in front of crowds.

Moon balling excessively might be misconstrued by the crowd as trying to take the **** out of your opponent and hence disrespectful.

Imagine this: you're a wild card low ranked player playing federer at centre court. You know you won't beat him so will you try to moonball your way or try to at least hit some nice strokes and have a nice looking match?

As for better players, they don't need to moonball excessively since they got the shots.
I disagree. Yes, entertainment is a factor on the pro tour, but the players don't cater their game to what people want to see. They do what makes them win.

Also, Moonballing can be fun to watch. If not the moonballer himself, watching the two opponents try to adapt and deal with new situations is fun to watch. Anyone in the crowd who thinks it's disrespectful would be wrong. The diversity of tactics/strategies/styles is part of what makes our game so fun.
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