So I'm new to the boards, and I'm reading all of these diatribes about pushers, and I've come to realize that I may be one according to the boards. I'd always considered pushers to be the guys who hit every shot with no pace, but got back nearly everything. I like to think of myself as a guy who can hit a number of shots. I can easily hold a sustained topspin baseline rally, but more often than not, I'll mix in slice from both directions (forehand slice I feel is tragically underused) because at the 3.5 skill level, a lot of people still can't effectively handle it, and some drops. I usually start each match trying a couple of each shot, to see how they hit from backhand to forehand, how they handle slice, and what their mobility is like. From there, if there's a weak point to the person's game, I simply attack that. There's matches where I'll hit 60% slice, not because I can't hit topspin, but because they can't understand the ball spin trajectory. Other times, if I feel someone's inconsistent, I'll, yes, push, because I know that as long as I keep the ball in play on my side, the other guy will kill himself with shots. Other times I'll bang from the baseline like everyone else. So at the end of the day, I think that a lot of the members on the board don't effectively differentiate between players with strategy, or players who push. It sounds like there's a lot of guys who have long, flowing swings like Nadal, but unlike Nadal, can't adapt their games to what the opponent is playing. Kind of like a, "Oh, I lost, but that's because he wasn't spending the matching bashing lines from the baseline, so he's a pusher." Adapt and react friends. Tennis is about winning (and a few token other things), with no points going to grace or style.