Players Whose Games Annoy You

tonylg

Hall of Fame
This is not an issue about personality, but strictly a player's game. Are there any players whose games either annoy, bore, or frustrate you? Do you prefer not to watch them? If so, why?

1. DeMinaur - I find his game to be completely boring, While I recognize there's some talent there, he just stands on the baseline and bashes the ball. To me, that is not good tennis, and I only watch him if he's playing someone I really enjoy.

2. Khachanov - I also find him to be somewhat boring. Again, the ability is there but he just doesn't do much except try to overpower opponents. Not an interesting or exciting game.

3. Carena-Busta - I find him in the same category. Although he is better at the net than the other two, there is just nothing about his game I enjoy.
Busta is better at the net than deMinaur? Really? When did you see this? Alex is no Rafter (or even Hewitt), but I think he's better there than Busta.

But that's a gaping hole in the games of at least 90% of current players. Current conditions punish aggressive tennis and reward negative defensive ball bashing. Not only do players not have the skills at net, but they don't have the feel for the court to get there either.

My list is too long. There may be 10 players in the top 100 who actually have well rounded games.
 

sredna42

Hall of Fame
Isner: When he played the way he should always play he won the Miami masters. It frustrates me that even his coach and the people that work with him don't see that he's never going to be Nadal or Djokovic. He should not be hitting more than 3 shots per point on the opponent's serve and he should be going for an outright winner on every other opponent second serve. As Andre commentated during Roddick v Federer(the one that Federer won 7-6,7-6,6-2 at the US Open) that after 3 shots Andy should just fire his fourth shot into the crowd.
What happens is that Isner is holding comfortably during the first set and maybe even wins the tiebreak. Then because of the retrieving he gets tired and loses a little on his own serves towards the end of the match. If he doesn't get tired, he keeps serving well.
Just frustrating to see it happen time and again. And I don't even like Isner that much.
LOL!!!
 

Druss

Hall of Fame
1. PCB
2. Karlovic
3. Isner

Basically the super tall servebots who have nothing else but a serve, and the likes of PCB and Ferrer who have not a single weapon except returning the ball back and hoping for an error from their opponent.
 

Druss

Hall of Fame
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Lleytonstation

G.O.A.T.
I didn't say he would win a major but his service is among the best on the tour. I know you hate him but give it some credit . Today there are not 10 guys who have a better serv than him.
No but there is 10 players better than him, as he has so many weaknesses. He is talked about like he will be a threat in slams. He will be lucky to have a Isner type career.
 
lol the complaints are eternal, aren't they. Lendl, Wilander, Becker, Edberg, Cash, Mecir, Noah, still solid Connors and McEnroe were roaming the tour yet here we read a bozo saying the game is getting boring.
Wilander was boring on its own against another rallybot but provided an intense contrast to net rushers. Wilander-Lendl specifically often turned to be an attrition war to Mats's liking and strain of the viewers, but in retrospect it was itself an interesting touch on that era that was otherwise dominated by contrasting match-ups. At the time, Lendl was dominating the tour massively off grass, and Wilander could stand up to him better than anyone else. You wouldn't see prime Lendl getting outlasted against anyone else (sure Borg could've done it but alas he retired).
 

Fedeonic

Hall of Fame
Simon, Goffin, Tipsarevic, and Mónaco are/were the players that annoy the h. out of me with their extremely boring style of play.
Also all all of this next genners with terribly fugly forehands like Khachanov, Tiafoe.
 

conjoshruk

Rookie
Alex De Minaur! I'm an Australian but he never looks in control of rallies, way too defensive in terms allowing his opponent to dictate and move him from side to side. He's still young, but lacks the power necessary to win slams. His match against Thiem at the US Open is a prime example of him getting hit off the court. I do see the Hewitt comparisons though, by I feel like Hewitt was able to turn 'defense into offense' as they say more effectively and suddenly gain control of the point, when he wasn't expected too. I don't get that feeling watching Alex. But one thing he does have is motivation.
The same cannot be said for Kygrios. I feel like he has more natural talent and overall power than De Minaur, but isn't committed, which is a same. Talent can only get you so far in tennis, if you dont have the drive and motivation to keep fighting till the last ball.
 

Cashman

Hall of Fame
1. DeMinaur - I find his game to be completely boring, While I recognize there's some talent there, he just stands on the baseline and bashes the ball.
Alex De Minaur! I'm an Australian but he never looks in control of rallies, way too defensive in terms allowing his opponent to dictate and move him from side to side.
De Minaur is actually one of the more interesting players on tour, from a tactical perspective. The way he constructs points is very different to most of the top players.
 
But this has nothing to do with the title of this thread. Yes I agree Gasquet did not achieve much on the big stage and given his Promising talent early on in his career, failed to deliver.....but we are talking here about a player’s game that bores you. How is Gasquet’s game boring?
It does summarize why his game is also annoying. Poor FH and serve, standing behind the baseline and takes a long time to load his BH. His wins against Stan also annoy me.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
What is this GIF from? He looks 12. (But His gun looks 28)
2008 Wimbledon after his comeback victory against Gasquet in the 4th round. There had previously been some press comments about lack of bulk and stamina and this was his way of showing them that he had improved his physical fitness. :cool:
 

MS_07

Rookie
This is not an issue about personality, but strictly a player's game. Are there any players whose games either annoy, bore, or frustrate you? Do you prefer not to watch them? If so, why?

1. DeMinaur - I find his game to be completely boring, While I recognize there's some talent there, he just stands on the baseline and bashes the ball. To me, that is not good tennis, and I only watch him if he's playing someone I really enjoy.

2. Khachanov - I also find him to be somewhat boring. Again, the ability is there but he just doesn't do much except try to overpower opponents. Not an interesting or exciting game.

3. Carena-Busta - I find him in the same category. Although he is better at the net than the other two, there is just nothing about his game I enjoy.
@Lew II & @novak_djokovic
 

King No1e

G.O.A.T.
Cilic, Roddick, Anderson, Tiafoe, and Nadal. Watching these guys play is the equivalent of listening to nails scraping on a chalkboard.

Conversely, Shapovalov, Monfils, and Thiem can be frustrating to watch with their shot selection. Awesome shotmakers but leave much to be desired strategy-wise.
 

Ronaldorro

New User
Please explain. Tsonga is one of the most entertaining players ever IMO. I guess he just goes for ridiculous low-percentage shots too often.
I find his strokes unpleasant to watch. I think is because of his overly bent arm specially on forehands, same with Simon. Also his lack of variety. He depends a lot on his serve.
 

merwy

Legend
This is not an issue about personality, but strictly a player's game. Are there any players whose games either annoy, bore, or frustrate you? Do you prefer not to watch them? If so, why?

1. DeMinaur - I find his game to be completely boring, While I recognize there's some talent there, he just stands on the baseline and bashes the ball. To me, that is not good tennis, and I only watch him if he's playing someone I really enjoy.

2. Khachanov - I also find him to be somewhat boring. Again, the ability is there but he just doesn't do much except try to overpower opponents. Not an interesting or exciting game.

3. Carena-Busta - I find him in the same category. Although he is better at the net than the other two, there is just nothing about his game I enjoy.
These are 3 players with COMPLETELY different playing styles. You can still find them all boring, but not for the same reason.
 
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