Players Whose Games Annoy You

Meles

Bionic Poster
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.
Rublev somehow seems worse than your list. A very monotonous game,
 

Meles

Bionic Poster
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.
Baseline tennis has a lot of subtleties and the Demon high up on the interesting list as he relies on taking time away; a unique and odd player. Hard to make a case for Khach. PCB when in full song is pretty good. Oddly enough PCB/Demon won cincy doubles and playing in Rome again.;)
 

Ronaldorro

New User
Cilic is the only one who comes close to Tsonga, in terms of variety.

Murray? Seriously? Variety of injuries does not count.
Cilic is completely opposite to Tsonga in terms of how graceful his game is. It's very fun to watch him play. At least for me.

About Murray, I thought it was well known how strategic his game is. He uses a variety of shots to throw off the rhythm of his opponents.
 

PDJ

G.O.A.T.
Players that scream intermittently and especially on a drop shot.
Step (or is that lunge?) forward Serena Williams.
Players that meltdown at the drop of a hat.
 

guitarra

Professional
Medvedev. I like his personality, he's a great guy, but his game sort of annoys me.
I mean he's good thinker and good tactician, great server, he's capable of both great defence and fast switch to offence, he can hit DTL BH very consistently but... I find his strokes quite ugly technically speaking. Also his movement is weird - he seems to be off balance all the time - yet he's still able to hit consistently all the time.
 

ron schaap

Professional
You all may not like this fact but the only thing in tennis which is important is to make the last point in the match. It does totally not matters how you do it as long as it is within the rules! Brat Gilbert even wrote a book about it, How to win ugly. Never read it but i have far to often lost to opponents with ugly strokes . So i hope to learn from that.
TENNIS IS NOT JURY SPORT!
:mad::mad::mad::alien:
 

morten

Hall of Fame
You all may not like this fact but the only thing in tennis which is important is to make the last point in the match. It does totally not matters how you do it as long as it is within the rules! Brat Gilbert even wrote a book about it, How to win ugly. Never read it but i have far to often lost to opponents with ugly strokes . So i hope to learn from that.
TENNIS IS NOT JURY SPORT!
:mad::mad::mad::alien:
We all know that. That was not the topic here.
 

Mainad

Bionic Poster
Cilic is the only one who comes close to Tsonga, in terms of variety.

Murray? Seriously? Variety of injuries does not count.
Not Murray, seriously? Lobs, drop shots, short balls, long balls, passing shots, volleys etc. See what Fognini has just said about his game in his rather caustic comments about his relationship with him.

Neither Cilic nor Tsonga come anywhere close to Murray for variety which goes a long way to account for their lop-sided H2H deficits with him.
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
Not Murray, seriously? Lobs, drop shots, short balls, long balls, passing shots, volleys etc. See what Fognini has just said about his game in his rather caustic comments about his relationship with him.

Neither Cilic nor Tsonga come anywhere close to Murray for variety which goes a long way to account for their lop-sided H2H deficits with him.
Oh Judy, you are so reliable.
 

tennisBIEST

Professional
Zverev with the freaking ab show shirt pull up thing!

Jack Sock just because he’s a wanna be Kyrgios

And any player who bounces the ball thru their legs pre serve drives me crazy:-D
 

morten

Hall of Fame
Objectively, Cilic has a better net game than Murray but does indeed have less variety from the back.

Both are behind Tsonga, but a not insignificant margin.
Murray has an amazing netgame, amongst the best om tour. Cilic can only hit the putaway volleys and has no ballfeel.
 

Ocean Drive

Hall of Fame
Not very long, so maybe my statement was hyperbolic. Still Jo is one of the most entertaining players from the last few decades
I wouldn't put him in the top 50 most entertaining players of 90s, 2000's and 2010's. I don't have anything against him, he gave it a fair go, but fairly ugly to watch I think.
 

tsamo

Rookie
Not a player per se that I do not like, but more of a style. The defensive baseliners usually bore me to death.
If two of them are facing each other? I've already changed the channel.
 

yokied

Professional
Some very well deserved mentions here and it’s good to see people letting the hate flow through them, especially for the one-dimensional players and passive, useless chokers...

But I think DeMinaur and PCB get a bit of a bad rap. Most of their matches, particularly against half decent opponents on hard, they play interesting attacking ball. And their games are evolving a little, as opposed to some of the horrifically one-dimensional players mentioned here.
 

skaj

Hall of Fame
Serena Williams.
Selective grunting,
Ugly running
Death stares
Basically, not an attractive game, service aside.

And not really playing style, but some comedy value kit choices.
I like her strokes now though, at least most of the time. Her forehand became good looking in the last decade, and her backhand was always nice. I also appreciate her peak athleticism, deadly returns and amazing clutch, all quite spectacular.

The death stares are horrible, but also they make the matches more entertaining :)
 
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PDJ

G.O.A.T.
I like her strokes now though, at least most of the time. Her forehand became good looking in the last decade, and her backhand was always nice. I also appreciate her peak athleticism, deadly returns and amazing clutch, all quite spectacular.

The death stares are horrible, but also they make the matches more entertaining :)
I find her running to the net especially unattractive with her racquet flailing all over the place.
 
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