The 500 lb. Gorilla
There is the golf joke about the guy who discovers a huge gorilla in the jungles using a stick to hit round rocks 450 yards. He captures him and brings him onto a golf course where he takes a golf club and drives the ball 450 yards onto the green right near the pin.
They walk to the green and he hands the gorilla a putter to tap in his eagle putt. As you can guess, he drives it 450 yards away.
I watched the American doubles team of Steve Johnson and Sam Querrey do well and advance to the semis of the US Open where they played and lost to Jamie Murray (brother of) and John Peers.
Querrey also did well in mixed, teaming with Bethanie Matek-Sands to make it the finals vs. Martina Hingis and Leander Paes; but Sam still played his same 500 lb. gorilla game… and they lost.
(It is interesting to note one key to Martina Hingis’ recent success: find a good Indian partner! She also teamed with Sonia Mirza to win the ladies US Open doubles title).
My point? To succeed in tennis you have to develop “the short game” … backhands, second serves, volleys, etc.
What do you think?
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