There are players with “good” talent that really maximize what they have. Think of David Ferrer and Lleyton Hewitt. Then there are some very talented players who frustrate us fans who are cheering for them to do well.
After watching talented American Madison Keys lose badly in the US Open semi’s, I wonder what it will take for her to listen to all the people around her and “get the ball back in play”!
She was up 2-0 in the first set and had three consecutive break points. One was a good serve by her opponent; but the two others were simply unforced errors. She would go on to lose eight games in a row and THIRTEEN out of 13 break points in that match. What should she do??
James Blake Revisited
Talented Mr. Blake was the same way … his coaches kept on telling him to “take something off your shots” to get into more rallies and use his incredible foot speed. But no, he wanted to do it “his way.”
“The greatest doubles player on the planet”
That is how Patrick McEnroe describes Jack Sock, who just teamed with Mike Bryan to win the US Open doubles title. And if you watch closely, you will see that while Sock really CRUSHES his forehand, it is usually hit to a fairly conservative spot (down the middle or to the singles lines).
Where is Bob Bryan?
They reported that he too just had hip replacement; and if he can “get back to just 90%,” he will try to come back on the pro tour with his twin brother.
Mike Surpasses Newk
With this 18th major title, Mike Bryan now goes past our favorite Legend, John Newcombe (17) to hold the most Major doubles titles. P.S. Emmo has 16.
And speaking of “Legends,” Jimmy Miller reports that he will be returning to camp this October for the first time in many years! Welcome back.
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