Re: I have discovered the key to success.
Hahaha funny that, my doubles partner and I are having the best tennis season we have had for years because my doubles partners game has grown in leaps and bounds of late. His secret... he no longer gets any tennis coaching, and he rarely hits except in competition. Very strange indeed!
My conclusions are that he has inadvertently conditioned his match mentality and tuned his tennis strokes for competition level play by avoiding lesser lower level play that he would have encountered having a casual hit. I think sometimes if we play too much casual tennis (esp with bad balls, bad players etc) we can accidently un-calibrate our game.
The ultimate tennis game:
Rafas T/S forehand
Djocos flat laserbeam shot
Gasquets T/S backhand
Rafas work ethic and nerve
Federers angled slice chip shots