Originally Posted by Connie
Me, because he has the skills for it.
me too, Connie
. maybe i am the one who cares his ranking most
He is the player who uses his brain to play tennis. In spite of that shitty serving, his skills are complete. Aggressive forehand, accurate backhand, sharp returning, good sense at net, and he can combine these into very good attacking-defending strategy
BUT, his weakness is too fatal. If he can't improve his serving to a stable level, it's impossible for him to be the NO.1, even not sure to get any title. I believe this is partly related to his lately mentality, coz i watched his match video of his several 2003 matches and 2004 AO (those matches are before his chaining injuries last year), his serving was much better than now.
This morning, i rushed over GM for some information of his match against Kiefer since i didn't watch that match, even not followed the score, they focused on his shitty serving again, and Federer Express (?) even said any club players could smack it back. Can you imagine any NO.1 candidate with such a serving?
i know most of us dislike powerful big servers, but facing the fact is, if you are ready to be the NO.1 or get big title, good serving is the must equipment. of course, you can ignore that if you have very very good luck, but we all know david's luck is one of the most worst
I believe, david and his team know all the above, so, what we can do is only give them trust
Think to the positive direction, it's very very difficult for a player with such shitty serving to fight into top10, which is already a great achievement
and that means he still has very big space to improve
Originally Posted by Ti-Anne
yeah, I didn't mean that he wasn't able to become a world's number one, on the contrary, I think he's got all it takes, but then again, even if he never becomes one, that won't change a bit what I think of him. What is sure is that right now, he's got too much stuff to sort out in his head to even think of such an opportunity. But you know, sometimes, those things just improve by themselves, so we just have to give him time and, once more, all our support.