Re: WWW Washington R2: [WC] Berankis vs  Fish
i hope he does learn, as he is clearly a gifted ball striker. i have been following him for a few years, now, and i still doubt if the current style of his game will prove successful. he is naturally a "shotmaker" but forces the issue rather than embracing the rallies and waiting for his moment to strike; his forehand is a weapon, but the stroke breaks down and gets way too "slappy" when he tries to overhit. his first serve pct. is fatal vs. any good returners, just forcing too much pace again. IMO, he needs to play more percentage tennis and learn how to grind a bit and use his court speed... for a 5'9" player to try to outhit everyone is madness, just giving away points and opportunities.
i want to see berankis at the top of the rankings with his contemporaries, wonderful personality and flair for the game.