Originally Posted by Wing Man Frank
duong, what would be wrong with Millman and the like basing themselves elsewhere? Tennis is a global game, why do they need to be based in Australia? Makes no sense to me.
it's possible but tough.
Even as far as tennis is concerned, they've improved their tennis as youngsters with people around them, in their country. That's the people who know them and can help them more easily.
And as far as Australian tennis is concerned, I think they help youngsters to develop a lot then it's even more likely that they had a lot of people around them when they were youngsters.
It's different from Nishikori or Krajinovic who have developed their tennis in Bollettieri's academy.
The article speaks a little bit of a policy I had already heard about of Tennis Australia encouraging their players to play a lot in other continents (Kubler, Duckworth and Mitchell have played a lot in Europe for instance), but I don't know the details of the "encouragement" which necessarily means "support", including financial, and I don't think older players like Millman or Klein or Jones (who are Nishikori's age, I mean they're not oldies in today's game) can get it.