Originally Posted by adee-gee
Henman is obviously the best prospect for doubles, but he's still more than able to compete in singles to be fair (even if his results this year suggest otherwise). Same for Rusedski, he's a solid doubles player but if he played it would be to the detriment of his singles, and he's still been doing pretty well in singles.
Gosh yes, anyone still ranked in the top 50 is certainly doing fine in singles. Many pro players make a career of tennis and never get into the top 50. But my point is that these guys have
done better than that and seem now to be agonizing over evry loss. So might they be happier if they adapt to doubles play and get back to the top echelons there.
Henman seems like one who would do well at doubles without making major changes to his game. Whereas others like Moya would have to adapt more. But if they could commit to the change, could they be successful; and would they be happier with success there instead of continuing to be frustrated with their singles play? I think that when questions about "retirement" begins to come up in postmatch interviews then players ought to start considering all their options.