Re: How do you measure talent?
Talent = Natural aptitude for something.
If you talk about a game/sport then , TALENT has to mean ability to do/play it ,
AESTHETICALLY , NATURALLY , & WITH VARIETY ( multidimensional ).
When people/connosieurs praise player 'A' as talented , it is for these qualities.
(Federer is a clear example of talent - fluid , unhurried movement , wrist-work etc.Also J Mcnroe)
BUT there are other TYPES OF TALENT also - say - PHYSICAL talent
( Safin/Berdych/Nadal) , MENTAL (strategy/brainwise) talent ,
COMPETETIVE/TEMPERAMENT (big match grit ) talent (Connors/Nadal)
Since sport involves( & rewards) all these facets , there is no way u can measure
it objectively / absolutely .
Tennis is an outdoor , physical sport & in my dictionary TALENT would mean TALENT of the 1 st kind - that is ability to play it ......
This is PRIMARY requirement , rest come later . Also is the most apparent way of determining.
" GENIUS is an African who dreams snow. "
Last edited by aneevar; 06-19-2006 at 04:54 AM.