Originally Posted by Quiet Confidence
Ok, you've made your points.
I'm as hopeful as the next guy that this kid gets the opportunity to rise to his full potential. But tell me this...
Is it at all possible that he may be able to gain vital experience in the AO main draw, which could assist in controling nerves when it comes to the more likely Jr Open final matches?
The way I see it, Jrs don't have a lot of opportunity to play in front of larger crowds, so nerves have to be a huge factor in the Grand Slam arena. When I was 16, I was 10 foot tall & bullet proof & would have taken on the big guns quite happily just for the unbelievable experience of it - but still been pragmatic about my chances of winning.
Kubler is certainly no hot house flower in the mental stakes. Perhaps this MD experience just might be positive.
OH MY , I HAVE READ ALOT OF FORUM COMMENTS AND THIS WOULD HAVE TO BE ON OF THE MOST RIDICULOUS...
so TA should W/C juniors in to the mens to settle their nerves for likely junior open final matches ?
Yeah Positive for him but what about the others who are actually concentrating on mens tennis ?
This is like saying the AFL would put a VFL player into the AFL grand final, not so the team can win but so one player can go back and play the VFL final well. ?