This reminds me of one year a long time ago when Kafelnikov was playing the U.S. open and either Barry or Cliff said a similar thing. He was saying how he wished Kafelnikov would get a coach to teach him how to win because Yevgeny was hitting wrong shots when they should have been obvious and easy winners. Of course, it doesn't help that all these players are head cases.Ace Tracker said:Rebecca, part of the problem, especially in Rios and Arazi's cases, may be that these players are so talented that each and every shot represents innumerous possibilities...these are players that can slice, dice, topspin, lob, dropshot and so on, but sometimes this variety makes your game plan confused and your selection of shots too streaky...
Yeah, I actually hesitated when I put him on there, but there's no doubt that he underachieved up to this point so I put him there anyway. I think he should have won at least three slams by now and number 1 for a lot longer than he has. I realize that players need time to work their games out, but I think Marat's game has been there for a long time. It's just a matter of him committing to it more. That's what frustrates me so much about Marat. He's so hugely talented and it seems like every shot is a weapon for him, it's just a matter of him deciding to win, and then he doesn't.Jessi said:
Marat is still only 22..
although i agree with you that with Marat's talent he should have won more.