Why does a gifted player underperform?

MY TWO CENTS: The simple answer, he or she is not a pure athlete.  Your desire to win should prevent you from not giving everything you have each time you step on court.  However, nothing is ever that simple, so there has to be other reasons why so many gifted players never maximize their potential. It’s befuddling to…

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Is Rafa in trouble?

There is mounting evidence that [CR2] Rafael Nadal (ESP) is having a confidence crisis. Nadal is known as Rafa and “The King of Clay”; his symbol is “The Bull”.  He earned his title as “the King of Clay” because there was period of time when he rarely lost on that surface.  He was so dominant on clay that few expected him to…

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When should a player retire?

MY TWO CENTS:  I admire and appreciate any player who wants to continue  playing well past their prime; however, I think one should retire if they answer yes to three or more of my retirement statements. You are physically incapable due to increased frequency of injuries and/or persistent ailment. You are losing more than 50%…

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