Originally Posted by Mick
killer instinct is overrated. let's say player A has a killer instinct and he is playing B who is better. player B would still beat player A.
Not necessarily, look at Lendl's record in grand slams. He definitely could have used some killer instinct, at least in the first half of his career.
A player with no killer instinct might be good enough to get ten chances (break points, set points, match points, whatever), but might only be able to take one.
A player with a strong killer instinct might only be good enough to earn one such chance, but he might only need one too.