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Old 06-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #11
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I've always thought that tennis is a point guard's game. The average NBA point guard is 6'1", about the same as the best ATP players. But the thing is that there are guys who have played well and dominated at the point that are quite taller than 6'3" - Magic Johnson, Oscar Robinson, etc. I could see those guys dominating in tennis too. It's also hard to picture super-athletic shooting guards like Michael Jordan (6'6") and DeWayne Wade (6'4") not being significantly better at tennis than Berdych and Del Potro. My impression is that we just have not seen a tall athlete of that caliber in tennis, yet. But it's easy to imagine LeBron shedding some muscle mass and absolutely shredding the ATP (had he studied tennis from childhood of course).
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