Originally Posted by treblings
with her and Peliwo as evidence, the canadians seem to be doing something right these days in their junior program
It's about time.
For too many years, tennis in Canada was viewed as a gentleman's game, an amateur pastime for wealthy people in private clubs, not as a high-level professional sport.
I think that Bob Bedard was never properly developed, never had top-level training, and learned by tough experience against more "full-time" players, such as Hoad and Rosewall.
He was a muscular, hard-hitting player, but had trouble with players such as Herb Flam, who had more developed skills.