Originally Posted by TCF
Gilbert's intangible was his mind. Mentally tough and able to analyze which points were important, where to parcel his maximum efforts, how to read opponent's body language and get into their heads.
Many with Gilberts limited talent, who worked just as hard, failed to do what he did. He was clearly a top player in the mental aspects of the game.
All the top players have something....mental, physical, or a mix of both, to go along with the hard work.
In your opinion, how much of the mental aspect can be taught from childhood? I read once that Boris Becker thinks all tennis players should play chess...