Slav to Love
There's nothing wrong with this lad that a large helping of humble pie and a tough coach wouldn't cure. However, unless he's able to lure Lendl away from Murray and hire him to whisper, "Remember, thou art mortal," in his ear I don't think he's going to get one any time soon. Certainly not as long as he has dad with the bellows clipped tightly to his son's fundament furiously pumping hot air.
Anyone so dumb and so comically arrogant as to discount the words of Tony Roche, John Newcomb and Pat Rafter in favour of the wisdom of Ignori Dadaknownothink deserves to spend his career languishing in the low 50s. As he stands now he has all the charm (and the hairstyle) of a old toilet brush and I would imagine that sponsors feel the same way.
His only other chance might be to turn to the good book for answers, "When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I felt as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things." I think I'll wait for the next big thing from Oz tennis just the same.
“There is no best. There is just the discussion of who is best. Federer, he will always be in the first part of such a discussion.” Rino Tommasi
Last edited by Candide : 12-04-2012 at 08:27 PM.