Originally Posted by 2ndServe
This guys is pretty sharp. Best quote from Norman
"One thing that I think is very dangerous to players is to look at ITF points and a ranking. All the players, of course they are competitors, but you have to understand that if you are No. 1 in ITF ranking, it doesn't really matter. You have to develop your game and strokes and a physique that can take you all the way to the ATP or WTA level.
You see a lot of guys finish No. 1 in the world who have played a lot of ITF tournaments, have gotten a lot of points, but it's more important to do every day what you think can make you a better player. And if you become a better player, you're going to win matches at the end of the day. So it's important to never lose sight of your long-term goal."
Get better everyday, you're going lose more trying to get better but down the road it pays off against the better players.
Donald Young is the poster boy for this.
College tennis should be the answer to this problem. Perfect place for people to develop their game.