Originally Posted by sureshs
And tennis instruction needs to catch up. We cannot teach the way it was done before. A new form of instruction based on what the pros do (actually don't do) is needed.
One of the big difference that I see between the big 4 and the next group is shot selection - aka strategy. A guy like Tsonga for instance has the tools (I think) to be competitive with those top guys. But sometimes he just goes for stuff that's stupid, or seems to give up, instead of going for solid, hard shots that aren't going to win him the point but keeps him in the point.
Also Tsonga impressed the heck out of me at Wimbledon with S&V skills. Why the heck isn't he doing that more. Some of these "almost" guys don't seem to realize what strategies are working for them.