Holden Chinaski wrote:Ronnie would do a lot better on a tennis court than Federer would do on a snooker table.
Is an interesting point. Given six months, with a top coach, who would be better at their respective sports?
Desire is key though
So, you're asking all things being equal, both given six months with the best coaching possible, who would be better? Federer at snooker or Ronnie at tennis?
It'd be a hard one to judge, because I don't expect either of them to be world class in that time. I don't think either would be able to beat even a journey level pro at either sports.
If Ronnie picked up a tennis racquet today with no practice and started playing straight away, I'd say he'd make a better fist of tennis than Roger Federer would of snooker, if he had never played before. I think Ronnie has fitness levels with all his running. That's not to say tennis requires no skill, but snooker is more of a tactical game. A lot of success can only come through experience. Whereas, I can imagine a fairly inexperienced tennis player occasionally fluking the odd point, even if they got comprehensively thrashed.