Dannyboy wrote:Gerard Greene is back on tour isnt he?
Don´t care so much if he is there or not. He´s an entertaining player, though.
But what should be realised is that it only gets frightening if players actually starts to believe that they shouldn´t use their weapons. Turn a long red down, turn an another down, turn even an another relatively easy one down, yes. That can well work like that also because every player has his or her own so called inventive and creative ideas how to combine defence and attack. But it only starts to get frightening if they really starts to believe that those weapons are something not worth of using. They use their weapons creatively. But the most important thing is that they do use those. Let´s take Jamie Cope for example. I can´t say he did anything wrong or played poorly. He probably did, however, I just can´t possible know what went wrong. So the weapons should be used in order that everyone can enjoy the game. One person can´t reason it all out.
The second thing which is frightening (if it starts to happen) is if players are not anymore fancing their chances to be a world beaters. Let´s take some like Reanne. Surely there is no such statistics or proofs which would say she couldn´t rule these open series also. So she is doing the right thing when she keeps on knocking on the door. There are at least 150 players with similar dreams. And they are all right. They are not proved to be wrong.
Look what happened in mens tennis. Dominick Thiem and Alexander Zverev has made it. It is not anymore about someone to winning it all. There are just scorer of players who all are there or thereabouts. They both have a shout to win a Slam, these days Rafa only has a shout to win Roland Garros, and so on.. And Roger Federer has a shout to win a Slam. That´s a perfect situation. No domination. Or the figures can dominate but that´s not the same thing. When seeing that someone is unstoppable. It is like there´s a democrazy instead of dictatorship. It´s not a ruined game. Anyone with an ability can still find consistent advantages. In a years to come people can´t cope with Thiem; how well he actually did to change the game.
The problem also arise when people just can´t see a flaw.
There are lot´s of so called big people or players out there, but they actually aren´t any world beaters. They even don´t wan´t to be. They probably know "the laws of averages". It is a 50-50 chance if those work or not. Can someone still push through the impressive field, like someone like John Spencer was able to do?? It might well be a 50-50 chance.
I can cope with these things and with the eternal stress. Because I anyway need to be on the top of my analyses if I even wan´t to be here. I am just saying it isn´t that much perfect if people just can´t see a flaw or flaws. Which is obviously what happens when drinking consistently too much.