Ok, this is a question that occurs more and more on this board,
the press, interviews etc...
Should tennis be 'the one thing in their lives'?
Some poeple say: yes of course, they are pro-athletes!
Others say: Hell no! Glad they have a life next to tennis,
otherwise they would be sad nozems who would still be
playing at 47
Now, for the record, I'm not only speaking about the WS
although, of course, they are the obvious exemple ...
You can give other exemples. Justine HH has (some poeple
call it sad) one thing in her life: tennis. She has never denied
it (untill a few weeks ago -god knows for what reason- )
and that is probably what made her grand slams.
Kim Clijsters is sometimes blaimed for 'seeying tennis purely
as a game ...'
The Russian girls who are doing quite well right now, are known
for there 'ballmachine mentality'. A young player's attitude like
K. Sprem (who appears at tournaments with personal coach, physio,
manager, mental coach) is the epitome of focus and professionalism.
Now, the question is still standing.
Does tennis need to be the only thing in their lives to be at the absolute top?
My answer: yes
Now this doesn't mean I blame player for having interests outside tennis,
for from it! But I wonder, especially in V&S's case, why don't they wait
till after there carreers?
Arn't there other fans who are feeling that way?
Every 'great' of tennis history (and athlete in general) is known for there
absolute professionalism and dedication to the sport.
Why do some people see that as a disgrace?