Originally Posted by R&J
That would be fantastic
Nothing would make me happier than to see Monica come back to the tour this season. Despite how many great names are in the sport at the moment, the game would still benefit greatlyfrom the return of one of the most popular players ever.
I'd certainly rank monica as one of the all time greats; she certainly is one of my top 3 favorite tennis personalities of all time.
Even if she was not as succesful on court as she was, I 'd be happy just to see playing, and moreso I'd be happy to be reminded how gracious, modest and polite she always is in interview. So rare nowadays.
But the demon-instinct inside me has his doubts, and I have an uneasy feeling that it might not happen.
My doubts are fueled by remembering commentating pros pointing out that sampras might have delayed announcing his retirement for contractual reasons. As I understand it, lucrative endorsement contracts are void if a player announces retirement but are maintained it a player is merely injured. So that would be a reason why Monica would keep the option to return open, though time passing is not in her favor. I freely admit, and earnestly hope, that this is irrelevant in her case.
Please come back monica!
(btw, happy easter to all who celebrate it!)