Slumping players, what is your advice?
Ok this is about no player in particular, but when reading the forum i often see 'X player needs to take a break'. for me when a player is in a slump the right thing to do is tournament whore. there comes a point when a player hits rock and they only way to get out of it is just go play tennis.
for me someone like nicole or ivanovic, who are obviously struggling, they need to play lots of tournaments, because right now each tournament that they do play becomes huge and 'the one' in which they have to turn it around, adding extra preasure.
yes it may mean that the player has a few bad loses but somewhere it will click, and if it doesn't there is the attitude of there is always next week, taking the preasure off when it doesn't click.
im more convinced of a chakvetadze or cornet getting out of a slump playing lots, than ana or nicole who seem to have reduced their schedule with the loss of form. peer is a great example of putting her nose to the grindstone, going and playing small tournaments and building herself back up. it is tough but waiting for something to happen rather than getting out there and almost forcing it happen for me just wont work.
It would be intresting if there are many examples of players taking 3 or 4 months off and it sorting out their loss of form?
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