What I like about it is that it's a one-on-one sport. I personally feel there's far too many team sports out there. On the court it's just you and your opponent, and a coupla' 3 sets later, it's evident who's better.
Yes, I know I'm ignoring doubles here, but singles tennis is what it's all about. There's none of the multi-million dollar contracts to get players on the team, there's no signing bonuses, for the pros it's quite simple: Perform or starve. (Granted, I'm ignoring endorsements, but they're something else.)
And when you win, be it that easy 6-2, 6-1, or a 3-set tiebreaker match, the feeling of personal acheivement is more that any football or baseball, or basketball, or hockey play can ever feel, because it was all you, your athleticism, and personal fortitude that got you through it.
And looking at Dani's incredible legs ain't so bad, either!
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