I was hoping you didn't post her after his win (and I like Tomas). I guess, I thought to soon.
As Bruce Goose has said numerous times: You can't keep taking credit for Cernosek every time Tomas wins an event.
By god, Prostojev is the top tennis program--in tennis rich Czech Republic. Of course they're going to have some good players. Now on the other hand, what has Tomas really won (and don't give me this Djokovic, Nadal, Federer, Murray argument)?? He still missed and blown opportunities over the years!
Ask me/us how well Cernosek is at managing, coaching and helping these players live up to or beyond their potential (Petra, Berdych, Safarova, and the rest of the Czech bunch he's involved with)???
That part of it is highly debatable, questionable now.
So though we love you: Please stop Petronius (though you can, of course if you want/continue)!!
Note: If you remember, I had called Cernosek, "the Czech Jerry Jones"--a while back, and you didn't like it then either. This should tell you something about him.
Don't know how sensitive Czech males are;I met one in our Sierra region,with his Slovak buddy,and they were both pretty easy-going.Unfortunately,I seem to have hurt Petronius' feelings and he doesn't wanna be cordial anymore
,so I'll chat to all via your post.(btw,send me a PM when you get the chance,please
First of all,I totally respected the move he made to create a separate thread for those who wish to criticize Petra's team,and I've done my level best to honor that arrangement.However,it's a little dishonest to forbid criticism of Cermosek in these main threads.......And then turn around and PRAISE him whenever the chance arises.
In general,I'd say that youth clinics only deserve limited credit for players' pro success...unless the leaders of said facilities were known for instilling good values and habits in players that left them more disciplined than players from OTHER clinics.I can't even count how many times a supposed can't-miss prospect came from such-and-such academy...and then completely fell flat in the pros.Barring evidence of poor training techniques,we can't blame the academies when prospects flop,nor can we offer any sound arguments that a specific academy deserved primary credit for a former attendee's achievements.
I'd be MUCH more of a believer if I heard a player praise his/her youth academy as the source of his/her success.Usually--maybe even 90% of the time--a retiring player lauds parents(or,in female cases,a supportive husband)...or his/her 1st pro coach...or a coach who helped the player overcome doubts and reach a new level.Off the top of my head,I can't recall a single case where the player named the hometown academy first and foremost.Does anyone have any quotes from Hingis,Berdych or Petra which state,essentially,"I would've been a suck-ass nobody if it hadn't been for Cermosek..."? No offense,Czech posters,but I'd rather see any links for myself and use an impartial means of translation.
Back to my previous analogy: If businessman Donald Trump used his millions to fund a youth clinic where Sloane Stephens trained and found junior success,would that give Donald the credibility to plan all specific aspects of her tennis career?And would that obligate us to act like sheep Catholics and never question anything that infallible Pope Donald ever said or decided??Some of the unusual ways that Petra has proceeded with her team--already enumerated at length--don't exactly scream out 'brilliant planning';the subjective part is in determining who's at fault,and to what degree.Obviously,Petra deserves her own share of blame as she must co-sign every major decision.
Lastly,I had to smile a little bit when Petronius referred to 'finding another(excellent) player' with Prostejov roots.Even if we made the leap that even legends would've been ITF no-names without their local academies,the fact that one has to SEARCH for names...just to have 'another' from Prostejov...isn't exactly a ringing endorsement on the superficial level.I don't do much research on academies,but I'll bet you that there are several successful ones where fans don't have to rack their brains to recall lots of top pros who had gone there..................................I hope that that post was polite enough