Re: anapolis general tennis discussion thread
Well,for what it's worth.....I'm just glad to have you around again
.No offense to the other posters---it just wasn't quite the same without you
Something you and Jelena have in common:You are both IDEAL candidates for the debate-stopping version of the Latino Muzzle Kiss
....Just had a revelation....You seem more confident about Dinara coming back than you do about Ana
...maybe I'm just misreading your posts,but I'd think it would be the opposite since Ana has shown what it takes to actually break through all the way....I hope you're right in re Dinara bouncing back....otherwise I'll never forget that look of utter terror she had prior to the 2009 RG final(sigh)
My problem with Ana is that she spent at the very least 6 months completely neglecting her tennis.. not working.. not trying.. barely playing.. without any reasonable reason whatsoever.. She did it because she didn't feel like playing tennis.. she chose to spend hours and hours walking a golf course. Ana had her head and commitment anywhere but on a tennis court. She was unprofessional and had the most ridiculous attitude. She wanted things to fall from the sky, to happen for her without putting in the real effort, dedicating herself to the sport.. Are things changing now? Maybe.. maybe not.. her head is still screwed up and it will take a lot of effort and dedication to get that back. Is she willing to make the commitment? I'm not sure.. I don't trust that since she went into a !@#!@# grand slam last year thinking about taking holidays with the boyfriend. So I'm not sure about Ana.
Safina, on the other hand, lives for tennis. She has the commitment, the desire, the dedication. And that's one of the most important things. The tennis Gods reward hard work. She just had a career threatening injury.. something very serious.. and maybe she even came back before she should have. So I'll give her time.. maybe if in 2 years time she is still slumping (like Ana's slump, which will have it's 2 year aniversary soon), then I'll might reconsider my opinion. For now, I'm pretty sure she will be back. That does not mean I think she will win slams and be number 1. But be back at the top 15-10.
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Last edited by gaviotabr; May 26th, 2010 at 02:59 AM.