Re: Danish Delight - Caroline Wozniacki thread - vol 6
Originally Posted by ozza
While I see your point. I am not sure I really go along with it. For me really she should have had enough wake up calls already, when you go from number 1 to the bottom end of the top 10 in such a short space of time overtaken by your main rivals (from your age group) that really should be all the motivation you need. Of course being in the top 10 in any professional sport is a great achievement, but to just be accepting of that when you were number 1 a couple of years prior would be poor.
The main fear I would have is if you drop out of the top 10, you just appear to be on a downward spiral of gradual decline. I can't think of any player that has ever returned to their previous heights from such gradual decline. The longer she keeps losing ground on her rivals, the less and less likely it becomes that she will ever catch up with them imo.
I have heard that argument and it is valid but I just don't think that it does her any good to float around the nine-eleven spot in the rankings. She can keep saying to herself "at least I am still in the top ten" and I don't think that is helping her. She has had more than enough wake up calls (I thought that Cincinnati and Toronto, 2011 would have been enough) but we haven't seen any signs of her turning her game around, the only thing left is to drop out of the top ten for an extended period. It might end up hurting her but is she really much better off the way things have been the last two years?
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