Originally Posted by stoweguy
I am a tournament player. Bodie has a good recreational game but Johnnie Mac told him not to quit his day job.
Let's hope he doesn't hire Jimmy Connors as his coach.
Originally Posted by sjjohnston
The guy's 32 years old, a bit bashed up, and has focused on another sport for over a decade. He doesn't have a prayer. The number of people who have had some connection with a tennis camp since the mid-90s (like, say, having actually spent huge amounts of time being coached at one) runs to the thousands. As for his high-school state championship, has any Maine high school state champion ever broken into the professional ranks? I suppose it's possible, but people who are in Maine when they're 18 are about as likely to become professional tennis players as people who are in Florida when they're 18 are to become World Cup ski racers.
As Skier55 already noted, he's just playing to play. I doubt he has much in the way of expectations. Nothing wrong with that. Most of us enter competitions we aren't going to win pretty frequently.
Will Bode be forced to play in a speed suit?
Will Bode be able to finish a match?
Are qualifiers 2 out of 3 sets or 3/5?
What's the coldest spot they play the qualifiers in? That's the one he should go for.
Hey let's face it, there's no downside to this one...hmm....well Michael Jordan did look pretty bad swinging the bat.
Will Bode be a raquet smasher?
Maybe Bode should challenge Tiger to a game.