Posted at 09:00h in Archives- By Paul Barrs - A little while back I had the pleasure of being able to watch two of the worlds great tennis players, Andy Roddick and James Blake, obliterate their respective opponents. This was a real treat for me because while I’ve always loved the game, I’d never yet seen it live, upfront and so close. However, a thought struck me sidelong in the face while watching those titans before me struggle for supremacy… What was it that made them so different? OK, yes, one was “better” than the other, sure. That’s the obvious. But I asked myself, did one practice ‘less’ than the other? Probably not. And while I don’t know it for certain, I’d be dead sure that they both put in the same amount of hours, the same number of drills and the same number of repetitions as the other. They’d be foolish not to. So what was it that made them different? Why was it that these two players and others like them were so elevated in their abilities when others who had done the same amount of work had far less capability?