But back to Andy, sometimes I think he is another Agassi who in his book admits he actually didnt like playing tennis, did it because he was brought up playing and was good at it. Who knows?
I disagree with that because in the book that Andy did write he never once mentions being forced into learning to play tennis. Also, when he was 15 he was sufficiently good at football for Rangers to invite him to join their training team, and it seems that that was "make your mind up time", and Andy chose tennis, which he says he has never regretted.
One thing that has sometimes struck me when posting on MW, is that Andy and the rest of his class were approaching the gym at Dunblane Primary School when Thomas Hamilton let rip with his gun and killed a teacher and 16 children, and seriously injured several others leaving some of them incapacitated for life.
Goodness knows what other talent might have been snuffed out that day, but the truth is that had Andy's class arrived at the gym a minute or so earlier, then not only might we not be having these conversations now, but Britain would have been deprived of a great tennis player. Of course, what you've never had you won't miss, but I reckon that that fact's worth bearing in mind.