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Hear, hear. They seem three lovely people. We're fortunate in all of them.

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Indeed. For I think Kyle's own good as a tennis player and for my own preference as a tennis watcher I have long wanted him to show more on court but from the very outside he seems a nice fella and who knows what he is like with family and mates. As said probably a bit shy with others and for now on the big stage. Perhaps skibbariz was rather more meaning it in such on court 'tennis personality' terms and as you can gather I think that's at least understandable.  



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Everyone's different on court - people used to want to see Tim Henman show more personality on court but when you watched documentaries you saw that he was a different character in social settings.

I saw Kyle up close at the US Open this year and he seemed a bit tetchy that day for a man who'd just won his first rounder against Haase in straights! Maybe it was the pressure of the points he was defending that week.

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I think we sometimes forget that this is their job, and it's a tough one that they do in the public eye.

I for one have been in situations at work where it's going terribly, or there are external pressure and goals to be achieved, but I'm not allowed to show that to the client. I find that incredibly stressful, so I can only imagine what it's like for these guys, and they're kids compared to most of us. Imagine doing that at their age. Life in the spotlight. I have only admiration for them.

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I don't expect our players to 'be' personalities, or even to 'have' personality. The first is an unfortunate obsession nowadays and the second can only really be discerned if you actually know the person.

All I 'expect' of them is to not act like jerks.

And, after all, when criticising Kyle for having 'no' personality, what people mean is not the personality they want.

Andy Murray had personality as a young player - but it was 'grumpy, moany' personality - and nobody liked that either.

So are we saying that what we want (and the ONLY thing we want) is bright, upbeat, fighter yet charming personality?

It's like loving your pretty child more than your plain one....

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... or somehow being dissatisfied that your child has won one of the school's scholarships, the award for good character and an award for their athletic prowess because you felt they looked a bit diffident on the stage.

Mr Edmund, Mr Clarke and Mr Norrie are all very different - and they all come over extremely well in their different ways. To my mind, all three have shown quite a lot of character - something that has more depth than personality. You can live without personality; you can't do without character.

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Yasmin's first blog on Jay as posted by Steven. Jay's new sponsor, practicing with Andy, and off to India.

theclarkeclique.com/

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Yasmiin's latest blog, catching up on Jay's season so far

https://t.co/SzFSRItkaQ



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I had been concerned that he hadn't really got his season going till recently but the blog gives some good context to it.

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Yes, good to know what was going on in that early part of the year and at least the wrist problem was not serious. Hope the matches in Doha have really helped get him in the groove again after these toughish challenger weeks.

Like how they are adaptable and look at what sort of competition his game is needing for the next period ahead.



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Youtube link to a feature on Jay which appears on the ATP site.

www.youtube.com/watch



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Haven't seen Jay in a draw for a while. Training before the grass season?

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Mervatron2 wrote:

Haven't seen Jay in a draw for a while. Training before the grass season?


Recently tweeted that he is on the way to Paris for RG qualies.



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Jay is now part of IMG tennis? Certainly sounds it from this tweet:
twitter.com/IMGTennis/status/998628639750139904

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Jay and Wardy have got places on the May hotshots list from the ATP Challenger tour

www.atpworldtour.com/en/video/top-5-challenger-hot-shots-of-may-2018


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