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Robyn Sztyndor on Tennis as the 1:1 Version of The Beautiful Game  

Robyn Sztyndor, an Attorney, is a respected defense attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is the founder, owner, and operator of a well-known and respected law firm. She has been recognized and awarded many times for her extensive experience, her many accomplishments, and her winning reputation in the courtroom. But, of course, no great lawyer can be without an active appreciation for the things that make life more interesting.

As it happens, Robyn Sztyndor is a great tennis aficionado and a respected legal expert. She is a lifelong fan of the professional side of the sport as well as a consummate player. She commented on the connection between tennis and other sports during our discussions. Here is a summary of her comments.

Robyn Sztyndor on Tennis

Soccer, known internationally as football, is a beloved game worldwide.

In it, players traverse a massive field of green. They apply speed, agility, and technique to guide the ball across considerable distances using their feet while opposed by the opposite team.

The game is simple, elegant, and beloved the world over. In parts of the world where it is loved most, fans call it “The Beautiful Game.” Of course, it is beautiful. But as Robyn Sztyndor explains, it shares the things that make it beautiful with many other sports.

Tennis, she says, is as beautiful as soccer. But it has elements of fencing, dueling with pistols, and, naturally, soccer. Like fencing or dueling, she explains, the game’s tension and drama have the characteristics of one-on-one combat. The opponents size each other up. They lock eyes. They examine each other’s posture, style, and energy of personality. Each exchange is as intense as an exchange of shots in a duel and as complex as a game of Chess.

Like fencing, the lines the players cut with their swing and their aim are like the flash of a rapier. The angles, the strategy, and the gambit in each shot and each return is an entire game unto itself. The players, Robyn Sztyndor opines, could hardly be more interlocked if they were wrestling.

Like soccer, she says, the players must run without cessation to cover a seemingly endless amount of vulnerable terrain. They run with all the strength and precision they can muster. The faster player has an advantage. But the player who can come to a stop, swing, and hit a moving target with greater precision will be the victor.

Tennis, Robyn Sztyndor tells us, is every sport. It encompasses the intensity, the personal nature of combat sports, yet it has the old-world allure that field sports generate. Our favored player is our champion, and the competition is vastly more personal.

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