Tennis’s beauty’s infinite roots are self -competitive. You compete with your own limits to transcend the self in imagination and execution. Disappear inside the game: break through limits: transcend: improve: win. Which is why tennis is an essentially tragic enterprise …… you seek to vanquish and transcend the limited self whose limit makes the game possible in the first place. It is tragic and sad and chaotic and lovely….
from Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
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