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When you play tennis, you're really competing with yourself. You're perpetually trying to improve: to hit shots faster, improve placement, surprise your opponent, make your footwork more efficient ...
Becoming a great tennis player is similar to being an excellent professional, you're constantly analyzing your weaknesses and strengths, and adjusting your game.
You can sabotage yoursel...
Great tennis players are unfazed by failure in the moment, they wait until the match is over to let emotions set in.
Getting accustomed to failure and learning how to handle it well ...
If you've won the first handful of points or games, well done, but the match isn't over until you win two or three sets. Momentum can change on a dime - your opponent is adjusting their game as muc...
Your confidence can't be at the whims of every point, game or set lost. Knowing how to remain calm, not feeling discouraged or frustrated throughout a match can make all the difference.
Staying the course, and absolutely refusing to go down is part of what makes tennis so exciting: you watch people regain confidence in real-time.
Sometimes you'll come out on top simply be...
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Serena Williams: “I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die.”
Quite often in life, your age is only a mindset. Don...
Serena Williams has found herself on the losing end of the set early on in the match and requiring two set wins to take the match. In these situations, she holds her head high and keeps fighting.
Do not throw in the towel. As long as there’s still time on that clock, you’re still in the fight.
Serena Williams: “If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that’s concentration.”
If you also want to become the best at what you do, developing the right focus is essential.
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During the tournament, journalists kept asking Roger Federer how he was able to come back better than before, considering his late injury, age, and long absence from the circuit. His response was s...
Be laser-focused on your priorities and say no to any opportunities that might hinder your long-term goals. You’re in for the long-haul, not the sprint.
Roger Federer: ”You have to believe in the long-term plan you have but you need the short-term goals to motivate and inspire you.“
The 2017 Federer “version” was completely different than 2012 one. Federer was faster, sharper, and with an enhanced killer instinct.
Roger Federer: “As you grow older, it becomes a bit more quality-orientated and not so much quantity because quantity hurts the body. Essentially I’m working half days if you like, because there’s no point for me to put in all the mega hours anymore, because I know I have it in the vault, I have it there if need be.”
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