Mental Game

Learn How to Beat Someone, Also Learn How to Not Beat Yourself!

Tennis is the game that chanlleges both mind and body. The fittest players or the one with the best strokes does not always win. Acutally most experienced tennis players think that tennis is 70% mental skills. Mental factors are not only important during the match play, mental factors are also essential in developing physical skills such as efficient strokes, footwork, and coordination. Unfortunately many young tennis players are even not spending 1% of their training time using mental techniques.

Victories don't come easy. They don't come easy, those victories. You have to be mentally strong to be at the top no matter -- regardless of the player, you are.

-- Roger Federer

Young tennis players make certain efforts to play tennis and try to improve their tennis skills. The desire for success that youngsters have may be in their mind...

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Given this time that it is on the WTA Tour when you had 18 tournaments, 18 winners, Kiki could be more than one of them. For me, I don’t want to say we’re going to win this, we’re going to win that, but knowing now what I’ve seen with her in practice, I told her, “look we go to tournaments, I want you to understand that we go pre-book our flights for Sunday”.

‘I don’t want her to even think about maybe quarters or something, no. We go there to win, we take one round at a time, we respect every opponent but at the same time there is nobody she needs to fear."

The moment that changed Daniil Medvedev's career -- and led him to the US Open final

2018 Medvedev hired a full-time coach, Gilles Cervara.

The major area of concern for Cervara was Medvedev's history of succumbing to frustration and anger. As a junior player, he sometimes got into screaming matches with coaches and others on the sidelines. At Wimbledon in 2017, he threw coins at the base of the umpire's chair after a second-round loss.

"I actually have no idea why all the demons go out when I play tennis, and especially when I was a junior," Medvedev said after his semifinal win over Grigor Dimitrov on Friday. "I had a lot of problems with my attitude."

"I changed it," he said. "I've changed myself on the tennis court."

Medvedev hasn't buried his emotions, as he demonstrated during the first week of this tournament when he taunted and sparred with the New York crowd. But unlike some of the game's other volatile personalities, he has become a model of consistency. He credits his wife, Daria, his coach and his sports psychologist for helping him control his temper and focus on the court.

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The only other team member to travel to New York this fortnight is Medvedev's sports psychologist, Francisca Dauzet. A composed, soft-spoken woman with an easy smile, she often meets with Medvedev multiple times a week.

"It's not magic, and I'm not a guru," she said in an interview. "He's rising now, but it is over one year we are working together. He has improved about this kind of [mental] work."

Medvedev agreed.

"She's helping me a lot," Medvedev said of Dauzet. "I was sitting after these matches and I was like, I don't want to lose matches because I got crazy or because I lose concentration because of the fans, because of the referee. I want to lose tennis matches because I was a worse tennis player than my opponent."

Dauzet said that her work is informed by an interest in Chinese medicine, meditation and the philosophy of the Shaolin Warriors, an order of Chinese monks famous for cultivating one of the oldest and most respected forms of kung fu. She would like for Medvedev to achieve the same inner calm and sensory awareness.

"When a Shaolin fights, he never even looks around," Dauzet said. "He just feels the things going on."

When it comes to Medvedev's talents, though, she leaps from ancient China into the digital age.

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