Improving Your Mental Game to Overcome Slumps Many tennis players experience slumps. Slumps occur when you perform poorly for a period of time. Slumps may be short-term, but sometimes they can happen for weeks or maybe even months at a time. A poor performance at a single tournament wouldn’t be considered a slump, but losing in early rounds for … [Read more...] about Ljubicic: Breaking Slumps With Mental Toughness
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Was Murray Nervous to Play Federer? Was too much read into his comments? Did he really psych out Murray with his comments? Did Murray play tight in the first set? Based on Murray's first serve percent in the first set, you can conclude he played tight and controlled the first two sets. Although Murray would not admit he was nervous the first … [Read more...] about Did Federer Psych Out Murray?
Why is Your Mental Game Important? Tennis is a mental game. You’ve probably at some point in your tennis career lost focus, composure, or had trouble regaining confidence and momentum during a match. If you’ve struggled with any of these mental challenges, you know how important the mind game of tennis is. The mental game of tennis is important … [Read more...] about Winning The Mental Game Battle
How Strong is Your Mental Game? Kim Clijsters was an unlikely champion at the 2009 U.S. Open defeating Caroline Wozniacki 7-5 6-3 in the final. After a long absence from the game, Clijsters returned to tennis with a new outlook and a new mental game for tennis. Her mental game was the key to her success in the final match against … [Read more...] about Kim Clijsters Wins the Mind Game
Improving Your Tennis Mental Toughness Is 17 year old Melanie Oudin the real deal? Most experts, such as Brad Gilbert think so. Read on to discover her biggest weapon... I’m sure you’ve heard about Melanie Oudin’s remarkable 3-set wins in which she made big-time comebacks against a few top players in the world. How is she’s pulling out those … [Read more...] about Melanie Oudin’s Weapon: Mental Toughness
Are Early Exits Mental or Physical Errors? Have you watched the action at the U.S. Open? A lot of surprises this year. We've seen some early exits by top seeded players... Are these early exits caused by a poor mental game or physical game? For example, Ana Ivanovic lost to Kateryna Bondarenko of Ukraine in the opening round of the US Open. In … [Read more...] about Early US Open Exits – Mental or Physical?
Developing a Winning Game Plan Elena Dementieva’s success at the Rogers Cup in Toronto hadn’t been great – until now. Dementieva hadn’t made it past the second round (besides her semi final loss in 2003) since playing on the professional tour. Putting her record aside, Dementieva was able to come out with a win against Sharapova, 6-4, … [Read more...] about Dementieva: Having a Game Winning Plan
Staying Focused in Matches Roger Federer demoralized Novak Djokovic at the Cincinnati Masters Tournament recently winning easily 6-1, 7-5. “It looks convincing, 6-1, 7-5, but a few points here or there, your focus is not right on break point, maybe you are the better man, but you end up losing because you lost focus on the biggest points," … [Read more...] about Even Roger Federer Loses Focus
Playing Beyond Your Comfort Zone Andy Murray’s performance at Wimbledon hasn’t disappointed fans. The Scot came out with both guns blazing to dismantle Stanislas Wawrinka in the 4th round in a thrilling five-setter 2-6, 6-3, 6-3, 5-7, 6-3. Not to mention that a Brit hasn’t won Wimbledon for 73 years since Fed Perry in 1936. Murray isn’t worried … [Read more...] about Andy Murray’s Tournament Mindset
Regaining Confidence After a Loss Jelena Jankovic fell to American qualifier, Melanie Oudin in the third round of Wimbledon 6-7, 7-5, 6-2. Jankovic attributed her unexpected loss to the heat, making her feel exhausted and dizzy. No matter if you are playing under tough conditions or aren’t playing your best tennis, losing can be hard to accept. … [Read more...] about Jankovic: How to Improve After Losses