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Productivity

The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

Nadal practising with Denis Shapovalov at Indian Wells 2020

I love the expression from Nadal when he sinks the forehand into the net. It gives us a very important insight into what makes him an enduring champion. Even with 19 grand slams to this name, a missed routine forehand during practice frustrates him greatly.

This is what all enduringly great performers have in common — it is not so much the winning and losing, it’s the quest for perfection. As much as he dislikes losing games, he perhaps hates a poorly executed shot even more. This is the hallmark of all great champions — more than trying to beat their opponent, they are trying to be the very best that they can be. It is a relentless pursuit of excellence.

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Wellbeing

Interview with Novak’s Mother Dijana Dokovic

This is a fabulous and revealing interview with the mother of the man who is today the best tennis player in the world.

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Wellbeing

Interview with Novak Djokovic

On his mental fortitude

The difficulties of growing up in an environment ravaged by war and hardship gave him the strength, and resilience you see on the court today

Enjoying the game is the primary goal

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Wellbeing

Ethan Lax

This kid is bludgeoning that single-handed backhand at 6 years old.

Further reading:

6-year-old tennis star can’t stop going viral