Tennis is a mental game. Everyone is fit, everyone hits great forehands and backhands. —Novak Djokovic
Pressure is a privilege - it only comes to those who earn it. —Billie Jean King
Many top professional players use a mental performance coach to help them achieve their goals. Mental performance training can help players develop skills to become more self-aware, increase their ability to focus, improve their confidence and resilience, and deal better with stress. Being mindful at practice by using what a player learns in their sessions with a mental performance coach and doing at least 10 minutes of mental training off-court each day can make a big difference in the development of a player's game.
I think I've always had the shots. But in the past, I've suffered too many mental lapses. Now, I'm starting to get away from that and my mental discipline and commitment to the game are much better. I think I'm really taking a good luck at the big picture. That's the difference between being around for the final or watching the final from my sofa at home.