See Roger Federer share tears and laughter with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper in Houston to celebrate his historic victory against Novak Djokovic.
I wish I was so good at sports.
There are times when I see myself as a winner and then there are times when I see myself as a loser. When I’m feeling bad, I’m sure I can feel the other players I’m playing against also. You see, that’s the nature of the beast. It might’ve been the case for Roger Federer before he was able to win Wimbledon back in 2013.
In the years that followed, I didn’t quite live up to the expectations that my coach (and now business partner) Boris Becker and I had given to ourselves.
With a good amount of humility, I admit that I tried to live up to the high expectations that I had as someone who had achieved the title of ‘grandmaster of tennis’. As a result, I didn’t quite live up to the expectations that I had as a tennis coach and I became a professional tennis player.
I’ve worked with athletes and have had experiences with athletes, and I’m sure I could have become a great athlete if I had taken the same drive as the players I’ve coached and trained. It’s a great feeling to become a great tennis player that you know can win that Grand Slam.
However, it’s hard to beat Roger Federer. When I look at all the other great athletes on the tennis court, I can’t help but feel that something like that has to happen to me. The only thing that’s stopping me from achieving my goals is me.
If there’s one thing that separates me and Roger Federer from all other tennis players, it’s that he has set his goals in tennis that are very much above average.
It’s no secret that there’s this idea that greatness can only be achieved by winning tournaments like Wimbledon.
It seems, however, that it isn’t about winning tournaments, but about winning matches.
That’s what I have tried to