The Top 10 Matches of 2021, No. 10: Novak Djokovic d. Alexander Zverev, US Open Semifinal
Djokovic didn’t win the Grand Slam, but he left it all on the court trying, and his five-set win over Zverev is a triumph worth looking back on.
While you don’t want to paralyze yourself with fear over the result, you also don’t want to let your competitive juices dry up entirely.
“Instead of worrying about what’s going to happen, ask yourself, ‘What’s going to help me win?’”
The Williams story is well-known to tennis fans, but King Richard brings it to vivid life.
Deep breathing and working up a light sweat in advance of taking the court can help settle nerves by the time your "ready, play" moment arrives.
The brain is a muscle, and tennis players need to exercise it like one. Learn more in the second installment of our five-part series.
Anxiety shows that a player is invested, as the first of our five-part series on the mental side of tennis explains.