“It seems you can’t go a day or two without some self-development guru or wanna be Simon Sinek telling you that ‘you have to get out of your comfort zone to improve!’ It’s a tried and tested truism in the space of self-improvement. But how does this idea work when it comes to playing tennis matches and competing?”
“Tennis Australia consequently announced that all matches scheduled on Thursday would be postponed a day to give casual contacts—which could be up to 600 people (players, coaches, support staff, etc.)—a chance to get tested. The postponement of play will also give Tennis Australia and the Victorian government a chance to get a handle on just how bad the situation is.”
A sneaky loophole to beat the bookies, UTR might have some competition, and an altered schedule for Australian tournaments—Ti #36
A changed Australian tournament calendar, looking for old umpires around the world, Andy Murray out of the AO, and the ITF unveils its global rating system.
Criticism of Novak Djokovic often veers from legitimate and measured into personal and excessive.
“The best players agree that the mind is the most important factor when it comes to playing well in matches and winning. I’d like to see mindset as a serve. We know it’s the most important shot in the game. Imagine if you’ve never hit a serve because you don’t know how to train it or because it feels uncomfortable. You’d lose a lot of matches because you would be extremely underdeveloped.”
Or: why is quality control so bad in new tennis racquets? I spoke to three racquet technicians to find out.