Patrick Mouratoglou has identified two traits that allow great champions to win even on a bad day, as he reveals that “focusing on strategy to win points” and “having the right body language” are the keys. “My number 1 tip is: Don’t focus on yourself, but on the strategy to win the points knowing what you have today.
Because when you focus on yourself and your problems, you don’t focus on the rival. My second tip is that you work your body language and your attitude. Body language comes from the way you talk to yourself. So find a way to talk to yourself in a way that helps you have the best body language possible, which will also help you stay positive and get your focus back on the game and not yourself.
Champions, on a bad day, only control those things and forget about everything else they have no control over,” Mouratoglou explained in a video posted on his Twitter account. As great as Serena Williams was, there were plenty of days where he would go out on court without playing his best tennis.
But Williams had the ability to win even when everything didn’t match his game on that particular day. Working with Williams for so long gave Mouratoglou a better understanding of how champions think, act and behave in certain situations.
Since last April, Mouratoglou has been Simona Halep’s coach. Halep has insisted that she never knowingly took the prohibited substance and Mouratoglou has made it clear that he too believes the Romanian is innocent. Patrick Mouratoglou has become a reference in the world of tennis, he lived a golden age with Serena Wlliams and then began working with Halep, whom he is still waiting for.
Former doubles world number 1 Rennae Stubbs has spoken about Serena Williams’ outburst during her loss to Naomi Osaka in the 2018 US Open final. Coaches give it to them when they can, when the referee isn’t looking at them or when the linesmen aren’t looking at them.
Serena gives an inspiring speech
Serena Williams wants to focus on her venture capital firm Serena Ventures and is also desirous of expanding her family. “I don’t want it to be over, but at the same time I’m ready for what’s next.
I for sure feel more at peace now. It’s interesting. I think I feel torn because I’m still able to play at a very, very, very high level. With that being said, I always wanted to leave the game playing at a very high level. But it’s hard because it’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, I could still play, and I could still do all that stuff.’ ….But I’m inch by inch leaning away, inch by inch embracing it.”
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