lessons to learn from roger federer
Roger Federer is the most successful tennis player in history – not to mention the most stylish. Greatness flows from his strings. Many of his most memorable moments have come on Wimbledon’s Centre Court. He succeeded in his sport and defeated many great athletes in his career. Since he started in 1998, his successes are continuously recognized until 18 years in the world of professional tennis.
1. Don’t fear failure
Fearlessness breeds the best athletes. During the Australian Open 2011 Federer lost to Novak Djokovic in the semifinal. Federer was not afraid in their subsequent matchups; he fought his way back to being first in the world rankings by year’s end. In 2012 he defeated Djokovic on his way to (yes you guessed it) another Wimbledon title.
2. Learn to adapt
During the 2003 Wimbledon, there were many firsts for Federer. Federer adapted to the tournament’s optimum strategy and style of play after early round exits the four years prior. The 22-year-old Federer defeated Mark Philippoussis in the final and lifted his first Wimbledon trophy.
3. Stay on the attack
Federer’s aggression is about spotting a weakness and pouncing on it, securing a mile after being gifted an inch, refusing to roll over by either innovating or introducing an imaginative tactical change.
4. Focus on your Strength
Focus on your Strength – TaskQue BlogRoger Federer always focused on his strengths rather than copying a trend or trying to become someone else. Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi were on a roll when Federer started playing professional tennis. Then came serve and volley players like Greg Rusedski and Goran Ivanisevic and made it big.
5. He stayed relevant.
He might be in his early 30s now, but he is still able to play against great tennis players younger than him. His body might not be as active as he was and might be prone to injuries more than he was. Yet, he remained vigorous and beat younger athletes.
6. Stop Making Excuses:
Roger Federer is widely regarded as the greatest tennis player of all time. He could have gone into the sunset a glorious man. He was coming back after six months because of an injury. He could have tested the waters before getting back to the circuit. In short, Federer had the best excuses to give up, but he persisted. Greatness is not how many medals you win but how much hunger you have to achieve more. The only sure-shot way of chasing your dreams of greatness is to stop making excuses right away.
7. Keep Believing In Yourself:
Roger Federer’s last Grand Slam victory came in 2012. Five years is a lifetime for many pro tennis players, which is why Federer’s dedication and spirit must be cheered above all else. Over the past few months, many fans and commentators openly wondered how an aging Federer was ever going to win a Grand Slam. Federer himself never spoke on the topic and let his tennis racquet do all the talking. It is only by believing in yourself that you can achieve what others think is impossible.
8. Work harder than ever
This does not mean everyone should be burnt out to be successful. It means to say, anyone should be strategically smart to succeed. In simpler terms, work smarter, not work harder. In every game, Roger Federer worked hard to be on top. Every athletes know that. In just two years, he defeated a lot of tennis players and became one of the top players of all time.
9. Never forgot where you came from
That one thing many fans loved about Roger Federer is his acknowledgement of an unending training and practice in his sport. He was never complacent and always prepared. By looking at his status now at 35, he keeps on working hard to compete like he did 19 years ago.
10. Adopt the right mindset
Federer is renowned for his positivity, tenaciousness and focus. Throughout the ups and downs, he has remained determined and has always aspired to be the best at what he does.