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Andy Murray – Ultimate Competitor by The Best You

  Despite a recent split from his coach, the birth of his daughter and last year’s surgery, Andy Murray is still one of Wimbledon’s favourites. We look at the formative years and rise of the player. Andy Murray has had the dubious honour of carrying the tennis hopes of the United Kingdom, since his friend […]

Novak Djokovic: Appetite to win

The usual ingredients for success are often cited as natural talent, a childhood dream, a burning desire to win and support from early on… but sometimes even these aren’t enough to win. Novak Djokovic’s extraordinary story reveals that for him there was another ingredient needed to make it all come right   Novak Djokovic was […]

Billie Jean King: An Ace Life

  A champion on and off of the tennis court, Billie Jean King was born in Long Beach, California. She attended Longbeach Polytechnic High School, an institution noted to this day for churning out sports stars of multiple varieties. Throughout high school and college, King moonlighted at a professional tennis career. She entered her first […]

Jennifer Capriati: The Comeback Kid

  Taking the lifetime approach to her career, Jennifer Capriati never learned the meaning of throwing in the towel. Throughout her playing career, the tennis community and media alike attempted to label her. Ultimately winning a total of three tennis Grand Slam Singles titles, Capriati tore through a bevy of mental and physical barriers to […]

The Hunger to Win: Profile of Rafael Nadal

  What makes the world’s Number One tennis player so great? The Best You discovers Rafael Nadal and finds a fascinating combination of brilliance and vulnerability.   With his famous chiselled features and his mop of dark hair, Rafael Nadal is every inch the 21st Century photogenic sporting hero. His intensity before matches is legendary, […]

Andy Murray, Best of British? the experts tell us.

  Love him or hate him, there is no doubt that Andy Murray has come leaps and bounds since this time last year. But what’s changed? Elite Performance and Confidence Coach Stephen Simpson gives us some idea, followed up by more expert opinions. On 7 July 2013 Andy Murray won the Wimbledon Championships, one of […]

What Andy Murray’s Success Can Teach Us

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  How often have you heard it asked, “What is the difference that makes the difference?” often, it can be very little that distinguishes greatness from the ordinary – but that seemingly unimportant extra ingredient can be everything. Look at the amazing tennis finals we’ve seen this year between Nadal and Federer, or Nadal and […]

Serena Williams – Guidance and Brilliance

  American tennis player Serena Jameka Williams was born in 1981 in Saginaw, Michigan. Her father, a one-time sharecropper decided early to train his girls to succeed. He moved them to Compton, California, a deprived area, to show them their future if they didn’t work hard. When she was three he began practising tennis with […]

Lucky Roger Federer?

  Roger Federer is a Swiss tennis player, and is currently ranked number two in the world, perhaps the best ever. He holds many records, but players are ultimately judged on how many grand Slam titles they have won. Federer holds the current record with 17, and notably demonstrated his versatility and adaptability by winning […]