Lessons from the World’s Greatest Tennis Player

Roger Federer won his record 8th Wimbledon title last weekend. This victory was his 19th Grand Slam singles championship, also a world record for male players.  He is considered by many to be the greatest tennis player of all time.

This Wimbledon title was especially meaningful because it followed a difficult 2016 season in which Federer had both a knee surgery and a back injury. Some thought that at his age, soon to be 36, the 2016 season marked the start of Federer’s decline. But he has made an incredible return in 2017, winning both the Australian Open and Wimbledon. He won Wimbledon without losing a set the entire tournament and became the oldest player ever to win Wimbledon (in the Open era).

So how did Federer rebound from the challenges of 2016? According to the world’s greatest tennis player himself, it was due to hard work and a positive attitude.

It’s amazing what hard work and a positive attitude can do for us. We can get through many challenges if we roll up our sleeves and get to work. When we couple that with thinking positively and believing in ourselves, we can achieve incredible things!

So when things look bleak and the challenge seems too great, think about Roger Federer and how hard work and a positive attitude helped him get back to championship form!

Thanks for reading,


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