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. For a decade, Mouratoglou worked with the great Serena Williams.
As great as she was Williams, there were many days where she would go out on court without playing her best tennis. But Williams had the ability to win even when everything didn’t fit her 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.
Rennae Stubbs on Serena Williams
Former doubles World No. 1 Rennae Stubbs has spoken about Serena Williams’ outburst during her defeat to Naomi Osaka in the 2018 US Open final. “Everybody coaches, every player looks to their coaches for advice, and every coach gives it when they can, when the umpire is not looking at them or when the linespeople are not looking at them.
It was always a part of the tennis world, always,” Stubbs said. “The situation, it really got changed, let’s be honest, when the s*** hit the fan with Serena at the (2018) US Open because a lot of people were like, ‘Well he gave a very innocuous signal which was like these two hands together moving forward. What does even that mean?'” she added.