World number one, Rafael Nadal, often talks about his mindset heading into tournaments.
The phrase “I’m taking it match by match” is something we’ve heard from all the great players, Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Sampras and Agassi often discussed this approach in the bigger events.
After Nadal won his first-round match at the 2020 Australian Open, Nadal was asked about the benefits he gets from his mindset of taking it one match at a time
it’s very arrogant because every day when you go on the court, you can lose or you can win
“I don’t know because I never worked it the other way (thinking about the entire event) I cannot compare. But honestly, I think if you think the other way, it’s very arrogant because every day when you go on the court, you can lose or you can win, so there is no other way to approach a tournament, that’s my feeling”
Do you think Nadal can win the 2020 event?