MOVER OF THE WEEK: Dusan Lajovic

2018 MMO Dusan Lajovic

SIGNIFICANT RANKING CHANGES FOR THE WEEK OF 05.14.2018 Dusan Lajovic made it to his first Masters 1000 quarterfinals at the Mutua Madrid Open and this accomplishment earned the twenty-seven year old the honors of mover of the week. The Serbian is nine spots shy of his career high ranking and if he keeps playing at…

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Can Zverev Stop Thiem?

Can Zverev stop Thiem?

Mutua Madrid Open, Spain Men’s Semifinal: [7] Dominic Thiem (AUT) vs. [8] Kevin Anderson (RSA) Thiem did the unthinkable, upset Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals on home soil, and now many are expecting him to win the title. In fact, even before this defeat of the king, many have thought he would be the one…

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Nadal makes more history with 50

history Monte-Carlo final test for Nadal

Mutua Madrid Open, Spain [1] Rafael Nadal (ESP) vs. [16] Diego Schwartzman (ARG) Despite never losing a set to his opponent, Nadal knew that this was an opponent he could not take lightly. Schwartzman pushed him before on clay and earlier this year he won his first set against Nadal. Although it was on hard…

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Performance Anxiety and Tennis

Performance anxiety

Everyone at some point in their life has experienced performance anxiety; that sense of fear and dread that is experienced when faced with the prospect of performing to achieve a reward or recognition. The greater the reward, the more likely one is to experience performance anxiety. To minimize the detrimental effects of performance anxiety, you…

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MOVER OF THE WEEK: Taro Daniel

Daniel wins first ATP title

SIGNIFICANT RANKING CHANGES FOR THE WEEK OF 05.07.2018 It was a weekend of firsts for the Japanese player. Taro Daniel, who turned professional in 2010, just got to his first ATP World Tour semifinals and final at the Istanbul Cup. The twenty-five year old was on the brink of losing the first set to a…

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