Now this man can play tennis. More times than not he can experience the 'peak flow state'. He embraces pressure rather than becoming the victim of suffering from it.
Roger knows exactly how to dig deep, find his rhythm, and be in control of his game, and his emotions. Very much a calm and collective character, which allows him to reach his Individual Zone of Optimal Functioning (IZOF). Thus, enabling himself to reach peak performance.
Rogers IZOF is produced from hours and hours of smart practice. He knows his limits, he knows his strengths, and he knows his weaknesses. His self-awareness is exceptional. This means he can effectively tailor his game so he has an advantage over his opponents. As a result he can perform his natural game, rely on his own ability, and play in his own flow state.
I think the reason behind his success in terms of Psychology is because Roger always thought of the present moment, and didn't get focused on the past or the future, but just the here and now. Took each game and point as it come, and not thinking too far ahead or of a previous mistake. That way his focus is clearly on the task at hand, and he is prepared and ready to potentially win each point. Therefore, winning games, sets and many Grand Slams as he wasn't distracted🎾
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