🍀It’s never over🍀
This is a sport that you can start at an early age and end late, and in between, there is no end to anything. Everything on court and in practice in always ongoing. Despite the injuries and misfortune, losing matches one after another after another, tennis will always be waiting for the players to pick themselves up and CONTINUE. To move on with knowledge of improvement to take with them, to wait for them to go out onto the court and find themselves again. They lose a match, but they just put it behind them, and get up a bit later and go out again. And they might be knocked out again, in a first round, in a qualifying round. But again and again they will dust themselves off again, pick the racket up again, and walk proudly onto court again. So yes they may have lost the match, and yes that match and therefore the tournament is over then, but it’s NOT over. “It’s never over until it’s over in tennis”. A match ending still has the next practice, next tournament, next match, next day to come and all the emotion and work and motivation continues into the next day or match. It’s never really over.