Ep. 69 - Responding to a Tough Loss

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In this episode, Josh and Brian discuss how tennis players can respond after a tough loss. Whether that loss is a blowout, a match that a player feels that they lost to a weaker player, or a close match, there are strategies that tennis players can utilize to increase the likelihood of bouncing back successfully. Much of the conversation is based on Emma Raducanu's response to her recent 6-0 6-1 loss and the way that she handled the situation in the immediate aftermath. Quotes by Emma Raducanu referenced in this episode: “I just want to keep putting myself out there. Even if I keep getting knocked down. It’s just about getting back up. You’re one step better and you learn more.” “After the match I got a box of balls and went straight to practice. I felt like I could have done some things better in the match, and I wanted to try to fix it straight away.” “I could have easily said it’s too soon and just play next week, but I wanted to really test where I’m at. I think this will help in putting me in a better place for next week.” To learn more about Josh and Brian's backgrounds and sport psychology businesses, go to TiebreakerPsych.com and PerformanceXtra.com. If you have feedback about the show or questions on the mental game in tennis, email us at TennisIQPodcast@gmail.com or use the hashtag #tennisIQ on Twitter. Don’t forget to subscribe on YouTube or your podcast platform of choice (Spotify, Apple, Google, etc.) to stay up to date on future episodes.

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