Wednesday, June 06, 2012

There is No Textbook for Pressure Situations

“There is really not any rational explanation or word that can describe what you’re supposed to do when you’re match points down or when you’re losing and you’re very close to lose. It’s, I guess, trying to be mentally tough and believing in your shots.”

--Novak Djokovic, after defeating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the quarterfinals of the 2012 French Open. Djokovic won 6-1, 5-7, 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-1.

Djokovic will now face Roger Federer in the semifinals.

“Ones you win, ones you lose, but the more important thing is to try and take the best out of these matches and enjoy them,” Djokovic
said. “Because as a tennis player, this is what you live for. This is what you practice for all these years, to be part of an incredible performance, incredible match encounter here in Roland Garros, you know, with the home players.”

Excerpt from (05/06/2012).

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Sunday, June 03, 2012

Tiger Woods Tunes Up for U. S. Open with Win at Memorial

"The most unbelievable, gutsy shot I've ever seen,"
--Jack Nicklaus, famed golfer, watching Tiger putt at the 15th hole.
"Under the circumstances -- the circumstances being Tiger has been struggling -- it was either fish or cut bait," Nicklaus said later. "He had one place to land the ball. He's playing a shot that if he leaves it short, he's going to leave himself again a very difficult shot. If he hits it long, he's going to probably lose the tournament. He lands the ball exactly where it has to land. Going in the hole was a bonus. But what a shot!
"I don't think under the circumstances I've ever seen a better shot."
Woods, who finished at 9-under 279, won the Memorial for the fifth time.
Excerpt from (06/03/2012).
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