Patrick Mouratoglou worked closely with Serena Williams for many years and he understands how she works and it’s quite similar to Novak Djokovic.
The legendary status of Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams is known to man in the tennis community yet French tennis coach Patrick Mouratoglou had a chance to observe it from close range. He worked with Serena Williams for many years guiding her to many grand slam trophies and recently had a chance to watch Djokovic use his facilities multiple times.
Speaking about them in a recent Instagram video, Mouratoglou broke it down:
“Champions, they have the mindset and the mindset builds the tennis. So it’s all about the mindset. And this is true for everything. Whatever you do, if you have the right mindset you are gonna make it. Some players that I know they are champions in their minds. “
He continued about Djokovic:
“I remember Novak. He was 17. You do not think wow! His tennis is incredible! No, but the mindset is unbelievable. He has the ultimate mindset of a champion. Same as Serena. So they develop their tennis.”
He finsihed off by explaining what a coach does for a player:
“Our job is to help people process in a way that it makes them become what they want to become. Because they all want to succeed. But they have no idea how because they do not know how they should process. You need to feel confident that you are going to make it. Otherwise, you will never ever try because you’ll be too scared to fail because everybody’s scared to fail. “