My least favorite type of player party video – the cheesy guitar music and no talking. At least there’s some Nole dancing in the end. And the food looks fab!
*Special thanks to GTT reader for the video find
Novak Djokovic danced his way out of a tight three setter vs. Feliciano Lopez on Wednesday. Roger Federer had it easier with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Marcel Granollers. Maybe too easy! Great quotes via the ATP website (brought to our attention by a disapproving Ranjolie):
“Sometimes [my concentration] wanders,” Federer said. “Sometimes if you have a song in your mind, sometimes you’re thinking of what’s going to happen tomorrow, what’s the plan for tonight. All those things happen. We’re human at the end of the day. We’re not a machine and go from like point to point like RoboCop.
“It’s like we have our fun, and sometimes it’s hard when the mind starts wandering. I realised today at one point I served the first point of one of the games and I was not even focused. I knew I was going to hit it down the T, but no, you know, not that full concentration I needed. And then I told myself: Okay, concentrate, please. So sometimes you have to remind yourself, because time goes by in between. You want to keep the intensity high, but at the same time you want to relax. It’s a habit you get.
“By now obviously I’m an expert at it. I know how it works. But still, after playing so much tennis, I still have to remind myself to focus on each point, and then you break it down to each shot and so forth. So it sounds like it’s hard, but you get the hang of it.”
Discussion topic: the difference between being in the zone and being zoned out is? (Mmmm. . .BBQ lamb! Wha?)