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Mogul Step

In the videos below I have addressed an area of tennis that I believe to be critically important to high performance tennis players, the mogul step. This step is very useful for remaining strong and balanced when pulled away from the middle of the court and still allows you to remain offensive.

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On the left side above this text you can watch World #3 Andy Murray participating in his off-season training and testing. On the right you can watch a sample of a professional football combine that also uses similar testing methods to measure athletic performance. Testing is crucial for players of all ages and abilities because it helps identify physical areas that need improvement. Andy Murray is widely considered as one of the most physically improved athletes in the last 2 years and this is largely in part due to his coaching team and meticulous testing and training.

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Dealing With Defeat

In the above video you can watch Rafael Nadal in his post match interview at the 2009 French Open tournament in Paris. Nadal is considered one of the best players in the Open era and is widely regarded as one of the most liked player's on the Professional tennis tour.

During the match prior to his press conference Nadal lost a crucial match to Robin Soderling, who entered the contest as the underdog but was able to outplay Nadal from the start. Nadal was the 4 time defending champion and is the most successful tennis player of all time, and after this loss received a large amount of public criticism and speculation that his tight grip on clay court tennis, and tennis in general, was diminishing.

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