2313 Inc. (Farmington Hills, MI) was just as surprised as anyone when Roger Federer won a record-breaking 8th Wimbledon title in 2017.
After his brutal 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 seasons, everyone thought that this Swiss tennis player was simply past his prime. However, Federer has since impressed all of us with his resilience.
So what can we learn from Roger Federer’s long and successful career?
1. Never become complacent.
Federer has never stopped learning new tricks and techniques. He was beaten and outcompeted by a number of younger tennis players between 2012 and 2017. But instead of bowing out and taking his legacy into retirement, Federer practiced, adapted, and learned. The result was one of the greatest sports comebacks in history.
2. You have to love the game.
You need to love what you do if you want to be a professional in anything. Whether it’s tennis or marketing, your passion truly makes the difference between mediocrity and greatness. When you watch Federer play, you can see that he has an immense love for his craft and his enthusiasm for the game of tennis. We can all learn from this because it is so incredibly important to find joy in what you do—just ask anyone at 2313 Inc.
3. Relentless preparation and thoughtful strategizing absolutely pay off.
The reason that Roger Federer’s return on the serve is so impressive is that he practices like a maniac. The average tennis serve comes in at over 100mph, which zips right by most players. Federer, however, is famous for his ability to return these lightning fast serves. Why? Because it’s what he focuses on.
Being aware of your own strengths and weaknesses is key. Federer knows that his fastest serves only reach about 130 mph. Other pros like Andy Roddick, for example, regularly serve over 140 mph and have a top serving speed of 155 mph. Federer knows that his strength does not lie in his serve, so he prepares by perfecting his return.
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