September 11, 2006

Lesson learnt from Roger Federe/ Andy Roddick match

I heard on the news this morning that Roger Ferere beat Andy Roddick to win the US Open (tennis for those of you who don't follow) yesterday.

When I heard the score of the last two sets 7-5 and 6-1, I was not surprised. It so often happens that after a tough set like the 7-5 one, the next one is (in my opinion) easy 6-1 or 6-2. This happens in the majority of matches that I've watched.

I thought about this and wondered why:
  1. probably because the winner of that difficult set got stuck in and determined to win
  2. or... the loser of that set figured "i've lost anyway", gives up and is easily defeated
This happens a lot with life.

Our victory is often just around the corner of a difficult situation.

And more importantly, we have a choice - we can either determine to win and push through, or we can give up.

Which choice will you make?

Disclaimer - I did not watch the match and this is in no way a comment on either of these two players.

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