When it comes down to a deciding third or fifth set in a men’s pro match, who would you guess would be the all-time leader for winning percentage? Unless you happen to see it on Tennis Channel like I did, you would probably be choosing the wrong guy.
Who Is It?
It is NOT Borg, McEnroe, Federer, or Djokovic … it is Kei Nishikori.
Ironically, they posted this graphic before the Japanese star lost an incredible third set to Gael Monfils at the Rogers Cup in Montreal. (P.S. was this graphic created by our friend Joel Drucker?)
What Is The Reason?
So why is one player better than another in critical deciding sets? Could it be they are calmer? More focused? Or is it as Jimmy Connors is attributed as saying, “Losers are people who are afraid to win. And winners are people who are afraid to lose.”???
What do you think?
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