It’s three years since Andy Murray was defeated by Roger Federer in the 2010 Australian Open tennis final. Here are some comments from Ivan Lendl at the time on the fact that it took him four grand slam final defeats before he won the 1984 French Open (when he was 2 sets down to McEnroe). Lendl said “The key was knowing that I had to make changes to improve. I was never quite sure I was going about it the right way. You cannot be 100 per cent sure the changes will work – a lot of guys give up when they don’t get immediate results. You have to be incredibly patient.”
Things have improved for Murray since his first defeat to Federer. Patience + Persistence = Powerful Combination. Desire to Improve + Willingness to Change = High Performance Recipe.