What if a tournament player could play relaxed and anxiety-free while taking risks? What if they temporarily lost focus, but could get back on track and stay emotionally balanced? My sense is that they would perform their personal best because they would not be limiting themselves.
Novak Djokovic advanced to the U.S. Open semifinals on Tuesday night, marking the 10th straight year that the Serb finds himself in the final four in Flushing Meadows. But once again, the world number one did it without having to play a full match, building a 6-3, 6-2 lead over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga before the Frenchman was forced to retire with a knee injury.