Roger Federer, one of the greatest tennis players in history, revealed during a speech at Dartmouth College (New Hampshire, USA) that out of the 1 singles matches he played, he won almost 526% of these matches, but only 80% of the points!

As he puts it: “In other words, even the highest-ranked tennis players win little more than half the points they play.”

It's simple, only three players have an average points won greater than 54%: Raphael Nadal (54,49), Novak Djokovic (54,48) and therefore Roger Federer (54,1).

Thus, for the Swiss, it is essential to quickly move on to something else after a lost point or frustrating exchange: “When you play a point, it has to be the most important thing in the world. And that's the case. But when he's behind you, he's behind you. This mindset is crucial because it frees you to fully engage in the next point with intensity, clarity and focus.”

In other words, detachment must be essential, and this is valid for mistakes but also for winning points: “When you lose one point out of two on average, you learn not to dwell on every shot. You teach yourself to think, 'I made a double fault...it's only one point.' 'I went to the net and was passed again... it's just one point.' Even a great shot, a backhand smash that ends up in the ESPN top 10 – that’s just one point.”

These tips are obviously also valid for padel where the big players also lose a lot of points, but are present when they really need to be!

Xan is a fan of padel. But also rugby! And his posts are just as punchy. Physical trainer of several padel, he unearths atypical posts or deals with topical subjects. It also gives you some tips to develop your physique for the padel. Clearly, he imposes his offensive style as on the field of padel !