Alex De Miñaur (26th in the world rankig), in a chat with WeAreTennis, He briefly recounted how complex it was this year: physical discomfort, coronavirus, which made him miss the Tokyo Olympics, and poor results: he barely won three games out of the last 12 he played.
In the same way, despite these negative points, he managed to change his mentality thanks to a talk with the Ecuadorian Emilio Gómez (151 °): “I didn’t know him before that talk. He gave me a different perspective on the tennis that I knew: he is fighting in Challengers tournaments making a living as he can, while I am playing the best tournaments in the world.“.
And he expanded: “It gave me a different perspective on the tour. I was able to look at myself and say ‘let’s take it a little more calmly. Be happy with where you are“.
After this, De Miñaur completely changed his mentality and let him see: “I am happy and grateful, taking a slightly different perspective on life. I’m not going to go too deep, but looking at where I am in a different way and always staying with the positive side of things. Happy to be healthy and to be 100% competitive again and to continue playing tennis“.
“Now I go out on the court and try to enjoy playing. I had good victories like Garín’s (17th) in Indian Wells and I was also on the verge of beating Tsitsipas (3rd). I’m happy where I am right nowAlex closed.