Diego Hidalgo

March 9, 2023

“One thing that differentiates me from other players is that tennis is not everything. It’s a phase in my life. I believe most players live thinking that everything and everyone revolves around them. I am a tennis player, but more importantly I’m a son, a brother, a friend, an uncle and a boyfriend. I like to work on my social life and relationships the same way I work on my tennis, because it is a very important area of my life. If I am feeling good with the people around me, my game flows. Pressure is a big issue that we have to learn how to deal with. I think that losses used to have a bigger effect on me. I used to get down on myself and started to doubt the work I had put in. Now, wins have a greater impact on my life. I see wins as an opportunity to be an example to others, and to inspire the people around me with what I do. We’ve been so lucky to have leaders like Federer, Djokovic and Nadal, and they have inspired many of us to lead by example not only on court, off the court too:

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