Guido Pella

April 23, 2020

April 23, 2020 “It’s not easy when you are practicing in a small town like mine. My father used to coach me about 20 years ago. I needed him because my city didn’t have much for tennis, it was mostly basketball. Ginobili was born here so all my friends were trying to follow him. I didn’t have many people to practice with until I improved enough to travel and see who else was out there. 2014 was by far my toughest year. I was in qualifying of a tournament where I won the first set 7-6, but was struggling the whole match. I felt confident to win the match the whole time but my mindset was negative the whole time. I felt the same way in the second round and told myself I don’t want to play this way and needed to go home. It didn’t even matter if I was playing well I was so negative that I couldn’t think.I stopped playing tennis for some time. Not only did I stop enjoying the tournaments, travel and practice, but the effort it took to play at the top level was too much for me at the time. I was thinking

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