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Des champions parlent du 5e set

Souvent c’est ce qui fait la différence entre un bon joueur et un excellent joueur, le 5e set !


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Source citations :  Atpworldtour.com
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Souvenez-vous d’un article que j’avais fait sur le “matcheurHewitt, redoutable joueur de 5 sets (article de 2009) => Voir article
Gagner un match en 5 sets est plus dur que l’on croit. Il faut être bien préparé physiquement et ne pas craquer mentalement.
Des joueurs sont clairement des champions des matchs en 2 sets gagnant mais beaucoup moins forts en 3 sets gagnant. (Davydenko,...)
D’autres perdent leurs moyens et s’effondrent quand le 5e set retenti (PHM,…)

Il est intéressant de voir ce que des champions disent sur les matchs en 5 sets et le 5e set :

Boris Becker : “The fifth set is not about tennis, it’s about nerves.”

Jonas Bjorkman : “You don’t win with great shots; you win by making less mistakes.”

Brad Gilbert à propos d’Agassi : “Andre made sure he was in great shape, so that in fifth sets he gave himself the best possible chance to win.”

Ivan Lendl : “It is tough to train for them mentally — it’s best to have the experience of playing many before. But it’s much easier to be mentally tough if you are fitter than your opponent.”

Brad Gilbert : “At times, I felt as if I was like a boxer who had taken too many punches,…I eked out matches that I didn’t deserve to win, but I also had opponents baked but I still lost.”

Gilbert à propos de la victoire de Sampras sur Corretja : “It was Sampras who tired but he found a way to win. At the end of the match, Corretja was physically the stronger.”

Quelques stats sur les meilleurs joueurs en 5 sets du moment

Rafael Nadal [14-3]
Novak Djokovic [12-5]
Dmitry Tursunov [11-5]
Tomas Berdych [13-6]
Janko Tipsarevic [13-6].

Tursunov à propos de Nadal :
Nadal’s fitness is not commonplace even in pentathlons.”

Tursunov : “You just respond based more on instincts and feel at this point, as fear and reasoning is an emotion that disappears when you are physically tired.

“It proves your hard work is validated and not just as an excuse to eat a double portion of ice-cream, but as the foundation for long matches. You learn of where your boundaries really are as a competitor or just as an individual.

Gilbert à propos de Nadal :  “Nadal can easily manage himself. He is the sort of player that can go five sets, rest for 10 minutes then go back and play another 10 sets. He is so physically and mentally strong.”

Alors que l’Open d’australie va débuter, il est important que les joueurs soient prêts physiquement pour pouvoir supporter 5 sets dans la chaleur australienne.

Le Toucan

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