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What I Learned from the Greatest Tennis Champion of All Time

On a Sunday morning of summer 2001, I was ablaze with excitement as I was about to witness one of the historic tennis matches of all time: Wimbledon Final 2001 (Goran Ivanisevic vs. Patrick Rafter) As a tennis aficionado, I was following attentively the career of both these accomplished men, but especially Goran Ivanisevic. At this epic Wimbledon final, Goran was 30 years old. Once ranked second in the world, he had three Wimbledon finals under his belt, but all lost. After his last defeat against Pete Sampras, he refused to talk to anyone for the following six months. He had more than 20 trophies to show his impressive pedigree, but no Grand Slam ...