THE SECRET OF KEVIN ANDERSON'S CAREER SUCCESS IN 10 POINTS



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THE SECRET OF KEVIN ANDERSON'S CAREER SUCCESS IN 10 POINTS

Kevin Michael Anderson (born 18 May 1986) is a South African former professional tennis player. He achieved his career-high Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) ranking of world No. 5 on 16 July 2018. He was the first South African to be ranked in the top 5 since Kevin Curren was No. 5 on 23 September 1985.

Here are 10 reasons that seem to me to have been the key to his tennis success:

1. Kevin is 100% focused on the process and the journey to success.

He is open to suggestions from his team, and is coachable. He listens and takes everything into consideration.

2. He provides his team with useful and actionable questions. I can compare him to a Formula 1 driver giving his team of mechanics information on how to get the best, fastest and most reliable car.

Furthermore, he is surrounded by a team who understand their roles, have no ego and provide consistent, effective and clear communication between themselves and Kevin.

3. He is highly disciplined in his career and in his daily lifestyle. Most importantly, when it comes to "basics" such as sleep, nutrition, etc.

4. He developed routines and habits like the top-ranked players in the world.

5. He has the ability to manage and enjoy repetition.

6. He loves to train, and not just compete. He monitors his way of playing, his mentality, his language and routines all the time. 

7. He always remains incredibly positive and upbeat no matter what the score is. He realizes it's never over and he forces his opponent to win the game.

8. He dedicates a lot of time and every day to moments dedicated to warm-up and cool-down-stretching. (Even after losing the final against Rafa Nadal in the USA Open)

9. He Wishes to know the 'WHY' of everything. Not in a disrespectful way, but in a curious way.

10. He is NEVER satisfied with being 'GOOD'. He wants to be the GREAT! He wants (and demands) the best of himself and his team, every day.

Most importantly, Kevin has no ego and is extremely humble!!!