Bianca Andreescu says she’s forgotten how to lose
Canada’s new star of women’s tennis, Bianca Andreescu, has admitted that her incredible run of form and a sharp focus on mediation has enabled her to forget how it feels to lose a tennis match
Bianca Andreescu doesn’t want to sound cocky but she’s so confident in her own game and mental strength that she’s been able to forget how to lose tennis matches.
Andreescu was speaking after coming through a tough first round match at the China Open in Beijing when she was asked in her press conference whether she still felt the momentum from winning the US Open. Andreescu replied, “Yeah, definitely. I don’t want to sound like cocky or anything, but I kind of forgot how it feels to lose, which I think is a good thing. When I do visualize and meditate, I always make sure to feel the feeling of myself winning. It’s good that I forgot about the other feeling”
According to fellow Canadian Milos Raonic, his success has helped players like Andreescu to believe that they can win. Raonic was speaking during an exclusive interview with tennishead when he said, “When you have those tough days of training when you aren’t feeling well or when you feel your game might not be on the right track, once you see somebody that’s done it before you, you just buy into it all a little bit easier where you don’t doubt it and you go into it with a little more conviction.”
Andreescu overcame Sasnovich in 3 sets 6-2, 2-6, 6-1 in her first round match in China and now faces Dutch player Elize Mertens
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