Roger Federer and the 15 Biggest Egos in Tennis History

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Roger Federer and the 15 Biggest Egos in Tennis History
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Ego is not always a bad thing. It is a big part of being a successful champion.

Now, it doesn't exactly boil down to the entitlement attitude of "I'm owed...", "I deserve to be in the final..." or "he/she was lucky to win..."—although it's not too far off.

Ego affects even the most unpretentious of us. It's not a character deficiency per se—in fact, it could actually be a thing that completes a person.

It can be seen in the player who feels he's been at the receiving end of unwarranted write-offs for too long and upon winning an elusive title, seemingly becoming haughty. Similarly, It can also be seen in a player who is used to winning but cannot accept losses.

When a player gets a sniff of the winning habit, ego is born. Ego is not really a "thing" that occurs—it's a consequence of what has occurred.

Here's a shout out to the 15 biggest egos in Tennis history.    

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