5 Tennis Stars Who Need to Smile More
More often than not, losses result in negative attitudes and feelings.
Regarding the professional players, they have endured such up-and-down spirits over the years of playing and training that it seems they would know how to handle some tough situations better.
There are a select few players who act more like mere characters in a noir film than champions in a sport.
The following five stars are ones that need to smile more to better their careers and improve their mental health.
Honorable Mention: Marat Safin
Marat was a truly comical player, and certainly loved to show signs of his anger.
He threw his racket like no other, and with his new election to Parliament, he should start smiling more to relieve the stress that he will have to deal with.
Another man notorious for throwing rackets is this Latvian.
Also equipped with jokes, he actually rarely laughs or smiles—perhaps doing so would uplift his spirits and his declined ranking.
The Serb, famous for serious fist-pumping to his box and imitating an obedient snake with his hand, should start smiling after big wins—such as when he won his first tournament ever this year.
I don't know many other players who beat Djokovic and easily shake it off.
Not only does Andy almost never smile on-court, but he seemingly blames this fact on his "injuries" during matches.
Sure, it is unusual to smile when hurt, but maybe he should get these ailments out of his head so that he can laugh at a few of his mistakes every now and then.
And just when you thought the list of racket-throwers was complete already, I present you with Gonzo.
He does smile, but it's usually at his racket-destroying performance.