TFP 109: Advice From the Pros Featuring Donald Young and Marcelo Melo

TFP 109 - Advice From the Pros Featuring Donald Young and Marcelo Melo

On Episode 109 of The Tennis Files Podcast, I spoke with ATP Pros Donald Young and Marcelo Melo about their greatest lessons learned on tour, what makes them world-class athletes, and keys tips to play your best tennis.  I interviewed Donald and Marcelo a few weeks ago at the Citi Open and combined these relatively short (for my podcast interview standards!) interviews together.  And after each interview, I recap the key takeaways and give my take on what each of these pros discussed.

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Speaking of talent, you've probably heard about Donald and Marcelo.  Donald has been ranked as high as #38 in the world, and was a former junior world #1.  Marcelo has been on top of the doubles tour numerous times, notching over 500 career wins (the day that I interviewed him was his 500th victory!) and two grand slam doubles titles (French Open and Wimbledon).

On today’s episode, you’ll learn the step by step recovery methods of both players, the most valuable lessons they've learned on the tour, how to consistently get to bed on time despite so many distractions and electronics around us, how to find the right doubles partner, how to come back from injuries and low points in your career, the most important character traits of successful competitive tennis players, and much more!

I hope you enjoy this podcast episode with Donald and Marcelo and find it helpful! Let us know what you think about it in the comments below!

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