Novak Djokovic spoke at the European Association of Neurological Scientists (EANS) in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, on Sunday, October 16. “When they asked me to come, I asked myself what I should talk about here when it is not my familiar field.
But I realized that together we share a love for work, a passion… You are heroes for me, you save lives,” Djokovic said per Sportskeeda. Djokovic talked about resilience and mental strength, according to Pietro Ivo D’Urso, one of the attending neurosurgeons.
Apparently, Novak Djokovic was invited to the EANS Congress by AIM Group International, a company activating in the Meeting and Events industry.
“The greatest neurosurgeon experts are rocking the EANS Congress 2022 in Belgrade. And our #AIMazing colleagues of the Vienna Office invited an exceptional guest for the opening ceremony on October 16th: tennis champion Novak Djokovic.
What magnificent kickoff!” AIM Group Int tweeted.
Novak Djokovic approves these 5 mental hacks
Novak Djokovic and Marin Cilic liked a post on the Instagram account of tennis equipment manufacturer HEAD Tennis after it revealed 5 valuable pre-match mental tricks.
“Mental preparation is key. How do you prepare mentally for a match?” HEAD Tennis captioned the post. Here are the 5 tips:
- Reduce pre-match anxiety. Sit in a quiet place, close your eyes and take 10 deep breaths.
- Visualize your match.Close your eyes and visualize yourself playing a really great match as if you were playing it in real-time.
- Maintain your focus. Try to avoid distractions, negative feelings and put your phone away.
- Recall your successes.Keep your selftalk positive and recall your past victories. Reimagine those matches.
- Raise your energy and confidence. Shortly before the match try to get both your body and mind energized and confident. Stretch and say to yourself, ‘I am ready’
Novak Djokovic, a 21-time Grand Slam champion, admitted that his mental health suffered as a result of the rough start to the 2022 season.
“The challenge is definitely more on the mental and emotional side,” Djokovic said, as quoted on Tennishead. “Of course, I have never experienced anything similar to what I experienced early this season and I did not know how that’s going to affect me.
It obviously still – you know, I still have to deal with it to some extent. It’s not as powerful that it was in the first two, three months of the year.”