World No. 44 Shelby Rogers was requested about her stage of confidence after stunning US Open finalist Leylah Fernandez. Rogers has had couple of huge wins during the last months as she additionally beat world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty on the US Open and 2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu in Chicago.
“Yeah, confidence is a humorous factor. It could actually variety of come and go. For me, it is a bit of bit of the way you view it, as properly. You may at all times see it as confidence is at all times there in a method, and you’ve got it, you simply have to tug it out at sure moments,” Rogers defined, per WTA Insider.
“So I believe confidence is hard and a bit of bit overrated, in my view. I believe in case you can simply try to keep within the second at sure instances and, you recognize, lock in and know precisely what you are making an attempt to do on the market on the courtroom, it makes it a bit of bit simpler, takes a bit of stress off your self.
“Clearly simpler stated than performed, however that is what all of us try to do, one level at a time, keep within the second and never fear about, ‘Oh, am I assured to hit this shot or no’? It is simply, ‘Do I must hit the shot? Is that this the appropriate one to hit? That is what it comes all the way down to.”
Rogers thinks a participant can win even with out being assured
“I imply, I simply assume such as you see rather a lot of the highest gamers which are so constant week in and week out, they usually know that they’ve put within the preparation, they’ve put within the work.
After they want it, their recreation goes to be there,” Rogers added. “I believe it is extra like expertise for me that brings the confidence, however I believe individuals simply put — possibly not overrated, however individuals simply put rather a lot of emphasis on confidence, and I believe you possibly can win rather a lot of matches with out it nonetheless, in case you’re actually good at bluffing it and you’ve got good physique language and you’ve got good ways and also you win the appropriate factors on the proper time.
“I believe if confidence will get in your head an excessive amount of, that is what I imply by overrated, like it will possibly sway you a method or one other, and I do not assume it must have that energy. Not less than that is what I am telling myself.”