Here are 3 reasons the pros are different!
# 1 Structure: They live highly structured lives both on and off the court. They have schedules and rituals built around their tennis and that structure is fiercely protected and consumes their day. The family support is essential. Mother, father or spouse, the whole family are involved.
# 2 Focus: They are totally focused on tennis and it shows in everything they do. For the best players, tennis comes before everything else. Very often when a top player develops interests outside of tennis their results suffer immediately.
# 3 Discipline: The engine that drives the structure and focus over years of training and competing is their discipline. Without discipline players seldom stay at the top for long