It’s such a psychological and mental game, golf, that the smallest wrong thing at the wrong time can distract you from what you’re trying to achieve.

~ Lee Westwood

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Any active sportsman has to be very focused; you’ve got to be in the right frame of mind. If your energy is diverted in various directions, you do not achieve the results. I need to know when to switch on and switch off: and the rest of the things happen around that. Cricket is in the foreground, the rest is in the background.

~ Sachin Tendulkar

Federer won’t let age, ranking deter him at US Open

By The Canadian Post, TSN.ca
Originally Published: 24 August 2013

NEW YORK — The numbers are not the sort that Roger Federer likes to see beside his name.

One of them — his age, 32 — he cannot control.

The other — his ranking, No. 7 — he insists he can.

“People are going to say what they like,” Federer said Saturday, two days before his first-round match at the U.S. Open. “Important is that I concentrate on my game and that the passion is there, that I work the right way, that I’m prepared, and that I feel like I can win a tournament.”… Click here to read on