Bruguera won a total of 14 top-level singles titles and 3 doubles titles. His career-high singles ranking was World No. 3. He is currently the director of the Bruguera Tennis Academy Top Team
In seiner Tenniskarriere (Profi ab 1988) gewann er 14 Einzeltitel und drei Titel im Doppel. Seine größten Erfolge erzielte der Sandplatzspezialist mit dem Gewinn der French Open 1993 (Sieg im Finale gegen Jim Courier) und 1994 (Sieg im Finale gegen seinen Landsmann Alberto Berasategui) sowie der Silbermedaille bei den Olympischen Spielen 1996.
Not as modern as the Nadal Academy on Malle, but very friendly coaches and not living in the cloud like the Nadal team.
Sergi Bruguera……..The methodology and work system determine the success of all professional tennis players.
- Train like there is no tomorrow
It may sound obvious, but the more you train the better. As we explained in our previous article – the success of Spanish tennis – by training hard, you’ll start to hit your shots on autopilot, which is a huge advantage when it comes to playing an important match.
Automating your game allows you to focus on the things that matter, like strategy and pacing. With the right focus you’ll make fewer mistakes – one of the things which can frustrate us most.
What’s more, the fitter you are, the less tired you’ll get when playing. This will make it easier to concentrate, especially during long matches.
So save all that passion for when it really counts: during those 6am runs before school or when all your friends are hanging out and enjoying themselves and you are doing endless drills in the midday sun.
- Get in the zone
Take ten minutes, just before you go on court, to really focus. Find somewhere quiet, away from all distractions (including family, teammates, opponents and even your coach) and visualise the match ahead.
Think about your game and what you’ve been doing well in training. Imagine your opponent. What do you know about them? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How are you going to beat them?
By having this clear in your mind, you’ll walk out full of confidence and terrify anyone standing in your way.