• This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Janko Tipsarevic, who is a former professional tennis player with a career-high singles ranking of world no. 8 and founder and CEO of Tipsarevic Tennis Academy in Belgrade, Serbia.

    This conversation gives behind-the-scenes insights on what it takes to achieve excellence in professional sports, what mindset is needed to reach one's true potential and a penetrating and inspirational window into the psychology of professional tennis that resonates with all of us.

    This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Giving Your All, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

    I. On Nietzsche and Tennis - The dangers of too much perspective
    /> II. Lost Opportunities - Reflections on vacuous press conferences
    III. Commitment - More than just the hours
    IV. Breaking Through - Leaving nothing back
    V. Tennis as a Team Sport - Davis Cup and doubles
    VI. Achieving Potential - Coaching and talent
    VII. Winner Take All? - Spreading the wealth-or not?

    About Ideas Roadshow Conversations Series:

    This book is part of an expanding series of 100+ Ideas Roadshow conversations, each one presenting a wealth of candid insights from a leading expert through a focused yet informal setting to give non-specialists a uniquely accessible window into frontline research and scholarship that wouldn't otherwise be encountered through standard lectures and textbooks. For other books in this series visit our website: https://ideas-on-film.com/ideasroadshow/.