Who Mentors the Legends? 

Novak Djokovic became one of several top tennis players to appoint a 'super coach' ahead of 2014. The partnership with six-time Grand Slam Champion Boris Becker enabled Djokovic to celebrate his year-end No.1 award.

As we explored in our previous post, a key part of a legend’s success is having the right coaches, mentors and team around them. In the book “Talent Is Overrated” by Geoff Colvin, Colvin argues that every legend has support behind them in the background.

I can certainly say that a big part of my journey over the last 5 years is realising this and not being ashamed of wanting and needing support. How many of us fall for the illusion of the 'self-made’ man or woman who could do everything by themselves?

Boris Becker & Novak Djokovic, Stefan Edberg & Roger Federer images courtesy of Marianne Bevis @ Flickr