The Association of Tennis Professionals or ATP is filled with athletically gifted athletes working diligently to hone their skills through extensive practice. And the mantra “When you are not practicing, remember, someone, somewhere, is practicing, and when you meet him he will win”, no more relevant than on the ATP tour. The connection between practice and results has been firmly established in professional level tennis. So when recent rumors of Rafael Nadal training 8 hours a day, every day, surfaced many simply saw this as an intensification in the overall level of play and increased or sharpened their own training efforts. (more…)