„Move the lines, with style“ as if the marketing committee of the French Open had foreseen last Friday’s dramatic match, when they decided for this year’s slogan. And for sure, the red sand of Roland Garros has seen a lot of tragedies in its history. However rarely one where the tragic hero raised from ashes with such a halo.
Moments of great pain and giving up a big dream can hold opportunities for growth beyond your own boundaries. Alexander Zverev’s noble gesture after his tragic accident during his to be match of his life shows that you can turn even the perfect storm to a learning and personal growth curve – in this case with exceptional speed and human greatness. And it shows us that true leadership lies in the moral one displays in adverse situations – not necessarily in the matches won.
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