Lessons from the champions
Bjorn Borg needed just one more point to win the Wimbledon championship for an unprecedented fifth time. Seven times just one more point was all he needed. Seven times he failed. Yet, after some of the most intense and exciting play ever seen in men's tennis singles at Wimbledon, he went on to win the fifth and final set.
Borg admitted that during that long battle he kept thinking about those tie breakers and "felt terrible." But then he thought: "I have to forget and just go forward. Just look ahead."
Evonne Goolagong Cawley accomplished what no other player in the history of Wimbledon tournament tennis have ever done -- she managed, after a nine-year gap , to become ladies' champion for a second time. This year's women did not make it easy for her either.
Mrs. Cawley was asked if, during the second set when she was ahead, she had thought that she might win. With her engaging smile she replied, "I know I haven't won the match until the last point is played."
One need not be a tennis buff to appreciate the recipe for succes which these words from Wimbledon offer in all walks of life.