GO UGLY EARLY: Brad Gilbert was never called an artist, and his record against McEnroe was a dismal 1–13 all time. Nevertheless, Gilbert perfected the art of hanging around and turned the skill into a career that included twenty career titles and a perennial ranking among the top ten in the world. His book, Winning Ugly (2013), teaches us to fall out of love with how things look and focus on the result. Gilbert, in his own words, has a lesson for tennis, investing, and life: “The perfect match is finding a way to win that match.”
LEND ME YOUR EARS: Need more proof that such emotions are fleeting? Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield would reconcile, even become friendly. Indeed, as this video shows, Holyfield was presented for induction to the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame by none other than Mike Tyson.