Janko Tipsarevic

The Mind-Body Problem is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Janko Tipsarevic, who is a former professional tennis player with a career-high singles ranking of world no. 8 and founder and CEO of Tipsarevic Tennis Academy in Belgrade, Serbia. This conversation gives behind-the-scenes insights on what it takes to achieve excellence in professional sports, what mindset is needed to reach one’s true potential and a penetrating and inspirational window into the psychology of professional tennis that resonates with all of us. 

This carefully-edited book includes an introduction, Giving Your All, and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter:

  1. On Nietzsche and Tennis – The dangers of too much perspective
  2. Lost Opportunities – Reflections on vacuous press conferences
  3. Commitment – More than just the hours
  4. Breaking Through – Leaving nothing back
  5. Tennis as a Team Sport – Davis Cup and doubles
  6. Achieving Potential – Coaching and talent
  7. Winner Take All? – Spreading the wealth—or not?




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The Mind-Body Problem is also part of the five-part Ideas Roadshow CollectionConversations About Social Psychology, which is available in both paperback and electronic format.


We’ve produced a one-hour video of our conversation with Janko Tipsarevic which is available on Vimeo On Demand: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/themindbodyproblem