Australia’s Dane Sweeny has secured back-to-back singles titles in Canberra after defeating James McCabe 5-7, 7-6(6), 6-3.
For good measure, he also won the doubles title yesterday with Tu Li as the no. 1 seeds.
McCabe was looking to win his maiden ITF M25 title and had a match point in the second set tiebreaker.
21-year-old Sweeny set a goal this year of reaching the top 250, he is also hoping to step up to the ATP Challenger tour this year.
The man with the mullet will be a player to keep an eye on in 2022.
In a recent interview, Sweeny spoke about how meditation has helped improve his game.
“There are a lot of emotions when you play a match. To be honest I think meditation has enabled me to not get so caught up in my emotions during a match,” Sweeny said.
”Obviously they’re still going to come, there’s still going to be negativity and anger and frustration. I feel like meditation has enabled me to create a space where I can witness those emotions and feelings come over me rather than get so identified and attached to them. I think that really helps put those emotions aside and enables me to be in the present moment and just focus on what I need to do to win.”
“I try to do it before every point especially if I’m getting quite emotional. I think before each point is great just to be present and witness what’s going on and not get so caught up in it in your head. When I feel like my emotions are getting the better of me, that’s when I really lock in and adopt that approach.”