43: #HTLS2020 | Should more athletes speak about mental health? Agassi & Graf respond


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Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf spoke about the need for players to speak about mental health issues during the 18th edition of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. Agassi said that players often find it difficult to cope with the relaxed life post-retirement as they are used to the stress of playing regularly and said that it is something similar to PTSD. Agassi added that there is a need to be self-aware and find our own forms of distractions. ‘As you get closer to the top, the expectations are a lot. You don’t realise the amount of pressure not just from outside, but even from the perfectionist that is within you. Once you walk away, you’re far from having that equilibrium,’ Graf said.

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