"I have always believed that when I am playing bad, when I am not winning, you don't have to find excuses outside or reasons outside. You have to look at yourself in the mirror and say, That's my fault. (it) is not a question of coach... not a question of physiotherapist or physical trainer. Is a question of myself" Rafael Nadal.
When it comes to excuses, this says it all. Tennis is a beautiful sport and one of the best parts is, it's all on you. If you win or lose, it's on you. How you deal with the weather, noise, or opponent, that again would be up to YOU! An easy way to sum this up is, be in control of you because that is all you can control!
Be tough Cats!