- He has done all, been on top and have been #1. After falling from last few years, he still finds passion and motivation to learn new things and fight it out.
- Always remain focus during the tournaments. As per his statement - he was chit-chatting between the two matches and that screws his focus. Now in free time between the matches - he prepares for the next matches. Thus this reminds me of Seven Habit Book's "Sharpen the Saw" law.
- Taking inspiration from the likes of Federer or Nadal. Interestingly legends also take inspirations then why we shy in admitting to admire others.
- Change and updating to the new ways. Tried and Tested methods who have given victories in past doesn't mean that they are the best. One should always be open to learn new things and upgrade themselves. I think this abilities only make them legends.
Here are some interesting tweets:
Congratulations to the man from the sixties, @vishy64theking, on his World Rapid title! I hope you dedicated this latest victory to everyone who has asked you when you were going to retire!— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) December 28, 2017
Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal,— Boria Majumdar (@BoriaMajumdar) December 29, 2017
Mo Farah, our own Mary Kom and @vishy64theking 2017 has closed the age debate. It is just a number. #VishyAnand
CONGRATS @vishy64theking on winning the World Rapid #Chess Championship.— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) December 29, 2017
Your tenacity, mental fortitude and never-give-up attitude is an inspiration to not just chess players, but all sportspersons.
- Article on Anand's recent Win and interview: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/chess/viswanathan-anand-draws-inspiration-from-ageless-roger-federer/articleshow/62332738.cms
- Some more tweets and info on the victory: http://indianexpress.com/article/sports/sport-others/viswanathan-anand-wins-world-rapid-chess-championship-5003271/