It’s not all that uncommon for John Simpson to talk to himself in the third person during a boys tennis match. The Chatfield junior and No. 3 singles player will say things to get himself in the right mindset to win, even if his friends and colleagues find that to be a little awkward.
“I guess sometimes they find it a little funny, a little weird. I don’t really mind that. If it helps that’s the only thing that matters,” Simpson said.