My serve can get better, for sure. It’s not just about serving bombs, but positioning, variation in speed, in spin.
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I love the crowds in Miami. I feel that is one of the tournaments where I get more support. That helps me a lot.
You fight, you try your best, but if you lose, you dont have to break five racquets and smash up the locker room. You can do those things, but when youve finished, nothings changed. Youve still lost. If something positive came from that, I probably would do it. But I see only negativity.
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There are many moments during a match when you are tense, wrestling with yourself. Tennis is a lesson in self-control.
I drew my strength from fear. Fear of losing. I don’t remember the games I won, only the games I lost.
The bad thing about the tennis calendar is how it is made and obligates you to play tournaments all year. If you want to achieve the most you can and go as high up in the rankings as you can, you have to play from the start to the finish because there are important tournaments from the beginning to the end.
The glory is being happy. The glory is not winning here or winning there. The glory is enjoying practicing, enjoy every day, enjoying to work hard, trying to be a better player than before.
Every year I go to Broadway to see a musical – I like the music. I saw ‘Mamma Mia;’ I saw ‘Les Miserables;’ I saw ‘Phantom of the Opera’ like six, seven times.
The boys are so powerful off of the baseline now that they don’t have to come to the net to finish points. That’s the reason we went to the net. To finish the point. Nowadays, even the big guys can hit winners four feet behind the baseline.
It’s more a tennis problem than a mental problem. The transition is difficult. It depends how much time you have. Playing on grass can sometimes be a bit of a lottery.
The guy comes up to the plate, there’s always a chance where he can get a grand slam and everybody forgets about all the times he missed.