My uncle developed the training philosophy. His idea of good tennis training is basically quite simple: you must try to gain time.
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I would like to believe there is a God, but I think it is better to say I’m not sure there is a God and live your life with kindness and respect for people than to say I know there is a God and then do bad things,
I always had the theory that the most important thing is be happy, enjoy what are you doing, and be fresh mentally.
I think the tennis is only a game. You can lose. You can win. After that? In life, there are much more important things than tennis.
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When you are thrown onto the stage at 17 in such an enormous way, it becomes living on the edge because every step you take, every word you speak, every action you do becomes headline news. And it became, for me, life or death.
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.
I need to improve, I want to improve, and to be able to stay in London and play on grass before Wimbledon is a very good opportunity for me.
Its silly to say it about a tennis player, but Im an unbelievable hero in Germany. And Germany needs heroes more than any place.
I’m getting excited before every single game. The trophy at the end is less important than the process itself.
I go to the gym, I swim daily and from time to time I meet with friends and do extra-curricular stuff.
In Majorca, I can be myself. I go to the supermarket and the cinema, and I am just Rafa. Everyone knows me, and it is no big deal. I can go all day – no photographs.
My motivation and aspiration is the same, being number one or being number five. So that’s the truth. And my goal is the same – it’s to always be happy playing, it’s to enjoy the game and improve always.
Before, I wouldn’t have sacrificed anything for tennis but when I met Barbara it was different. I would have sacrificed tennis for Barbara.