If I don't practice the way I should, then I won't play the way that I know I can.
If you lose, it hurts, but as long as you have fought hard, you can still feel good about yourself.
If you become great, then you can become happy. If you're happy first, it's much more difficult to be great.
In tennis you move a lot. Golf you dont. In tennis, you can have a bad half-hour, but you cant in golf. You can lose the first set in tennis and still win.
He's a haircut and a forehand.
If you go to school and practice for five days a week, it still gives you two days you can go and see your friends, you can go to the movies, you do whatever you like to do.
Once you win, you have no doubt that you can win. So you have gone through it once, and you can do it again.
Tennis is not like other sports where the coach is hired by an independent entity, and that makes a huge difference in the dynamic.
Don't mistake activity for achievement - practice the right way. - John Wooden I only play well when I'm prepared. If I don't practice the way I should, then I won't play the way that I know I can.
Too many people asking too many questions in tennis. Golf is better.
I believe the brain is like a muscle - like any other it can be improved.
I think talent is dangerous to have if you take it for granted. If you use it well and put hard work with it together, it's hard to catch that guy. And I think that's what you're seeing right now.
My serve and my forehand I pretty much always had, but my backhand was a made backhand. I worked on it for years.
I have seriously thought about retiring, but that was on a good day. On a bad day I've thought about killing myself.
I certainly don't lose any sleep if I lose a tennis match.
You know how kids are. They like to do what parents do.
It's flattering to be compared in any way to Tiger Woods, because he's the best player in the world.
People may say I developed an iron will, but what really happened is that I made myself much fitter. I think an iron will is always supported by fitness.
I enjoy life. I always enjoy jokes.
It's very nice to see when somebody who wanted to work hard and is willing to put the work in gets rewarded for it.
But to be fair, if you take players from my era to now, the game has changed and the players have many more shots. They use them differently than we did. The speed of the game has changed.
But it's very difficult, I can tell you I played the Czech Open a few times and it's very difficult just to go on to a scene where the course is prepared differently when the greens are fast and he's not used to it and they're hard as a rock and he's not used to it.
I don't make a habit of watching tennis matches, but I try to watch all the major finals. I try to make time for that. So unless I have something going with the kids where I can't, I try to watch, and I enjoy that.
I was between 2 and 3 in the world for two, three years. That's not exactly where I wanted to be.
I'm certainly not sorry that there were some things I missed. You may think you're missing something at that time but later when you look at it, you didn't miss anything.
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