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.
He's a haircut and a forehand.
Tennis is not like other sports where the coach is hired by an independent entity, and that makes a huge difference in the dynamic.
Too many people asking too many questions in tennis. Golf is better.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You know how kids are. They like to do what parents do.
I certainly don't lose any sleep if I lose a tennis match.
When I lose, it doesn't just go to my head; it goes to my heart too. If you're at all in the match, if you love to play and ein, it must go to your heart.
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.
I just travel all the time.
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.
I believe the brain is like a muscle - like any other it can be improved.
I was between 2 and 3 in the world for two, three years. That's not exactly where I wanted to be.
What I like about golf is there are no bad calls.
I am not playing Wimbledon because I am allergic to grass.
Because in order to beat Jimmy, I had to get around the ball a little bit quicker so I wasn't always on defensive and catching the ball on last stride, that I had little more time. Once I was able to get little bit quicker, then it has helped me a lot.
Many times the players get in there and it's just about as well as they could have done, and other times they get in there and they favorites and they don't win.
If you look at any superior athlete, you will find a strong parental influence. Parents introduce their children to a sport, and then they support them.
I just travel all the time. And I was just looking at the schedules now and starting the first week of October I will be every weekend with somebody at tournaments through Christmas. So it gets very difficult to just go away and not do that.
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