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.
I am not playing Wimbledon because I am allergic to grass.
If you become great, then you can become happy. If you're happy first, it's much more difficult to be great.
Once you win, you have no doubt that you can win. So you have gone through it once, and you can do it again.
You have to focus on the process. You cannot be glued to the results.
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 believe the brain is like a muscle - like any other it can be improved.
He's a haircut and a forehand.
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.
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.
What I like about golf is there are no bad calls.
I was between 2 and 3 in the world for two, three years. That's not exactly where I wanted to be.
I got bad calls every match, and I never got an apology. So I thought it was rather strange.
I have seriously thought about retiring, but that was on a good day. On a bad day I've thought about killing myself.
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.
My serve and my forehand I pretty much always had, but my backhand was a made backhand. I worked on it for years.
Tennis is not like other sports where the coach is hired by an independent entity, and that makes a huge difference in the dynamic.
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.
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.
You know how kids are. They like to do what parents do.
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.
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 certainly don't lose any sleep if I lose a tennis match.
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