1Always be hopeful
But so far I have the feeling that the chances are there to repeat last year’s season.
2You can always compare your performances
Early in my career, I struggled with consistency, but I couldn’t get more consistent than this year.
3Things change with the time and it is reality
I can’t stay No. 1 for fifty years, you know. We’ll see what happens.
4Time makes you mature
I have learnt to be even more patient.
My dad said if you become a tennis professional just make sure you get into the top hundred, because you have to make a little bit of money. You make a living so you can pay your coaching and, you know, your travels.
6There are always better performers than you
Sometimes you have to accept that a guy played better on the day than you.
7Don’t get influenced with everything
We can’t always agree on everything.
8We achieve more what we think
When I won in 2003, never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would win Wimbledon and have my kids seeing me lift the trophy, so this is pretty surreal. And yeah, I was almost shocked in the moment that it all came together so nicely.
9Do your best in whatever you do
You always want to win. That is why you play tennis, because you love the sport and try to be the best you can at it.