I feel old when I see mousse in my opponent's hair.
Being number two sucks.
My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he could play tennis 365 days a year, so it was - it was a place we played every day. We played before school. We played after school. We woke up. We played tennis. We brushed our teeth in that order.
Well, I actually tell my son that I don't have any hair because he asked me the same question that I gave it to him when he was born, so he actually still believes that. He's five years old.
"Nothing can substitute for just plain hard work. I had to put in the time to get back. And it was a grind. It meant training and sweating every day. But I was completely committed to working out to prove to myself that I still could do it."
"What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose."
I had moments of my actions and words not reflecting who it is I am - if that defines a punk, then yes, absolutely.
[Regarding Father]When I look out that window and I see him down there on the tennis court and I see him out there in the hot Vegas sun hitting tennis balls I realize that he's not pushy. He's a man with a passion that beats every bit as strong today as it ever has.
I'm driven to push myself. That's the only thing I know. It's really, it's not for the W. It's not for the win. I never functioned that way. I never said this is a tournament that I'm going to win. I always went out there and only saw the next step that was in front of me. That step was plenty big enough for me most of the time.
I do. I regret it. One of my bigger regrets. You know, I missed Wimbledon for the first few years. I played the first year and then didn't play for about three years. You know, it's one of the reasons why I went back this year. I knew my body wouldn't sort of hold up under the demands of the grass, but I took off the clay this year to get myself as right as possible, to go properly say goodbye to what is, you know, the Masters of our sport. It's the place. I do regret that very much.
For me, it's always been about the process - the battle, not the destination. Whether it's trying to figure out my tennis or something else, it's about everyday actuality and appreciating that life happens in between your plans. That's where the joy is for me.