For me, and most of the other players, too, if you had to pick one of the four Grand Slams, you would pick Wimbledon. It's got tradition, it's got atmosphere, and it's got mystique.
A win is a win.
I've been in a lot of trouble and come out of it. I think it shows a lot of good character.
You lose some, you win some. Nothing wrong with that at all.
I had one good racket, a Wilson Javelin. It was my favorite racket, and I made the mistake of putting it next to the heater. It just got so hot that it melted.
I'm telling you, it's so exciting playing out there because I'm playing well, you have the crowd behind you, and it's such a good feeling. I'm really having a good time out there.
I think in 1991, when Jimmy got to the semifinals, it was just incredible all of the people coming out.
I'd won the Australian Open twice, but winning Wimbledon takes something special.
I'm really trying to focus myself on playing tennis, and I think that's really important.
If I'm going to be out there, I want to be in the top 10 and really have a chance of winning a Grand Slam.
The crowds can be very loud, especially when you're playing in the evening.
It was a tough year for me, '89, losing two Slam finals and losing another five finals. It wasn't until I won the Masters, or what's now called the ATP Finals, that things changed again. Suddenly I won seven tournaments in 1990 and became No. 1.
Since a month, two months ago, you know, I've started hitting the ball well. I'm playing some really good tennis. That really helps. I sort of have to motivate myself to get pumped up. It really helps my game a lot.
I felt better being in the background. That's the way I like it.
I felt that I did have the crowd behind me. That obviously helps a lot.
I'm always being realistic.
I've been here playing against Connors and it can be very, very loud. It makes it exciting at the same time.
I've been on the tour for many, many years. It's time for me to go now, before it's too late.
If you serve well, your volleys are going to be so much easier. It has got to do with confidence, obviously.
Once you succeed in tennis, financially you become quite well off.