Oh, I get pretty fired up on the court. I try to play with a lot of emotion, especially when I'm playing in front of a large crowd. I want to go out and do my best, and to do that, I have to play with the most energy possible.
Tennis players go into a press conference, and almost every one of them is the same. We do very little differently on a day-to-day basis.
I'm not a guy who needs to read motivation books.
Matches are won and lost so many times in the locker room.
My video game character is a bit better looking than me, actually. I don't think he has to worry about his hair getting messed up.
I am two different people. What you see on the court is just natural for me. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I have always said 'C'mon' purely to fire myself up. Off the court, I am a lot shyer. I stick to my team and my family and people I trust.
I don't have too much spare time, but I try to play games as much as possible. I played a little growing up, but I never played any tennis games before.
I'm more in that Rafa Nadal high-energy high-octane mold out there. I wear that emotion on the court. That's how I play my best tennis. People either like that or not. And I can't change that: that's who I am on a tennis court.
You always love playing in finals at any tournament. The grand slams and stuff like that are obviously the priorities but any titles go on your record.
I'm one injury away from hanging up the racket at any time.
There are people who love you and people who hate you, but for me, more so, people only think they know me by how I act or perform on a tennis court.
When I was a kid in Adelaide, I dreamed of becoming No. 1 in the world, winning a grand slam and the Davis Cup for Australia.
I liked Pat Cash, and I loved Mats Wilander. I went to the Australian Open with my parents, and I used to watch Wilander being cheered on by the Swedish fans, and with his game style being like mine, I drew comparisons with him.
Even when I was No. 1 in the world, I was taking it one match at a time. I never was a player to look too far ahead, the way draws can pan out.
I'd much rather win in three or four sets than go the distance all the time; I seem to put everyone through the wringer quite a bit.
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