I’ve been lucky enough to primarily work for myself over the years.
I really try not to read the tennis articles, because a lot of times they’re guessing at how a player is feeling, and I like to keep myself kind of open minded about how I’m feeling, rather than have someone else explain to me what’s going on.
I think there’s no reason the Davis Cup couldn’t be as powerful and popular and profitable as any of the four majors are today, given some changes.
Tennis doesn’t encourage any kind of intellectual development.
The reason I didn’t take the baseball route is because they don’t have rankings for baseball players.
I will do everything in my power to make sure people are aware that our team is out there fighting the good fight for the tennis fans of the United States.
If they had rankings in baseball, maybe I would have been able to do the math and figure out my chances of being a professional baseball player versus a tennis player. But that was the decision-maker for me, I just thought I was better in tennis.
The airplane has had a big impact on my life.
The dumber you are on court, the better you’re going to play.
Unbelievable, yet, what else could it be?
I think all of us are shaped by the choices we make.
I think all of us who kind of live within the sport recognize that Davis Cup certainly could be a little more visible if perhaps there were some adjustments made to it, and it was made a little bit more easy to understand for the fans, if there’s a little bit more of a start and finish line.
It is very dangerous to have your self-worth riding on your results as an athlete.
I knew I was the second-best tennis player in the state of Florida and No. 8 in the United States of America when I was 12 years old and I couldn’t tell you what I was in baseball, but I liked my chances in tennis of getting a scholarship to college.
It’s hard for anyone in the 24-hour news cycles that we all live in now to follow something that the first round is played in March and the final finishes in December. I understand the challenges there.