FALLING IN LOVE WITH THE GAME
I remember being good at tennis from a young age. That helped me keep playing. Like all kids, I enjoyed doing something I was good at. From there, I just kept playing. I finished juniors, I started playing professionally. Now I’m fortunate enough to play the world’s biggest tournaments, against the best players. The opportunity to do that always excited me as a kid.
I certainly prefer the competitions to training. Do I enjoy training? Sometimes, yeah sometimes no. But competing, getting in front of a lot of people and putting yourself on the line is what excites me. You want to put on a good show for the people who have paid to come and watch you.
You’re always trying to be the best you can be. That’s the motivation, to keep working hard and develop your game so you’re competitive at the top for as long as possible.
I REMEMBER BEING GOOD AT TENNIS FROM A YOUNG AGE. THAT HELPED ME KEEP PLAYING. LIKE ALL KIDS, I ENJOYED DOING SOMETHING I WAS GOOD AT.