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As soon as I step on the court I just try to play tennis and don't find excuses. You know, I just lost because I lost, not because my arm was sore.
I think I owe it to myself and my fans in Britain to play one more Wimbledon.
If you are given a lot of money without having to work for it, you won't appreciate it as much as if you made it yourself.
It's easier when you play. You get your emotion out. You scream. You yell. You do whatever you want. You play. But it's tough to sit.
Since retiring I have spent a lot of time with my family, on my boat, and playing football.
The best book I read this year was 'The Da Vinci Code.'
There are not many Irish people playing tennis!
While I didn't have everything that I wanted, I was still a happy kid.
Winning Wimbledon was a great feeling and it is still a great feeling. It has given me so much confidence.
You can't slow the game here. It's grass, it's always going to be fast.
Although we didn't have much when I was growing up in Split, Croatia, my parents always tried to ensure that my sister and I had the things we needed, and it was enough for us.
At her birthday, my seven-year-old daughter will say that she wants these big cakes and certain expensive toys as presents, and I can't say no to her. It would just break my heart. But when I was little, for birthdays we just played outside and we were happy if we got any cake.
I must be the only player in the world who ever injured himself for a tournament by stepping on a shell on the beach. I don't know what I'm going to do.
It's fun to be there with the guys, to practice with them, arrange the balls, do this, do that, but when you play you can get some of this nervousness out of your system.
My sporting hero was Drazen Petrovic, the NBA basketball player, who was killed in a car accident in 1993. He was a good friend, an unbelievable player, and I dedicated my Wimbledon win to him.
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