is it True that Roger Federer has overwhelmed at the Hopman Cup with his tips? You referred to him as a genius...
(laughs) That was just a saying. The week in Perth was great. We spent a lot of time together, trained together. It was clear that he pretended to be in the double tactics.
they say that you can learn a lot from him. For Example?
he told me about what it was like for him as a 21-Year-old. I'm very emotional on the court, and he described that he was and how he was more relaxed. As he was the Champion, and his career up to the very last Detail planned.
you Want to hide your emotions now?
do Not hide. I would like to stay as I am, and the emotions sometimes help me and call names, and play better. But I'm working to keep my cool more.
Federer is a master of planning for the Season. He also helps you in this regard?
It is instructive to see how he does everything. I will try in the future, not too little – but not to play too much. You may not burn. In 2015, I have not had this Balance, to me the necessary Knowledge but was missing at the time. I just wanted to play and not thought about what consequences it might have.
you had a number of injuries...
...therefore, I hope that I can now the whole season – not like last year when I was injured during the clay season. I'm going to try to plan a way to use my program, if necessary, to adapt and to give me breaks.
are you Dreaming of to play with Federer in 2020 in Tokyo to be the Olympic gold?
I haven't given it much thought. This is just a one and a half years.
He works with 37 still motivated as a Junior.
I think so too. It is nice to see how much he Fun still. Also my father was in Perth. He said Federer'm always in a good mood to workout. And yet, he is able to be immediately and totally focused switch, if it is serious. This mix is what I strive for also.
Differently than he, you have a lot of movement in the environment. Since 2017, they worked with three trainers before you brought your father back. How do you explain that?
That was not already optimal. But it is difficult to find the right Coach. And a career is too short to have to keep going, when it's running.
Vladimir Platenik was only about three months, your Coach.
We were together. I play quite differently than most of the others, beat the balls out of an open position, not a classic side. I had thought I could learn something, but realized that I lost my Strengths and my game was missing half of it.
What brought you to work with your father?
First, he helped me out just at the tournament in Luxembourg, after which he came with in the USA. We found ourselves immediately, I felt comfortable, and the results were good. Therefore, I decided to start for the time being, no experiments, and to risk a mess.
Have you found your father after a separation process on a new Basis?
you can see it that way. But he has always supported me, we were always in contact, always talked to each other. He accompanied in between, my brother at tournaments. I think it has done us good, that we were not together always.
A fraction of it seems to have with Melanie Molitor, given their youth trainer.
It's just that we finished the cooperation and is no longer recording. There is not much more to say.
What didn't work with the Englishman Iain Hughes?
With him it was great, maybe I should have kept it longer. But now I'm glad I'm back with daddy.
A important Person for you Martin Hromkovic, your fitness coach and friend. This double is not sensitive?
For me the Situation is optimal. And he is not my Coach, that would be special.
Especially your career. They were extremely young, extremely successful, fell very far and fight back. It helps you now, that you were once in the Top 10, or is it a disadvantage, because they are not measured by these Successes?
It is a combination of both. I think, today, that it went up for me much too soon much too fast. In retrospect, I would prefer it if I would have come more slowly to the front of the Top 60, 50, 30 – not just from 50 to 10. On the other hand, it is good to me: Who was classified for 25 years, so in order to rank 60, has no idea whether he'll make it at some point. Although I have no warranty, but I believe that I come again to the top, because I was already there once. However, I am often myself on my previous achievements.
you Can not drop the?
more and more. At the beginning it was difficult after the injury. I was not enough to fit and not wondered why it ran me like you used to. Now I'm happy again step for step and am I'm back in the Top 50.
you Have a new appreciation for their successes?
Exactly. My perspectives have shifted. I guess it's more that I can play, I win, and no longer were so bad.
was once considered to be future number 1 and Grand Slam winner. What a good career would be from your point of view today?
Even if I were to stop now, I would be actually satisfied. Perhaps I had not exhausted my potential then, but I knew that I gave it my all. I would also like to be able to in the mirror and say: Yes, you battling you. Of course, everyone dreams of winning a Grand Slam Tiel. But even if I should not succeed, I would say: to have Been in the Top 100 is incredible, if you look at how many people Tennis play. If you stand up, you dream of more and don't realize what one has already achieved everything. And that I was once in the Top 10, I can take no more. So I'm extremely satisfied.
this Is also something that has Federer teaches you that you should all the more appreciate and enjoy?
I can compare myself hard with him, because he played much longer and much more has won. So far I'm not. I can't say that the ambition would drive me. I want to reach my goals and back up again. A Grand Slam title remains the goal, that's my dream.
Created: 14.01.2019, 21:47 PM