When we have energy and we're happy, we play our best tennis.
We almost completed the anti-slam. That would have been a feat. So win or lose, it was gonna be amazing.
We almost completed the anti-Slam. That would have been a feat.
That was our strategy. [We said] 'Let's go up the line early in the match.' We wanted to do that so that we could have them stay at home the rest of the match...Also, guys who don't play a lot together tend to break down at the net.
We got 80% of what we wanted. They're not going to eliminate doubles.
There's so many good teams. This tennis is so even. I feel fortunate for every one of these we win. To put four in a row together, that seems pretty impossible.
We were down break points pretty much every game in the third. It was just pure relief and happiness and excitement at the end.
It's not sweet but we'll take it.
We became competitors, but we didn't compete against each other. And we didn't become rivals like a lot of brothers do. We love playing doubles together where we can share the victory.
We were feeling euphoric and light headed. I was wondering what the deal was. Everyone's ears were popping, popping, popping, so we thought that was a little weird. Then the pilot turned around and said we'd have to take the plane down to 4,000 feet. The pilot later said that if we had kept rising we all could have passed out. It could have been a Payne Stewart situation .
Massu and (Fernando) Gonzalez who like to stay back on the baseline. They serve and even stay back. Obviously, grass is the best situation for us; it puts them at a little bit of a disadvantage and we'd be hitting a lot of volleys and turn it into an aerial battle, which I think we could win.
When he gets on the grass he's a new man. He's like a little kid in the candy store. He has a clean slate here. Andy hasn't had the best couple of months by his standards, but this is cleansing for him. In the last two years on grass, he's only lost to (top-ranked) Roger Federer.
He's kind of laid back but James pulls off his share of tricks.