Ivan Lendl

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Ivan Lendl

Ivan Lendl

But it's very difficult, I can tell you I played the Czech Open a few times and it's very difficult just to go on to a scene where the course is prepared differently when the greens are fast and he's not used to it and they're hard as a rock and he's not used to it.More Ivan Lendl [07/30/2011 06:07:44]
I don't make a habit of watching tennis matches, but I try to watch all the major finals. I try to make time for that. So unless I have something going with the kids where I can't, I try to watch, and I enjoy that.More Ivan Lendl [07/30/2011 06:07:16]
I think if you look at Andre then and now, you look at two different models. Of course it's personal preference, I think Andre now is a great role model for the kids. He has started training differently than he was before, and so on and so on.More Ivan Lendl [07/30/2011 06:07:42]
I was between 2 and 3 in the world for two, three years. That's not exactly where I wanted to be.More Ivan Lendl [07/30/2011 06:07:01]
I'm certainly not sorry that there were some things I missed. You may think you're missing something at that time but later when you look at it, you didn't miss anything.More Ivan Lendl [07/30/2011 06:07:07]
If I don't practice the way I should, then I won't play the way that I know I can.More Ivan Lendl [07/30/2011 06:07:13]
If you go to school and practice for five days a week, it still gives you two days you can go and see your friends, you can go to the movies, you do whatever you like to do.More Ivan Lendl [07/30/2011 06:07:20]
Many times the players get in there and it's just about as well as they could have done, and other times they get in there and they favorites and they don't win.More Ivan Lendl [07/30/2011 06:07:28]
You know, you just go out there, do your best. Sometimes it's good enough and sometimes it is, and sometimes it stays your only one and sometimes you win bunch others behind it.More Ivan Lendl [07/30/2011 06:07:42]
People may say I developed an iron will, but what really happened is that I made myself much fitter. I think an iron will is always supported by fitness.More Ivan Lendl [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Tennis is not like other sports where the coach is hired by an independent entity, and that makes a huge difference in the dynamic.More Ivan Lendl [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I just travel all the time. And I was just looking at the schedules now and starting the first week of October I will be every weekend with somebody at tournaments through Christmas. So it gets very difficult to just go away and not do that.More Ivan Lendl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
He's a haircut and a forehand.More Ivan Lendl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I believe the brain is like a muscle - like any other it can be improved.More Ivan Lendl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But it's very difficult, I can tell you I played the Czech Open a few times and it's very difficult just to go on to a scene where the course is prepared differently when the greens are fast and he's not used to it and they're hard as a rock and he's not used to it.More Ivan Lendl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Because in order to beat Jimmy, I had to get around the ball a little bit quicker so I wasn't always on defensive and catching the ball on last stride, that I had little more time. Once I was able to get little bit quicker, then it has helped me a lot.More Ivan Lendl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I think talent is dangerous to have if you take it for granted. If you use it well and put hard work with it together, it's hard to catch that guy. And I think that's what you're seeing right now.More Ivan Lendl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Many times the players get in there and it's just about as well as they could have done, and other times they get in there and they favorites and they don't win.More Ivan Lendl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you look at any superior athlete, you will find a strong parental influence. Parents introduce their children to a sport, and then they support them.More Ivan Lendl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In tennis you move a lot. Golf you dont. In tennis, you can have a bad half-hour, but you cant in golf. You can lose the first set in tennis and still win.More Ivan Lendl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you lose, it hurts, but as long as you have fought hard, you can still feel good about yourself.More Ivan Lendl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I got bad calls every match, and I never got an apology. So I thought it was rather strange.More Ivan Lendl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
But to be fair, if you take players from my era to now, the game has changed and the players have many more shots. They use them differently than we did. The speed of the game has changed.More Ivan Lendl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't make a habit of watching tennis matches, but I try to watch all the major finals. I try to make time for that. So unless I have something going with the kids where I can't, I try to watch, and I enjoy that.More Ivan Lendl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I was between 2 and 3 in the world for two, three years. That's not exactly where I wanted to be.More Ivan Lendl [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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