It's great to be confident, but you have to walk the walk. Big words + mediocre results = fail
“There’s so many athletes, tennis players around the world,” he continued, trying to put his life into some kind of perspective, “they want to be the best in what they do. They want to succeed. Many of them, they don’t succeed in the end. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity and succeed.”
Pony started 09 with a title, made the 1/4s of the AO, semis of the french, (let's not mention grass) won the USOpen, runner up at the WTF, and played well at masters all across the year making numerous semis as well as his first final.
It still took him till Jan 2010 to break the top 4.