Monfils: "F**k, man, it's my life"
Monfils gave an interesting interview in the newspaper "l'equipe", it seems that he wants to put his fingers out of his ass, finally. Despite my pooor english's level, i will try to write a translation of some parts of the interview.
About his knees:
"My knees hurts me for a long time now, i remember that i felt an atrocious pain when i play against Ferrero in the USO last year, i wasn't even sure to play this match.
This year, in Madrid, i took a beatdown from Berdych and the pain was back.
Berdych was excellent but i was really hurt.
In Rome,i was barely able to run, i won against Bogomolov but after i lost against Ferrero, after the match, the pain was really huge.
In fact, i wasn't able to run more than twenty minutes.
In Nice, against Baker, i understood i wouldn't be able to play Roland Garros"
About Roland Garros
"I said noting for two months because it was too hard to handle. When i withdrawn for Roland Garros, it was a disaster. It was the first time ever i withdrawn for the French. It's weird to whitdrawn in any tournament, but in Roland Garros, it's worse, it's a disaster. All my family was ready bar me, everyone! It's the tournament of my life and i couldn't be there, my leg would be broken if i had decided to play. It broke my heart, i wasn't able to sleep anymore, it was depressing but in fact, it showed me how much i loved to play tennis, Fuck, i love this sport!"
About his thoughts
" I saw Roland Garros but i was very far away, i started to cut my hairs and i left very very far away. I went in many places, one time, i went on an island which i didn't even know, it was important for me to ask myself the good questions. It's in these moments that you've been able to
think. (i don't know the traduction, but it's like a meditation)
I remembered the words of all my pasts coachs, Champion, Rasheed, Delaitre, Benhabiles, Gauthier, i remembered the time when i was young, i remembered that in the past, i was ready to win. I wasn't here to play well but to win, since a few years, i lost my hunger, i have to find my fighting spirit, i was "shy". My hunger was weaker, i watched some of my matchs and i had less energy.
This withdrawal in Roland Garros give me a good lesson, it's the last time that this shit happens. I have to start from zero, to discipline myself, to work harder, to make some efforts. Nobody put a gun on my head to oblige me to work, i have to make this efforts alone.
I saw a food-expert ("nutritionniste in french), he made some tests and he made a very precide "regime", with a very precise number of calories. I had to drink less sodas, to eat less "red-meat" and more "withe-meat", i have to sleep more, will it work? I don't know but at least, if i fail, it won't be my fault. I already lost some weight and gain in athleticism, i can run and jump harder."
Last edited by bounccer; 07-17-2012 at 12:11 PM.