Lukas Rosol: When you want it, you can do it!
He made one of the biggest upset in tennis history. Lukas Rosol beat 11GS holder Rafael Nadal 6:7, 6:4, 6:4, 2:6, 6:4 in the 2nd round of Wimbledon. After many years Berdych and Stepanek were forgotten for a while. How is the life of Czech ball-basher?
Cars are my passion. I sold my Audi A5 this year and bought Range Rover Sport. It is better for longer tours and for going to mountain in winter time. For the summer time I bought myself Maserati Gran Turismo S few weeks ago. I got also a bike - Yamaha R6. When I got back from Wimbledon, I was going to meet some friend at Slapy and I broke my old speed record. How fast? I prefer not to tell...
I have been living in Prague for 3 years now, got flat in Vysocany. There are the best training options in Prague.
I am not one of those setting exact goals. I have only one goal each year - to stay healthy and keep my game on high level.
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We signed contract for 3 to 4 years few weeks ago. They will do my marketing starting next year. I will play league for Prerov this year and change to Sparta or Prostejov next season with training on Sparta.
Slava has been my coach for almost 5 years with one break. It is not easy with me, both being Lion signs. I am glad that he stayed with me and showed me better way. Unfortunatelly he can not travel with me too much due to his job in Brno and his family. I guess I am going to enforce my team for next season hiring new fitness trainer or physiotherapist.
Tennis is a job. I am not doing it only for sport reasons but I want to make some money for the years after I retire. I play also foreign leagues when I can to cover the costs of flights and coach.
Some days I wake up and I feel I can beat anybody in the world. Other days I feel I will lose to anybody. I have to convince myself that I can do everything. I try different stuff, once ten friends of mine came to RG, we were holding our hands in circle and they are giving me their energy. They helped me like this to beat Melzer last year.... When you want it, you can do it! It works...
I wanna have kids one day and big family. It did not work our with Denisa but it was an experience. I am not hurrying up to another relationship. I have sport and I am ok with it now. Guy can have kids even when he is 40yo.
Mental and physical strenght is everything in tennis. I have lot of energy. When I am hurt it is not as bad as when I do not have energy. I can refill it with friends, on water, on bike, in good company.
My strokes are based on power. My strong point is also serve and fast game from behind. I want to make my points by myself. I have no troubles with movement comparing to other tall guys on tour.
Speed of my strokes, opponents do not like this. Then confidence and belief. I know that when my things click I can play like against Nadal. Anything is possible.