Tennis. Jerzy Janowicz: I have in my hand Kalacha
Some "Jerzykomania" paparazzi at home? Hanging me completely. If someone wants to deal with aparacikiem freeze at minus 30, to do some funny pictures, let the cold. I do not care - says Sport.pl Jerzy Janowicz, No. 26 in the ATP rankings.
Jakub Ciastoń: When you broke in the second round of the Australian Open and arguing with judges John McEnroe wrote on Twitter: "I like the character of this boy reminds me of someone ...".
Jerzy Janowicz - John also was explosive and impulsive, I'm actually a little similar. It's nice to hear that, but I would prefer to praise my tennis, not character. Reviews are mixed, some of my outbursts do not like. No one is offended, it hurt a little each pokrzyczałem. Working on this to such a situation was less.
People think you like it. You've got emotions. Agnieszka Radwanska has a straight face, and you are like a volcano. Are you happy, crying, freaking up.
- I hate artificiality. I'm always me, do not imitate anyone, do not copy, do not play. If everyone behaved the same way, it would be boring. Emotions drive me. How are angry, that I was on fire, and I'm even better. With the emotional tension out of me, I'm more relaxed, easier for me to play.
At school the teachers probably a little with you did not have.
- In elementary consumed three diaries for the semester, I do not fit. My mother was constantly called upon. Quiet sitting in class this was for me the greatest punishment. I turned in, talked, it was hard to listen to the teacher. Active lifestyle simply. Yes I have.
Lots of penalties paid for adventures on the court?
- I will facilitate your work. Check himself. But there were a lot of them. Twice a year, the maximum
Your biggest explosion that ...
- Not on the court. It was an argument with his girlfriend. She, too impulsive, explosive, so it was hard.
How did it end?
- A quarrel after a fashion, but the relationship wrong, we parted.
How about you such a character?
- Can the father, the father of a nerwus. But usually he and I fight the good fight. He fought for years with people who did not believe in me. As he threw the door, walked to the window to get the money or do something for me. I have a rule, do not get nervous just anything, just as the judge clearly hurting me or rival plays dirty.
- Various are tennis players. For example, Radek Stepanek can, go when you change sides, throw something unpleasant, so that the judge could not hear, but you do. He tries to throw him off balance. But I do not move, at most, I play better, I've got an additional boost.
Other tennis players appreciate the style or the character?
- I have no idols, not modeled on anyone. The style I liked Sampras, and the nature of Safina. I like to watch Federer, but lately I miss Nadal, because I do not play by the injury for eight months.
Why did you miss?
- Because there is no artifice in it, it behaves just like in life.
Who is affected? Federer plays someone else?
- Artificial is Djokovic, he shows off the actors. Federer is the guy who wants to be more than anything. Perhaps in this sense there is something unnatural, it's hard to feel that he is one of us. When tennis players from lower ranking sites protested because the organizers slam pay us only 14 percent. of what they earn, it's Nadal, Murray and Djokovic were on our side, even though they are millionaires, and Federer said that according to him "is OK".
You play aggressive tennis, it's a rarity today, as the defense dominated. Why the attack? It may also with the nature of the?
- I always played. Already in the tournament for 12-year-olds trying to reduce exchange risked, even though he committed a lot of errors. Around suggests that "must run", "raise" that "what he plays?". But my first coaches Peter Grzelak, then Bogdan Wasiak said, "Take it easy Jurek, play my way, one day it will pay off." Today, thanks to an aggressive BC game up.
How tall are you actually? The various sources can be read: 202, 203, 204, 205 ..
- 204 cm. Errors stem from the fact that people no longer reproduce the error circulating in the network. No one asks me. It's like with these shoes Gortat. Someone wrote that I was in his shoes and this crap now operating on the internet as truth. Basketball shoes and tennis shoes, is another story. Besides, she has a number above 50, and I'm 48th
I thought it was about it that helped you buy shoes, because he had a handle.
- Nonsense. Gortat is also just from Lodz, and it is high. Someone is joined, as he assumed that fits.
A easy to buy shoes for you?
- In Poland, no chance. Or buy in the U.S., or ask the manufacturers or I would not donate. Sometimes they give, because it is an advertisement for them.
Parents volleyball, you have more than two meters, why did you choose tennis, volleyball instead?
- Love does not choose. I observed my father, and played tennis at the end of volleyball career. I liked it, I started to train, watch on television.
Your mom said she chose tennis because you're an individualist, not umiałbyś team function.
- Without exaggeration, not wyrywałbym colleagues balls, I'm not selfish. But if you rely only on the court wearing, I feel better. It is more efficiently and effectively. I prefer to control everything yourself and only have to blame yourself when something does not work out.
Record the speed of your service to 251 km per hour. Improve it?
- It depends on a few things. The ball must be quick, proper humidity, temperature. With my physical preparation coach from Peter Grabia still working on the service. About 2-3 miles per hour. can still improve, but beating the record is not my goal. I want to climb up the rankings, win tournaments.
Offer you change citizenship and played for Qatar, was - is another myth?
- It was. Sheikhs came after winning a junior tournament in Saudi Arabia. They said that I could change citizenship. I immediately refused, I did not take this into account. I was not so desperate. Parents somehow able to find the money to help me.
Was harder than you Agnieszka Radwanska, including because when you needed financial support, Ryszard Krauze has slowly froze connection support for court.
- Not only that. Women quickly start making money. Look at the average age of the first hundred WTA and ATP rankings. With them is 20 years old, with us 25 years. This means that the longer the interest of accuracy. And in Poland is really hard. When in 2007 I came to the final of the U.S. Open, no one was interested in me. A trips, coaches, training cost a fortune.
How much in total?
- Ok. 350-400 thousand. zł per year when you are 18 years of age. Earn zero, because as a junior you can not have income.
Parents actually sold six stores to get you financed?
- They include commission of the cells, a small shop with suits. Sold one by one. But there was no doubt, believed in me all the time. Risked, as in roulette put one ticket in a casino. Now it turns out that they came.
What the Poles are missing that tennis was stronger?
- In general, we are not mentally prepared for the competitive sport. There is no money at all. I remember when I would go to junior tournaments, the most talented rivals have staff people around me, and I one coach who, moreover, for my money went. In Krakow, where he trains Agnieszka Radwanska, there is no hard court. This is a circus after all. As I think about it, shivers through. What amazes me is that after people saw how miserable is our sport, do not expect us to know what the results.
But too much money is too good. Americans, Australians, Britons are rich, but they have young talent. A Serb, who trained during the war between the falling bombs are.
- Because the most important in the sport, however, is the nature, not the money. I, even if I had some help from the outside, it would not przehulał. I'm not buying myself anything, it seems to crap. I know that the career is important, you need to invest in yourself.
Best game I've played in my life?
- Semifinal in Paris with Gilles Simon, came to me in it all. In addition, the final challenger in Scheveningen. A few good finds.
You said that if someone strikes in Poland, it soon will be people who hate it.
- Just go to the Internet. I rarely go into, but something comes to me by friends. This is unfortunately normal in our Polish country, the particular kind of jealousy. I, after reading that Robert Lewandowski bought a car, I would have never dared to write that is slouch, and they do not know how to play, and that soda rushed to his head, and that's why he lost the match. It's his life, he does what he pleases. He wants to spend money - it seems. He wants to go to a party - goes. Irritate me opinions in style, you have to do this and that. To all those who advise me what to do, I suggest, to take care of themselves.
But the paparazzi have followed you walk, the "fact" reported that after a car crash in Lodz. Are you afraid of "Jerzykomanii"?
- I is not care completely. I do not read newspapers. If someone wants to deal with aparacikiem freeze at minus 30, to do some funny pictures, let the cold. I do not care.
You live out of a suitcase in hotels, airplanes. For what do you miss most?
- The bed in the house. No bed is not as good and comfortable as your own. It can only be good night's sleep. I miss you too for your pillow. Always, as soon as I can, I take her with me. With friends or miss, but I have a lot of them, because a lot of people is false. Friends with those whom I have known for years.
What do you do when you're not playing tennis, what you read, what you listen to, what do you play?
- I listen to house music and hard style'u, heavy sound with deep bass. See yourself on YouTube this event in Belgium Tommorowland, something like that. I play a lot of PlayStation. I need to have in hand "feces", or Battlefield, Call of Duty. I hate sports, I hate FIF-y. The Witcher RPG and Diablo can be. I enjoy the different programs on the computer hacker, for example. Electronics, gadgets and computers has always attracted me.
Some sports besides tennis watching?
- I like volleyball fan of Skra Belchatow. I do not like football, just watch him play the Polish national team. I know that this is not a great level, but the Poles no play. I like extreme sports - XGames, freestyle motocross.
A women's tennis? I have not met a tennis player who would follow him.
- I do not, because it's two different sports. There is no link between them. Everything is different - the variety of strokes, movement. Players of the leaders do not know how to slip up on the red meal. There are huge differences in the technical, tactical. It is said that men's tennis is more professional, and something in it. Very many athletes are trained by their parents, the male tennis that is not possible. This is due to the fact that women's psychological side is more important - peace, understanding and acceptance. Here it is important to technique, tactics, knowledge of typical tennis.
Agnieszka Radwanska did not watch? Eventually win Slam tournament?
- When was the second in the world and was in the final of Wimbledon, why not? It's not luck, and happiness, just hard work and skills. Agnieszka is well prepared mentally for tennis. I know, because it matches the time especially watching (laughs).
But how to beat the big girls at the top?
- Serena plays like a man, is unique, but there is one. With the rest of Agnieszka already won. She can handle it.
You are the 26th the world. What is missing from the Top 10?
- Time. Peace. You have to train hard. Federer has not won 17 slam for nice eyes, but because it's hard to train.
Experts say you need more regularity, patience ...
- Do not listen to the experts. May the better will wear shorts, take the child and will train them on the court. Then show what they can do. After all, it's that simple.
Federer complains that tennis is becoming slower, the grass at Wimbledon today rewards defensive players. It also strikes you?
- I can play on all surfaces. In the previous season, the first Challengers won the clay courts. For all I like to play tennis. But actually relieve tennis. It's not just about tennis, football used to be a harder, faster, stronger, and more durable rocket. Once the shoes I could play some two months, and now one pair of shoes destroyed after two matches.
Why is this happening?
- The search for the money. Produce less durable stuff to change them more often.
Your favorite Grand Slam?
- U.S. Open. It is an atmosphere that suits me, the organizers are doing a lot of things for publicity. The Slam is alive, it is a show. At Wimbledon, everything has to be polite, as in the church.
The objectives for this season?
- Do not catch the injury, and how to give advice, stay in the Top 30
Interview by Jakub Ciastoń
It occupies the 26th place on the ATP list. 22 years. Resident of Lodz, the son of former volleyball Anna and Jerzy Janowicz Szalbot senior. In the fifth game of tennis years of age. Finalist junior tournaments, the U.S. Open and Roland Garros. Last year he won three ATP Challengers, reached the third round of Wimbledon and the final tournament of the ATP Masters Series in Paris, where he defeated five players from the Top 20 rankings, including Andy Murray, the world's third rocket.
- says Safina, not his brother Safin, or am I missing something. Never understood why one is Safin and the other Safina, isn't it a family name? Anyone care to explain?