How did I react when GG won RG? Like somebody completely crazy, I mean really insane for some people passing by in the street at that right moment...
I had been so nervous with the 2 first sets. The man on court couldn't be GG. He was not the one I saw against Hewitt or Nalle. I must admit I told myself, no don't tell me the men's final's gonna be as bad, quick and frustrating as the women's one! I felt really down at that time. But when GG came back from hell in the 3rd set, it began again. You know, the cries, the shouting loud. I even made the wave with the crowd, alone on my sofa. The only one who witnessed this was my cat! I'm sure it's still wondering what happened to me!
The last set was another match in the match. 9 breaks, footfaults... I thought, wow, now, men, one of you has to do something. I just could not bear anything more. I was so tense. Right there, Coria had his 2 matchballs. My god! What had I done? It was my fault! I promised so many silly things just to see GG wipe away those 2 balls! And he did!
When I finally heard "game, set and match", I simply burst out into tears. Too much tension, pressure. Too much joy. No, not too much! I had never reacted this way after a RG final, in15 years of tennis fanship. And suddenly, this victory. For me, it has been and will always remain the greatest one. All I regret is I was alone after the match. I wished I would have shared my joy with somebody! I could have kissed someone in the street but there was nobody there!
That's my story.