Join Date: Oct 2008
I was going through a rough time for a year. Always when I was ‑‑ many times I tried to come back, and always in my mind was to play Centre Court at Wimbledon.That was what was always motivating me, to play big matches like this in a big stadiums. That's what I work for, and that was what was pushing me in this tough year, to come ‑‑ to be able to go through all that. So that was going through my mind. I remember, I mean, last year I was at this time running intervals, spending time in gym, doing everything I could to be fit again. You know, I realized how much I missed it last year, Wimbledon. Of course it was not easy for me. But to come out today and play this great match, I think, with a top five player and to win on Centre Court, you know, it was a big moment for me. I mean, I had great memories here in Wimbledon, and this is going to be one of them for sure. Q. At the end, you kneeled down and kissed the grass. Why? MARIO ANCIC: Just because of that. It was a flashback from everything what was going on in my head, what was going on in ‑‑ like I said, in this year that I was not able to play. It just, you know, was almost like saying, Here I am back again. Thanks. I love this court at Wimbledon. It means so much to me.