Why is Peter practising in Perth? Would he not be better off in outdoor hardcourts in Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne?
Taking Looch around with you as a hitting partner now, how does he help you?
Well he’s my second coach, so I’m nearly like a football team now. I have a head coach, assistant coach – this is great. It’s a lot easier that way. Looch has been fantastic; he’s a great guy to have in my corner, he’s helped me out a lot in Davis Cup matches. He’s what playing for Green and Gold is all about. The small stuff behind the scenes that goes in to obviously helping myself or Bernard Tomic or Guccione and these guys go out and play. For me it’s going to be great to obviously have Looch in my corner this year. I don’t know if he’s going to play the Australian Open or not, but he’s a great hitting partner and still one of the best ball strikers out there and he works extremely hard.
If you two get on the court at the Aussie Open for doubles, as is rumoured, what will that mean to you to help say a farewell alongside your mate?
Yeah we’ll wait and see. We’ll see how my body is going first I’ve got to try and get on the singles court, but yeah if we did play doubles it would be nice. We played doubles, got a wild card at Wimbledon which was fantastic to play in the main draw there for him. For him if he can play one more Australian Open doubles alongside myself it would be a lot of fun.