Ready for US Open
I am ready for my 13th straight US Open.
I beat Stefano Galvani in the qualification final - 6-1, 6-7, 6-0 - and played very good tennis when I really needed to. It feels that my focus on my singles game the last few weeks in USA has payed off. I have played a lot of matches, and I have been playing better and better and better. I was the only one to put real pressure on Andre Agassi, taking him to three sets, before his final in Montreal for instance, and I feel strong and inspired, both mentally and physically. Against Galvani I showed my true capacity, and that I belong here. I had a great feeling in that match.
In a tournament like the US Open, it´s tough all the way. But I think that I have a good chance against Tomas Behrend from Germany in the first round. And after that, anything is possible.
I have been i one semi final and two quarter finals here before. I love New York and the atmosphere out on the courts.
This is going to be great!
New York to the Max
I think that our son Max is becoming as hooked on New York as I am. Max´s favourite colour is yellow.
He has always liked taxi cars.
And, well, as you know, you can hardly walk ten meters in New York City without "bumping" into a big, swaying, impressive and very yellow Chevy taxi. So Max shines! He bounces up and down and constantly pulls my arm: "Look daddy, a yellow taxi, and there´s another one, and look, one more.!" Only in New York Max, only in New York!