“When I talk to him [Ivan Lendl] about tennis or anything, he doesn’t really talk much about how he’s done at tournaments or his records and stuff, he’s more interested in how many times he’s hit someone in practice or some joke he played on them in the locker room rather than talking so much about his records.“
“Obviously for a period he [Lendl] was unbelievable here [at the US Open]. Eight finals in a row, he won three of them. He’s completely different to me. When he had night matches he played 18 holes of golf in the morning, if he played early he’d play 18 holes in the evening. That’s not really my vibe at all.“
“I feel a bit more comfortable up at the net, probably because when I practise with him, when I’m up at the net, he spends the whole time just trying to take my head off, so the ball probably feels a bit slower when I’m up there now.“
“He comes to the net sometimes but he’s just strange. I’ll try and hit him and I’ll miss his head – and I’ll hit it as hard as I can – and miss his head by an inch and he’s just there laughing his head off. He just finds it hilarious whereas most sane people would be a little bit freaked out, a little bit worried by it, but he just laughs it off most of the time. I haven’t managed to hit him yet. He’s hit me once in the nine months [he's been my coach]. I haven’t managed to get him yet but I will do. I’ll try this week.“
hilarious IVANDY !!