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" For so long people have just taken what I do for granted. It is not easy to do year-in, year-out, to win Grand Slams and be No. 1. "
" If Davis Cup was a little bit less or once every two years, I would be more inclined to play. But the way it is now, it is too much tennis for me. "
" I can't just wake up and watch TV and do nothing. I need a day off working out, seeing the wife, play a little golf, see my kids. "
" It's not my place to tell you whom to vote for, to take any political stand, to tell you what religion to believe in. I'm an athlete. I can influence certain things, but when I see other athletes and celebrities telling you whom to vote for, I actually get a bit offended. "
" When I committed to playing a little tennis in some exhibitions, it was the best thing for me. It got me in shape. It got me out of the house. It got me doing something I love to do. "
" I've worked hard my whole life, since I was a little kid. But now it's a point in my life now where I can just enjoy it, but at the same time I still need to work. "
" After I went through two years of not winning an event, what kept me going was winning one more major. Once I won that last U.S. Open, I spent the next six months trying to figure out what was next. Slowly my passion for the sport just vanished. I had nothing left to prove. "
" People know me. I'm not going to produce any cartwheels out there. I'm not going to belong on Comedy Central. I'll always be a tennis player, not a celebrity. "
" I did it my way, and I have no regrets when I look back on my career that it was just a big focus for me. "
" It is nice to walk out on a court to have it packed. "
" Golfers are forever working on mechanics. My tennis swing hasn't changed in 10 years. "
" It's not easy to retire at 31. In one respect I was glad I was done. But after a few years of having fun, I got a little restless. When you're 33, 34, and you don't have a focus, you can get kind of lost. As a man, you feel a little bit unfulfilled. "
" Retirement is a work in progress. I try to figure out my day, and what I know about myself is that I need structure. "
" All I cared about in tennis was winning. "
" I loved Wimbledon and what it meant, but the surface felt uncomfortable. I just didn't like it, I was a hard-court guy, a Californian kid. "
" I don't look at myself as a historical icon, but the reality of it is, yeah, I am playing for history now. "
" I've got a great wife, a great life. "
" I've been into golf, trying to get into the gym to stay somewhat fit. I've got two boys now, they're active kids. "
" Andre Agassi was my rival in the '90s, and I think as we got older we sort of transcended the game. He was probably the best player I ever played over my career. There's a list of players that were tough, but Andre, certainly, he was the most unique. "
" I am going to hold serve the majority of the time. It is nice to have a little time to return serve. "
" I don't know how I do it, I really don't. "
" Where I fall down is my short game. I don't practice enough, and when I have to take a half swing from 50 yards out, that's trouble. "
" When you retire you want to get as far away as possible from the game for a couple of years. "
" I hate to lose, and I do whatever I can to win, and if it is ugly, it is ugly. "
" People wrote me off, but I believed in myself. I got the confidence back, and it grew and grew. I won my first major and my last at the place that changed my life. "
" Tennis is seen all around the world; if I am home or anywhere in the country, United States, people will stare. "
" I never wanted to be the great guy or the colorful guy or the interesting guy. I wanted to be the guy who won titles. "
" I could be a jerk and get a lot more publicity, but that's not who I am. "
" There's always one shot that I can rely on when I'm not hitting the ball that well, is my serve. "
" The difference of great players is at a certain point in a match they raise their level of play and maintain it. Lesser players play great for a set, but then less. "
" You kind of live and die by the serve. "