Playing against teammates

Jump! (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Jump! (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

More Herald Sun Q&A

Do you find it difficult to play against yr friends/Davis cup teammates, i.e. Fernando in this case or even Feli Lopez?
Best regards,
Esther, Singapore

It is different. We are good friends so to play such a special event like this makes it a bit weird. In the end we are rivals so we try to have that focus.

Do you love shopping ? What kind of things you always spend money most ? -Som from Thailand

No, I don’t love it that much.


The Bryan brothers said that sometimes you run around the locker room nude-is that true?

Where did they said it? Kind of silly to say things that happen in the locker room. No matter what. That’s our real private place.


You’ve been coming to Australia now for quite a few years now. I was wondering if by now you’ve imes had the chance to sample any of our “traditional” Australian foods? For example, Vegemite, Pavlova, lamingtons, Tim Tams, Chiko rolls etc. If so, what did you think of them?

I had some kangaroo meat. Never heard of the others you mention.

Is the climate in Melbourne similar to Mallorca? If so, do you think it will help your game?
Nancy Daltorio

Not this week. It never gets this hot in Mallorca. we have a more mild weather.

my question is, how do you deal with yourself when losing a match? Has it affected you in your life?
Nurhayati Hashim, Malaysia..

It doesn’t affect my life, that’s for sure. It does affect for a few hours my state of mind (? not sure this is the correct expression). But it goes after some time.

We all know you love playing on clay, but my question to you is, what is your most favorite court in the world to play on? – Dean, Mildura, Victoria

I have a few. I can say that I love to play in Monte Carlo, Roland Garros, Barcelona and Rome (talking about clay)