What mistakes would you try and prevent young tennis players from making?
RN: Everybody makes mistakes. I’ve made plenty of mistakes in my career. The important thing when I make mistakes, some people don’t change. I would change a lot of things that I did knowing these things later. I try to listen to people around me in my career. I always make decisions with the support of my team and my family. Throughout my career, I was smart enough to listen to the people older than me and who know more. This helps you create character. Always listen to what older people think. Have a good group of people around with the right values. People who really say the truth to them not what they want to hear. It’s very easy when you’re young and very good at something, some people tell you what you want to hear. I feel I had the right people around me to tell me what I’m doing good and very bad. It’s important to have people around you who tell it like it is.Back to top