"Yeah, a lot of times," he said. "But, sometimes, it's the legs You know, you cannot go in without legs. You have to get to the net It's not easy. I want to go in, but then I don't want to go in. Then I think, `When I go in, I lose the point.' I think, `OK, why didn't you stay back?' When I stay back, it's always, `Why didn't you go in?' It's always, `Why, why, why?
"But it's OK, you know. I won the match, so to go in or not, if I win the tournament staying back it's OK with me."
He obviously likes keeping company with himself. But who, he is asked, will get the Open trophy should he win the title?
"Oh, it would be great to win this slam," he said. "If it happens, we all get the trophy. I get the trophy, then I buy another two trophies for whoever else is there."
Men's singles today
Axel Pretzsch vs. Andre Agassi (2)
Lorenzo Manta vs. Richard Krajicek (12)
George Bastl vs. Marcelo Rios (10)
Carlos Moya (8) vs. Nicolas Escude
Women's singles today
Silvia Farina vs. Monica Seles (4)
Serena Williams (7) vs. Jelena Kostanic
Ruxandra Dragomir vs. Lindsay Davenport (2)
Mary Pierce (5) vs. Gala Leon Garcia
Jennifer Capriati vs. Seda Noorlander
Pub Date: 9/02/99