Do women golfers say they could go out and beat Tiger Woods?

The perception is I didn't get along with umpires, obviously, and I didn't, on the court. But off the court, we had a good vibe.

I don't take myself as seriously as I did when I was playing, and it works, and I think people see the self-deprecation in my commentary.

Women have it better in tennis than any other sport, but you shouldn't push them to play more than they're capable of playing.

I don't really know why I started playing as a kid, but I grew up in Queens, New York, not too far from Forest Hills, where they played the U.S. Open in those days. I even got to be a ball boy there. Also, there was a tennis court just a block away from our house, and I'd hang out down there.

What I think is frustrating for Americans is that it feels like more was going to change with Obama.

Sitting there clapping and smiling... it's difficult. You're like, 'Don't worry about it, you just double faulted, you just played a really dumb point. Keep positive.' Then more clapping. That would annoy me as a player.

Nick Kyrgios, if you don't want to be a professional tennis player, do something else.

The mistake, if I made one, in the late 1980s, was thinking I needed to change my game.

I can't advocate people not liking each other. But... I'd prefer it.

Do you have any problems, other than that you're unemployed, a moron, and a dork?

Look at Becker and Djokovic. If you look at Novak's record since Boris has been there, it's been phenomenal.

I went on safari in South Africa just after apartheid had ended.

When I walk out there on court, I become a maniac... Something comes over me, man.

I can tell you from experience that when you get that pent-up and crazed, it can be distracting.

They should be required to be in less events; there should be less events for the women. It seems it takes an actual meltdown on the court or women quitting the game altogether before they realize there's a need to change the schedule.

The important thing is to learn a lesson every time you lose.

Well I think that's probably one of a few, where I grew up in the City of New York, it's got a lot of energy, my parents are Irish-American so there was a bit of yelling going on in my house but it seemed normal.

What made my matches against Borg and Connors interesting was, comparing it to boxing, it was like a puncher and a counter-puncher.

I can't speak for other people, but I still hate losing. When I did lose, I found it easier to yell than to cry. Guys aren't supposed to cry, are they?

I was always taught that you needed to be intense and never lose your focus.

The only thing 'championship' about Wimbledon is its prestige.

I am finicky about making sure my sneakers are pretty tight. It is almost like a superstition for me.

If, in a few months, I'm only number 8 or number 10 in the world, I'll have to look at what off-the-court work I can do. I will need to do something if I want to be number 1.

I always got along with Borg, who was my greatest rival. People like to see me and Connors, me and Lendl, go at it. We didn't like each other.

You look at a guy like Michael Jordan: I can't believe there will be other basketball players like him.

Believe it or not, I was a pretty shy youngster growing up.

If you look at the top 100 players, you would see that the great majority of them have had at least a couple of surgeries. That tells me that we have to protect the players.

It's one thing if you live in London and you're rooting for Chelsea or you're in New York and you love the Giants or Jets and no matter who's on the team you're into it. It's different in tennis; you're sort of your own guy, so you have to reach out and grab a person in a different way.

Sometimes you get hungrier when you taste it.

I'll let the racket do the talking.

I used to take pride if my kids were playing basketball, and I'd be there, and I wouldn't say anything. People were obviously expecting me to yell and scream at the ref and at them and everything. I wouldn't say anything.

It's only human nature to want to know what you can do on your own or with someone else.

I can barely remember what I was like 36 years ago when I was 21 years old.

Kyrgios has got to look in the mirror if he wants to become a top player and win Grand Slams.

Of course for your main rivals, you're going to get extra motivated for it, particularly if you haven't played him for a long time.

When I felt I was rejected by my first wife, and she said, 'Some day you will thank me for this,' you know what? I do. And so, sometimes it is darkest before the dawn. You can think it is bleak and you can't see. You never know.

The good part of having six kids is, there's always one who wants to hug you and say, 'Daddy, I love you.'

I was a different kind of player as a kid and didn't do too much shouting and screaming. If things didn't go my way, I tended to get a bit overwhelmed. All I wanted to do was cry on my mom's shoulder. I didn't know how to handle defeat in front of a crowd, and I didn't want to be the loser.

It's ironic - people used to want to suspend me and talk about how bad my behaviour was, but now they like it when I shout and scream.

There's always a concern when you play the week before a major. That's not the easiest time for a scheduler or a promoter, I would think.

I'm sure a lot of players say it, but winning is almost so you don't lose. The thrill of winning is not as great as the pain of losing.

I just remember watching Federer the first year he won Wimbledon. He was struggling with his back problem. I remember it vividly. It looked like there was a chance he was not going to finish. He had that look in his eye. Then, somehow, he found the wherewithal to dig a little deeper, and suddenly he wins the thing, and he's a different player.

I think the players, I put in the book for example that we should go back to wood rackets, probably they laughed at me, I'm a dinosaur, but I think that you see these great players, have even more variety and you see more strategy, there'd be more subtlety.

It seems like the richer you are, the more chance you have of paying less tax.

Things slow down, the ball seems a lot bigger and you feel like you have more time. Everything computes - you have options, but you always take the right one.

What I've realised is that you can run miles, jump on a bike, lift weights, and all that other garbage, but the bottom line is that you get in tennis shape by playing tennis. You build the right muscles, and I don't believe people can do it as successfully any other way.

I think it's the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations.

If they think I'm better at commentating than I was as a player, then I must be pretty darned good at commentating.