FRG: When coaching Djokovic, is the focus more on the physical aspects of his game, or the mental aspects?
He is in an amazing physical shape, and technically he is a complete tennis player. Most of our work was based on consolidating his assets within the mental arena. There is always a huge part of one's success attributed to mental fitness and one's state of mind can determine the success of each match.
FRG: Did you feel a competitive coaching rivalry with Stefan Edberg during the Wimbledon Final, to compare with your mutual rivalry when you were both contesting the tournament as players? And also, how does the role of coach at the Wimbledon Final compare with playing the final?
Yes of course Stefan and I were great rivals in our playing careers, and it's all too natural to revive that now. But actually it's harder watching from the box than playing because although all your emotions are invested in the game, you are essentially powerless to change the outcome.
FRG: Do you think the phenomenal careers of yourself and Steffi Graf had a permanent lasting effect on the quality of German tennis?
I would hope that mine and Steffi's careers have inspired a generation of players to see that with hard work, perseverance and talent nothing is impossible.