Who is the greatest player ever? The American coach Nick Bollettieri has the answer. "Novak Djokovic. He moves, he recovers, he turns to drop shots, services, very smart on the court", said the American. "He is the best and it's also great to see him back again and what makes a champion in life is when everything goes wrong, you come back again.
On the women's it's Serena. I was fortunate to work with a lot of players in the world but I believe Serena stands in the class of her own. Their style of play is very different. She knows one way to play, I am going to after you from the very first ball.
What's happening today is that when you have a baby or you are low at a physical shape, Serena hits the ball so flat. I am hoping that Serena will find a way back, but the years I worked with Serena, Venus, Richard, Oracene were some of the most wonderful."
Asked to give advice to kids, Bollettieri replied: "Give everything that you have. Never say, I cannot do it. Find a way to do it. Also, today's children are faced with so many things. The world is upside down, drugs, alcohol and violence.
Coaches can make an impact on a child's life. By having that child go home, thinking they didn't do well and the coach said, How could you miss that ball when everybody is hitting? The child goes home, doesn't eat, doesn't do the homework and is subjected to drugs. Enjoy what you do, never complain. Excuses do not pay bills."