Off Court

Pete on Bridgette

"I wouldn't be here, having won my 14th Major, if it wasn't for my wife."

" I was so focused for so long that I just kind of had enough of being # 1, just too much pressure. Tennis is still a big part of my life, but it's not what it used to be. I used to live and die with my wins and losses. I still get disappointed and frustrated, but there's more to life than tennis. I was ready to get married. Being married has given me a good balance out there."

"When I broke the record at Wimbledon a couple of years ago, it took a lot out of me. After that I didn't have that steel will week in, week out. I happened to get married a couple of months later. It was the best thing that happened to me. You know, it's what life's all about. You meet the woman of your dreams, you have a family. That's nice."

"There were moments where I was struggling to continue to play and, you know, my wife really supported me and kept me positive and kept me upbeat. That support was huge for me at this stage of my career."

"My wife is a big reason why I've been able to kind of get through this tough period. She lives with me every day - trust me, it's not easy. When you're struggling, you're not having fun - it's a burden. Just showed me that I met the right woman."

"I was struggling a little bit and some people thought it was about me being married. And it just felt good to kind of really show people they were wrong - good that we did it as a team. My wife supported me and was positive. And those are the moments you need someone. She was my rock that kept me going and it really is - it's something special. I don't speak a lot about my marriage. But I will say that I wouldn't be here, having won my 14th Major, if it wasn't for my wife. Because she knows how miserable I was this year and what I was going through."

"She was there for me. And that - it was why I married her. She is very selfless and will do whatever she can for me and has put her career aside for me. And it's really remarkable. And I'm still pretty amazed by it."

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