I was heading home from the Australian Open this year when my phone rang and I was informed that Pat Rafter wanted to hit with me that afternoon if possible. Dad spun the car around and we hightailed it back to Melbourne so I could hit with Pat. Pat was fantastic and at one stage when I asked which way the score was going :-) Pat kindly laughed and said "your kidding aren't you" of cause I was, but I thought I might be close! I really appreciated the opportunity to hit with Pat that afternoon.
Lleyton and I when I first joined with Yonex at the age of 10 years old. This was the first time I had met and hit with my idol, and for a 10 year old I was pretty stoked.
I was stoked to be asked to sit with Lleyton as he warmed up for the 2010 Australian Open. Thanks again Lleyton, I hope we can do it again some time soon.
Mark Philippoussis and I at the Australian Open 2010.
I have always looked at Lleyton and thought one day I want that to be me on court and hopefully my dreams will come true if I continue to train hard.