A: It happens that whenever I start to watch a match I soon turn away. Both Williams were at a good age, Davenport was present, Seles made her come-back, Capriati was the darling of the USA… These are really good matches, which I never miss watching. When the circumstances are in his favour, like in Madrid, he can still win a Grand-Slam. Formerly there was no one around, his opponents were beaten in the locker room. If I had made it 5:2, probably I could have won the match. One of the things I've always appriciated about her interviews was the fact that she has never been afraid to be frank and boldly state her opinions.
Together with Leander Paes, Hingis needed just 40 minutes to secure her latest grand-slam championship as Alexander Peya and Timea Babos were demolished 6-1, 6-1.
"I'm very excited about that because I haven't played with Martina I guess in 15 years," said Federer.
"I looked up to her when I was younger, I thought she was the most unbelievable talent." Federer and Hingis last played mixed doubles together in the Hopman Cup in Australia in 2001, an event they won.
I think the confidence that it gave me yesterday, to come out today with Leander. I’m like, ‘OK, if I can just keep up with him, join him a little bit.’ It was incredible, the chemistry we had today.” The only gap on Hingis’s CV is an Olympic title and there is now the intriguing possibility that she could partner with either Roger Federer or Stan Wawrinka to compete for gold in the mixed doubles at the Rio Games in 2016.
“You know, I definitely would love to play in Rio,” Hingis said. We’ll see how it’s going to develop.” Hingis’s double triumph at SW19 takes her tally of grand slam titles to 18 and Paes, who previously partnered Martina Navratilova, paid special tribute to the Swiss.