John Isner resolves to minimize his frustration in the New Year. (Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
The best part of a new year is the hope and optimism that sets in when we get to wipe the slate clean and start fresh. With that in mind, Beyond the Baseline checked in with a few ATP and WTA players to find out what their 2014 New Year’s resolutions are. Whether it’s resolving to be a better person or quitting those bad habits, tennis players aren’t all that different from the rest of us.
And just like Ryan Harrison, don’t we all want to just give up losing?
John Isner: My New Year’s resolution is to never get frustrated at any situation in 2014.
Stanislas Wawrinka: I’m so happy with my year 2013 and I hope that 2014 will be as exciting as this year. I’m very motivated going into this season, and hope that I can do well again, win another title and go deep at the Masters 1000s, the Grand Slams and play well at my home events and in Davis Cup. Of course the most important thing is to remain healthy, and that’s also my main wish for me and my loved ones.
Tommy Haas: My New Year’s resolution is to be more tolerant (laughs).