My Christmas List includes more wishes than gifts, more less tangible items than wrapped presents, and more hope for the future than a rehash of the past. 2008 is almost finished, the major tournaments are ended, and the professional athletes are resting. To all of them, I give my appreciation for providing me with the best entertainment money can buy, for their display of sportsmanship, their passion for the game of tennis, and for the true professionalism they demonstrate under difficult conditions in an era when it is often easy for them to lose that special quality that tennis players are blessed with.
If you are injured, I wish you are speedy and complete recovery, if you are in love, I also wish you a speedy and complete recovery! I hope Santa brings you whatever it is that you might need to make you better in 2009, and whether you are number 1 or number 99 just remember you are privileged to be in that place, to be among the greatest tennis players in the world, and to be someone very special.