Farewell to Tennis Address at the U.S. Open
delivered 3 September 2006
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The scoreboard said I lost today, but what the scoreboard doesn't say is what it is I have found.
And over the last 21 years, I have found loyalty: You have pulled for me on the court and also in life.
I have found inspiration: You have willed me to succeed, sometimes even in my lowest moments.
And I have found generosity: You have given me your shoulders to stand on, to reach for my dreams, dreams I could have never reached without you.
Over the last 21 years, I have found you, and I will take you and the memory of you with me for the rest of my life.
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