"Then it's a different story."
His countryman Bjorn Borg walked away from the game at 26. Though Wilander retirement rumors keep bubbling to the surface, it's clear that he still needs to exorcise at least one demon. "I want to win Wimbledon," he says. Wilander has never advanced beyond the quarterfinals there, but he has won two Australian Opens on grass. "I keep thinking that one year I'll be lucky," he says. "I mean, it seems unlikely, but it's possible."
Winning Wimbledon is more important to him now than reclaiming the top ranking. "I've been Number One, so I can't be disappointed if I never do it again." he says. "I had a great time, and I'm still enjoying the fact that I got that high. Naturally, I'd prefer to be Number One and still have something to aim for. But it's hard to be on top of the mountain and trying all the time to get higher. No matter how well you play, the only way to go is down."