Fernandes says his winning mentality has been with him since he was a child.
"I always was like this," he said. "I don't like to lose. I don't conform with the idea that losing games is normal stuff. For me, losing is not normal.
"Also playing whatever it is, when I was playing with my friends, my brother, with my neighbours, I want to win every time.
"This mentality will be with me for the rest of my life, I think."