Tennis is a hard sport. There is a lot of competition all year and you play alone.
He has a very good future. I needed to play 100 percent to win this match.
I begin late, that’s important factor. And the most important factor, he is better than me.
I learned during all my career to enjoy suffering.
I also had my chances but Clement played the big points better than me. I have no excuses.
I think these are good changes. I have already played some doubles and will continue to do so in the future. More singles players will probably do like me and play more doubles under the new format. Also, it will be good because doubles will be played on the main courts and will be better...
I’m delighted. It’s incredible to be in another final and even more special to do it in Madrid.
You fight, you try your best, but if you lose, you don’t have to break five racquets and smash up the locker room. You can do those things, but when you’ve finished, nothing’s changed. You’ve still lost. If something positive came from that, I probably would do it. But I see only negativity.
I was passionate about soccer. I still am. Odd, though – playing soccer always made me much more anxious than playing tennis. On soccer days, I’d be out of bed by 6 in the morning, all nervous. But I was always calm when it was time for a tennis match. I still don’t know why.
My knee feels fine, I’m just icing it for prevention,
I think today was my best match of the week for sure. I took the chances that I had and served very well when I needed to. Physically I feel stronger and stronger so I think I’m on the right track. I think I played the big points better and was aggressive at the right...
I always wanted to be honest with myself and to those who have had faith in me.