It’s very difficult to play against Fabrice, everybody knows that,
I don’t know. I don’t think so because they know their bodies.
I definitely feel like, if I keep on playing the way I am, not losing too much energy out on the court … maybe it’s going to pay back eventually. It might come down to this one match where you’re going to be tangled up in the fifth set and you need some reserves.
I know there is no need to panic when I’m behind. I have confidence in my ability.
I used to get nervous, you know if my parents would come watch. And then I would get nervous if my friends came and watched. Today it’s not a problem anymore actually, because now I enjoy it. I see that they, you know, respect me immensely, and I try to put on a good show...
I’m extremely happy. To win back-to-back like this is unbelievable.
I would enjoy playing Rafael. It would be nice to see him back in the final after his injury.
Tying your idols, I think it’s every little boy’s dream,
I’ve had two matches now, I just need to keep getting that little bit better,
You sort of always have to weather the storm against him, … He hits the ball with so much pace.
Getting used to the conditions, I think, is obviously the main thing if you’re playing against an opponent you’re such a huge favorite in. I thought it was not easy today because he was serving big, taking a lot of chances on my return. So we didn’t see too many rallies, which didn’t really allow...
It’s always a strange feeling when that happens. Four sets says it all. It was difficult.
I was just getting a little bit worried (to find myself down 3-1 in the third set),
We have had some good matches in the past. He’s certainly a tough player.
At the moment I cannot say with 100 percent certainty that I will play on Friday.
I play my best in the finals, in the important matches. That’s why I’m No. 1.
He is good enough to beat me on a day when I am not on, … I expect a tough match.
I played tough and consistent and when I needed to serve well I did that too.
I knew beforehand it was going to be a tough match because he’s been playing well.
So far in this tournament, I haven’t lost set before, … When it happens, you’re not ready for it.
I was never in doubt I was going to finish that match – maybe people in the stadium were.
I really don’t know when some of these people are going to wake up to themselves.