The first set went pretty routine. The second set it was closer, but in two of the service games that he held I think I had break points. I'm just happy to get through.
I'm in a little bit of shock right now, to be honest. I'd give anything to go back four hours right now.
This totally blindsided me, ... I just felt like I was going to have a pretty good run here. I'm in a little bit of shock right now, to be honest. I'd give anything to go back four hours right now.
I have to be aggressive. I had to enforce myself on him and not give him as many chances. That's what gave me the break in the second set.
I'd give anything to go back four hours right now.
I kind of know you're only as good as your last result.
That's not a surprise (that the Belgians chose clay), ... But it's fine. I think we had a good week of practice and we're optimistic about this weekend.
Graff said No, ... Good, because if you did you should use your mulligan on that call.
Especially after (Wednesday), I did not feel comfortable about my game, but every aspect of it went fine, ... I felt everything was flowing. I was not thinking, I just played. I had a pretty good start and he felt that.
That was a good tournament because I won some matches. Even when I lost, I did things really well in patches, which is progress, which is all you can ask for.
To have him hit a running lob on match point, that's a good shot. It's disappointing and something you wish you could take back and try again.
The shots he was able to come up with were very good. Maybe I was a bit spacey out there. I wasn't totally on top of things.
That's not a surprise (that the Belgians chose clay). But it's fine. I think we had a good week of practice and we're optimistic about this weekend.
Fernando came out playing lights-out in the first couple of sets, and I just stuck around and found a way. It was that one game when I broke in the second set. I made a couple good shots and it turned into a riot.
I think everyone in this room would say that you're an incredibly loyal guy, a good friend and so forth ...
My first-serve percentage was up where I wanted to be and that totally changes the dynamic of a match. All the important stats were good.
I felt like he was throwing his best stuff at me and I was just hanging on with my serve, ... If I hadn't raised my game, I'd definitely be going home.
I'm not feeling too good, I feel a little empty right now. I don't know what the hell happened.
I absolutely love playing here, and to be part of history here now is incredible... I'll be back here next year for sure,
Twenty-four hours ago, I was really optimistic about my prospects here. I'm in a little bit of shock right now, to be honest.
I don't think about 1-9 to be honest, ... ... I'm just going to try to think about how to win the tennis match.
To be honest, after what happened, it would have been unprofessional to go on and on,
I'm a little bit in shock right now to be honest. I've never felt better going into a slam. This has totally blindsided me.
I'm a little bit in shock right now, to be honest. I've never felt better going into a slam. This has totally blindsided me.
I apologize to the loyal fans and sponsors that have expected my participation in Tennis Masters Cup, ... It is an honor for me to have qualified for this event for the third-straight year.