Friday, September 4, 2015

Roger Federer US Open Interview Round 2

Roger Federer US Open Interview Round 2

An Interview With: Roger Federer (Round 2)
Thursday, September 03, 2015

Q. How would you rate your performance tonight? It was pretty easy. How would you compare how you're playing this year, especially tonight, to the last few years at the US Open?

ROGER FEDERER: I mean, obviously '13 was difficult. Other years were good as well. I don't remember the opening rounds from the last two years right now. Very often I started this tournament quite strong. It's always gone quite well for me. I've always enjoyed conditions here, the balls, the speed of the court, the atmosphere in the arena. It's always worked very well for me.

I think this year is another good year. Doing the right things on the court. Like you said, it was pretty on the easier side, you know, so I was able to mix it up, was attacking, was also staying back some. I was pretty much all-out attack as much as I could. Obviously I have to manage that against different players when the scoreline isn't maybe so one-sided.

Q. Would you vote for Marcelo Rios if you were a voter for the Hall of Fame?

Rafael Nadal US Open Interview Round 2

Rafael Nadal US Open Interview Round 2

An Interview With: Rafael Nadal (Round 2)
Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Q. How much kidding have your fellow players given you about the Tommy Hilfiger brand you're endorsing?

RAFAEL NADAL: I haven't talk much. Somebody told me few things, but that's it.

Q. It's gotten some attention.

RAFAEL NADAL: Yeah. You like it? (Smiling.)

Q. How would you describe your level of play and whether you're satisfied so far?

Novak Djokovic US Open Interview Round 2

Novak Djokovic US Open Interview Round 2

An Interview With: Novak Djokovic (Round 2)
Thursday, September 03, 2015

Q. Was it a matter of getting used to the conditions, his game? Just working your way into it?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Up to 5-4, first set, he was serving well. It was kind of tough to get into the rhythm of return and positioning.

You know, I think he had an average serve of 130 miles per hour, so came out firing from that shot in his game.

Never played him on hard courts. We played only once earlier this year on clay courts, but it's completely different.

Obviously the fact that you warm up and you get cold several times also affects little bit beginning of the match. We were ready to go out. The match before us, it took very long.

All in all, it was good to not stay too long on the court and get the job done in three sets.

Q. You still had some energy at the end. Was that a surprise?

US Open Day 5 Order of Play Friday, September 4 2015

US Open Day 5 Order of Play Friday, September 4 2015

Arthur Ashe Stadium 11:00 AM
Women's Singles - Round 3
Elina Svitolina (UKR) [17] vs. Ekaterina Makarova (RUS) [13]
Not Before: 1:00 PM
Women's Singles - Round 3
Belinda Bencic (SUI) [12] vs. Venus Williams (USA) [23]
Men's Singles - Round 3
Novak Djokovic (SRB) [1] vs. Andreas Seppi (ITA) [25]
Arthur Ashe Stadium 7:00 PM
Women's Singles - Round 3
Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs. Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA)
Men's Singles - Round 3
Fabio Fognini (ITA) [32] vs. Rafael Nadal (ESP) [8]

Louis Armstrong Stadium 11:00 AM
Men's Singles - Round 3
Marin Cilic (CRO) [9] vs. Mikhail Kukushkin (KAZ)
Women's Singles - Round 3
Eugenie Bouchard (CAN) [25] vs. Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
Men's Singles - Round 3
Jeremy Chardy (FRA) [27] vs David Ferrer (ESP) [7]
Women's Singles - Round 3
Madison Keys (USA) [19] vs. Agnieszka Radwanska (POL) [15]

Grandstand 11:00 AM
Women's Singles - Round 3
Daria Kasatkina (RUS) vs. Kristina Mladenovic (FRA)
Men's Singles - Round 3
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) [19] vs. Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR)
Women's Singles - Round 3
Anett Kontaveit (EST) vs. Madison Brengle (USA)
Not Before: 5:00 PM
Men's Singles - Round 3
Milos Raonic (CAN) [10] vs. Feliciano Lopez (ESP) [18]

US Open Day 4 Results Thursday, September 3 2015

US Open Day 4 Results Thursday, September 3 2015

Singles - Second Round

[2] Roger Federer (SUI) d. Steve Darcis (BEL) 61 62 61
[3] Andy Murray (GBR) d. Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 57 46 61 63 61
[5] Stan Wawrinka (SUI) d. Hyeon Chung (KOR) 76(2) 76(4) 76(6)
[6] Tomas Berdych (CZE) d. Jurgen Melzer (AUT) 76(2) 61 63
[12] Richard Gasquet (FRA) d. Robin Haase (NED) 46 63 76(4) 64
[13] John Isner (USA) d. Mikhail Youzhny (RUS) 63 64 64
[15] Kevin Anderson (RSA) d. Austin Krajicek (USA) 63 64 62
[20] Dominic Thiem (AUT) d. Denis Istomin (UZB) 64 64 10 ret.
Jiri Vesely (CZE) d. [21] Ivo Karlovic (CRO) 76(3) 36 36 62 76(4)
[22] Viktor Troicki (SRB) d. Rajeev Ram (USA) 76(10) 64 36 63
[24] Bernard Tomic (AUS) d. Lleyton Hewitt (AUS) 63 62 36 57 75 saved 2 MP
Ruben Bemelmans (BEL) d. [28] Jack Sock (USA) 46 46 63 21 ret.
[29] Philipp Kohlschreiber (GER) d. Lukas Rosol (CZE) 76(4) 62 62
[30] Thomaz Bellucci (BRA) d. Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 60 63 64
[31] Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (ESP) d. Nicolas Mahut (FRA) 64 62 67(4) 61
Donald Young (USA) d. Aljaz Bedene (GBR) 36 64 64 62

Doubles - First Round

Colin Fleming (GBR) / Treat Huey (PHI) d. [5] Simone Bolelli (ITA) / Fabio Fognini (ITA) 61 67(3) 76(6)
Philipp Oswald (AUT) / Adil Shamasdin (CAN) d. [10] Alexander Peya (AUT) / Bruno Soares (BRA) 63 63
Tommy Haas (GER) / Radek Stepanek (CZE) d. [13] Pablo Cuevas (URU) / David Marrero (ESP) 62 36 63
Eric Butorac (USA) / Scott Lipsky (USA) d. [16] Feliciano Lopez (ESP) / Max Mirnyi (BLR) 76(4) 75
Leander Paes (IND) / Fernando Verdasco (ESP) d. Florian Mayer (GER) / Frank Moser (GER) 62 63
Marcus Daniell (NZL) / Jonathan Marray (GBR) d. Taylor Harry Fritz (USA) / Reilly Opelka (USA) 63 46 63
Lucas Pouille (FRA) / Sergiy Stakhovsky (UKR) d. Sergey Betov (BLR) / Albert Ramos-Vinolas (ESP) 76(2) 64
Marco Cecchinato (ITA) / Andreas Seppi (ITA) d. Jonathan Erlich (ISR) / Artem Sitak (NZL) 67(3) 63 76(4)

Andy Murray US Open Interview Round 2

Andy Murray US Open Interview Round 2

An Interview With: Andy Murray (Round 2)
Thursday, September 03, 2015

Q. Why are you wearing adidas shoes?

ANDY MURRAY: Why? Well, as a professional athlete, you obviously have to be very careful when you make changes to your racquets and to your footwear. I started testing the Under Armour shoes in March. Used the Under Armour shoes at Wimbledon and during the grass court season. Then did some more testing on the hard court shoes in the buildup here. They just weren't quite right. You know, you can't take risks with those things because if you, you know, have an issue there, get blisters or twist an ankle or whatever, that can cost you. It's different if it's a T-shirt or shorts. The shoes and the racquets are obviously extremely important. I'll be in the shoes by the end of the year. The shoes are very close to being right, but just weren't quite ready yet.

Q. What do you consider the most important aspects of trying to come back from being down, and what was the key today?

ANDY MURRAY: We need to believe, for a start, which is not always easy. Obviously I had quite a few opportunities, I felt. You know, I think I was one for seven on breakpoints or something. Like in the first set, 6-5, I had Love-40 on his serve there to get back into it. I just wasn't able to break at any of the important moments, unfortunately. I just had to kind of tell myself that I would get there eventually. Managed to turn it round.

Q. How is the recovery process going after that match? How do you feel?