Sunday, June 26, 2011

Melzer Wimbledon Day 5 Interview - Second Round June 24th 2011

Melzer Wimbledon Day 5 Interview - Second Round June 24th 2011

J. Melzer bt. D. Tursunov 6 3, 2 6, 7 6, 7 6

Q. Next round it's Xavier Malisse. What do you know about him? What do you expect?

JURGEN MELZER: Well, I expect a tough match. He knows how to play on grass; former semi-finalist here. I think we have had two matches. I'm not sure. It's been a long three maybe? Okay. It's been a long time ago.

I know I won one in San Jose; I lost one in St. Poelten, and the third one...

Q. Chennai.

JURGEN MELZER: Chennai, I lost to him in Chennai. It's going to be a tough match, completely different than the one I had today, I think.

Xavier plays the ball. He's not hitting as hard as Tursunov. I'm actually looking forward to play tennis because today it felt like it's a little more goalkeeping and guessing which side to go.

But I'm positive. I mean, I've played I haven't played a lot of matches lately, and I still beat a good opponent today with Tursunov. I'm happy with my performance.

As I said, I'm very much looking forward to the match.

Q. Is it 50/50?

JURGEN MELZER: Probably. I mean, if you consider the rankings I might be the favourite; if you consider that I haven't played any matches almost since Rome, then it could be an even match.

Q. Why haven't you played since Rome?

JURGEN MELZER: Well, I have played, but I have been injured on my back.

Q. And you are 100% okay?

JURGEN MELZER: I'm 100% fine, yeah.