Showing posts with label Interviews. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Interviews. Show all posts

Monday, January 16, 2017

Roger Federer Australian Open Interview - Day 1 January 16th 2017

Roger Federer Australian Open Interview - Day 1 January 16th 2017

Q. How would you rate that? 19 aces and everything, but some of it seemed a little bit unstable.
ROGER FEDERER: I think the conditions played pretty fast. You're not going to see, like, some brutal rallies where you can out-maneuver the guys a million times in a row. I think it's really like first-strike tennis to some extent. It can take you a while to get into that, you know.

I thought my serve was on and off in the beginning, which surprised me a little bit, because in practice, Hopman Cup, it's been going pretty well. I think there were definitely some nerves there. I was feeling nervous once the match actually started. I was actually fine all day, warming up, in the warmup five minutes with Jurgen. I felt fine. Then I hit four frames in a row. It was like, Whew, it's not as easy as I thought it was going to be. I.

Video: Stan Wawrinka press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Video: Stan Wawrinka press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Stan Wawrinka's post-match press conference following his progression to the second round of the Australian Open 2017.

Video: Andy Murray press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Video: Andy Murray press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Andy Murray press conference transcript

Murray talks on the harsh Melbourne summer conditions, his nerves going into the first round and what he's planning to do to play his best at this years Australian Open.

Video: Bernard Tomic on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Video: Bernard Tomic on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Bernard Tomic talks about his supporters and the famous Fanatics after his win against Thomaz Bellucci.

Video: Bernard Tomic press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Video: Bernard Tomic press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Bernard Tomic Press Conference Transcript

Bernard Tomic talks about his fitness and he prepared for his first round victory at the Australian Open 2017.

Video: Alex De Minaur Press Conference (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Video: Alex De Minaur Press Conference (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Alex De Minaur Press Conference Transcript

Alex De Minaur discusses his first round Grand Slam debut victory.

Video: Andy Murray on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Video: Andy Murray on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Chatting to Andy Murray on court after his first round win, discussing how he hopes to go one better at the Australian Open this year.

Video: Nick Kyrgios on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Video: Nick Kyrgios on court interview (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Nick Kyrgios' on court interview following his first round win at the Australian Open 2017.

Video: Nick Kyrgios press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Video: Nick Kyrgios press conference (1R) | Australian Open 2017

Nick Kyrgios Press Conference Transcript

Kyrgios talks on his achievement in the first round of the Australian Open and what he's doing differently this slam in order to play his absolute best.

Andy Murray Australian Open Interview - Day 1 January 16th 2017

Andy Murray Australian Open Interview - Day 1 January 16th 2017

Andy Murray def Illya Marchenko 7-5 7-6(5) 6-2

Q. Give us your verdict on that match.
ANDY MURRAY: I don't think it was the best match, to be honest. You know, the conditions there were pretty different to what we've been practicing. Last week's been pretty cool. A lot of days, it's been overcast. The temperature of the court is much cooler. When it's like that, the ball is bouncing a bit lower, a bit easier to control the ball. I was a bit tentative because of that.

And, yeah, didn't serve that well either. So you end up having to work really hard on a lot of your service games when it's like that.

Kei Nishikori Australian Open Interview - Day 1 January 16th 2017

Kei Nishikori Australian Open Interview - Day 1 January 16th 2017

Kei Nishikori def Andrey Kuznetsov 5-7 6-1 6-4 6-7(6) 6-2

Q. That was a pretty tough first round.
KEI NISHIKORI: Yeah. Yeah, I think I let him come back fourth set. I should have finished that set. Especially I was up tiebreak, but I think he played well from the beginning. Fifth set I start playing much better. Yeah, it was tough, really tough match.

Q. Davis Cup, can you just comment on your decision not to play in front of your home crowd against France?
KEI NISHIKORI: Well, yeah. I'm not playing because the schedule, it's gonna be too tight. Going South America, Rio and Buenos Aires, and if I play Davis Cup, that's way too much, you know, for my body and Indian Wells and Miami is coming up after. So I just decided not to play.

Nick Kyrgios Australian Open Interview - Day 1 January 16th 2017

Nick Kyrgios Australian Open Interview - Day 1 January 16th 2017

Nick Kyrgios def Gastao Elias 6-1 6-2 6-2

Q. What was the most pleasing aspect from your point of view with that win?
NICK KYRGIOS: I guess just the way I got through the match pretty fast. I think I reserved a lot of energy.

I was actually really impressed with the way I served, the way I returned. I obviously haven't played that many matches leading up to the match. That really usually doesn't affect me.

There's always a bit of prematch nerves as well. Obviously starting with a lot of expectation in the Australian Open. I was just happy the way I got it done pretty quickly, yeah, the way I was playing.

Bernard Tomic Australian Open Interview - Day 1 January 16th 2017

Bernard Tomic Australian Open Interview - Day 1 January 16th 2017

Bernard Tomic def Thomaz Bellucci 6-2 6-1 6-4

Q. How did you assess that today?
BERNARD TOMIC: It was a good match for me. I was, you know, working hard when everybody was saying I wasn't ready and not fit. You know, obviously I proved that, you know, the first round was very high-quality tennis for me.

Yeah, so I was happy with the whole match the whole day. It was hot, but I was trying to, you know, focus on what I needed to do. It was a very, very quality match from a tough opponent in the first round.

Alex De Minaur Australian Open Interview - Day 1 January 16th 2017

Alex De Minaur Australian Open Interview - Day 1 January 16th 2017

Alex De Minaur def Gerald Melzer 5-7 6-3 2-6 7-6 6-1

Q. You must be on top of the world right now.
ALEX DE MINAUR: Yeah. I mean, words can't describe how I'm feeling right now. Definitely the happiest moment of my life.

Q. (No microphone.)
ALEX DE MINAUR: I was struggling a fair bit. At the start of the fifth, I was also feeling it. But I thought it was really important to just push through and finally get the win.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Video: Rafael Nadal Pre-Tournament Press Conference

Video: Rafael Nadal Pre-Tournament Press Conference

Rafael Nadal's press conference in the lead up to the 2017 Australian Open

Video: Tommy Haas Pre-Tournament Press Conference | Australian Open 2017

Video: Tommy Haas Pre-Tournament Press Conference | Australian Open 2017

Tommy Haas discusses his return to tennis at the ripe old age of 38 ahead of the Australian Open 2017.

Video: Gilles Muller Press Conference (Final) | Apia International Sydney

Video: Gilles Muller Press Conference (Final) | Apia International Sydney

Gilles Muller Press Conference after winning the 2017 Apia International ATP title against Dan Evans 7-6(5) 6-2.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Roger Federer Australian Open Interview - January 14th 2017

Roger Federer Australian Open Interview - January 14th 2017

Video: Roger Federer Pre-Tournament Press Conference


Q. How does it feel to be sitting in that chair? Were there any moments in the last 12 months when you wondered whether you might not be sitting in that chair right now?
ROGER FEDERER: No, 12 months ago I was always going to come back because my knee wasn't so bad, so I never thought to miss the Australian Open a year later. But, of course, after Wimbledon, the race was on for Australia really, trying to make it for here.

I mean, I knew I had plenty of time. Probably in actual fact, if I would have kept everything short, it would have taken me four months then. That was pushing it. I would have had to take chances, test the knee earlier than what would have been good. But by giving myself six months, I had enough time, except if I had some setbacks. I never had that. So actually at the end I had plenty of time.

Andy Murray Australian Open Interview - January 14th 2017

Andy Murray Australian Open Interview - January 14th 2017

Video: Andy Murray Pre-Tournament Press Conference

Q. How does it feel to be the top seed at a slam?
ANDY MURRAY: I don't feel any different really to normal, to be honest.

Q. What are your feelings coming into this tournament? Was the preparation this winter as good as you wanted?
ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I think it went pretty well. Doha went well. Played some good stuff, especially at the end of the event. Yeah, I mean, the off-season, I would have liked to have been a couple weeks longer. But, you know, I made sure I got enough rest. You know, I'll get hopefully a bit of time in February as well.

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Interview - January 14th 2017

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Interview - January 14th 2017

Video: Novak Djokovic Pre-Tournament Press Conference

Q. You obviously had a bumpy at times second half of the last year. With the off-season, title in Doha, beating Andy there, do you feel more or less back on track? Is it that quick a fix or is it more a process still going?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I feel that already in London, World Tour Finals, I played very well, comparing to the three months, four months before that, where I was, you know, kind of struggling to find that right level in quality of tennis.