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

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Video Interviews from Madrid: Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and more

Video Interviews from Madrid: Djokovic, Nadal, Murray and more

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, competing at the Mutua Madrid Open for the first time since 2013, aims to capture at 29th ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title.



Video Interview: Del Potro Beat Thiem In Madrid 2016

Video Interview: Del Potro Beat Thiem In Madrid 2016


Juan Martin del Potro shares how he beat Dominic Thiem at the Mutua Madrid Open....

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Videos: Miami Preview Interview - Murray, Tsonga, Nishikori, Isner

Videos: Miami Preview Interview - Murray, Tsonga, Nishikori, Isner

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori and John Isner talk about Miami ...








Sunday, January 31, 2016

Australian Open Champion Novak DJokovic Final Interview

Australian Open Champion Novak DJokovic Final Interview

Novak Djokovic def Andy Murray 6-1 7-5 7-6(3)

Q. What do you think made the difference tonight against Andy?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I think I started the match very well, as I started in semifinals versus Roger, with not many things I've done wrong. Actually I was very aggressive and just played the way I wanted to play against him, and executed the game plan perfectly for a set and a half.

I made a break in the second. I felt he was pretty neutral from the back of the court and was allowing me to take a charge and control over the rallies. I had more time.

Then he started serving better. He came back to the match. The second set was decided in a few points, as it was the third. I thought I maybe could have done better in my service games when I was up a break both sets, second and third, but credit to him for fighting and showing why he's one of the best in the world.

Andy Murray Australian Open Final Interview

Andy Murray Australian Open Final Interview

Novak Djokovic def Andy Murray 6-1 7-5 7-6(3)

Q. Can you give us your verdict on the match?
ANDY MURRAY: I mean, basically I saw some of the stats just at the end of the match. He won 25 more points than me, 26 more points. I had 25 or 26 more unforced errors.

You know, I think I didn't hit my forehand particularly well at the beginning of the match. I started to hit it better in the third set. But, yeah, that was it.

Q. The level of tennis in the second and third sets was pretty high, judging by your standards?
ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I think so. I mean, the end of the second set, obviously the game I lost 40-Love up, was a tough one.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Australian Open Novak Djokovic pre-final press conference

Australian Open Novak Djokovic pre-final press conference

Q. What more can you say? (Laughter.)
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: (Laughter.) That's a good question, because I don't know how many questions I can really get in this pre-final press conference except one, that I'm playing Andy Murray in another final, which of course I'm very excited about.

And also it's a possibility for me to make history, which is of course another great imperative for me for tomorrow's match. These are the kind of matches that you work for. These are the kind of occasions that define you as a tennis player. I'll try to do my best obviously and get my hands on that trophy again.

Q. Did you watch Andy's match yesterday against Raonic? What do you think of how he's playing right now?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I have watched only last set, a little bit of the last set when Milos was already not moving that great. But I heard that it was a great match and that Milos played well in three sets and then he physically couldn't really push Andy until the end.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Andy Murray semifinal Interview Australian Open 2016

Andy Murray semifinal Interview Australian Open 2016

Andy Murray def Milos Raonic 4-6 7-5 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2

Q. Very solid match. You only lost the first serve and never any more. Was that something important?
ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, for sure. When you play against someone who, you know, is tough to break like Milos, you need to protect your own serve to put pressure on them.

I think at the end of the fourth set I did very well. I won some of the breakpoints I faced. I came up with some good second serves. You know, changed the position of the second serves on a few points. Served close to the lines. That was big.

But, yeah, against anyone, is one of the most important shots, if not the most important, especially tonight.

Milos Raonic semifinal Interview Australian Open 2016

Milos Raonic semifinal Interview Australian Open 2016

Andy Murray def Milos Raonic 4-6 7-5 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2

Q. Can you tell us what the injury was and when you first felt it?
MILOS RAONIC: Just a difficulty to push off my leg with my adductor midway through the third set. That's what it was.

Q. Must be a very unpleasant way to lose when you're playing so well.
MILOS RAONIC: Yeah, it's unfortunate. Probably the most heartbroken I felt on court, but that's what it is.

Q. Have you had this before?
MILOS RAONIC: I struggled with it a little bit in Brisbane, but it was not an issue so far in Melbourne.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Semifinals Press Conference

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Semifinals Press Conference


Novak Djokovic def Roger Federer 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3

Q. Did you ever play a better first set?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I've had matches where I've played similar tennis. But I think against Roger, these first two sets have been probably the best two sets I've played against him overall I think throughout my career.

I've had some moments against him in sets where I've played on a high level, but this was, yeah, I think a different level than from before. I'm just very, very pleased that I was able to perform the way I did from the very beginning till the end.

Q. Does that mean you weren't fazed when he got into it in the third set?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I mean, of course, after two sets, you know, you start to think the player of Roger's caliber will start playing better, will change few things. I think he started raising his first-serve percentage. He used his slice, short slice, very well, and court positioning. He started to be more aggressive.

Roger Federer Interview - Australian Open Semifinals

Roger Federer Interview - Australian Open Semifinals

Novak Djokovic def Roger Federer 6-1 6-2 3-6 6-3

Q. Was it disappointing that after you took the third set that you had to stop for the roof closing?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, yeah. I mean, maybe. But then again, I don't think that's where the match played out, to be quite honest. The match was in a tough spot at that point anyway.

But maybe with momentum it could have helped. I don't think so. We were told beforehand that this could happen. It's fine, you know.

Q. You played him many times. How good was he in those first two sets?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I mean, I've seen Novak play this well before. It's tough when it's from the start because obviously you got to try to stop the bleeding at some point, you know. Because he returns very well, like Andre Agassi. He can get one or two sets all of a sudden. Those sets run away very quickly.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Andy Murray Interview - Australian Open Day 10

Andy Murray Interview - Australian Open Day 10

Andy Murray def David Ferrer 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2 6-3

Q. How much of a difference did it make there when the roof closed?
ANDY MURRAY: I think it changed things a little bit. Obviously, you know, I had chances in the second set. Obviously at 4-All I had 15-40 in that game, and then a couple shots in the tiebreak that I could have done better with.

You know, when the roof closed, I was obviously up a break in the third and was feeling good. That first game after the delay was a very important. I saved a couple of break points, but then actually played a good game. So it was nice to get through that game.

Then I felt like started to play better as the match went on.

Milo Raonic Interview - Australian Open Day 10

Milo Raonic Interview - Australian Open Day 10

Milos Raonic def Gael Monfils 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4

Q. Congratulations. How did you feel about that match?
MILOS RAONIC: I felt good. You know, I did the things well. Even in that second set before I got broken I created some opportunities. He came up with some big serves. I don't know if it was two or three opportunities that I had. I had another opportunity later in that set.

I was creating a bunch of chances for myself. I made good use of a few of them. I then continued to make the most of those little leads.

Q. How did you feel in a match like that just being back, second time back in a big match on Rod Laver against a guy maybe you're expected to beat?
MILOS RAONIC: I felt good, you know, especially that I took care of the things I need to take care of. I was dictating I felt most of the time. I was hitting my shots well. I was quite efficient off the baseline. When I had the chance, I came forward. Closed shots off there.

David Ferrer Interview - Australian Open Day 10

David Ferrer Interview - Australian Open Day 10

Andy Murray def David Ferrer 6-3 6-7(5) 6-2 6-3

Q. What are your thoughts on the match?
DAVID FERRER: It was a good match. It was a lot of rallies. It was tough.

In the third set, the first games, it was tough but it was close. He was better than me playing very aggressive with his backhand.

And in the fourth set when I broke him with 2-0 for 2-All, well, in the game 4-3 or 4-2 I didn't -- I lost a little bit the concentration. It was the key.

Gael Monfils Interview - Australian Open Day 10

Gael Monfils Interview - Australian Open Day 10

Milos Raonic def Gael Monfils 6-3 3-6 6-3 6-4

Q. What are your thoughts on that match?
GAEL MONFILS: It was a tough one because I think Milos really serve good. Not even only first serve, but in second serve as well. I think his second serve was very hard to return, and today was very hard for me to pick a good corner to make him actually play one more shot.

Then after, as I say, he improve a lot from the baseline, hitting big both sides. Even the backhand. You know, sometime couple shank, but have pretty good ones, lines, in the big moments.

Was very frustrating because just for break every time on each set. I feel that I been a little bit maybe over-rushing some time my serve, my second serve. Should maybe serve half speed, and the first serve to put the ball in a good placement to have a chance to play at the baseline.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Roger Federer Australian Open Interview - Quarterfinals

Roger Federer Australian Open Interview - Quarterfinals

Roger Federer def Tomas Berdych 7-6(4) 6-2 6-4

Q. Solid performance out there tonight. How would you assess it?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah, I think I played well overall. You know, wished maybe I didn't get a break here or there. At the same time Tomas was pushing for it, he was looking for it, so clearly it can happen.

He's got a lot of power. He knows how to do it. So I was happy that on both occasions, first and third, I was able to react quickly. The second set, when I did have the break, I was able to roll with it.

Yeah, I think the first set was tough. It was the one that took the longest, had the most importance of all the sets, in my opinion. It was definitely key to the rest of the match because I think it maybe might've taken some energy out of Tomas. Who knows? If not physical, also mental. It's always tough to lose the first set in best of five in a breaker in my opinion.

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Interview - Quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Interview - Quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic def Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-2 6-4

Q. Can we say that it was a match Uniqlo?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Uniqlo won tonight. That's for sure.

Q. Were you confident all the time? Only nine mistakes for each set, 63 less than the other night.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, that was the goal, to decrease the unforced errors ratio. I've done that. I knew that I'm going to play against an opponent that plays very fast, faster than Simon. That makes also more unforced errors.

I tried to weather the storm, hang in there. He came up and played first couple games very fast, very quick. Took the ball early, being very aggressive from both corners. I expected that.

Tomas Berdych Australian Open Interview - Quarterfinals

Tomas Berdych Australian Open Interview - Quarterfinals

Roger Federer def Tomas Berdych 7-6(4) 6-2 6-4

Q. You were expecting this kind of game today by Roger, this kind of attacking game? How did you feel throughout the match?
TOMAS BERDYCH: Yeah, I was definitely expecting the game like that. He come up with a game that it was really good. You know, he was playing really, really aggressive, without any mistakes, without any unforced errors.

He was just too good today. I mean, that's it. That's the way that he needs to play I think this time. He's been doing it, I would say, quite accurate today.

Q. From your point of view, do you have regrets on how you approached the match? What did you think of your performance today?
TOMAS BERDYCH: Well, no, definitely not regrets. I mean, there are few things that I think -- you know, I was able to making some chances in the first set; same in the third.

Kei Nishikori Australian Open Interview - Quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori Australian Open Interview - Quarterfinals

Novak Djokovic def Kei Nishikori 6-3 6-2 6-4

Q. How did the match go, from your perspective?
KEI NISHIKORI: I sort of have a good start. But when I lost the game with my serve, everything start, you know, changing. He start playing much better. I lost little bit confidence, start missing a lot.

Yeah, that was really important game that I lost. You know, it's cause many, many things. But, yeah, he played a good level. He's playing good tennis again. Well, I had some chance in third set, but couldn't keep up my level.

Yeah, really disappointed for my game. But he played good tennis.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Andy Murray Interview Australian Open Day 8

Andy Murray Interview Australian Open Day 8

Andy Murray def Bernard Tomic 6-4 6-4 7-6(4)

Q. Pretty straightforward win, Andy. How do you assess your performance?
ANDY MURRAY: I didn't think it was that straightforward. It was a tricky match. You know, I mean, I got up a break I think in all of the sets. Each time he obviously got it back. So there were quite a few momentum shifts in all of the sets.

I think the third set he definitely played better. He started taking a lot more chances, especially at the end of the set. The 5-All game that we played there, it was a very long game. He was serving and going big off the first ball. It wasn't easy for me to get into a rhythm.

Luckily he missed a few easy forehands in the tiebreak, and that helped me out in the breaker. Helped me get it done in straight sets.

But, you know, it's obviously never straightforward against someone with his game style. He's a different player to most. You know, he's tough.

Milos Raonic Interview Australian Open Day 8

Milos Raonic Interview Australian Open Day 8

Milos Raonic def Stan Wawrinka 6-4 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-3

Q. Must be great to finally get the win against Stan and go through to the quarters. Tell us about your emotions.
MILOS RAONIC: Yeah, I think it's very positive. I'm very happy with the way I played, the way I competed, the way I turned things around after sort of having the momentum against me going into the fifth.

I'm happy the situation I've put myself in. At the same time, as happy as I am, my mind's already on what's the process for my next challenge.

Q. You didn't show many emotions, at least on the outside. Was it boiling on the inside?
MILOS RAONIC: You know what, not as much as normal because I felt very clear in what I needed to do and I believed that I could do it. I think that gave me some kind of calm and some kind of peace inside. There was a very strong belief that, you know, the opportunities I was creating, I would be able to make the most of it.