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

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Interview US Open Day 3 Round 2

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Interview US Open Day 3 Round 2

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

J. TSONGA/J. Duckworth 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Hard-fought match. You got through it. Your thoughts on the match and how you're playing right now.

JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: Today was a good match. I played well.
I don't know what he will say, but I think it was a good level. I saw the statistic after the match, and, yeah, I served well. I returned well. The only thing, I had -- I did only four breaks on my 25 break points. That is the only dark things on my statistics.
Today I'm pretty happy the way I played.

Kyle Edmund Interview US Open Day 3 Round 2

Kyle Edmund Interview US Open Day 3 Round 2

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

K. EDMUND def E, Escobedo 7-5, 6-4, 6-4

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Did you talk to Ryan before about the challenge of going out against a wildcard? Having had such a great result and coming back and backing it up? Did you talk about that?

KYLE EDMUND: Yeah. I mean, I definitely wasn't going to go out there and think it's an easy match now because he's a lower-ranked player. You'd be inexperienced to do that and a bit naive. You definitely respect him.
Yeah, I just had to go out there and, yeah, play my game first. There's no point doing anything different to what I was doing because I felt really good on court.
Yeah, I think today was a tougher match in terms of physicality and stuff, longer rallies and a lot more close points to tough out. So that was a real positive, that I got through that and the way I did in straight sets.

Andy Murray Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Andy Murray Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

A. MURRAY/L. Rosol
6-3, 6-2, 6-2
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. You made it look very comfortable. Seemed pretty easy out there for you.

ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, in the start of the match he had a few chances the first couple of service games. Yeah, he came out going for his shots. Once I got through that, you know, sort of tricky period right at the start where he's hitting the ball really well, you know, kind of adjusting to the conditions. The arena, it's quite different playing out there now. It's a lot louder than most places that we play, so you don't hear the ball as much. There's a slightly different sound in there. Once I got through that, I settled down and played, you know, I think a really good match.

Juan Martin del Potro Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Juan Martin del Potro Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

J. DEL POTRO def D. Schwartzman 6-4, 6-4, 7-6

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Can you describe what it was like to be out there again in front of a crowd that was cheering so loudly for you?

JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, that's means big things to myself. I am so glad to be part of this tournament once again after three years. I really appreciate the wild card who give me to have the chance to play, and that's important for me.
Always, in every match here at the US Open, the crowd make me feels special. I really like the atmospheres down there. They create another things in every court.
It's amazing for me just having the chance to play here once again.

Nick Kyrgios Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Nick Kyrgios Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
N. KYRGIOS def A. Bedene 6-4, 6-4, 6-4
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. How did you fell about that overall?

NICK KYRGIOS: I'm really pleased with that one. He's a good competitor. He makes a lot of balls. He's not going to give it to you.
Yeah, I was nursing a little bit of an injury, and I how I responded was really well. I'm really happy. I thought I played solid, returned well, served well, hit the ball well. That was a pretty good all-around performance.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Kei Nishikori Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Kei Nishikori Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
K. NISHIKORI def B. Becker 6-1, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Cruising right along there and hit a snag in the third set and were able to turn around in the fourth and final set. Assess the match, what happened in the third, and generally how satisfied are you with the result?

KEI NISHIKORI: Actually, I'm very satisfied with tennis today. You know, I think third set he start playing much better, little more aggressive, you know, that he didn't do it in the first and second.
I think that the one game I didn't do well is the last two games. I kind of slow it down, and, you know, when I give him little chance then he was attacking really well.

Stan Wawrinka Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Stan Wawrinka Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
S. WAWRINKA def F. Verdasco 7-6, 6-4, 6-4

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Your buddy Roger isn't here. How does it feel without him around to talk to and discuss things with? How is it not to have Roger here to talk to and as a friend to discuss things?

STAN WAWRINKA: No. It's hard for the tournament, for the fans, for the tennis, for everybody.
Roger is so important for the tennis, and it's unfortunate he's injured for the rest of the year. It's not the best for the tournament, but now that the tournament started I'm focused on my game.

Q. Does it matter to you at all just as a personal thing?

Janko Tipsarevic Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Janko Tipsarevic Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
J. TIPSAREVIC/S. Querrey 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. What does a win like today tell you about where you are in your comeback?

JANKO TIPSAREVIC: I always celebrate a little bit more in tennis than I should. But, you know, two years and three months not competing kind of takes a lot from you (smiling).
Beating a very good player on a big court means a lot, a lot. I feel the challenger that I won prior to come to the US Open two weeks ago, even though it was on clay, it wasn't that strong, gave me confidence because I won it from quallies, and I won seven matches in a row. It's just nice to hear, Game, set, match, Tipsarevic.
When you have practice and wins behind you, hopefully this will help me go deep into the tournament.

Q. How do you rank Armstrong in terms of courts?

Bernard Tomic Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Bernard Tomic Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
D. DZUMHUR def B. Tomic 6-4, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Pretty frustrating day for you out there.

BERNARD TOMIC: No, it wasn't that frustrating. I think he just played a good match. I think everyone sort of looked far ahead and prospected me and Nick in the third round. I think everyone wanted to see that. The media was too focused on that.
I think I didn't give everyone what they wanted. So full credit to the player I played today. It's a match I lost. But it's been a good U.S. season for me the last four or five weeks. I played some good tennis. But unfortunately today I was a little bit tired and I played a quality player.

Q. Did the media expectations distract you today, make you lose focus?

Jared Donaldson Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Jared Donaldson Interview US Open Day 2 First Round

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

J. DONALDSON def D. Goffin 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-0

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. What does that feel like to beat the No. 12 player in the world and get your first US Open win?

JARED DONALDSON: Obviously it was a really, really exciting atmosphere out there. I thought that I played really well. It was tough conditions. It was hot. I think we were both trying to move each other as much as possible and take time away from each other.
So I think that, you know, I just was able to win a few more of the key points today. Obviously that fourth set I played really well.
I think it was a really, really special victory for me.

Q. Seemed like your backhand was the thing that was giving you the most trouble the first set and a half, then you turned it around.

Novak Djokovic Interview US Open Day 1 First Round

Novak Djokovic Interview US Open Day 1 First Round

Monday, August 29, 2016
N. DJOKOVIC def J. Janowicz 6-3, 5-7, 6-2, 6-1

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. First of all, what is your physical status at this moment, and what was it before the match?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: It's getting better and better each day. I'm glad that I'm experiencing that. So hopefully as the tournament progresses, I'll reach my peak.

Q. What were you having treatment for and what pains were you suffering?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: It was just prevention. It's all good.

Milos Raonic Interview US Open Day 1 First

Milos Raonic Interview US Open Day 1 First

Monday, August 29, 2016
M. RAONIC def D. Brown 7-5, 6-3, 6-4
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. A little uneven the first set. Didn't seem to have timing on your serve.

MILOS RAONIC: Had trouble with my serve even throughout the match. It got better and better, but definitely something I'm going to put some time into tomorrow.
I know it's something that I can get back on track pretty quickly, but definitely was not where I would have liked it to be to start the match.
Made good progress throughout.

Q. Overall a pretty easy way to start. Would that be the way to put this match?

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Interview US Open Day 1 First Round

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Interview US Open Day 1 First Round

Monday, August 29, 2016

J. TSONGA def G. Andreozzi 6-3, 6-4, 6-4

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Did the match pretty much go as you expected? Were there any surprises for you? You won in straight sets.

JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: Yeah, I played well enough. I served pretty consistently. Then it was easier for me to put pressure on his serve.
So, yeah, I expect to win, of course, before the match, and I did it. So, yeah, that's great.

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Taylor Fritz Interview US Open Day 1 - First Round

Taylor Fritz Interview US Open Day 1 - First Round

Monday, August 29, 2016
J. SOCK def T. Fritz 7-6, 7-5, 3-6, 1-6, 6-4

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. I know it's a tough one to lose. After Australia, you were positive after that match because it showed you you could stay at that level. What do you take from this?

TAYLOR FRITZ: You know, I've always been a fighter and someone who competes till the end. I don't know what I really take from it. I think I've proven I can come back from two sets to love down; never really out of it.
It's just really tough to do everything that I did, get back to the point where I was at, and then after all that lose the match.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Rafael Nadal Interview US Open Day 1 First Round

Rafael Nadal Interview US Open Day 1 First Round

Monday, August 29, 2016

R. NADAL def D. Istomin 6-1, 6-4, 6-2
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. If you can, assess the match. How you feel you played today?

RAFAEL NADAL: Normal. That's the real thing. Not very good; not very bad.
I think I played -- was a good start for me obviously winning here in straight sets. I have been dominating the match comfortable after 6-1, 4-1, and I think in that game I could have the second break in the second set, no, and go 5-1.
Didn't happen. And then the second set was tougher, no? Was tough at the end. He had some chances in the 4-All. Happy that I finally saved that game. I had the break in the last one. In the third I think I finished playing well. Last couple of games I played a little more aggressive with my forehand.
I feel that I was changing a little bit, you know, playing a little bit longer the cross shot, and then changing down the line, like last point. It was positive one.

Frances Tiafoe Interview US Open Day 1 First Round

Frances Tiafoe Interview US Open Day 1 First Round

Monday, August 29, 2016

J. ISNER def F. Tiafoe 3-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2, 7-6
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Where do you think you had the better chance of winning, the third set tiebreak or when you served for the match?

FRANCES TIAFOE: Both, I mean, about the same. Yeah, pretty disappointed I missed that backhand at 5-All with that much court I had to work with. Overcooked it.
But, yeah, serving for it I thought I definitely had it. I thought I definitely thought the match was over, but he played a good return game. Didn't make that many first serves that game. Probably should have played a higher percentage, but it's tough.

Q. You were very gracious on court. What were you feeling after the match, having chances? What is going on in your head?

John Isner Interview US Open Day 1 - First Round

John Isner Interview US Open Day 1 - First Round

Monday, August 29, 2016

J. ISNERdef F. Tiafoe 3-6, 4-6, 7-6, 6-2, 7-6

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. When he's serving for the fifth set, what advantage do you have not being 18 years old?

JOHN ISNER: Yeah, I guess, I mean, experience is definitely on my side in that match, but sometimes experience is overrated.
You know, I think in that instance I actually probably played the best return game I played all match.
You know, he played very well, I thought, and he earned everything up to that point for sure. I just tried to stick with it. Was able to get back into that set at 5-4.
Actually, even though I was pretty haggard out there, I got a jolt of energy when I got it back to 5-4.

Gael Monfils Interview US Open Day 1 - First Round

Gael Monfils Interview US Open Day 1 - First Round

Monday, August 29, 2016

G. MONFILS def G. Muller 6-4, 6-2, 7-6
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. So when you crashed into the wall, did you think you had hit it that hard?

GAEL MONFILS: Ah, no. When you are in the moment you don't feel really anything. Just jump. I saw was a wall, but it was quite lucky.

Q. How surprised were you when it kind of came over?

Kyle Edmund Interview US Open Day 1 - First Round

Kyle Edmund Interview US Open Day 1 - First Round

Monday, August 29, 2016

K. EDMUND def R. Gasquet 6-2, 6-2, 6-3

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Given the context of the match, the opponent, and the tournament, was that your best-ever win?

KYLE EDMUND: Yeah, I think so. Yeah, I played really well. Yeah, on ranking I think, yeah, it's probably my best win. And the way I went about it, the way I played, a lot of things went well.
Yeah, definitely one of my best wins in my career. Yeah, very pleasing. Very encouraging the way I played, the way I handled myself, dealt with situations. I thought I was smart with the way I played when I needed to be in certain situations.
Yeah, a lot of good things. Yeah, days like this feel really good. You know, just lots of positives. There is definitely days where they are not like that, so, you know, that's when you put the work in.
I have had a few days like that over the past few weeks on the hard. Really haven't quite found my form, but luckily the match when I needed it it came good against a good opponent.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Video: Harrison US Open Qualifying Interview 2016

Video: Harrison US Open Qualifying Interview 2016

Christian Harrison talks about coming back from a bone infection and seven surgeries to record his first Grand Slam qualifying win at the US Open.