Showing posts with label Interviews. Show all posts
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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Novak Djokovic Miami Open 2015 Final Interview

Novak Djokovic Miami Open 2015 Final Interview

N. DJOKOVIC/A. Murray 7-6, 4-6, 6-0
An interview with: NOVAK DJOKOVIC

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Congratulations.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Thank you.

Q. Talk about first of all obviously brutal conditions from one side of the court.
You guys cut your serves like in half. All the breaks occurred there. What was it like out there?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: You described it in a good way. It was just very tough, brutal conditions for both of us.
First set was really up and down for both of us, and we tried to stay mentally tough, both of us, and kind of hang in there, battle, and wear down the other player physically.
There were lots of exchanges, a lot of long rallies. I was expecting that coming into the match, but one thing is to really expect and the other is to really experience it and really go through it on the court.
So wasn't easy, but as I said, it was the same for both players. I played a good tiebreak; managed to hang in there. Wasn't really a great
tennis display. A lot of unforced errors.
But in these conditions you just want to try to stay with the other player and extend the punching exchange and try to wait for the opportunities. I did have some opportunities in the beginning of the second set where I maybe could have gotten the break and maybe win the match in straight sets, but he came back. He played better in the second.
Then the third the beginning was, again, important part. First two games were pretty long. I managed to win those. After that, I felt like he was
getting tired. That's where the momentum was on my side. But generally it was just a physical battle between the two of us that play similar game. You know, we haven't served that well, so we haven't had that many free points, as a matter of fact. With first or second serve we needed to earn every single point, to work for it.
That's why this particular match was very tough.

Andy Murray Miami Open 201 Final Interiew

Andy Murray Miami Open 201 Final Interiew

N. DJOKOVIC/A. Murray 7-6, 4-6, 6-0
An interview with: ANDY MURRAY

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. Congratulations on getting to the final game. Seemed as if you were up to par with Novak all throughout the game, but the last set something changed in there.
ANDY MURRAY: Yeah. Well, I struggled physically. I mean, yeah, I played very well for a couple of sets. Maybe I could have done a little bit better in the tiebreak in the first set, but, yeah. I mean, yeah, that was it.

Q. How brutal was the sun? Obviously from that one side you guys kept getting broken; you were serving 94, 100, both of you.
How difficult were those conditions from that one side?

ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, well the first -- I would say until the end of the first set really, yeah, it wasn't an advantage serving at that stage, because it's one thing obviously hitting the serve significantly slower the first serve, but then also if you sort of try looking at bright light, you till -- you know, like the first shot of the rally, when it comes back, you're still a little bit, I don't know, your sight is a bit off.
Then after the first set that was fine.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Rafael Nadal Interview - Miami Open March 29th 2015

Rafael Nadal Interview - Miami Open March 29th 2015

F. VERDASCO/R. Nadal 6-4, 6-2
An interview with: RAFAEL NADAL

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. It seemed you found a way in the second set, and then it totally went away in the third. What was the sensation today? How can you explain how it went?
RAFAEL NADAL: No, in general, I played some good games at the beginning, bad games at the end of the second set; some good games on the second; not bad at the beginning of the third.
But he played well the third, so he deserved to win more than me without any doubt tonight. Just congratulate him for the victory.

Q. Do you feel that you haven't been able to build up much momentum this season?
RAFAEL NADAL: It's not the question of tennis. The thing is the question of being enough relaxed to play well on court. Something that if I tell you one month ago or one month and a half ago I didn't have the game.
Today my game in general improved since a month and a half. But at the same time, still playing with too much nerves for a lot of moments, in important moments, still playing with a little bit of anxious on that moments.
For example, in the 4-3 in the first set, and then in the 5-4, 30-Love. Something that didn't happen a lot during my career. I have been able to
be under control, control my emotions during, let's say, 90%, 95% of my matches of my career, something that today is being tougher to be under self-control.
But I gonna fix it. I don't know if in one week, in six months, or in one year, but I gonna do it.

Fernando Verdasco Interview - Miami Open March 29th 2015


Fernando Verdasco Interview - Miami Open March 29th 2015

F. VERDASCO/R. Nadal 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

An interview with: FERNANDO VERDASCO

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. After the second set, what was going through your mind? Because you had played well the first set, and then you lost two breaks in a row. You were broken twice to lose the second set.
FERNANDO VERDASCO: Yeah, well, what I said on the court right after the match, no?
They asked me the same. I said that I was just trying to think about how the first set, how I played the first set, and tried to get back that feeling and that sensations.
This is the only thing that I was just thinking of, no? Just tried to play back again as I was the first set. So tried to keep calm and be aggressive, but of course at the same time you cannot be very aggressive. Is very windy, and many times you need to adjust. Even like that, it was hard.
So just to play point by point and try my best.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Rafa Nadal Miami Open Press Conference - March 27th 2015

Rafa Nadal Miami Open Press Conference - March 27th 2015

R. NADAL/N. Almagro 6-4, 6-2

An interview with: RAFAEL NADAL

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. How were the conditions today on court? Were they like Indian Wells?

RAFAEL NADAL: It was fine. The real thing is the wind was really high. Very difficult to find a positive feeling on court.
But in general I think I played a solid match. I played well. I had a good movement. I think I moved myself quick for moments, and when I had to put the balls in and play with no mistakes - that was the idea today with that very tough conditions - I did, I think.
For some moments I went for the points. I worked well with my forehand. I had some good winners.
Yeah. I'm happy the way that I played. Sure, second round against I don't know yet, but Almagro was not an easy opponent for the first round. I am happy for that.

Q. How does the ankle feel?

RAFAEL NADAL: I am well, no? I had just a little bit, how do you say, small (from translation) torn in the beginning, so it was going to
be tough.
The day after I had pain, but after two days I improved 50% and stays the same. It's not limiting my movements.

Q. With the weather outside right now, there are like 50-miles-an-hour winds. Were you happy you were able to get the match in and get out of here before the storm?

Novak Djokovic Miami Open Press Conference - March 27th 2015

Novak Djokovic Miami Open Press Conference - March 27th 2015

An interview with NOVAK DJOKOVIC

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. You have won Miami back to back twice already. What's the key for this quick turnaround?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I started the season very well with winning Grand Slam, and that
definitely helps my confidence level. I finished the 2014 season in a great form winning Paris and London back to back and then winning Australia and playing finals Dubai, Davis Cup, and then Indian Wells.
Of course I'm at a great place now. I try to enjoy and take the best out of the feeling that I have on the court right now.
Hopefully I can have another great week in Miami. The record that I had in last, you know, eight, nine years I have been coming back to Miami and playing the tournament is really good.
Some of my best tennis I have played here in these courts.
That can hopefully help me to get far in the tournament. We are here in United States for, you know, some of the biggest events we have in sport, Indian Wells and Miami for four weeks, playing best of three, and it's well spread.
It does help you to recover and get ready for the next matches. You don't get too exhausted physically because the schedule is such that it allows you to have fun to recover and have time for the next one.

Q. You know, Wimbledon has famous Kipling line of if you can meet with triumph and disaster, and treat those two imposters the same. Do you follow something the same? Is that how you keep your mindset, coming off a big win, as well?

Andy Murray Miami Open Press Conference - March 27th 2015

Andy Murray Miami Open Press Conference - March 27th 2015 




A. MURRAY/D. Young
6-4, 6-2



An interview with:
ANDY MURRAY



THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.



Q. You like playing him, don't you?



ANDY MURRAY: Yeah. I mean, I played well against him the last couple of times.
Obviously today was a very different match to Davis Cup; completely different conditions.
I mean, you know, the tactics that you go into the match with completely change because of the weather and the wind.
But, yeah, I have played well against him the last few times.



Q. How punishing was it heat-wise?



ANDY MURRAY: The heat was okay. I mean, the wind obviously cooled you down a little bit when you were at the end changes. I mean, it's obviously extremely humid, but it was more the wind that made, you know, the tennis tricky.
Obviously sometimes it can be ridiculously hot, and that makes managing the points and, you know, your emotions and I guess your physical condition, you need to manage it a bit during the match; whereas today it was just very tough weather to play good tennis in. So I just tried to play smart, and it worked.



Q. Is it fair to say you're possibly more familiar with the conditions out there than you are in Wimbledon Centre Court conditions?



ANDY MURRAY: Yeah. I never practice at Wimbledon on the centre court. You're not allowed to.

So I spend hours, hundreds and hundreds of hours practicing on that court; whereas at Wimbledon obviously played quite a lot of matches there, but I don't know if I played more matches on the centre court Wimbledon or center court here. I have played quite a few on both, but then, yeah, each week I would practice, I don't know, when I'm here, 14 hours at least on that court.
Over the last seven, eight years, I have spent a lot of time on it.



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Monday, March 16, 2015

Video: Dimitrov Interview Indian Wells 2015

Video: Dimitrov Interview Indian Wells 2015

Grigor Dimitrov reflects on his thrilling victory over Nick Kyrgios in Indian Wells on Sunday.

Video: Kyrgios Interview Indian Wells 2015

Video: Kyrgios Interview Indian Wells 2015

Nick Kyrgios discusses his loss to Grigor Dimitrov in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Sunday.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Video: Rafa Nadal Interview - Indian Wells 2015

Video: Rafa Nadal Interview - Indian Wells 2015

Rafael Nadal looks ahead to his BNP Paribas Open campaign....

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Final Interview

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Final Interview

Q. Talk us through that third set. Struggling with injury, then you went on to win 12 of the last 13 games.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes. There were a lot of turning points in the match. As I think everybody predicted, it was going to be a big battle. Of course, Grand Slam finals for both of us, regardless of the record that I have here, and him playing also three times the final not winning a title, regardless of that, we both knew that, you know, we have equal chances to win it. Very similar match to the Australian Open final in 2013 when we played over two hours the first two sets. Tonight two and a half hours the first two sets. Very physical. Very exhausting. We both of course went through some tough moments physically. You could see that I had a crisis end of the second, beginning of the third. Just felt very exhausted and I needed some time to regroup and recharge and get back on track. That's what I've done. I started hitting ball and trying to be a little bit more aggressive coming to the net, shortening the points. I got a very important break of serve at 2-Love for him in the third that got me back in the match mentally, as well. It was a cat-and-mouse fight. It always is. We always try to outplay the opponents with the groundstrokes, with the long rallies, a lot of variety in the games: spin, flat, slice, dropshots. I think both went out with the full repertoire of the shots we have. I hope everybody that watched it enjoyed the finals. From my side it was definitely very exhausting. Just glad that I believed it all the way through. Saved some breakpoints at 3-All in the third set and managed to make that break and win the third. After that I felt huge relief. I felt I could swing through the ball. I felt the momentum was on my side and I wanted to use that. At this level very few points can turn things around on the court as we could see tonight.

Q. Even if you know him since you are both 11 years old, he said he was distracted by you limping or having a problem to the hand or foot. Should it happen between two people who know each other so well?

Andy Murray Australian Open Final Interview

Andy Murray Australian Open Final Interview

Q. Can you describe how your emotions were going as it ran away from you near the end?

ANDY MURRAY: Well, obviously had opportunities in the first three sets. Then the fourth set, I mean, obviously I need to watch it back to see if I played badly. I mean, he was just ripping everything. Returns he was hitting on the baseline, this far from the line all the time. Once he got up a break, he just loosened up and was just going for his shots. I couldn't recover. So the fourth set wasn't as frustrating to me. The third set was frustrating because I got a bit distracted when he, like, fell on the ground after a couple of shots. It appeared that he was cramping, and then I let that distract me a little bit. That's what I'm most disappointed about, not so much the fourth set because I think, especially at the end of it, he was just going for everything, and it was going in. But the third set was more frustrating for me.

Q. Do you think he went for broke at the end because he was afraid of a fifth set, that he thought he couldn't last a fifth set?

ANDY MURRAY: No, I don't think so, because he was moving unbelievable at the end of the third set, sliding and chasing everything down. I think it was just more that once he got up he loosened up a bit, and then was just going for his shots. Maybe if he started to miss a couple, then you kind of rein it back a little bit. But he wasn't missing, so he just kept going for it.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open Semifinal Friday, 30 January, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open Semifinal Friday, 30 January, 2015

Q. Can you go through this match because there were a lot of ups and downs. You came through at the end, but it looked like a huge struggle for you.

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yeah, I did not play on the level that I intended before the match. There were parts of the match where I stepped in and played a game I needed to play, but parts of the match where I played too defensive and allowed him to dictate the play from the baseline. He has great depth in his shots. Once he has control of the rallies it's very difficult to play against him. So, yeah, it was very emotional, very tense, as it always is against a top player in semifinals of a Grand Slam. Of course, judging by the last two matches we played here in Australian Open last two years, we could expect something like that, five-setter. So the battle was great. It was no different this year from the previous two years in terms of, you know, fighting from both sides. The only difference was that the fifth set went completely my way. But, again, it was a tight first opening game of the fifth set where he had some breakpoint opportunities, missed an easy ball. Yeah, I mean, a couple points decide a winner in these particular matches when you're playing for Grand Slam final. I can say I'm glad, of course I'm happy and satisfied to go through. I'm proud of the fighting spirit that I had. But the level of performance was not where I wanted it to be.

Q. When Jim Courier spoke to you after the match he asked you if you had any physical issues, but then you sort of talked tactics.

Stan Wawrinka Interview Australian Open Semifinal Friday, 30 January, 2015

Stan Wawrinka Interview Australian Open Semifinal Friday, 30 January, 2015

Q. There were a lot of ups and downs in this match. How would you describe it?

STAN WAWRINKA: Describe the match? Strange. Not the best, for sure. I think there were a lot of up and down. Beginning conditions weren't too good. It's quite flying a little bit. Balls are not easy to control. Not much. It was not the best match, for sure. I don't know. Next question (smiling).

Q. At one point you asked for eye drops.

STAN WAWRINKA: Nothing special. Just need it. Didn't work well just after, but it was okay. Nothing special.

Q. Why do you think there were so many ups and downs? Both you and Novak seemed to have trouble keeping your best level.

STAN WAWRINKA: You know, at the beginning, as I say, was for me the first night session. Had to adapt a little bit the game. It's quite fast this year. It's not easy to control. Again, I think I'm physically well, playing well in general. Really happy with my level. It was mentally that I think I'm paying off the price to finish off the season with Davis Cup, not having a bigger off-season, trying to focus really well to start well the year with winning Chennai and being here trying to do the best. I told my coach before the match and already yesterday that I was mentally completely dead and no battery. Tough to focus on what I want to do. Tough to focus on my game. And that's what happened today.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Andy Murray Interview Australian Open Semifinals Thursday, 29 January, 2015

Andy Murray Interview Australian Open Semifinals Thursday, 29 January, 2015

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Q. Tell us what it means to be in your fourth Australian Open final, eighth of your career Grand Slam final?

ANDY MURRAY: It's great. I played very, very well tonight. Very happy with the way that I played the match. And, yeah, to be in the final four times here, I mean, because I'm surrounded by guys like Roger, Novak and Rafa, doesn't look like much, but that doesn't happen that often. So I'm very proud of that.

Q. Talk us through what changed between the first and second sets, so different.

ANDY MURRAY: Well, I thought the beginning of the match he started out well. I was a little bit tentative at the beginning and getting used to his ball. He hits the ball extremely hard and flat. At the start I felt like I was on the back foot a little bit. Towards the end of the first set I started to come into it more, be more aggressive. Then second set I just picked up from how I was playing at the end of the first. I felt like I could have won the first set. Obviously had some chances there. I was extremely aggressive in the second set. Managed to run away with it.

Tomas Berdych Interview Australian Open Semifinals Thursday, 29 January, 2015

Tomas Berdych Interview Australian Open Semifinals Thursday, 29 January, 2015

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Q. A really tight first set. What was the difference out there today?

TOMAS BERDYCH: Well, I mean, firstly, you know, I'm really not happy and not really in a, yeah, good mood. I'm very disappointed to lose this match. I mean, it was a big match. But anyway, I just need to come back stronger and get myself better for it, and that's it. I mean, what was the difference? I had one bad set for the second set, and that's it. I mean, I was just trying to get my chances, trying to fight for it, but as I said, it was not enough and I'm very disappointed with it.

Q. What do you think changed between the first set and second set for you?

TOMAS BERDYCH: Well, I mean, we going to be looking for just small details. It's probably, you know, probably for you guys that you might do something about it. There is no any excuses. He's been playing well through all the match, and that's it. You know, I handled better the first set. He just took advantage of me not having a great second set, and that's it.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open QF Wednesday, 28 January, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open QF Wednesday, 28 January, 2015

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Q. If he had won the first set it's a totally different match, right? Do you feel that pressure?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, of course, it was a close first set, but I thought I had more chances in the first set than him. Managed to stay tough in the right moments and win the crucial first set. Obviously winning it in a tiebreak and making the break of serve first game of the second set was definitely huge really for me. I could start swinging through a little bit more, be more aggressive into the court. You know, since that first game of the second set I played a great match.

Q. How much confidence do you take out of the last two matches that were very tricky and you didn't lose a set?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, I take a lot of confidence. I try to carry that in every next match, next challenge. Obviously I'm going to play Stan, who is the defending champion here. We played five-set matches in 2013 and '14 Australian Open. I'm going to be ready for a fight. But knowing that I have raised the level of performance tonight, and probably playing the best match of the tournament so far is affecting my confidence in a positive way. Hopefully I can carry that into next one.

Q. Any way you could be playing better?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I'm a self-critic. But, again, I got to try to take the positives out of every match. Tonight there was not much I could complain about. From the first game till the last I played the way I wanted. I created a lot of breakpoint opportunities. The key of tonight's match, one of the keys, was to get as many balls back in play, returns back in play. I thought from the back of the court I had more chance than him to win the points. I executed very, very well. It's easier said than done, but I feel very good about my game in this moment.



Q. Do you remember the first time you faced Stan here in 2005, qualification?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Playing Stan 2005 in qualifications here? Are you sure?



Q. And you won; you can check?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well done for that stat. I can't remember that match honestly. But it's great to see somebody I know for a long time -- I know Stan is two years older than me, but we did play some junior events together, Grand Slams. You know, to see him doing well, especially in the last two years... He loves this sport. He's out there working hard. All these years we all knew that he has great quality tennis game, but mentally he didn't believe enough that he can win Grand Slams. I think that changed in last two years. That's why his results are the way they are and he's a Grand Slam champion, Davis Cup champion. He's playing very confident. Yeah, so he's one of the guys to beat in this tournament, so I look forward to the challenge.



Q. You don't remember this match?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: First round maybe probably? I remember second and third round was Wesley Moodie. Thanks for reminding me. I'll mention it to Stan tomorrow when I see him.



Q. You've had a few easier wins over Stan away from the Grand Slams. Last three games you played in Grand Slams it was deep in the fifth set. What made those matches more intense? How do you prepare for the next one knowing how long the last three have been?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: As I mentioned before, I'm ready for the battle. When we played last three Grand Slam matches they were the finals stages of a Grand Slam, semifinals, quarterfinals. Grand Slams are the tournaments where you want to perform your best. I'm sure we both are very much aware of that fact, and it's why we get to play on a high level against each other and we push each other to the limit in a way. It's a very physical battle, as well. But I haven't had too many long matches during this tournament. I'm ready for it. I'm going to practice tomorrow, do a little preparation for that match, try to analyze his game and what I need to do in order to win.



Q. Stan played an unbelievable match against Kei today. Did you see any of it?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes. He played a great match. Kei has been playing his best tennis in the last 12 months. To be able to win straight sets against him is pretty impressive. Being the defending champion, obviously he's got some of the pressure here. He is facing this kind of role for the first time in his life. He's been playing some great tennis under the circumstances. Got to give him credit for that. I like Stan; respect him a lot. But I'm sure once we're both on the court we both want to win.



Q. Did you watch the highlights from last year's match with Stan?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I haven't watched, but probably now is the time. I will not watch the last point of that match (smiling). Everything else is fine. Again, of course you need to do a video analysis. You need to get yourself in the right state of mind for the matches like this, because this is now semifinals of a Grand Slam and you're playing a top player. There is no going back now. It's the time to perform the best you can.



Q. Is it the Boris Becker effect we're seeing on your serve?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Definitely he's got his contribution there, no question about it. He has joined the team last year. It's been 12 months that we've been working together. He's working closely with Marian and the rest of the team members obviously in improving my game, getting it to the highest possible degree. Serve was one of the tasks, one of the things that we wanted to improve. I know I can't serve as fast as Milos, but I'm trying to use the angles, the accuracy, align myself to have some free points with that serve. That's what I used well during this 10 days now so far.



Q. You've been in a lot of semifinals in Grand Slams and you've won seven. Can you tell at this stage anything, that this one feels good or what's going to happen from now on?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Of course it feels good. It never gets old being in the last four of the Grand Slam. Sometimes, you know, obviously people around you think this is something that is normal from a top player, to reach that final stage. You're expected to perform well and reach semifinals of a Grand Slam. But I don't take anything for granted. I try to be aware that there are thousands of players around the world who are fighting equally as I am to be in this position. So that keeps me grounded, and I try to enjoy every moment and work hard for what I have.



Q. Having Boris in your camp, how much does that really benefit you from a mental side of things?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Yes, that was the biggest contribution he could bring to me. Because he was the No. 1 player of the world, multiple Grand Slam winner, he understands exactly the kind of obstacles and challenges, mental challenges, I have to go through and I'm facing during the match. Especially in the later stages of tournament. That's where we talk a lot. It took us some time obviously from the beginning of the partnership to understand how we work, what's the daily routine, what's the mindset because we are different people, but we went through the same circumstances and situations in our careers. That's where he can help me the most.

Stan Wawrinka Interview Australian Open QF Wednesday, 28 January, 2015

Stan Wawrinka Interview Australian Open QF Wednesday, 28 January, 2015

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Q. After everything that happened in the tiebreak, how happy were you to see his dropshot hit the net?

STAN WAWRINKA: That one I was really happy because I was not going to get to that ball. Yeah, I had the wind with me, so it was not easy to make a dropshot, especially at that moment. No, it was a crazy tiebreak, but good tiebreak. Good to finish in three sets.

Q. You were serving very good with a lot of variety. Was that your plan?

STAN WAWRINKA: Yeah, for sure today I was serving really well. I'm happy with that part of my game. It's never easy to break Kei because he's playing so well. You need to be focused on what you need to do. You need to change the speed. You need to change where you serve also. Yeah, I think it was one of my best match if I look about that.

Milos Raonic Interview Australian Open QF Wednesday, 28 January, 2015

Milos Raonic Interview Australian Open QF Wednesday, 28 January, 2015

Q. What is the dominating feeling after a match like this?

MILOS RAONIC: Everything will be okay.

Q. How important was it to win the first set?

MILOS RAONIC: It obviously has an importance, but I think we're both at an experienced level where we can find our way around. I don't think it's a deciding factor. I just think it gave him a bit more belief, and he didn't allow me to organize my game.

Q. How did you feel about your serve tonight?

MILOS RAONIC: I wish I would have served better in certain moments, but I didn't lose because of my serve.

Kei Nishikori Interview Australian Open QF Wednesday, 28 January, 2015

Kei Nishikori Interview Australian Open QF Wednesday, 28 January, 2015

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Q. In the tiebreak in the third set, did you feel more aggressive in your game?

KEI NISHIKORI: Yeah, I start feel more comfortable in the third set, especially after I found out couple points that, you know, I could go little more aggressive than first and second set. I was mixing up serve and volleys. My serve was much better than first couple sets because I was making more first serve. I was struggling my serve. That's why I couldn't get good rhythm first and second set. Yeah, tiebreaker was really close. If I could get that one, might change the whole thing. But, you know, he was serving really well until end of the set. So, you know, I think I have to give him credit. Yeah, he obviously played really aggressive and played great tennis. Think obviously play wasn't 100%. But I didn't play really bad. So, yeah, congrats to him.

Q. Looking back, is there anything you would have done differently?

KEI NISHIKORI: Well, for sure that my serve could be, you know, much better. I don't know. He was playing good, especially his serve. I couldn't do anything. I got one break. That was kind of lucky. He was missing a lot that game. Well, you know, third set I was playing more comfortable. Yeah, like I said, the tiebreak was the really key for the game.