Roger Federer speaks to the media after his first round victory....
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Roger Federer speaks to the media after his first round victory....
Roger Federer speaks to the media after his 7-6(5), 7-6(3), 6-3 win over Guido Pella
Q. How are you feeling physically after that game? Have you been enchanted by the story of your next opponent, like everybody else?
ROGER FEDERER: Yes, I have followed it actually before I even saw him in my section of the draw. I heard more about it. I think it's one of the best stories in a long time in our sport, other than Djokovic winning slams, you know, Rafa doing a good comeback, and Murray playing great.
This is the kind of stories we need in our sport. I think it's a great, great story. I'm very excited to be playing him actually. It's not something that I get to do very often. I'm looking forward to that. About my match, I was very happy with the way I played actually. If I would have used my chances earlier in the first and second set, maybe things would have been a bit easier. But I think Pella did a good job of playing really good himself.
Yeah, I mean, it's an intense match. It's the first round. It's new grass. It's always going to be a tough match. I'm happy I made it in three straight sets.
Novak Djokovic speaks to the media following his 6-0, 7-6(3), 6-4 win over James Ward
Q. How do you assess that? A rapid start, followed by perhaps a blip in the second set.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I honestly didn't expect myself to start that well. Nine games in a row, 6 0, 3 0. I think it was just a matter of time when James will win his first game. I knew that the reaction of the crowd, and his own reaction, will be the way it was.
Obviously him as a home player, you know, enjoyed a lot of support today, especially when he won his first game. That's when the energy kind of shifted on his side. He felt huge relief obviously winning the first game.
On the other hand I maybe dropped the concentration a little bit. Second set was quite close. Maybe could capitalize on some opportunities Love 3, Love 40.
But credit to him for serving well. I think that made the difference for him the second part of the second set. Also most of the third set in important moments he managed to hit some good angles with the first serves.
But, you know, the first part of the match was almost flawless, so I'm very pleased with the way I started Wimbledon.
Sam Querrey talks to the media after his 6-7, 6-7, 6-4, 6-2, 12-10 win over Lukas Rosol
Q. Congrats. I don't think you have done that before.
SAM QUERREY: Nope, that was my first time.
Q. What's it like?
SAM QUERREY: It's exciting. It feels good. Couple times I have come back from two sets down and get it to a fifth and lost. It's nice to get over that hurdle and get a win.
Q. How many of those did you have? I can't remember. I didn't look at the numbers. Do you remember how many times you...
SAM QUERREY: A couple.
SAM QUERREY: Yeah, two, three, four. Maybe.
Jack Sock talks to the media after his 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Ernests Gulbis
Q. How do you feel about your match today?
JACK SOCK: I feel pretty good. Obviously a tricky opponent. Serve is big and hits the ball big from the back. Doesn't give you rhythm, especially on grass. It's a different game but I was happy to get through in straights.
Q. How do you feel playing on grass? Obviously you've got a big game, big forehand, and big serve. Is this something you look forward to every year?
JACK SOCK: Looking more forward to it now. I mean, last few years obviously the doubles a couple years ago was amazing, and we had a great run.
Singles hasn't gone quite as well, but, yeah, definitely looking forward to it more this year. Spent a week here prior. Got here a week early and got a lot of practice sets and points, you know, some good groove on it. Definitely looking forward to it.
Grigor Dimitrov talks to the media after his 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Bjorn Fratangelo
Q. Well played. You looked really confident. Didn't look like somebody about whom people are saying his career might be going slightly down instead of up. Looked like you were in the zone. Do you pay attention to it when people say this is a player who should be playing better?
GRIGOR DIMITROV: I mean, I'm always I mean, I always criticize myself. This is the person that, you know, I answer to, anyway. Coming back to Wimbledon, it always brings back good memories to me.
I had a good week, I would say, weeks of practice considering my previous results. So I'm just confident to get out there and play. I mean, I have always wanted to play my game in a certain way. Now, I mean, today in particular it felt really good. I felt like I was serving well, felt I was moving well on the grass.
Yeah, you know, I was just getting back to the basics. I mean, whatever everyone is talking about it, that's their thing. You know, I have said it before, I never listen and frankly I don't care.
James Ward speaks to the media following his 6-0, 7-6(3), 6-4 defeat by Novak Djovkovic
Q. How does it feel? It started grim, but you came back at him.
JAMES WARD: Yeah, look, it was an ugly start. But I actually felt like I was in a few of those games. I had three breakpoints. It could easily have been 2 All because I had advantage and I was up as well. I didn't get too discouraged with that start.
The more the games go on, you start panicking, especially against a guy who is making so many balls. Everything you hit is coming back.
But my first serve percentage wasn't great in the first set. I had to try and make a few more. Sometimes you almost think you have to do more than you have to in that situation. Then things start going really quick. You have to try and calm down a little bit.
Yeah, I'm proud of myself the way I turned it around because it could have been ugly.
Q. What was going through your mind at 3-nil down in the second set?
JAMES WARD: Hope for a game.
No, make more first serves. I knew I was going to keep getting my chances. It's easy to sit there and say that now. Yeah, you just got to keep going and give yourself a chance. I mean, he's not going to make every ball for three sets.
So, yeah, that was it.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Novak Djokovic speaks to the media before the start of The Championships
Q. How do you change your mindset as the reigning champion of the French Open as compared to last year where you had to work your way into this tournament?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I'm always excited to be back in Wimbledon. It's been a tournament that I always dreamt of winning. Every time I come back here, even though of course each year is different, I kind of relive those memories from the childhood days when I was really imagining myself being part of this wonderful event and hopefully winning it one day. Even though I've been, you know, very blessed to achieve this childhood dream and win this tournament three times, I still feel that kind of excitement as I'm coming in for the first time. Of course, situation this year is quite different from previous years because I'm coming in with a Roland Garros title for the first time. That gives me, obviously, a lot of confidence prior to this event.
Q. How was the preparation for this Wimbledon? You didn't play any grass event. You had just one exhibition match at Boodles. Do you feel prepared?
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Andy Murray eases pasts lucky loser Lucas Pouille to book a spot in the Rome final.
Friday, May 13, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016 Interviews, Master Series Rome Internazionali BNL d'Italia, novak djokovic, tennis videos
Novak Djokovic talks about how he won the big points against Rafael Nadal during their semi-final match at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome.
Friday, May 13, 2016 Interviews, Lucas Pouille, Master Series Rome Internazionali BNL d'Italia, tennis videos
Lucas Pouille is through to his first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 semi-final. Hear what the Frenchman has to say about the achievement.
Thursday, May 12, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Interviews, Master Series Rome Internazionali BNL d'Italia, rafael nadal, tennis videos
Rafael Nadal cannot stop smiling! Hear what Nadal had to say after his big third-round win against Nick Kyrgios and what the Spaniard thinks about his quarter-final contest against Novak Djokovic at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Interviews, Kei Nishikori, Master Series Rome Internazionali BNL d'Italia, tennis videos
Kei Nishikori reacts to beat Richard Gasquet on Thursday for a place in the Internazionali BNL d'Italia quarter-finals.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Dominic Thiem, Interviews, Master Series Rome Internazionali BNL d'Italia, tennis videos
Dominic Thiem discusses his third-round win over Roger Federer in Rome.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Interviews, Juan Monaco, Master Series Rome Internazionali BNL d'Italia, tennis videos
Juan Monaco discusses his third-round upset over Stan Wawrinka and what to expect from his quarter-final contest against Lucas Pouille.