Showing posts with label tennis videos. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tennis videos. Show all posts

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Rafael Nadal Interview Australian Open R4 Sunday, 25 January, 2015

Rafael Nadal Interview Australian Open R4 Sunday, 25 January, 2015



Q. It seems like after 5-all you had no problems anymore.

RAFAEL NADAL: Problems? There is always. There is always some key points of the match that change the dynamic of the match. Is true that I was lucky in the first set to have the set with me because was very dangerous. I think Kevin was playing very aggressive from the beginning, going for the winners every shot. He had the breakpoint before in the 3-2 or 3-All, I think. Then with the 5-All I was lucky, sure. I played two forehands down the line, because was not an easy forehand because he pushed me. I changed the direction, but I can miss that shot, no? Then a few good serves, but especially the ace again. Yeah, but in general, even if he had that chances in the first set, even in the first set seem that he was having more chances than me, I was playing better than the days before, no? I felt myself with better rhythm in the legs, better rhythm with my forehand. So in general, I am very happy the way I played today. The way that I improved my level is not the most important thing; obviously the victory is.

Q. Until the game that you broke him in the first set, you had only won one point on his serve. Was it a matter of you figuring out the serve, or did his level of serving drop?

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Kei NIshikori Australian Open Interview Saturday, 24 January, 2015

Kei NIshikori Australian Open Interview Saturday, 24 January, 2015



Q. Give us an idea of what you changed up in the first set.

KEI NISHIKORI: I think I started playing more, you know, side to side. I was hitting to only his backhand, especially first set. He was playing really solid actually. Great forehand, hitting really aggressive. You know, also good serve. I think I was started little bit shaky, little bit tight. But after second set I tried to change my mind, tried to hit through every ball. Return was getting much better. I hit couple winners from returns. Yeah, after first set I was playing I think really solid.

Q. Any reason why you were feeling shaky in the first set?

KEI NISHIKORI: I don't know. I think it's little bit everything. He was playing aggressive, hitting really deep, good serves. I really couldn't do anything. You know, the tiebreak is always, you know, tight points. I just couldn't go hit through. I didn't want to risk it too much. So that's why I couldn't get the tiebreak. But, I don't know, after playing first set, I started feeling little bit, not relaxed, but no pressure. I start thinking to just go for everything.

Stan Wawrinka Interview Australian Open Saturday, 24 January, 2015

Stan Wawrinka Interview Australian Open Saturday, 24 January, 2015



Q. How much does the Stan the Man T-shirt cost?

STAN WAWRINKA: I can sell you one if you want (smiling).

Q. How are you feeling after that match today?

STAN WAWRINKA: I feel good. It was a really good match from me today. I was playing great. Tried to be more aggressive than normal. Did few mistake at the beginning. I was a little bit hesitating with my game. But in general I think was a strong match.

Q. Everybody is going to ask you this question, of course.

STAN WAWRINKA: Go for it. Roger?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Roger Federer Interview Australian Open R3 Friday, 23 January, 2015

Roger Federer Interview Australian Open R3 Friday, 23 January, 2015

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Q. You didn't look quite comfortable out there today, especially the first two sets. Was something special going on or just a bad day?

ROGER FEDERER: Just a bad day, yeah. I mean, I wish I could have played better, but clearly it was tough losing the first two, you know. Had chances to get back into it. I let it slip, I mean, both times in some ways. I guess I won the wrong points out there today. I knew how important that second set tiebreaker was, so clearly that hurt, losing that one. The end wasn't pretty, you know. It wasn't easy to play with the shadow. But it was the same for both of us. Just a disappointing loss, you know.

Q. Did you have a chance to make a volley on the very final point?

ROGER FEDERER: I mean, I guess maybe if he hits it normally, maybe yes. But the way he hits it you think, This can't possibly land in. You kind of go and you're there and you're like, No, I'm going to let it go. As you're telling yourself that, you look behind you and you already know it's done, so... Because he was also running into the sun, so I have to cover cross-court just in case. That's where everybody goes. I don't know. Ask him how he felt hitting it. It's clearly a big blow because I actually hit my forehand pretty good.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open R2 Thursday, 22 January, 2015

Novak Djokovic Interview Australian Open R2 Thursday, 22 January, 2015

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Q. A lot of top players seem to be suffering from heat, injuries. You seem very comfortable. What's the secret for you?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Practice (smiling).

Q. Can you practice?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC: I'm not only talking about practice on the tennis court, but practice the professionalism off the court. But injuries are part of the sport. That's something that sometimes happens even if you're trying to take care of every single aspect of your career and yourself, trying to have the discipline, holistic approach to everything. Professional tennis nowadays is very demanding in terms of commitment on and off the court. But, as I said, injuries happen. Especially for the tennis players, which are individual athletes, which have a lot of challenges they have to face for their bodies and their minds, traveling, changing time zones, surfaces, conditions of play. It takes a toll on your body, definitely.

Q. Were you surprised to see Rafa in such a physical state of distress last night?

Stan Wawrinka Interview Australian Open R2 Thursday, 22 January, 2015

Stan Wawrinka Interview Australian Open R2 Thursday, 22 January, 2015

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Q. Pretty tough match today for you. Talk us through what made it so difficult in a way.

STAN WAWRINKA: Yeah. It was quite tough match. Happy to get through, especially in three sets. Condition wasn't easy today. Quite hot. Really fast on the court. And he was playing great. He was serving big, putting lots of pressure. Wasn't playing my best tennis, but I'm happy the way I fight today and the way I did with the match.

Q. How much was the weather, the heat a facture today?

STAN WAWRINKA: Was the first hot day I think, especially after ten days with quite cold and rainy a little bit. But for me doesn't change much. I'm not -- I don't have big problem when it's hot like that. It was just different condition. Faster court. Different, yeah, speed of the court. That's make a little bit different match.

Kei Nishikori Interview Australian Open R2 Thursday, 22 January, 2015

Kei Nishikori Interview Australian Open R2 Thursday, 22 January, 2015

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Q. How was the match?

KEI NISHIKORI: Yeah, it was long four set. I thought he was playing really well, especially first couple set. He was really aggressive, returning well, and, yeah, was struggling my service game especially. But end of the third and fourth set I was start playing more aggressive and better tennis. Yeah, I thought it was a great match for both of us.

Q. What about the conditions? How did you handle the conditions today?

KEI NISHIKORI: Yeah, it was different than first day. Was much warmer. Hot out there. A lot of sun. It wasn't easy. Especially third and fourth set I was a little bit dizzy and tired. But, you know, it's going to be like this in Australia, so I think I was ready for it. Hopefully I won't play this condition again. Try to get healthy tomorrow.

Q. What about your next opponent? What can you tell us about him?

KEI NISHIKORI: Steve, right?

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Video: Rafael Nadal press conference (2R) - Australian Open 2015


Video: Rafael Nadal press conference (2R) - Australian Open 2015

Rafael Nadal speaks to the press after his second round win at Australian Open 2015

Video: Rafa Nadal Interview after second round win

Video: Rafa Nadal Interview after second round win

Rafa Nadal battle hard to advance to the Australian Open third round... Watch his on court interview after the match...


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Video: Roger Federer press conference - Australian Open 2015

Video: Roger Federer press conference - Australian Open 2015

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Roger Federer speaks to the press following his second round win over Simone Bolelli at Australian Open 2015.

Video: Andy Murray press conference - Australian Open 2015

Video: Andy Murray press conference - Australian Open 2015

Andy Murray full press conference
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Andy Murray speaks to the press after his round two win at Australian Open 2015.

Tomas Berdych Press Conference Australian Open R2 Wednesday, 21 January, 2015

Tomas Berdych Press Conference Australian Open R2 Wednesday, 21 January, 2015

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Q. Tough first set but seemed like you gained steam as the match went on?

TOMAS BERDYCH: Yeah. I mean, the whole match was not easy one. The tough condition again today. He was playing very smart. His game plan was actually good to go. But after the first set I find the way how to deal with that, how to handle it, and, you know, even though I was each set break down, I managed to come back and to play some good tennis.

Q. How would you rate where your serve is at at the moment?

TOMAS BERDYCH: Just the serve? Well, I mean, of course always it could be better. But in the tough situations and the tough points, I'm able to help myself with the serve. So overall I would say it's going a good direction. I can still keep some variations, especially on the second serve, one of the things we work on already. I would say overall quite good.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Video: Nole Djokovic: Training Day - Australian Open 2015

Video: Nole Djokovic: Training Day - Australian Open 2015

Novak Djokovic is a man who knows a thing or two about putting in the hard training yards. We followed him as he practised ahead of his opening round match at Australian Open 2015.

Video: Rafa Nadal Interview - Australian Open Tuesday January 20th

Video: Rafa Nadal Interview - Australian Open Tuesday January 20th

Rafael Nadal says anything can happen if he works his way into the Australian Open.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Video: Nadal vs Youzhny Highlights Australian Open 2015

Video: Australian Open 2015 Rafael Nadal vs Mikhail Youzhny Highlights

Enjoy some tennis highlights from Rafael Nadal vs Mikhail Youzhny first round match at the Australian Open Tennis Championships 2015....



Thanasi Kokkinakis Interview - Australian Open Monday, 19 January, 2015

Thanasi Kokkinakis Interview - Australian Open Monday, 19 January, 2015

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Q. How do you feel? Mixture of delight and exhaustion, I'm sure.

THANASI KOKKINAKIS: Yeah, a bit of both. Physically I feel pretty good. A lot better than I did last year. Obviously it wasn't as hot. Played longer against maybe a more experienced opponents. Really happy with how I felt physically. Yeah, I was thrilled with that win. Best win of my career. Had one last week or two weeks ago in Brisbane. And followed it up with a more important win today. I'm happy with how I played today.



Q. Was there a moment early in the fourth set when you thought it was going to be too hard?

THANASI KOKKINAKIS: A little bit. I lost my form. I played a really good second set and got on top of him. I knew early games in the third set were important. I didn't get them and then he ran away with that set. Again, early games in these matches are huge. But I didn't do a good job of that. So he was up in the fourth I think 2-Love, but I kept making him play balls. He gave me a couple balls I think when I needed them. That gave me a spark again, and the crowd was unbelievable the whole night. They got me through again.

Video: Rafael Nadal Attends Australian Open 2015 Players Party

Video: Rafael Nadal Attends Australian Open 2015 Players Party

Rafa attended the Australian Open 2015 Players Party and we have these interview for you to enjoy...



Rafael Nadal Interview - Australian Open Monday, 19 January, 2015

Rafael Nadal Interview - Australian Open Monday, 19 January, 2015

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Q. It went easier than you would have thought?

RAFAEL NADAL: Sure, this is true. Very positive result for me. I think very good start. Very important, no? Always before the first match you always have the doubts, especially in this situation I'm arriving here. Never easy, but it was an important match for me. Every match is very important for me today. Was a comfortable victory that give me some confidence.

Q. When you're coming back from an injury layoff, how important is the strength in the mindset?

RAFAEL NADAL: At the end you know that you not going to be at your 100%, so most important thing when you are coming back is accept all the challenges, the weeks, months, that you didn't have the chance to be able to practice, to compete. That you will have for sure. Just accept every situation. Accept that you're going to be a little slow, a little out of rhythm. You can practice a lot. I did. I practiced I think enough and with the right attitude, but at the end what you need is matches. You practice very well, but you don't have matches under your shoulders. You cannot play with the right confidence, with the right competitive spirit, because you need to feel that. All the practices, you don't get that. The only way to get that, you know, is having matches. That's why this victory today is very important, and every time that I am on court competing is a big help for me to try to be back on the right level that I want to be.

Andy Murray Interview - Australian Open Monday, 19 January, 2015

Andy Murray Interview - Australian Open Monday, 19 January, 2015

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Q. What do you make of that?

ANDY MURRAY: I thought it was a tricky match. He played very close to the baseline on that court. I feel it's quicker than Rod Laver and Hisense. He was coming forward a lot. Even when I was hitting good returns, he was changing the direction of the ball very quickly and coming to the net. He played well up at the net. He had good hands, solid volleys and made it tough. I thought I served well the whole match. I served well. I just got caught a few times the first shot after the serve. Could have been a little bit better my first shot after the return. I don't know if that was something to do with me feeling like the court was a bit quicker. I felt a little bit rushed there. I served very well. That was good.

Q. You practiced on this court a couple days?

ANDY MURRAY: Yeah, I practiced on it a couple days ago, but obviously the last couple days being pretty cold, very cloudy, and today obviously the sun was out. The court was livelier. Yeah, maybe the court isn't way faster, but obviously when you play in quicker conditions, obviously when it's dry as well -- it didn't feel humid at all -- the ball travels through the air quicker. Also maybe down to the way he was playing as well. He was hitting the ball very flat and coming to the net a lot. So rushing me. He played a good match. I had never seen him play before, and never practiced with him. It was tough to know what to expect.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Videos: Australian Open Kids Day

Videos: Australian Open Kids Day

The players who took to the court at Kids Day are pretty handy, as they show ed during a crazy rally on Rod Laver Arena..... Enjoy some videos from Kids day at the Australian open 2015...