“It appeared very troublesome on the finish on the courtroom, did you are feeling something?
No, it was my foot (left). That’s all. My foot harm once more and that is it.
Are you injured?
No, I’m not harm. I’m a participant who lives with an damage (he suffers from Muller-Weiss syndrome in his left foot). That’s all. It’s not new. It is one thing that’s there. My day by day life is troublesome, truthfully. Halfway by means of the second set, it began after which it wasn’t playable for me. Well finished for Dennis (Shapovalov). I do not need to take something away from him. He in all probability deserves after the way in which he misplaced to me in Australia or right here final 12 months. Today (Thursday), it’s for him. Good recreation.
Does this present ache fear you for the long run?
Today (Thursday), it was loopy. I want to discuss to you about one thing else or discuss to you about tennis. What will occur in the following few days, I do not know. Today, as you possibly can think about and although I’ve numerous expertise, it is actually powerful. I began the season properly, then I injured a rib. To be sincere, since I got here again, my foot hurts. It’s troublesome for me to coach correctly for a number of days in a row. You have to maneuver properly to have the ability to play on the highest stage, which I’m not in a position to do.
“I’ve a aim in per week and some days (Roland-Garros). I’m going to maintain dreaming about that.”
Yet in terms of the game, this Thursday, did you feel that you were on the right track at the start of the match?
The most negative thing today (Thursday) and the hardest part was that I started to feel that I was playing better. I started the match playing much better. I’m sad because I was starting to feel positive things. But when this kind of thing happens… The positive disappears, doesn’t it? It’s time to accept the situation and fight. I can’t tell you more now. I don’t know if I should rest, I don’t know if I should train. But I have a goal in a week and a few days (Roland Garros). I will continue to dream of this.
How are you going to organize for it?
The very first thing I’ve to realize is not to harm whereas coaching. Today (Thursday), it was not doable to play for me. But possibly in two days issues can be higher. It is true that in Roland-Garros, I’ll have my docs with me. It will help. But I do not know, I’m simply unhappy. It’s a event that I actually like so being eradicated, I do not prefer it. On days like this, you simply have to just accept and stick with it, even when typically it is not straightforward. »