Day 1 Presser Gems

Posted by Brodie under: Dick, Federror, Kimmy, L-Rob, Nole, Presser Gems, SW19

21 Jun 2010

Q. What carries over for you moving forward? That fifth set or the struggles earlier?
ROGER FEDERER: I think you got to be ‑ how do you say ‑ realistic saying like there was a big threat today. I did get lucky today. It’s important to take ‑ how do you say ‑ the right things out of this match. There was positives and negatives, obviously. But then again every player, thank God, in some ways plays different.
The next guy is a righty, big‑serving guy, nothing to do with the guy I played today. Because you struggle today doesn’t mean you’re going to struggle in the next match, too. Same thing if you win in straights; it doesn’t mean you’re going to win the next match in straights. That’s just the way tennis is.

Q. A big court. It was an important opponent. But you seemed to play with no fear out there.
LAURA ROBSON: Uhm, I was a lot more nervous this morning when I woke up, uhm, in a good way. And then when I got onto the court, I was just trying to focus on not losing 6‑Love, 6‑Love. So I think I did pretty well.
Q. Did Jelena offer any words of encouragement after the game, compliment you on your efforts at all?
LAURA ROBSON: Like when do you mean?
Q. After the match, did she compliment you at all.
LAURA ROBSON: I haven’t seen her since the handshake, so no.

Q. Any lingering effects from the foot injury?
KIM CLIJSTERS: No, nothing that bothers me. Obviously, I still have to play with the tape. That’s something that I’m gonna have to do for a few months, I guess. You know, probably need some more checkups with scans or MRIs when I’m done in between tournaments just to make sure that it doesn’t flare up.
But the tape is something that’s going to have to be there for a while. But, no, it’s all good. Nothing to worry about.

Q. You had to wait over four hours to get on Court 1 today. What did you do in that time?
ANDY RODDICK:
Play some Monopoly. Dominated some Scrabble. I watched some tennis. Watched some football. That was pretty much it.
Q. Which tennis match were you watching?
ANDY RODDICK: Challenger that was going on, a future back home in the States.
Q. You were watching Roger’s match?
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I think everyone was watching that one.

Q. How would you sum up your experience playing under the roof and under the lights?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: It was very humid. I think Murray and Wawrinka played last year a long match under the roof and lights. They were saying how humid it is and, especially if there is a lot of people watching you, sweating a lot. It’s different conditions. Definitely different conditions. Kind of suited to my game at that moment, and I managed to go through.

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