It was close you know.
Even though I feel like it reminded me of the matches I’ve had this tournament on some occasions,
you know, there were chances for the opponent. I was able to come up with
the goods when it mattered. The breakers, I played good in the breakers,
or at least used — if my opponents didn’t play well in the breakers,
I was able to close it out. Never played with any sense of panic,
which is so important when it gets to crunch time.
So, yeah, it was the toughest match. I guess so, yes. It was close.
I’m happy I won all these big points today. Q. Do you remember how many times you made
to the final without losing any sets in Wimbledon? In Wimbledon?
Never before. Q. Twice. Twice before? You see, I don’t know
everything about my whole career. It would have been nice to make this
The first one, so I’m a little disappointed about that (laughs). You know, marking history here at Wimbledon. It’s a big deal. I love this tournament.
All my dreams came true here as a player. To have another chance to
and go for number eight now, and
be kind of so close now at this stage,
is a great feeling. Yeah, unbelievably excited. And I hope
I can play one more good match and, 11 finals here, all these records, it’s great.
But it doesn’t give me the title quite yet. That’s why I came here this year.
I’m so close now, so I just got to stay focused.