Novak, about his loss against Rafa:
“This is one of the matches where the opponent plays better than you, and you just have to congratulate him and tell him, ‘You're better’. That's it. I don't think I played a bad match overall. It was very good performance from my side.
“I cannot hide the disappointment. [But] I'm not gonna cry or complain about that… Of course, I am feeling bad about my loss. I wanted that trophy, and I know I gave my maximum to get it even tonight.”
“He has the capabilities already now to become the best player ever. I think he's playing the best tennis that I've ever seen him play on hard courts. He has improved his serve drastically. The speed, the accuracy, and of course his baseline is as good as ever.
“So he's a very complete player. And for me, in order to win against him tonight, I had to be on the top of my game. I was playing really well for most of the match, but then there were some moments in, let's say, third and fourth set where I dropped my focus a little bit. I dropped my level of game and just a little bit on service games. He took it away, and he never gave me a chance to go back.”
Κύριε Ιησού Χριστέ Ελεησόν Με
I am always thinking of you.
When I see my angels and when I smell the heaven
I long to be near, my mind goes to you