Q. Pretty excited with the win?
Q. Good to have both you and Nick through.
So I think Australian tennis is on the up. Yeah, I know, it's exciting stuff.
Q. How did you get through that match? You were cramping horribly the last set.
I think he got a little tighter thinking what's down the other end. I was trying to hang in there and try to find the cheap points. I was shortening the points as much as I could, because when it was going for a while I wasn't having much success.
I broke him early in the fourth, which he should have won that game. Somehow I came up with it. Kind of just tried to keep my serve.
Q. You've had some kind of physical ailments, haven't you? Growth spurts, I presume. Can you take us through those, how they've affected your progress.
Then I had a good full year after that. Then after Aussie Open this year, I actually found out I had a stress fracture the night before my no, the night before my final match in the juniors. I played with it during my quarterfinal and my semifinal, so that wasn't great news.
But I missed six months rehabbing.
The body is feeling great right now, even though I was cramping in the fourth. But, yeah, I feel good.
Q. What have you done in the last hour or so to recover?
Q. Obviously have a remarkable match in prospect. How do you view playing a player of that quality, almost certainly on Rod Laver?
I'm really happy I've played two of the greatest players to play the game. I'm playing in a couple days' time. I'm looking forward to the challenge. Yeah, I'll go out there to win.
Q. He said you practiced with him last week, Nadal.
I think two days will be a bit of a different story. It was on clay.
Yeah, I practiced with him. I had a funny interview with him with Babolat him the other day. The last question was, What if you both win, will you be nervous? Everyone kind of started laughing.
He said, Always nervous. I'm just looking forward to going out there and having a crack.
Q. How much did you learn about Grand Slam tennis and to push through the pain barrier to win these matches?
I was on Show Court 3. I'm trying to imagine what Rod Laver would be like. Yeah, it was really hard, I found, to keep concentration in a best out of five set match. If I can do that, I'll be pretty happy.
Q. That last game you won, one of those most emphatic games you played for the whole match?
I think he was a little more nervous than I was. I just kind of read his serves, kept the points short, and went free swinging. Kind of pulled off really nicely.
Q. Is there a healthy rivalry between you and Nick as well? It can only be to the benefit of both of you if you're both pushing each other.
Q. Did you see him in the stands watching you?
No, I'm happy that he came out. It's good support.
Q. Did you feel nervous before you went out?
Getting the first set was big bonus knowing that I'm there. I couldn't make a return. If I just made some returns I'd feel good, and that's what happened.
Q. Even though you're still growing up, who is your favorite player? Was Nadal your favorite or Federer?
But I try not to like idolize people too much. I just like to take little bits of everyone and apply it into my game.
Q. How exciting is it to be there and answer questions?
Q. One day you'll be fed up with this.