Q. How much did you know about him coming into this match?
But in every moment what I have, he play unbelievable shot. In breakpoint down, he serves well. He made winners with forehands, backhands, and he play always to the line very often during the match.
When you don't have that little lucky on your side, it's another thing negative to play. And I think he did really well.
Q. You came here as one of the top favorites in a tough section of the draw. Is this tournament unlucky for you? You haven't produced your best tennis here before.
But I'm still confidence playing this tournament. I think sometimes the favorites lose very early in a Grand Slam, like Federer in Wimbledon or Rafa, and then other ones in the US Open. Here is my chance to get out very early in the tournament.
But the season just started. I will try to be positive for the rest of the year.
Q. Did the delay because of the heat today distract you?
Q. What did you do during the delay?
Q. With the Australian Open coming so early in the season, do you think maybe you need more time to get prepared, more tournaments to get your confidence going?
I need to keep working. I already won the tournament last week, and that give me confidence to improve my game.
But this kind of match also help me to learn something, and I will try to take my positive things about this match and change the negative to improve my game.
Q. Is it at all tough playing a tournament, making it all the way to the final a week before a slam?
But is normally my schedule. I like to play before a big tournament. But it's just a tennis match and that's it.