Q. How difficult is it to be playing a friend, especially when the friend is Novak Djokovic?
I think I played first and third set not really bad as the score is. But, you know, he's No. 2 in the world. Probably 1 here at the moment. And nothing.
I play good tournament. I lost fourth round here, first time in my life. And nothing. I wish him good luck.
Q. You were making a lot of jokes and things on the court. Did you decide if you're going to lose, you might as well have fun with it?
But with him it's really difficult because his ball is coming really fast. His angle, he play along line backhand unbelievable. He's serving better than me.
For that he is No. 2 in the world. He try to come again No. 1.
Q. You showed some football tricks today. Are you crazy about football like other Italians?
I love to play, yes. I love to play. To watching also special.
Q. Any favorite teams?
Q. Do you go to the national team matches?
Q. It's very hard to play against Novak. It's been a great tournament for you. Do you feel good about it, despite today, where your game is at?
But I have to say the good things. Play first time here fourth round. I won one match here in all my five, six year. If you see this thing, I'm happy. But at the same time, no. Okay, I play against him, but I'm supposed to play better today. But I have no chance.
Q. You and Novak have known each other for a long time. What was he like when you first met him and how is he different now?
Q. His personality, what was he like as a boy?
But, you know, when I have time. When he's playing, normally he play till the second week of a Grand Slam so it's never easy to see each other.
Q. What have you got coming up next, your next tournament?