Q. You won 142 points and Stan won 143. Does it make it any harder when it's so close?
You know, I mean, I just saw the statistic right quickly after I came back. As you said, it's been by one point and one break, that's it.
Q. What did you feel was the difference out there tonight?
It's really hard to find what could be the difference. I mean, we both play great. We play a good match. Stan was the one that just took it, and that's it.
Q. Harder time than usual reading his serve?
No, I didn't have a problem with that. Serving great. Serving a lot of aces. No, definitely not.
Q. Do you feel on another day it could have been your match? Do you think that way?
Q. You used to buy watches every time you had a big result here. Is this a watch worthy tournament, making semis?
I have other feelings going through my mind and you just coming with a question like that. Really, I don't know what to say about it.
Q. What do you take, if anything, out of the match tonight?
Other than that, you know, I was able to play aggressive, not to do that many mistakes, you know, attacking Stan, especially after those slices backhands.
Basically the game plan was working nearly perfect. But, you know, just the tiebreak is always a big lottery, and he was the lucky one today.
Q. Do you remember the last time you played such a close match?
I need to improve that, definitely.
Q. You've played Stan quite a few times in the past year. Do you feel he's improved every time you've played him?
When he starts to work with Magnus his tennis is really, really a different level. You can see it on the results. Really there is no question about it.