“Physically, you were quite incredible throughout the match. How did you feel then after more than five hours of combat?
I felt good physically but at the end of the match, I was probably at the end of my strength, it was really hard for me. The level of tennis that we both played was very, very high.
How do you feel before your semi-final against Frances Tiafoe, whom you have only met once?
It’s going to be very, very hard. Frances, everyone knows their level. He beat Rafa Nadal, Rublev in three sets. He’s playing incredibly well right now, he’s very confident, he loves the crowd, he loves this court. I will have to give the best of myself. But for now, I’m only thinking about the game I just won. I will enjoy this moment with my team, my family and that’s it. I have a day off to switch to the semi-final.
“This tournament is incredible. The public is crazy, I would say it’s the best in the world. »
It’s your first Grand Slam semi-final and you’ve also qualified for the Masters. How does it feel to accomplish all of this at 19?
It’s awesome. I am happy to have qualified for my first Grand Slam semi-final and even more that it is happening here. This tournament is amazing. The public is crazy, I would say it’s the best in the world. The energy I received on this court at three o’clock in the morning is incredible. In other tournaments everyone would have gone home to rest but there they stayed on the field to support me.
When Jannik Sinner served for the match at 5-4 in the fourth set, how did you feel? And have you thought about the place of world number 1?
No, not in this game. I mean I was only thinking about the game, not the standings, results or other things. I was just trying to be focused, to give my best on every shot. I just believed in myself. I was going back pretty well. Obviously, I think I played very good tennis in this match. I would say things worked in my favor. »