“Did you feel that Stan Wawrinka was down to the point of giving up at the end of the second set?
I did not concentrate on him, I did not see at all. Afterwards, he surely is, since he stopped, but I didn’t see him, no.
You didn’t play any hard court tournaments this summer, you were drafted as the lucky loser in the final draw of this US Open. How do you feel today on this surface?
I feel good. This is my first tournament on hard since Marseille (mid-February). This summer, I decided to play on clay because I simply didn’t have the ranking to play tournaments on hard courts. I had no choice.
“To win two sets against this kind of player, you have to play tennis well, so it was good”
Physically, you released some impressive defenses, you seemed very well over the two hours of play against Wawrinka?
I train, I have done hours of hard training, so there is a form of logic. To win two sets against this kind of player, you have to play tennis well, so it was good. I try to play with my qualities, they are not new. I try to do what I can to make the best use of my qualities and win the match. Now I’m going to do my best and see where it can take me. »