” You will play your eighth Masters finalwhat does it mean to you?
I was looking forward to being in this position. I am very happy to have the opportunity to win another trophy, one of the biggest we have in our sport. It’s been a big week for me so far with four wins in four matches. For the last game of the season, I will give everything. I would love to win the trophy but I won’t be the only one who wants it on the court. I hope to be able to play at the level I have reached in most matches this week.
Did you recover well physically?
Because of the more than three hours of the match yesterday (Friday against Daniil Medvedev), I felt a bit heavy on my legs, more so than the other days. I knew coming onto the court that I wouldn’t be the freshest but had to find a different way to adapt my game to my lack of responsiveness on the court. I like the fact that I was able to win against Medvedev after a long battle, to come back the next day and to have been able to win this close match against Fritz in straight sets after a short recovery time.
You battled, you got off to a bad start in the second set, but you won in two sets…
I didn’t feel very good in terms of the game let’s say. I had the impression that I was not hitting the ball as cleanly as during the week, it is also due to the heavy legs, to the slightest reactivity. This kind of victory has double value because you may not be feeling great on the court but still manage to win against a great player in two tie-breaks. »