This Week In Tennis
Q. Can you understand why some of the fans were booing and jeering? There was an argument at one point. Do you understand their frustration of what they saw?
NICK KYRGIOS: Not at all. I feel like if they knew what they were talking about they'd be on the tennis court and being successful, as well.
No, I can't really understand it at all. They don't know what I'm going through, so, no, I don't understand it. Do you?
Q. Do you not think that they, having paid money to come in and watch you, deserve perhaps a little better?
NICK KYRGIOS: I don't owe them anything.
Q. (Question off microphone.)
NICK KYRGIOS: What does that even mean? I'm good at hitting a tennis ball at the net. Like, big deal. I don't owe them anything. It's like it's my choice.
If you don't like it, I didn't ask you to come watch. Just leave. If you're so good at giving advice and so good at tennis, why aren't you as good as me? Why aren't you on the tour?
Q. People have paid money to watch that and they have seen what you've done before, how you played in Tokyo last week. You can't understand why they are disappointed in what they saw today?
NICK KYRGIOS: Well, that's your choice. You want to buy a ticket? Come watch me. You know I'm unpredictable. It's your choice.
I don't owe you anything. Doesn't affect how I sleep at night.
Q. Do you want to qualify for London or you're not bothered?
NICK KYRGIOS: I couldn't care less, to be completely honest with you.
Q. Why? Because you just had enough of tennis at the moment?
NICK KYRGIOS: Just -- big deal.
Q. Congratulations, Andy. You're having a sensational year. Can you put your finger on what's been the difference this year compared to previously?
ANDY MURRAY: I mean, it's obviously difficult to say exactly why, but, you know, obviously the middle part of the year, really after the French Open -- I had done well over the clay court season, but obviously having Ivan back on my team helped during that period. And winning Wimbledon was really a big boost to my confidence after I had had, you know, quite a few tough losses in the slams the last few years. That kind of gave me a lot more belief in myself that, you know, that I could win the major competitions again.
You know, it helped motivate me. I have obviously quite a different team this year with Ivan and Jamie. You know, since, yeah, really since the French Open, you know, played the best three months of tennis of my career.
Q. When you say you need to make some adjustments and to work on things, can you just tell what kind of area of your game or fitness or whatever you're thinking of when you say that?
RAFAEL NADAL: I need to recover the forehand. I know I need to hit forehands. I need to -- every time that I hit the forehand, I need to create pain to the opponent, something that is not happening today. Maybe because I had an injury on the wrist and I am scared. Maybe because I still have some limitation in there.
But at the end of the day, nobody cares about that and I don't care about that. The real thing that I care is I need to create pain with my forehand to opponent. No, is something that is not happening very often now, and is something that needs to happen for the next year.
So I need to know what's the best way to try to make that happen. If that happens, then for sure I need to recover a little bit the electricity on the legs. Need to move faster to hit more forehands. But I need to be more confident with the forehand to make that happen. Everything is a cycle. I need to do the things together.
- ATP: Raonic (+2 to #4), Bautista Agut (+6 to #13), Tsonga (-3 to #16), Simon (+7 to #25), Paire (+5 to #42), Edmund (+5 to #43), Anderson (-8 to #48), Jaziri (-8 to #57), M Zverev (+42 to #68), Brown (-10 to #74), Schwartzman (-8 to #77), Kravchuk (+23 to #79), Olivo (+18 to #87), Seppi (-7 to #100)
- WTA: Cibulkova (+2 to #8), Wozniacki (+5 to #17), Riske (+15 to #41), Mladenovic (+12 to #42), Jankovic (-10 to #47), Golubic (+8 to #54), Larsson (-9 to #56), Friedsam (-10 to #68), Kovinic (-9 to #72), Dodin (+6 to #83), Peng (+74 to #108)
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