This Week In Tennis
Q. What do you think it says, along with what you experienced last year, about the challenge to make history in this individual sport when you're going for such a difficult goal to attain?
SERENA WILLIAMS: I think he and I have both made extreme history. He's won four in a row. I won four in a row last year. I think that's historic in itself.
Q. How would you describe your day and the result?
VENUS WILLIAMS: My word, what a lot of rain delays. You know, you never know what to expect. Obviously my opponent and I, we were playing under the same conditions.
I can't say that I've ever had a rain delay at match point. Probably not ideal. She handled it well. She played smart.
It was just, I guess, non stop action. It was like a Hollywood script.
Q. That was a really excellent hug that you had with her. Big respect.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Quality was good? (Smiling).
Q. Very fine quality.
SVETLANA KUZNETSOVA: Yeah, I mean, I got all respect for her. I think she does the same for me. When I was coming to the net, I had no thoughts. My thoughts was Hawk Eye call. I was praying it to go out. I was not sure what I saw.
And then I saw her like having hands like that, so definitely I hug her. Great, great sportsmanship. I think it's great example for the next generation, you don't have to have hate for each other. It's all about peace, not war.
We have to show it, because sometimes they mix sport with politics. It's very important that we show for next generations that, you know, it's out of that, you know. Give good example.
Q. We're so used to seeing you play so consistently, at such a high level. Today your serve and backhand were not the way they usually are. Was there a reason for that? Were you 100% healthy?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Not really. But, you know, it's not the place and time to talk about it. Again, the opponent was playing on a very high level and he deserved to win.
Q. When you have those moments when you disagree with the umpire, there's a distraction in the crowd or whatever, do you find that you can feed off that? Sometimes it makes you angry and it helps your game or it can disrupt your concentration?
NICK KYRGIOS: It can do both. I don't know why you guys always ask me these questions. There's plenty of players that ask the umpire questions. I'm not necessarily arguing with the umpire, I just want to hear what he thinks. I just want to tell him my opinion. I'm not necessarily getting angry at the umpire, I'm just having a conversation with him.
It can either bring negative energy... If I'm asking a question, it's just a question.
Q. It wasn't as long ultimately, but is it fair to say you kind of have an insight now as to how Nicolas Mahut was feeling all those years ago?
JOHN ISNER: No.
Q. What was your sense of belief in your ability to do that going into the match and how did that evolve during the match?
SAM QUERREY: You know, I'm not going to lie and say going into it I thought I was going to win. But I think as the match progressed, I was serving well and holding in the first set, we were kind of going back and forth, I gained a little more confidence with every game.
We got to that tiebreaker and I played a great tiebreaker. Once I won that, I was like in my head, All right, I can beat this guy, I can hang with him and turn this into a match.
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