Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Nowhere in particular.
Interview with Alex Corretja after the match. I transcribed this from Austrian TV coverage.
INT: Congratulations, Alex. It was so impressive this year. Do you have an explanation?
AC: Well, I think I played one of my best tournaments here and also in Gstaad two weeks ago. It gave me a lot of confidence to come here in Kitzbuhl and I really played unbelievable. I beat three of teh top players in the world on clay pretty easy. Pretty amazing, I think I played unbelievably good tennis, pretty aggressive, and that's amazing for me.
INT: Why was it so clear today? What do you think?
AC: Well, I think I was doing more things with the ball, I was moving more angles, I was serving better, I was coming to the net more than him. Even in the first set, I lost my serve three times or something. I stayed focued because I realised that I could break him many times, cause he didn't serve too well either, so...
INT: Must have been like a dream, not even playing one tiebreak, not dropping a set... What do you say?
AC: Yeah, it's a dream come true, I mean imagine... I won in Gstaad too without dropping a set and now I come here, I didn't drop a set yet. I hope next time I drop a set I'm not gonna break the raquet, you know, because I'm gonna be upset, thinking how is it possible. So I gotta keep my feet on the ground and really understand that tennis is really hard these days and I have to keep working to keep my level.
INT: You have to play the doubles still. Is this a problem for you?
AC: Well, right now I feel like... of course I'm a little tired, but I have a lot of respect for Arnold, and I'm gonna try my best, I'm gonna try to win. Of course, I feel unbelievable on the court, so I'm gonna try to play one good match to see if I could get another trophy.
INT: Thank you very much and enjoy your celebration.
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