All the articles say he was all smile yesterday.
About the fact that he's constantly injured: "I should pay more attention to my body, but that wouldn't be me if I did" (
He doesn't really know how it happened with his wrist, he tried to keep practicing first (
again), but it's too painful. He'll have to take a complete break.
It's a little bit annoying, but one has to remain positive. He's going to do a lot of physical work and practice a lot with Tarik who is in Paris with him at the moment.
He can improve his ranking quickly because he has nothing to defend, "but in order to do this, I need to be able to play!" "Everything is possible." He knows he can start playing well again "overnight". In Bucharest, it was just a "little trip" he wanted to do with a friend at first and he ended up playing the semi-final.
They'll have a big meeting about the Davis Cup during Bercy. He hasn't been in the team the last 2 years and isn't expecting anything. There is a lot of fuss in France at the moment about the job of the DC captain, so he's asked about Forget: he says he has nothing against him. Forget thought it could work with that team again this year, but next year he'll be surprised. It will be tougher, a lot of new guys are coming. And then the little joke about an all black French team with him, Jo, some black youngsters and Noah as captain - "I love the guy".
It's too bad for Metz, the court suits him and he was feeling well in training, he had high goals. He's disappointed because he already missed the event last year.
He's still in touch with Delaitre who knows him very well. It's not like Olivier vanished from his life when he decided to work with Tarik. "On the contrary."
And then he talks about the French basket-ball team and their poor result at the European Championships. He's very disappointed for them because they're friends of his and they won't go to the Olympics now.