Rough translation of the video above:
"You take it in another way. You don't take it so...(doubts)...you've got to enjoy, not suffer on the court. So you go out to play, not to defend the points from the previous year, for example. So it gives you more options in the game, and you enjoy more, and you have a good time, and the audience sees that and appreciates it. When you're playing for the points, everything changes: you're much more nervous, your game results not so good, and there are bad results...well, many things that put a lot of pressure.
I sacrificed a lot of things to be a sportsman. I love it [tennis], it gave me everything, a good life."
Post match interview:
(...) 7-5, 6-1, the victory for Marat Safin...(...). Marat, 1st, I want to ask you how you saw the encounter.
Well, quite good, the 2nd set was better, ehm....I killed him in the second, the 1st one was tough [smiles]
Gastón, despite a physical problem, we saw yo enjoy the match.
Yes, it's always fun for me to play against Marat, he is a friend, and also as I said yesterday, I think this is a great place to play so I really wanted to do it, even if my leg is not ok, it's fun for me to come play.
How would you describe Marat's tennis?
Gaudio [looking very serious, but tongue in cheek]:
Very bad, something to laugh at.
No, I mean his tennis nowadays.
Gaudio [still looking serious]:
Yes, a disaster...just like before: terrible. [Marat laughs]
Let's see what Marat thinks. Marat, what do you have to say about Gastón's tennis?
Well, he's right, I'm quite bad, and well...he was a bit worse than me in the ranking [smiling]
, so we're on the same level. [People clap their hands].
Ok, 7-5, 6-1, you were able to win before leaving Punta del Este. How did you live this two days and how did the city treat you?
Well, everything was very well. I wish a good final, and may the best win, and may they show something good.
Ok, Gastón, the last one. Speaking of the final, Nalbandian and Bellucci will play, how will the match be?
It'll be good, the level will be a bit better than you just watched [laughs]
. They will play to see who's better to start the year.
Well, I will let the two of you, starting with Marat, to say goodbye to the people here at Punta del Este.
Well, I must say that, in fact, the final should have been between us two, but... it couldn't be. [smiles]
Enjoy the final, it was a pleasure to be here, I hope to be able to come next year, and thank you for coming.
Gastón, the same to you.
Awesome, thanks to all the people that came, and next year the final will surely be us.