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Today’s web-only exclusive is the transcription of the Q&A between Novak Djokovic and me at today’s press conference:
MARCUS TENNIS: In the tiebreak, it was obviously a lot hotter out there, and the conditions were a lot hotter than it was when you first started. Were you getting concerned about possibly going into the third set, in the heat, and that having an affect on your respiratory problem?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, it did have affect on both of us. We played a very intense second set, a lot of rallies and a lot of important moments. I was coming back from a 15-40 twice I think in 4-3 and 5-4, and then set points again in tiebreaker.
So, yeah, I mean, I was really mentally strong and calm when I needed to be. That was the key, I guess, in the second set.
The final scores for the matches I mentioned are:
Julian Knowle / Andy Ram
d. Tommy Rebredo / Radek Stepanek 6-7(3), 6-1 [10-8}
Mardy Fish d. Richard Gasquet 7-5, 6-2
Novak Djokovic d. David Nalbandian 6-1, 7-6(7)
Andy Roddick d. Robin Soderling 6-4, 6-7(7), 7-6(5)
Bob Bryan / Mike Bryan
d. Julien Benneteau / Michael Llodra 6-4, 6-2
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