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2010 Western & Southern Women’s & Masters IX

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Hey Tennis Friends!

It’s the third day of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters. There’s a full schedule on the courts all day long! Early rounds are the best!

Here is the transcription of the Q&A, that I mentioned in the video, between Roger Federer and me at the press conference:

MARCUS TENNIS: “You’ve dominated for so long, and raised the bar in the game. A lot of other players now have raised their games because of that. What do you need to do to still be up at No. 1?”

ROGER FEDERER: “Just a lot of hard work, you know. I’ve always questioned myself in the best of times, and also when it wasn’t going so well. Thank God there was not many bad times, you know, the last seven, eight years. They’ve always been very, very good.
I’ve always been in the top 2 or 3 in the word; 3 last week; now I’m back to 2. But I’ve always been very high in the rankings. That means you’ve also been doing some good things. So there’s no need to panic. I was able to work on many things in my game, and that’s really what’s most important.
And that players improve or adjust or they adapt and they have nothing to lose against you, that’s something that, you know, is hard to control sometimes. That’s how our game is being played, especially in best of three sets. Sometimes a bit of a shootout.
Can’t win them all. I always knew that, so I was very shocked and surprised at how dominant I was, and how well I played for so many years. And, still today, I’m hanging with the top, and I’ve got chances, and already won a slam again this year. I have a chance to win a second one, and maybe the World Championships at the end of the year.
There’s still a lot to play for. But usually if you stay the same, you will move down. That’s never something I was content with.”

The final scores for the matches I mentioned are:

Richard Gasquet d. Mikail Youzhny 2-6, 6-4, 6-1

Lleyton Hewitt d. Yen-Sun Lu 6-4, 4-0 (retired)

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– Marcus Tennis

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