Interview with English questions after beating Hewitt:
Q. How does that rate among best wins?
TOMMY ROBREDO: Well, I think there is nothing better than this match, no
? Because if you are going two sets down with Hewitt, and you try to keep going, keep going, try to come back at the game and win the third, then the fourth, and then the fifth, after losing 3-1, there is nothing better, no
? Beating the world No. 1 like this, I think it's the best thing I can imagine before a tournament.
Well, right now I'm excited, no
Q. Did you think you were going to last the distance? It was a very exhausting match, wasn't it?
TOMMY ROBREDO: Well, sure. If you want to beat him, you have to run too much. Well, Lleyton is a guy, he always put another ball inside. You have to play aggressive, aggressive. Well, I'm confident, that's why I beat him, because I tried all the time, and I was very confident with my forehand. Well, I was very good mental, no
After losing the first two sets, I was very tired in the fourth, I was starting to have pain on the legs. You know, it's difficult, no
But, well, I think I did very good job with my mind, and finally I could beat him.
Q. What do you think was different in the three last sets?
TOMMY ROBREDO: Well, I lost the first set 6-4, but it was a close match. I lost -- I was 5-4, 40-15 for me, and I lost that game. I start 15-40 in the second set, lost that game. Also with my serve, 40-15, he break me back. It's tough, no
, when a close match is leading for him for that small points, just a close points, I think it's different, no
? He had that chance and he get it.
Well, then in the third, fourth and the fifth set, I think he didn't have that chance, no
? Every time I had 40-15, I win that game. Every time he had 40-15, I was trying to fight. I think that I break him like this, no
? He was 40-15 and I break him. I think a match like this is pretty close, no
If you could win important points, it can change the match, no
? I think that's what happened today.
Q. What do you think about the way he played? Very far from the line?
TOMMY ROBREDO: Everybody knows him, no
? He's one guy who never miss one ball. Every time you push him, he's pushing you more. And, well, it's tough, no
? Because if you don't make a direct point, he plays better, and then he's leading the point. It's difficult to play with him because always is like this.
Anyway, when he has to serve good, he's serving great. He was making ace in the important points every time. That's why he's world No. 1, no
? Because every time he needs something, he's doing this.
Q. 3-0 down in the fifth set, how did you come back? Incredible recovery.
TOMMY ROBREDO: Well, a little bit of good luck, a little bit to be consistent. I was trying, no
? Because sometimes when you are two sets down and you make two sets all, then the other guy gets 3-0, you make like this (exasperated), and you leave the match.
I was trying to keep focus because I was thinking, "I cannot lose right now the fifth set if I come back after two sets down." I try, I push. A lot, all of these things make me come back in the match.
Damn! lmao! Anyone find any more I missed?? And I thought Arantxa said "no" a lot! lol!
BTW congrats Tommy! vAMOSSSS!!