Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Travelling the Globe
PAW Interview (Riser) for Birmingham:
Interview with Birmingham riser - matthias (GER)
This is your fifth PAW top 10 finish for the year, how does it feel?
matthias: it feels good, specially to be top10 in such a big tournament. sure, it was "just" a Tier3 tournament but with more then 100 players. and so it is a really great result for me, and i´m really happy about
You gained an early lead by using up all your picks after the second round, is this a new tactic you are experimenting with?
matthias: not really, i just saw there are few points to earn, and i thought i have to take this chance. sure i had one or two stupid picks like Black over Loit. but i think it was a good decision.
Probably two of your most important picks were “Vinci over Kirilenko” and “Vinci over Dechy.” You were quite lucky with the second one?
matthias: yes, it was very lucky with Vinci over Dechy, but i was sure Vinci will have a lot confidence. because she won 3 matches in qualifiyng and beat Kirilenko, thats why i was really sure she can win this. and we all know luck is a important fact of the game
How is PAW growing in Germany, crazillo's French Open triumph must have inspired some youngsters there?
matthias: crazillo´s perfromence at Roland Garros was just amazing. i never thought a german player can win a GrandSlam Torunament yet. but he showed us, and not just us german player that everyone will get the chance to win a tournament and maybe a GrandSlam. and this is the most important message from him win. for all of us.
This is your second semi-final of the year, is your next goal – to win a tournament?
matthias: sure, i think everyone who is playing PAW want to win a Title, but you need to realistically. and i know to be top5 out of more then 100 players is a great achievement.
You adapted to grass really well this week in Birmingham, does this make you more confidence for the Fed Cup QF vs Australia, that is held on grass?
matthias: sure it is good for my confidence, specially after some bad results in the past few weeks
but i think the surface will not be so important for FED-Cup against Australia. Australia is the big Favorit, but we will give our best and will give a great fight, and maybe we can surprise again
Congrats on your performance this week matthias and good luck in the future.
matthias: thanks, and to all the people who spend so much time on this great Game , thank you
End of Interview.
Last edited by SpikeyAidanm; Jun 14th, 2004 at 02:13 AM.