Chevina arrives in Melbourne for the first time.
Canberra quaterfinalist Chevina arrived in Melbourne overnight, to compete in this years Australian Open in only his second ever PAW tournament. The Russian arrived with fellow compatriot peanuts, and we managed to catch up with Chevina, shortly after his plane arrived.
First of all, welcome to Melbourne!
Thanks, it feels great to be here.
You made a wonderful debut, with a quarterfinal appearance in Canberra this week. How are you gearing up for this years Australian Open?
You know, I am very excited to be here in Melbourne to play my first Grand Slam. I hope I can do really well, I want to do really well. Last week, I feel, I may have tanked and lost my first place due to some walkovers and retirements, so I do consider myself rather unlucky and I hope to improve this week and learn from the mistakes I had made.
Have you made any friends on the tour, considering you are relatively new?
I have a couple of friends, yes. Pojana and Peanuts are probably the closest to me. We like to talk to each other when we are watching other players play, which is nice.
Thanks Chevina, and best of luck this week here in Melbourne.
Thanks, I am really happy to be here.