G. CANAS/C. Moya 4-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-1, 6-2
Q. Carlos was here a few moments ago and compared you to Thomas Muster. We haven't seen this kind of fight from a player since Muster. Where did you learn to fight so hard?
GUILLERMO CANAS: Really, I don't know. I have this for many years. I don't remember when I start to fight like this. I like to fight. I like to give everything in the court. I try to do it. I think at the last two years I improve a lot in this kind.
Q. Fifth set, you're serving at 4-1, Love-15, you have a long run to get to a passing shot. Could you recreate that for us, the way it happened?
GUILLERMO CANAS: Really, I think it was a nice point. I just remember I run, I hit the ball, my forehand, along line. I saw him lying in the courts. Really, I think this one was for me very important point because it was 15-All. It was I think one of the most beautiful point we play in the match.
Q. When play was stopped and there was the bomb scare, what went through your head?
GUILLERMO CANAS: Really, in the beginning we didn't know. We saw the guys coming to the courts. We expect, I don't know, somebody important coming because they open in the stadium. But really we feel like we didn't know what happen after they announce they have like a box there. Really is the first time I see this happen in the tennis.
Q. You said someone important. Did anything go through your head?
GUILLERMO CANAS: No, really I don't know something because they open like this, maybe somebody like a very important. But a few moments later the people come to the court and they say they have a box there.
Q. In all the matches you played before at any level, have you had anything odd or strange like this happen?
GUILLERMO CANAS: No, is the first time I see something like this.
Q. After you finished celebrating this victory, you will turn your attention to Lleyton Hewitt. We all remember what happened here last year.
GUILLERMO CANAS: Yeah. Me, too.
Q. How fresh is that in your mind? How important is it for you to show that you can fight harder than you did in the last three sets last year?
GUILLERMO CANAS: I think I remember very well this match. I think was important for me. I think last year I play very well here all the tournament. I have chance to go to the quarterfinals. But I think Lleyton play very well. I think this year going to be tough again, is very tough guy. But I'm very confident. I think this year I'm playing my best tennis in this tournament. I'm feel confidence to try to beat him.
Q. How much do you and the other young Argentinians who are making such a big splash here attribute your success to following Vilas? Was he a hero growing up?
GUILLERMO CANAS: Sorry?
GUILLERMO CANAS: Yeah, I know.
Q. As a tennis hero, how much credit do you give him for inspiring all the young Argentines?
GUILLERMO CANAS: I think for us is important because he was the first player in my country to I think move the tennis to popularity. I think he was very important in this moment. For us, he's important. But I think we try to make maybe something similar what they do. But I think it is tough. I think he was No. 1 in the world. Is tough to compare one of us to this name like Vilas.
Q. How much do you remember about him? Did you watch him a lot?
GUILLERMO CANAS: No, I never watch him in live play. Just I watch some videos when he won the Masters, the first Masters. But really I didn't see him play in live.
Q. If Zabaleta wins, there will be five Argentines through.
GUILLERMO CANAS: He won.
Q. Five out of 24. That's a lot. Are you all dining together? Are you staying close to each other? Are you supporting each other at this tournament? How close are all of you?
GUILLERMO CANAS: I think we are very close. I think we have very good relationship together. I know this tournament is big tournament. Is impossible like to go take a dinner together, to have, I don't know, time together. Because in another tournament is easy because is very small one. But here I think we have a family and this. But we support together a lot. We enjoy to have -- four Argentina in the moment in the last 10.
Q. It's hard to say whether social conditions in the outside world affect a sport that is such an individual sport like tennis. Carlos just said that he felt the Argentines were very hungry and maybe were practicing a little harder because of the very difficult conditions there. Do you think there might be any truth to that? Can you talk about that subject?
GUILLERMO CANAS: I think it's not true. I think we have problems, economic problem, big economic problem in my country at the moment. But we practice the same for many years. I think for this moment we stay like this. I know the other guys, he's the same age of me, and Zabaleta, Puerta, Gaudio, I think we practice like this hard for many years, and now in the moment we have very good result. But I think it's not for the economic problem we have in my country.
Q. Different countries have surged at different times. The Americans in the late '80s, the Swedes, Spaniards. Why are the Argentinians making this great push now?
GUILLERMO CANAS: I think because we have many very good players. We are very young in the moment. I think more players are coming in the future. I think we have very good tennis in my country. I think in the future we have more players in the Top 100.
Q. Is there a reason for this grouping right now?
GUILLERMO CANAS: I think is no reason. I think we have very good tennis for many years. Now like maybe explode we have more than the normal. But it's not like one reason we have a lot of players play well in the moment.
MODERATOR: Questions in Spanish.
Q. The way you played today, do you think everything is possible now?
GUILLERMO CANAS: Well, as I've already said, this was a very important match for me. It was a big match. It allowed me to test out my tennis, and I felt that I played at a very good level. My match was good. I think both of us, Carlos and myself, gave our all on the court. I want to do great things at the French Open, but whether I can, that's another kettle of fish. But I think I do have everything I need to reach that goal.