I’m in the semis now again. And obviously, probably this arena, the O2, is the most special for me where I play my best tennis. The atmosphere here is something that we don’t play in at all, anywhere else in the world. This is so special to us. Thank you very much for all the support and I hope a lot of you guys will come out tomorrow.
Especially today, he has nothing to lose anymore, it’s his last match of the season where he can just enjoy tennis, enjoy the atmosphere, enjoy the stadium and for me it was a must-win situation to go through. And yeah, he’s probably been the best player in the world over the summer. Making it to 6 straight finals is unbelievable – you’ve not seen that in a long time. So all credits to him, it was an unbelievable year. From basically being 20 in the world in the beginning of the year to world number 4 now is something incredible and I’m sure next year he’s going to be dangerous as well.
I think I played two great matches, to be honest. The one in the middle wasn’t the best but I’m still through and that’s the most important. Obviously, very special night against Rafa, my first win against him obviously in this stadium as well. I still gotta improve. It doesn’t get easier now. We’re in the semi-finals, only the best four players are still out here and of course I have to play my best tennis to have another chance.
Actually, at this stage, not tough at all. We’re playing the semi-finals of the world tour finals. I mean, playing here against your friend means that both of you have done incredibly well throughout the whole year and obviously also this week. It’s a great honour to play against him, he’s been unbelievable this year and it’s gonna be a fun match hopefully.