Press Conference with RICHARD GASQUET
Vliegen vs. Gasquet 6:4, 6:2
Q: How difficult is it to come back to a tournament when you were the finalist last year here? Do you feel some extra pressure?
GASQUET: No, that wasn't it, I played really bad. I wasn't in the match, but he played a very good match. It was really difficult for me to answer in this match.
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Q: Did you feel ok before the match?
GASQUET: Yes, it was ok, but it was my first match on clay court.
Q: Were you lacking confidence?
GASQUET: Yes, of course, because I didn't play a lot and it is not easy for me to play this tournament.
Q: Do you have more matches before Roland Garros?
GASQUET: Yes, next week I have to play another tournament.
Q: Will that be enough preparation for Roland Garros?
GASQUET: Yes, I think I can be ok for Roland Garros if I play well next week.
Q: Besides the mental part, are there other things you need to improve?
GASQUET: No, just to play matches, a lot of matches. Nothing more.
Q: Do you understand that Federer and Nadal are gone after the final five hours?
GASQUET: Yes, of course I understand, they played a lot of matches and they want to play Roland Garros, it's okay.
Q: Is it too much, two Masters Series one after the other?
GASQUET: Yes, it's too much, of course. Five sets in the final, that's too much for them.
Q: Do you think they should change the system?
GASQUET: Yes, just two sets, not five, that's too long.
Q: So next week you will play in Austria?
GASQUET: Yes, I think I will play there.
Q: You have decided already?
GASQUET: Yes, I have to play there, of course.