TENNIS MASTERS CUP
November 13, 2008
Juan Martin Del Potro
N. DAVYDENKO/J. Del Potro
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. Last match you beat Nikolay. What do you
think was the reason for your loss tonight?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, he play very good
tennis. I never see the match. I was confused
with my hit. I was move slowly with my
movements. That's it. I play against the No. 5
in the world, so the match is always tough.
But I'm happy because I go to Argentina and I
have another good things to play the next week.
Q. There's one victory between you and the
semifinal of your first Masters Cup. How would
you describe your first experience here in
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: It was fantastic. I'm
very happy to play my first Masters Cup. I know
these tournaments are very complicated for every
player. That's a good experience for me, for my
I just need experience to play better the next
Masters Cup. I need time to get it. I'm happy
Q. I saw you a couple years ago in Chile playing
futures. I saw you have the chance to be a top
player like you are right now. What do you think
this year made the change in your career?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, I'm living a dream.
When I was young I think about this moment, I be
top 10, I play my first Masters Cup. It's like a
dream, you know.
But I want more. I want to be better in a few
years. This is the moment where I'm living now.
I need to work hard to be better because they
are stronger than me. That's it.
Q. People will say you need to face more
challenges on the big stages like this to prove
you're a top player. How do you take this kind
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, the people are
talking too much sometimes. Sometimes good,
sometimes bad. But I'm happy with my season. I
beat many players, like Ferrer, Gasquet,
Roddick, Tommy Haas, many good players.
Now some people start talking bad about me. But
that's the tennis life. We live with that
comment, so I don't care about that.
Q. I know this match is just over, but have you
thought at all about how you're going to now get
back to Argentina and what your preparations
might be for Davis Cup?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Yeah, we leave tomorrow.
I'm arriving Saturday night in Argentina, and I
have four days to recovery and to prepare the
Davis Cup. Will be the last two matches in my
year - maybe the best important matches. So I
want to be in good shape to beat Spain.
Q. How do you comment about the captain already
announce the Argentinian team.
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: I come to holidays here.
Q. How do you comment your opponent Spain
without Nadal in the final?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, Feliciano,
Verdasco, Ferrer are very good players. I don't
know, what can I say? I just want to beat Spain.
Is always better play against No. 5 or top 10
and not No. 1 in the world.
But we will see what could happen next week.
Q. Could you predict the champion in this
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Murray (smiling).
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: 'Cause my friend
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