January 14, 2010
SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES
M. BAGHDATIS/L. Hewitt
4-6, 6-2, 6-3
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. What was the difference in the second set that helped you turn things
MARCOS BAGHDATIS: Yeah, I don't know. I was a bit more lucky. In the
first set you some breakpoints and chances to break him, and I didn't. I
got broken a bit. I was 40-15 up and I got broken.
I guess continued playing the same game, because I knew one moment I
would break him and start playing better. That's what I did, and it paid
off. So I'm really happy the way I played.
I'm feeling fit, no injuries, no pain nowhere, so I guess I will need
some more matches like this to start feeling my game coming slowly,
Q. How far away do you think your best tennis is? The second and third
sets were pretty impressive.
MARCOS BAGHDATIS: Not too far. I think, like I said, I need some wins
and games like this, wins or losses anyway, playing at this high level,
and then I think it'll come fast.
I just have to stay solid and keep on working the same way I'm working.
And like I said, it's just a matter of time that it will come. It may
take long time, and may take short time. I don't know. I'm pretty sure
that one day, if I stay healthy and work the same way I am now, that it
will pay off.
Q. What did you make of Lleyton's game today?
MARCOS BAGHDATIS: I don't know. I was too focused on my game. Lleyton is
a great player. He always plays pretty good, pretty solid, doesn't miss
a lot. I was pretty focused on my game, and that's what I did.
I think that's what I did well. I didn't look at Lleyton. I looked at
myself and tried to play my game. That's what I did.
Q. How did the conditions affect you today? Obviously reasonably cool.
Did you go right quite well in the heat?
MARCOS BAGHDATIS: I don't mind. I play against an opponent in tough
conditions or not. I play against somebody and I try and find a way to
win, even if it's hot or not. That's the way I look at it.
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