TENNIS MASTERS CUP
November 11, 2008
J. DEL POTRO/J. Tsonga
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. What was the difference out there today
between the two of you?
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: Not a lot. Not a lot,
because I lost with two tiebreak. I know he
played better than me in the tiebreak. I miss
some easy ball, and that's it.
Q. Are you frustrated because it was so close? I
guess your chances of making the semifinals now
are pretty slim.
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: Yeah, of course. For me is
difficult because I lost at the first match. The
first match was very hard and very tight, and
this one too.
So, of course for me it's a deception. But, you
know, it's tennis and sports.
Q. What do you think, the towels were given to
you in a timely fashion?
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: Yeah, it's okay. Today it
was perfect. I have nothing to say on that
Q. After your win in Paris you seemed very
confident. Someone picked you to be one of the
guys who could make a big surprise in this
tournament. With two losses, you could be the
first one to be eliminated from the group. What
happened with the last two games that you
couldn't win both of them?
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: Yeah, like I said before, it
was very tight in these two matches.
But, you know, it's sport. Sometimes you win,
sometimes you loss when you have an opponent
better than you. That's it.
Now I'm all the time confident because I can say
I will do my best every time. So that's it.
That's why I'm confident: because I do the best
all the time and I don't care about my opponent.
If my opponent is better than me at this time,
is good for him. But I'm still confident.
Q. So you will be playing with Novak Djokovic in
the next game. Will that be the first win for
you in the Shanghai Masters Cup?
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: I hope (smiling). I hope.
Q. Is it difficult to play in the Masters Cup,
this being your first trip? A round robin
tournament, is it more difficult than the
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: Yes, is difficult because
you play very good player, so of course it's
difficult to play here.
But out of that, there is no reason to feel the
pressure or something like this.
Q. In the two matches you had, when you served,
you were broken in both matches. Then you broke
back in two games. Then later on you didn't have
this kind of case. I would like to know
afterwards, only when you were broken could you
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: Yeah, it's real. After all
break, I break back. Yeah, for these two
matches, I was maybe not enough -- not enough --
I don't know how to say that.
Maybe I didn't have enough energy in my two
matches. I hope I will feel better for the next
match. And that's it.
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