Q. That was a tougher challenge than you might have been expecting for a first round?
But he serve well. His forehand is good. I start the match really, really slow, and then was difficult to come back and play my game.
But in the end, I serve well. I hit some good forehands. That's help me to improve a little bit my game.
Q. A question about your racquet. Are you using the same racquet that you used in 2009 when you won the US Open?
Q. Were you supposed to get new racquets before this tournament that didn't come?
But I think I'm getting closer to change racquets, and that's important for me.
Q. Right now you're still using the same racquet?
Q. Is that partially because of the confidence you felt with that?
I had a special feelings with this racquet, but I also know I need to change or I need few more racquets to play on this level.
Q. Do they not make this racquet any more? Is it still being made, the Wilson racquet?
But the good thing and the most important thing is still working together.
Q. How did you find the conditions today in the heat?
I mean, you are thinking about a lot more things than the tennis match. You are trying to drink a lot and always thinking about your body, your physic, and not about the game.
I know tomorrow and after tomorrow it's going to be worst, so I will try to be ready for the weather conditions, too.