Q. In the third set, you began stronger. Stan's coach thought you were controlling more the points. Is that how you felt?
But anyway, I think that maybe in the third, it was the closest one because I was 15 40 in the 5 4, if I remember well, or 6 5 for me, or 5 All, and it could be 6 5 to me. It would be a break.
But important for the set. Also breaker I was 4 2. But anyway, Stan, he did a great job. He played better than me. He deserved to win today. Nothing to say.
Q. Seems like you're still playing your best tennis. You must feel confident you can have a great year starting the year well.
I wasn't arriving here in the best moment. I couldn't practice that hard, that much. I won three matches. The fourth match I lost against a player who's playing great in three sets. But two of that sets very close.
Nothing to say. Just have to congratulate him and keep focused on next week for me. The important thing is at the end of the year to see if I'm capable to be in the top rankings again, it will be my dream, no?
For the moment, I think it has been a pretty good start of the year. Hopefully we can be strong enough to play as many tournaments as possible and finish good.
Q. What are some of the positives you take out of this tournament?
Obviously, I think I did pretty good things and some things that I think I need to improve. At the end I think it has been a great week for me. Obviously, as I said, no, I wasn't arriving here in my best moment, without playing tournaments before. Before to come here if somebody would tell me I would be in fourth round, I would sign it for sure.
You have to be logical, be focused for the next tournament. Let's fly back to Spain as soon as possible and get ready for the clay season. I'm going to be Viña del Mar, Buenos Aires and Rio, will try to fight there as we were fighting there. We'll see.
Q. You came in 6 1 over him. In a way are you disappointed because it was so close?
The thing is in a game like tennis, if the one is better than the other one day, he's going to win.
I think today he was better than me. He was more effective. He was hitting very, very hard. I was not in control of the game in the entire match. So nothing to say.
Q. You're popular in Brazil. You mentioned Buenos Aires. Are you coming back to Brazil?