Q. How do you feel about the way you've come through the tournament so far? You haven't played a lot. Is it a good way to get through like that?
Most important, I'm really happy with my game, the way I'm playing, the way I'm moving tonight. Was a tough match for me. Always a tough player for me to beat. He's a great fighter.
I lost already a few times against him, two times last year, a tough one. But tonight I think I was the better player on the court. I was serving really well and trying to be really aggressive from the baseline. It work well.
Q. How much self confidence did you get thanks to your victory in Chennai?
So far it's been great. I had a good off season with my Magnus, with my fitness trainer, start off the year winning Chennai. I had a great week here before the tournament. So everything is positive for me.
Q. You had a big five setter last year against Novak. Are you expecting the same again this year?
I watch him a little bit today. He's really, really tough to beat. Had five sets against him last year here. Five sets in the US Open. But I didn't win. I didn't find the solution to beat him.
So it's going to be really difficult. But I'm trying every time to improve. I'm practicing to play that kind of match, a quarterfinal here against one of the best player in the world. I will have a chance to try to beat him. That's the most important.
Q. Does it add an element of excitement going into a match against him given the matches you had against him in the past year?
So for sure for me, the most important is to have as many chance I can to play against the top player, especially in the big stage here in the Grand Slam.
But, again, after I don't know what to expect. He's playing good. It's tough. I need to play my best tennis to have a chance to beat him.
Q. Would you say this is an advantage coming into the quarterfinal having saved a little energy?
So, again, everything is great here. I'm just enjoying and trying to find a solution to beat him.
Q. Magnus said he has never seen you play that well. He also thought you played very well in the important points.
Q. Especially the tiebreaker, you're very strong. Are you happy the way you handled the important points?
The most important against him, it's to don't give him so much time because I can see second and third set when I gave him a little time, he's really strong. He's taking his forehand and make you move.
In general, I think I had a great match. I was 1 6 against him. That means he likes to play me. That means he always find a solution against me. But not tonight.
Q. Tell us what happened to Homer?
So now if I still have it and I do the same pictures, it's going to be the same pictures, so it would not be funny at all.
Q. But you still have it?
Q. Is it a good luck charm for you?
Q. How will you prepare the game, because you're going to play Novak here and in the Davis Cup tie?
So I'm going to prepare like always. I'm going to come back tomorrow, practice, talk with Magnus, talk with Seve and try to see what I can change from the past match against him.
He's one of the toughest player to beat, to play, especially in Grand Slam. It's going to be really tough, but I will try again.
Q. Are you planning to play Buenos Aires this year?
But I will miss that tournament this year for sure. But when I go there, it's a long trip. I have to be there for eight weeks more or less because I'm playing South America, then Indian Wells and Miami. So I just wanted to change this year.