Q. How does it feel to go through to your first semifinal here?
Q. You've been a top 10 player for a number of years now. How is it possible it took this long to win on Laver?
So, you know, I had a couple of close ones, a couple of not. So really I didn't get any kind of easy one to make that first match win. So today I needed to fight really hard for that. I made it.
Q. You probably won 10 matches on Hisense though.
Q. You played so well. You exploited Ferrer's weaknesses on the hard court so well. Was there something you did research on before the game?
Second time in a row, it was the right one. But definitely was not easy one.
Q. Do you prepare before the matches in the way of relaxation of reading famous Czech writers or you have some other way?
But, no, not reading. Just some music in the morning on the way here to the club. That's it.
Q. What happened in the third set? Drop in intensity, did you feel?
David is a big fighter. He will take every single small chance that he's going to get. That's what he did.
Really, it counts in the end, I won three sets. That's it. I couldn't expect that all of the matches will be straight sets, it would be I would say easier or that the opponent will not give 100%. Definitely not with David. It's a really huge, huge fighter. That's what he proved today.
Q. Maybe Djokovic next. Do you feel like you're playing well enough to win against him?
Q. You've had so many accomplishments on the ATP Tour and in Davis Cup. What would it mean to you to win this tournament?
But we are still talking about two matches left. These two matches are like I would say maybe 10 or 15 others. If you look at the opponents that you might face in the semis and possibly in the final, really that's something why you play tennis and why it's that special when you get to the last stages of the tournament.
So really I'm going to try to do the same: go one by one and let's see what's going to happen.
Q. Do you feel in your gut when it's all done you will be able to lift the trophy, that you can win?
So really I will make everything what I have left. If it's going to be the lucky one, the winning one, I'm going to try to prepare myself somehow and be ready for the final.
I mean, really, I'm coming from two extremely tough matches. I will not have answer for that.
Q. You still have Ljubicic behind you in a way? Was he doing something for you in management?
Q. Is he still there?
Q. Are you jealous of Djokovic having Becker, Federer having Edberg, Murray having Lendl? You have Krupa now, who is not that famous.
I feel great with my team and with my boys. That's what is very important to me.
Q. In your preparation for the semifinal, do you just hope that you execute as well on that day as you did today or do you tailor a game plan to your opponent, whether it's Wawrinka or Djokovic?
Then I'm going to start to think about the way how to approach the game, what's going to be the game plan, just prepare for that.
But, no, I don't think it's necessary to do it that early because I know both of them. I played them many times. There is no reason.
Q. What are the one or two best things that Ljubicic brought to your game?
Q. You've been right up there in the rankings for a long time now. Do you feel you're hitting the ball better than ever and are better equipped to deal with the pressure situations on Rod Laver?
Q. You won two Davis Cups. You must be very proud of it. What is your reaction now that it seems that not many players are going to play it? Federer is not going to play. Nadal is not going to play. Ferrer is not going to. What should be done, in your opinion, to preserve the competition as it was? Are you going to play?
Really, I don't think that I need to be in the position of finding the way how to bring all the other guys when I'm going to be part of it. So I think that I've done already enough. That's it.
Always it's decision about the players. As you said, I won it twice, done for the team and country quite a lot I would say in those 10 or 11 years. I would say that I deserve some rest.
Q. Is your serve something you've worked on over the off season?
But as you see, that's probably the way how I should do it. It works pretty well. Yeah, there was some few details about the serve, I would say variation a little bit, just trying to help myself with the rotation of my shoulder a little more. That's it.