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4‑6, 6‑4, 7‑6, 6‑7, 6‑3






Q.  Johnny, talk about that moment of sportsmanship in the third set tiebreak when you confessed to something no one had noticed.

JONATHAN MARRAY:  Yeah, well, Freddy had a great serve.  I had a sitter on top of the net.  As I hit the volley, I followed through and touched the top of the net.  So basically it’s their point.

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P. KVITOVA/A. Amanmuradova 6‑4, 6‑4



Q.  Was it very off‑putting when the rain came near the end?

PETRA KVITOVA:  Yeah, I wasn’t thinking about the rain, that it’s come early, soon.  I mean, yeah, it was very close to did match before the rain; unfortunately I didn’t.

But in the end I was lucky, so that’s okay.

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R. NADAL/N. Djokovic 6‑4, 6‑3, 2‑6, 7‑5





Q.  Two very small questions.  First, when you were sitting down, everybody was taking your photo.  You picked up the trophy, and you were looking at the names on the trophy, counting them.  Whose names were you looking at, yours or someone else’s?

RAFAEL NADAL:  No, I was looking at the winners.  No, no, no, no.  For me is very small, and I wasn’t counting.  I just go year by year.

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R. NADAL/N. Djokovic 6‑4, 6‑3, 2‑6, 7‑5





Q.  I guess of course you’re disappointed.  What maybe are you regretting the most about this final in two days?  How have you lived with this tension?

NOVAK DJOKOVIC:  Well, this has been a strange final with delays and conditions and two days’ length of match.  I’m just happy to be in this position, you know, to be playing finals at Roland Garros.

I could easily have lost the match in fourth round or even more against Tsonga, but I managed to come to the finals for the first time in my career.  I should be happy about that, of course.  I will be and I am, but in this moment I am disappointed about this loss because I thought I started to play better in the third set and felt like I could take this match to a fifth set, and then, you know, everything could be possible, but, yeah, unfortunately there has been a rain delay yesterday when I started to feel really good on the court.

But look, you know, I don’t want to find an excuse in that, because the first rain delay maybe helped me a little bit; the second helped him.

So that’s the way it goes, and the better player won today.  So congratulations for that.

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GILBERT YSERN:  (In French.)  Good evening.  Unfortunately, this is not a press conference for the end of the tournament.  We’ll have to wait till tomorrow for the end.

So of course we will answer your questions.

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MIRNYI‑NESTOR/Bryan‑Bryan 6‑4, 6‑4





Q.  Today you didn’t play your best tennis.  Does this one hurt?  I know the French Open is not the easiest one to win amongst all the Grand Slams.

BOB BRYAN:  Yeah, unfortunately, you know, today wasn’t our best match, you know, of a pretty good clay court season for us.  You know, we got some good stuff going in Nice and carried that until, you know, quite a run of nine in a row.

Today just wasn’t our day.  You know, they came out aggressive and hit some good shots, you know, when I was a little bit cold and heavy at the beginning and maybe caught us a little bit off guard.

Yeah, it’s disappointing because we had been playing some really good ball.  But, you know, they hit some great serves when they needed it.  Yeah, it stings right now, but hopefully we can take some positives and, you know, learn from it and work harder.

There are a couple big ones coming up in the next month or two.

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MIRNYI‑NESTOR/Bryan‑Bryan 6‑4, 6‑4




Q.  What’s your daughter’s name?

DANIEL NESTOR:  Tiana, with a T.

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M. SHARAPOVA/S. Errani 6‑3, 6‑2


            Q.  You’ve dominated this match as you have dominated the whole tournament.  How were you feeling today?  How were you feeling just after the match point?

MARIA SHARAPOVA:  Yeah, it’s surreal.  It’s the most unique moment I’ve experienced in my career.  I never thought I would have that.  I thought that when I won Wimbledon at 17, I thought that would be the most treasured moment of my career.

But when I fell down on my knees today I realized that this was extremely special, and even more so.  Yeah.

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M. SHARAPOVA/S. Errani 6‑3, 6‑2





Q.  You put up a good fight.  How do you feel like you handled the occasion and yourself out there?

SARA ERRANI:  Sorry, I didn’t understand.  You?

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Q.  There are a lot of talk about the weather tomorrow, that maybe it is going to rain all day, and the final could be moved to Monday.  Have you been said anything about it?  What do you think?

RAFAEL NADAL:  What I can think?  What can I think?  If rains, rains, then we play Monday.  That’s all.

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