R. FEDERER/N. Djokovic 6‑3, 3‑6, 6‑4, 6‑4





            Q.  After the third set, did you feel any different pressure inside the way that things were going?

            NOVAK DJOKOVIC:  Well, I thought from the beginning of the match up to the end of the third set we were quite even.  You know, we split sets and we both had some break opportunities in the third, and then, you know, I dropped the percentage of the first serve in the end of the third set.

            Then had, yeah, unfortunately a bad service game on 5‑4, and obviously he uses his opportunities when they’re presented.  You know, so you have to be always consistent; I wasn’t.

            In the start of the fourth set I dropped in the energy level, I thought.  I played really a couple of sloppy games, very slow, with no pace, you know, very low percentage of first serves, as I said.

            When you don’t have free points from the first serve, you know, it’s very difficult to, you know, kind of get in the rhythm and the control of the match when you have an opponent as Federer.

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S. WILLIAMS/V. Azarenka 6‑3, 7‑6





Q.  What a beast of a day for you.  You had to change your warmup strip on the practice courts this morning, then you lose a major semifinal, and then you’re the last player on court and you lose in doubles as well.  Horrible day for you today.

VICTORIA AZARENKA:  Thanks for bringing it up and putting me down.  I appreciate that.

But, you know, I actually take a lot of positive things out of today.  I think it was a great performance for me.  It was a little bit unfortunate, but I can only learn from here and move on.

I mean, I don’t have any regrets when I walked off the court today.  That’s important to do.

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S. WILLIAMS/V. Azarenka 6‑3, 7‑6





Q.  How would you assess your serving?  Is it the best you’ve ever served?

SERENA WILLIAMS:  Once again, I definitely thought I served well.  Actually during the match I thought I didn’t serve well.  I thought, Gosh, I got to get more first serves in.  I don’t think my first‑serve percentage was up there.

So, you know, but I think it was pretty close.

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A. RADWANSKA/A. Kerber 6‑3, 6‑4





Q.  What was your assessment of the match?

AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA:  Well, uhm, first of all, just very happy that it was my first semifinal.  Of course in the beginning also a bit nervous, of course.  I think we both were.

But then, uhm, after a couple of games I was really feeling good, of course.  I really had tough quarterfinal, so it’s always tough to rest for just one day and come back and trying to play the best tennis.

But I think I really did great job today.

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A. RADWANSKA/A. Kerber 6‑3, 6‑4





Q.  Did you ever really get into the match?

ANGELIQUE KERBER:  I think it was a good match.  I mean, she played very well today.  I give my best, but she was better today.

So, yeah.

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A. MURRAY/D. Ferrer 6‑7, 7‑6, 6‑4, 7‑6





Q.  Set and a break down obviously not a great situation.  What were you thinking then?

ANDY MURRAY:  Well, I knew it’s a lot harder to hold serve from the near end of the court.  I think both times when he served for it, he was serving at that end.

Yeah, just tried to make him play some balls, you know, tried to dictate more of the points.  That was it.

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A. MURRAY/D. Ferrer 6‑7, 7‑6, 6‑4, 7‑6




Q.  After the second set tiebreaker it seemed to really change the complexion of the match and he seemed to grow stronger while your level came down.  Do you feel that’s true?

DAVID FERRER:  Well, maybe.  I think the key was in the second set, no, when I have 5‑4 or I had one set point in the tiebreak.

But Andy, in important moments he play really good.  He played more aggressive than me, and he was better, no?  If I win two sets up, anyway is difficult to beat Andy because they are playing very good.

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J. TSONGA/P. Kohlschreiber 7‑6, 4‑6, 7‑6, 6‑2





Q.  So how do you feel to go through to the semifinals?

JO‑WILFRIED TSONGA:  Yeah, I mean, I’m really happy.  Really happy.  You know, for the second time I will reach the semis.  For me, it’s going to be also a second chance.

So, no, I feel good.  You know, exciting about play these semis, and that’s it.

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J. TSONGA/P. Kohlschreiber 7‑6, 4‑6, 7‑6, 6‑2





Q.  Could you speak about Djokovic and Federer, whether you see an advantage for one or the other players.

PHILIPP KOHLSCHREIBER:  Well, when I was waiting today for my match, I saw, yeah, a little bit from both matches.  I believe Federer played unbelievable today.  And, yeah, also Novak had a tough one.

But still, you know, it’s different match.  I think Djokovic has a little bit advantage that he won the last, yeah, matches against Roger.  And, yeah, it’s going to be for sure very tough to say who is going to be the winner in this match.

R. FEDERER/M. Youzhny 6‑1, 6‑2, 6‑2




Q.  It looked very routine again for you.

ROGER FEDERER:  Yes.  I have a good matchup I guess with Youzhny for some reason, because he is a good player and makes it hard normally for players.  I had a tough one with him here last year.

I’m obviously excited about this result here today.

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