Roger Federer The Full Press Conference

Roger Federer full press conference:
Q. How do you explain what happened? Especially in the tiebreaker? Four set points.
ROGER FEDERER: It happens. I don't know. I mean, it's hard to explain. Sometimes you do the right things and he does, too. Then it matches up badly your way.
I didn't think I played bad. You know, towards the end of the breakers, you know, I can do better maybe, sure, but I think the decisions that we both took, me serving, him returning, or whatever it may have been, you know, it just didn't go my way.
But I don't think those four points make all of the difference. There was more to it that led to me being down two sets to one and being down two sets to one, and the break, I missed too many balls to keep me maybe ahead in the match or didn't put me into so much trouble where I needed luck or I needed him to take poor decisions.
You know, he came up with the goods when he needed to and I helped him a little bit sometimes too maybe. But he was better today, especially on the big points.
Q. Is it more frustrating, maybe you were thinking about the semifinal...
ROGER FEDERER: I wasn't. You were.
No, it's not more frustrating, to be honest. It's been a tough tournament throughout. I honestly was only thinking about tonight. My head didn't even wander during the match. I knew it was going to be a tough one. I had struggled too much throughout the tournament to think too far ahead.
In some ways I'm actually happy I made the quarters, so I'm not disappointed, because it's been a good run this year already. Unfortunately I ran into a guy who was better than me today.
Q. The fans were thinking of a potential matchup between you and Rafa. Do you think at all, like, maybe it's never meant to be, or is it just bad luck up to now?
ROGER FEDERER: Yeah. Funny, again, I didn't even think about it, as I lost that match, that it's not going to happen. I'm dealing with just trying to understand what happened and just to overcome this in the next few hours, days, weeks, whatever it is, you know. I'll be fine.

Q. When you lost to Juan Martin in 2009, you said it wasn't a very difficult loss to get over...
ROGER FEDERER: Well, in some ways because of the great summer I had, yeah.
Q. Does the same thing apply to this year, in some ways?
ROGER FEDERER: I think only time will tell. But I think definitely -- of course you're always disappointed when you lose, you know, in the very moment. It's terrible to think of what lies ahead, packing bags, going home.
It's just annoying, you know, as a tennis player. It's just not the fun part. You'd rather think about how you're going to relax tonight and have a massage and think about the match, you know, think about the great shots you hit.





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