ATP Tennis Podcast: Berrettini Reflects On London Title, Hurkacz Discusses Halle
This week on the ATP Tennis Podcast...
MATTEO BERRETTINI ON WINNING THE QUEEN'S CLUB TITLE - "Every time I walk through these hallways and it’s tricky here, I get lost all the time in this clubhouse, it’s really tough, and I see all the names, all the champions of the past and the present and now knowing that it’s going to be me twice on the same wall, it gives me goosebumps so I’m really happy for what I’ve done."
VINCENZO SANTOPADRE ON MATTEO BERRETTINI’S DEVELOPMENT - "Matteo is a guy that learns so much from his experience and day-by-day. I think he’s a better man and also on court during the matches he finds a way to be better, even with the passing of the match. Matteo is an Italian, he has a lot of passion and every match he is inside the situation, so he’s grown a lot."
BOTIC VAN DER ZANDSCHULP ON HIS GOALS - "I proved I can beat guys that are ranked higher then me so that’s the goal I’m working on to go higher up the rankings and to be more consistent. The difference between the higher guys and me is that they win almost all the time against the lower ranked guys and if you talk about the rankings, maybe I want to be Top 25 and that’s the first goal I’m having now."
HUBERT HURKACZ ON WINNING IN HALLE - "Super happy to win my first title on grass, win my first ATP 500 title, so definitely very proud of myself from this week and super happy to share this moment with such a great team as I have. It definitely gives some boost of confidence before Wimbledon an grass is not a typical surface and not many players are used to playing on it, so it’s a little bit of a different game. But I really enjoy it and I’ll try to use that at Wimbledon."
DANIIL MEDVEDEV ON MAINTAINING HIS WORLD NO. 1 POSITION - "Last few months were maybe not as good as I wanted them to be and at the same time that’s why we have the rankings of the past 52 and the past 52 weeks I managed to take the most amount of points than other players and that’s why tennis rankings is not about one or two tournaments otherwise we’d have a lot of World No. 1's. I’m really happy that I’ve managed to keep the consistency going and I want to do better."
NICK KYRGIOS ON HIS ABILITY ON GRASS - "I think on grass I’d be Top 5, Top 10 in the world definitely. I think If I’m feeling good on grass I feel really, really comfortable on it, but the way I’m playing, obviously my showing this year I’ve only played five events and I’m ranked  in the world, so you know I’m not planning on playing a lot more tournaments but I feel like I can finish the year Top 20, Top 30 with only playing 10 to 12 events."
FRANCES TIAFOE’S COACH WAYNE FERREIRA ON THE RESPECT BETWEEN THE TWO - "The respect I get for what I did is deserved and it’s nice because these guys, especially Frances, I want him to respect me so that he’ll listen to me. If you have a coach that you don’t really respect, I think it’s impossible to help them, so I think that helps."
- Podcast presented by Chris Bowers
- Interviews by Chris Bowers, Richard Connelly, Ursin Caderas & Sue Barker