I’m back in the UK now and I’m still disappointed about my defeat at the US Open, I know I had a good chance this year.
I’ve had a few days to reflect on the match and I know I didn’t play near the level I’m capable of. Having said that, full credit to Stan who played a great match, he’s a top player, has a solid game and played very well, sometimes you have to give credit to the other player.
By and large, my record in the Slams has been pretty good this year, a Final in Australia and a Wimbledon semi-final. But rest assured, no-one is trying harder than...
Q. You seem to have run into the Roddick of 2003. Were you expecting that?
You always expect your opponents to play well, especially at this stage of the tournament. And he served great. Served really, really well in the tiebreaks. I think he maybe missed two first serves.
The second one wasn't until 6‑4 in the tiebreak. He was serving really well at the start. And I had a few chances, you know, in the first tiebreak. I had chances early in the third set. I didn't take them.