June 11, 2021
A. FILS/G. Mpetshi Perricard
3-6, 6-3, 7-6
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. How does it feel to be in a Grand Slam final?
ARTHUR FILS: Unbelievable. It's a big feeling. I mean, I won the semifinal 7-6 in the third, 7-5 in the tiebreak. It was really tough. To be in the final right now, it's unbelievable.
But I'm focused on my final now.
Q. You mentioned yesterday you wanted to focus on the match itself. How difficult was it to play a friend at that stage, somebody you know so well, then obviously team up with him in the doubles? You made that final, too. Did you have to pick him up a little bit?
ARTHUR FILS: Yeah, it was really difficult because it's my friend since seven years I think. So I need to do also feeling out of the court, and to play at 100% against him. I did it good. So it was cool.
Q. You'll play Luca in the final. I don't think you've played at juniors or pros before. What can you expect from that matchup in the final?
ARTHUR FILS: A really tough match, a really tough match, because he's playing really good. He's really solid. That will be tough to do some winner or something like this.
I think three sets, three sets are coming.
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