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November 18, 1993

Goran Ivanisevic


Q. Goran, are you as satisfied the way you played?

GORAN IVANISEVIC: Well, I think I hit the ball great, especially from the back. I mean, I was feeling not so great, so I had to play pretty fast, but I think I play good match, because he didn't play bad at all.

Q. What was given to you because we saw that you were sneezing or something?

GORAN IVANISEVIC: Drugs. Something very bad smell, but makes me clear my nose and goes into your brain. It is very strong - I don't know what it was, but it is -- it was okay.

Q. What were you feeling?

GORAN IVANISEVIC: I start to feel very dizzy. Like my heart was going pretty fast. I couldn't breathe. After every long point we play, I couldn't breathe, and I didn't know what is happening. Then I was also -- my whole part of the body were really slow, like dead. I didn't know what is happening. And they gave me something to drink and that thing and that helped me a little bit.

Q. Was it anything like you felt in Monte Carlo?

GORAN IVANISEVIC: I was getting afraid, because started in Monte Carlo and I went to hospital. I spent 4 worse days in my life, but now I check the blood pressure blood, everything, the heart and the doctor says it is okay, so no worries.

Q. Were you feeling ill before you went on court, or was it just during the match?

GORAN IVANISEVIC: No, I mean, I felt this morning, I didn't practice too long. I practiced for ten minutes only and then this -- then I felt okay, but then as soon as I came on the court, I felt a little bit dizzy, and then the match was going on and on. I felt bad, worse and worse, but then after a couple of last games I felt okay.

Q. Have you any idea what causes it, Goran?

GORAN IVANISEVIC: I don't know. Maybe a little bit more nervous than usual. Now I have to -- when you come to the last week of the year, you know, this is last couple of matches and you want to finish and, you know, you have a little bit enough and you are a little bit nervous. You know you have to win both the matches like this one and the next one, so maybe from that, I don't know. I don't know the reason, but I hope tomorrow it is going to be okay.

Q. Is it a cold, Goran?

GORAN IVANISEVIC: No, it is not a cold. He just gave me because I can breath-- because I couldn't breathe normally, so they gave me this thing so I can breath again normally.

Q. Do you feel perfectly all right now?

GORAN IVANISEVIC: I feel great. I took some vitamins and I feel good.

Q. Goran, Jim was reading a book last night during his match on changeovers against Andre. Do you have any thoughts on that?

GORAN IVANISEVIC: No, I saw it. It was pretty funny. I don't know, I mean, that is his -- maybe -- I don't know, last couple of months he is not-- I don't know, he is not playing well, so I don't know why he was reading, maybe he had a reason to read that book. But --

Q. Did you ever consider doing that?

GORAN IVANISEVIC: No, I rather read a newspaper, something more interesting.

Q. Thank you.

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