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June 1, 2023

Genaro Alberto Olivieri

Paris, France

Press Conference

G.A. OLIVIERI/A. Vavassori

7-6, 3-6, 6-4, 7-6

THE MODERATOR: Questions in English.

Q. How is it to be in the French Open third round?

GENARO ALBERTO OLIVIERI: Unbelievable (smiling). When I arrive here, I didn't imagine this moment. So I'm very, very happy, and I'm enjoying a lot, everything, everything.

Matches, when I was down in the match, I tried to enjoy it, to keep fighting. It's unbelievable, this moment. Is the best moment in my life, for sure.

Q. Your next opponent is Holger Rune. What do you think about that?

GENARO ALBERTO OLIVIERI: I don't think nothing at all (smiling). I'm enjoying this victory today, and tomorrow I will prepare with my team this match, and we think in his game, his play, how we can do to win the match.

Q. Have you been following his career, Holger Rune's career?

GENARO ALBERTO OLIVIERI: Yeah, yeah, I was following. I saw him like three years ago or four years ago, I don't know, in futures, some futures in Portugal. So I know him. I know he's so good. He play very well. That's it.

Q. Do you feel that you have a chance to beat him?

GENARO ALBERTO OLIVIERI: Yeah. I have to play very well, so I have to prepare for that, because I think we are gonna play in a stadium, I don't know, so I have to prepare for that. The emotions will be difficult to, I don't know, whatever, yeah, to control.

So I can do. I think I can do, so we work for that. We will work for that.

Q. Do you think it's an advantage or disadvantage that Rune's match against Monfils, it didn't get played today because of Monfils' injury?

GENARO ALBERTO OLIVIERI: I don't know. I think it's advantages, because doesn't have like me three-and-a-half-hour match, tensions, and everything. So I think it's an advantage.

But I know I have the rhythm of the match and I am playing very good, so I think I can do.

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