October 3, 1998
Q. Karol, bad luck. Your physical condition at the end was not the best. Can you tell us when you first started to feel bad?
KAROL KUCERA: Yeah. First I felt bad after first set, I think. And I got into the match with the winning of the second set. And then somehow I found it real strange not to play a big rallies, but I could run a few rallies.
Q. You actually felt tired by the start of the second set?
KAROL KUCERA: Yeah. But the last set and I think from the point from 5-2 in the fourth set, it was real bad.
Q. Did you set out to overcome that by attacking more instead of containing and counterattacking?
KAROL KUCERA: Yeah, that's right. I was trying to keep the rallies as short as possible, you know.
Q. Were you surprised then how close you got to winning?
KAROL KUCERA: Yeah, I was pretty surprised (laughter).
Q. Could you have done anything different on those four match points, do you think?
KAROL KUCERA: It's tough to say. But I don't think so. I could hit some ace or something, you know. But I couldn't really run too much. All the MVPs was I think like two of them was rallies. One he hit a forehand winner return, so was no chance there.
Q. You played very well, but how do you feel about missing the chance at all that money?
KAROL KUCERA: Yeah, you know, that's only some money. So it would be worse if it would be like a Grand Slam semifinal or something, I think. I don't feel really bad about this result, so I'm not disappointing too much.
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