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MONTE-CARLO ROLEX MASTERS


April 12, 2011


Jo-Wilfried Tsonga


MONTE CARLO, MONACO

I. LJUBICIC/J. Tsonga
7-6, 6-4


THE MODERATOR: Questions in French, please.

Q. You must be very disappointed because that match was not out of reach for you.
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: Yes, I am very disappointed. I had the feeling I was playing extremely well for a set and a half. In spite of that, I was not ahead in the score.
Many details went wrong. There were some bad bounces, but also I missed the important points. So I'm playing tennis better during this period; however, I'm not winning, and that is frustrating. So I'm playing well: this is positive. But I lost: this is negative.
I will have to turn it around. I am working a lot for that.

Q. You're playing better. At 4-3 you got broken back. At 3-1 you made a couple of mistakes at the net because you were rushing.
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: I don't know if I was rushing. I call that a missed volley.

Q. That's what I saw.
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: At another moment of the match I played exactly the same volley and I made the point. In that case, you're not going to say I was rushing. So it's not negligence; it's a lack of confidence.
I didn't play many matches on clay yet. But now it has to work and I must start winning.

Q. But if you lack confidence, isn't it worse approaching the net all the time?
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: What I'm saying to myself is that if I have to regret anything, at least I need to try everything I can.
Ivan is a good player, so it's better to try everything instead of doing nothing and just letting the match slip away.

Q. What is your schedule now?
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: I'm going to train next week after playing doubles here. Why not, maybe Munich.

Q. Are you going to play doubles with Gaƫl, again?
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: If we play well, yes.

Q. So it's only for winning, not for pleasure?
JO-WILFRIED TSONGA: Well, it's all right to enjoy yourself, but it all depends on the results. If we are both complementary on the court and play well together, we might play more doubles.

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