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January 15, 2013

Milos Raonic


M. RAONIC/J. Hajek
3‑6, 6‑1, 6‑2, 7‑6

THE MODERATOR:テつ Questions, please.

Q.テつ What happened in the first set?テつ Obviously not your finest hour.
MILOS RAONIC:テつ I don't think not my finest two and a half hours.
No, I wasn't putting anything on the ball the whole match.テつ I was playing a little bit tight.テつ I sort of wasn't hitting freely.テつ I was just letting him get in the points and get in the match.

Q.テつ You did have stretches of playing reasonably well, I thought.
MILOS RAONIC:テつ But never the right way.テつ He gave me a lot of mistakes.
And it was always similar sort of the third set.テつ I had a lot of break chances in the third set, but I was always missing the first or second ball.テつ Then I just started overthinking a little bit too much.

Q.テつ And the second serve on the set point in the fourth set, just another day at the office?
MILOS RAONIC:テつ That's how I know how to serve.テつ I hope that's how it always goes.

Q.テつ Did that affect you at all, the fact that you hit a let on the previous serve?
MILOS RAONIC:テつ No.テつ I was thinking to go wide, but I've been doing this serve the whole time.テつ I haven't really been double‑faulting.テつ I double‑faulted maybe early in the game, but on the deuce side.テつ I wasn't double‑faulting at all on that side.

Q.テつ Do you blame any of the erratic play on the pretty windy conditions?
MILOS RAONIC:テつ No, the wind wasn't that bad, as bad as it seems.テつ It was actually pretty okay to play.テつ I just wasn't swinging freely, and then just the wind seem a lot worse than it is.
My legs weren't moving, my arm wasn't moving, so the margin for error when I was swinging through the ball was much smaller.

Q.テつ How do you explain not moving the arms?
MILOS RAONIC:テつ First match.テつ Just looking to get better and better.テつ I think I played better against Giraldo last year in US Open, but I think it was same of the sort of the same situation.テつ Then I came out better and better and better by the match.
So happy to get through and trying to make it better.

Q.テつ So it's Rosol or Jamie Baker.
MILOS RAONIC:テつ I played Jamie I think three times, three weeks in a row, in futures in Bangkok.テつ Three weeks in a row I played him.テつ I think semis all three weeks.テつ I won twice and lost once.

Q.テつ Rosol is he anything but a guy that had one phenomenal performance?
MILOS RAONIC:テつ That's not my place to comment.テつ We'll see about that in two days.

Q.テつ And what did you think of him today?テつ Steady at certain times.
MILOS RAONIC:テつ He's steady.テつ He doesn't move that great.テつ He needs time.テつ That's why I felt I let him into it quite often, because I'm normally pretty good when I get ahead in the point making the guy go from side to side.
Guys like Ferrer that defend really well I struggle with a bit more.テつ I wasn't able to get him going, and that's the thing.テつ I was letting him into the game.テつ That's why I was a bit disappointed with, well, not just that part but many parts of the match.

Q.テつ Trying to incorporate a few new things into your game this year.テつ I guess you weren't too successful with that today.
MILOS RAONIC:テつ No.テつ The only thing I incorporated is winning the match and getting by and trying to be better.

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