Juan Martin Del Potro: 'Very high level. I missed these moments when I was injured'- View: 4644 by Gatto Luigi
Juan Martin del Potro allows Argentina to dream big achievements after the five hour and seven mins win to Andy Murray, in the Davis Cup semifinals in Glasgow.
Del Potro is satisfied because is aware he is playing at very high levels again: 'It was the longest match of my career and I won it against Andy playing here, it’s very special for me and also the way of my tennis - the 2009 US Open champion said - I think we both played for five hours at a very high level.
I think the crowd enjoyed that and of course when you win these kind of matches it’s great. I hit winners on serve and with the forehand, in the last game I played very well, I knew that If I got broken everything could have happened.
I missed these moments when I was injured at home.'
Andy Murray has no regrets because knows he fought from the beginning until the end: 'It’s very fine margins. That happens in tennis, happens in sport sometimes.
It could have gone either way. He just played a little bit better in the fifth set. But there wasn’t much difference in the match really. I did great today. I’m very proud of how I played. I thought I did fantastic. I fought for every point, tried as best as I could.
That’s all you can do. Will I play the doubles match with Jamie? I don't know, it would be tough. I'll have to see how I pull up when I wake up and then I'll probably make a decision," said Murray.
"I had never played a match that long. I've played matches close to that length but none after an extremely long stretch of playing, so I don't know how I will feel.'
In the other semifinal Croate is tied 1-1 with France.
Here are some Marin Cilic's quotes after the match won against Lucas Pouille: 'I felt the intensity of the match especially in the first two sets. Lucas wasn’t too bad in the opening two sets but I managed to push him back and felt I was hitting my ground strokes well from the baseline.
But the moment I lost a little bit of focus he was there and I had to work hard to stay in control of the match. I had to get my rhythm back at the beginning of the fourth set and getting that break early on was crucial.' Cilic is not at his best as he said to suffer an adductor issue: 'Tomorrow morning we will decide if I am going to play in the doubles or not.
I feel well, I am not overly exhausted. It was great to see French fans arrive in numbers and good spirit, their cheering contest with our fans was fascinating and I hope the home crowd will keep up their passionate support throughout the weekend.' Story by Davis Cup website
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