Lucas Pouille gave his thoughts on his straight-set loss, 7-6 6-1, to Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati quarter-finals. As quoted by L'Equipe, Pouille said: "It's Novak Djokovic. I made some mistakes in the tie-break.
He played very well. These details make a difference. But there is something positive. Of course I am frustrated. I would have liked to go beyond. I will have to rest for one or two days and I will train again to play as best as possible in the US Open."
Daniil Medvedev, Djokovic's next opponent, was asked what's the difference between being inside the top ten rankings and outside it. "It's tough to say, because I wanted to say everything is the same, but what I can say is that the draws are easier because you are higher seeded so you don't get Novak in the second round or even third round, and that's cool.
I have been working for it, and I'm happy about it", said the Russian smiling. To have bye in Montreal was great because we came Monday during the day, and, like, here, I mean, to play Tuesday or Wednesday after you were in the final is a huge difference."