In an interview to Rftb the Belgian player Steve Darcis, who will retire from the professional tour next year, recalled his 2013 Wimbledon first round win over Rafael Nadal. Darcis said: "It will probably the biggest achievement in my career.
Also my first title in Amersfoort will be magical. I came out from nowhere. Memphis will be special. But everyone will speak to me about the win over Nadal forever." Afterwards, an injury came for Darcis: "I switched from one of the best moments in my career to one of the worst.
I stopped for almost nine months due to a shoulder issue. After the match against Nadal, all the interviews I did, I knew it would have not worked the match after. It was tough." Asked if he loved tennis until the end, Darcis replied: "Yes, I always loved tennis.
If I came back more times, it's because I liked it. I like matches and the competition. Then I had a lot of pain so I liked less staying on court. It's a bit more difficult to enjoy. But I think living of your passion is everyone's dream."
In an interview to Gazzetta dello Sport the former world No. 4 Adriano Panatta spoke about Matteo Berrettini's breakthrough on Tour. Panatta said: "Fabio Fognini has always been a very strong player. Berrettini instead came up this year raising several positions.
He deserves it because he is first of all a very good guy, then he is a very moderna player, an unusual Italian because he doesn't even look like an Italian not just tennis-wise but also physically: he is 195 centimeters tall, he hits so powerful serves... I think he totally deserves this success."