"Obviously the score was different this time. I didn't get destroyed. I don't feel like I got destroyed. I was just very, very close. I feel like I'm getting closer, honestly. I feel I'm getting closer, I'm doing the right steps, taking the right decisions.
He's a very difficult opponent to play. Big fighter, really, like he gives his soul. I have dealt over the years -- not over the years, over the last couple of months to face losses with a more positive way. I don't get so much frustrated with myself and beaten up.
That's how we'd call it. I deal with them a little bit better, and I see the positive side of it."
That first interaction kind of got me a little bit more -- just got me to realize certain things that I didn't know before and how this world works and everything. And also, I was struggling as a child with fear of rejection, so I was never really able to open up and say what I feel and whatever.
So this kind of has matured me over the last couple of months, taught me a lot of things. I feel much more as a 21-year-old now than I did before. It was also something that helped a lot, not just in my tennis over the last couple of months but also in my behavior and my everyday life."