'It's been unbelievably big week for me. All I can say is that I didn’t expect to come this far. You know, I was just hoping if I can get a match or two just to prepare for Wimbledon well. So, this is kind of a dream come true. Also beating Roger today, like I said on the court, just to share a court with him is really special for me because I have been looking up to him a lot and I remember the days, you know, when I was watching with my dad and my mum, and now I’m here playing him, beating him today. It really does mean a lot to me.'
Speaking about his preparation for the match,, Coric added: 'I just tried to maybe keep calm, not to get overexcited. I think that was the key. I was really serving well. I couldn’t put much returns in the court until the last two games of the third set that I broke him. Until then, I don’t think I had one break point. Really he served unbelievable and there were not many chances. But I knew again I’m serving well and, you know, I knew there are going to be a couple of points which are going to be deciding. And that’s what happened. I was really lucky in the tiebreak to be honest. He was serving on 6-4 and I made a very good return there, on 6-5 it was a really really lucky point. And I think that first set made a huge difference. If I lost the first set I think it would quite tough for me.'