Bencic: 'It would be nice if Federer and Wawrinka made US Open semis'


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Bencic: 'It would be nice if Federer and Wawrinka made US Open semis'

Belinda Bencic is sad for Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka's respective US Open quarter-finals losses to Grigor Dimitrov and Daniil Medvedev. Bencic, who reached the semifinals beating Donna Vekic, said: "This is not a good thing.

I'm not happy about this actually. Yeah, I'm kind of surprised, like I think everyone is. It would be really nice if the boys could also make it to semifinals. But I'm happy I can kind of do it for them and don't let them down."

Bencic now dreams to go all the way in New York: "I think the dream of every tennis player obviously is to win the biggest tournaments. I think for sure being No. 1 in the world or winning a Grand Slam is always a dream.

But I think it's still a long way to that. Of course, I think you can see it there. I think the work and staying in the moment is more important right now. Just taking it step by step, like I said all my career. I know it sounds boring.

It's how you have to approach it. You cannot think too far ahead because I think that's just going to kind of make it more difficult or maybe add some pressure or something. Yeah, I'm just trying to get a step closer to that every day.

Today I am a step closer." Bencic concluded: "I worked hard for this - it's not like I never imagined I could do this. Who doesn't love wins? I mean, it's the best feeling in the world. I think that's why we tennis players play.

For sure when you lose, it's the worst feeling. It's very bitter... What I love most is definitely the competition, these type of matches. Yeah, that feeling right after you do the match point is the nicest one."