Richard Gasquet lost to Roger Federer in straight sets, 6-2 7-5 6-4. The Frenchman was pretty disappointed at the end, as he lost his 17th match on 19 played in career to the Swiss.
'It was a difficult first set, he started well', Gasquet said. 'He was stronger. In the second set there was 30-all every time, but he has that ability every time to serve on the line at 200km/h. The serve is an unbelievable weapon in his game, he has an enormous precision. We know that the court is like last year, fast, and the ball bounces very less. It's perfect for his game, and in the third set it was a pity, we had close points and he played in an unbelievable way. I moved well. I am disappointed that I didn't manage to win even a set. It's frustrating. He is the best ever, without any doubt. It's frustrating. It hurts to lose every time.'
'Phsyically I am doing well. You know that you can improve your game and when you play that way, your level raises. You can't play at tonight's level if you are not at the top. The ball is going so fast. I am healrhy and motivated.'
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