Roger Federer appeared in the Mutua Madrid Open press conference room after his quarter-final defeat to Dominic Thiem (6-3, 6-7 , 4-6). The world number 3 and three-time champion of the tournament (2006, 2009 and 2012), covered the following subjects before saying goodbye to the Caja Mágica.
Confidence for the French Open: “Yeah. I feel very good about my game. I thought I had some good matches here, you know, especially last two. First one was good to get into it. And obviously, Gael [Monfils] and Dominic [Thiem] are tough on clay so it was a good battle. I feel good on clay right now”.
Madrid: “I enjoy playing here. I had a great week. People couldn’t have been friendlier to me. I thought I played well. I have good memories from this place, so of course I can see myself coming back, but I don’t know at this point”.
How is he feeling?: “I feel sweaty (smiling) and what just happened doesn’t matter. No, it’s been a good week. Frustrating, clearly. Losing with match points is the worst, so that’s how I feel. But nevertheless, if I take a step back, it’s all good”.