Quote machine: 2009 Australian Open, Day 4


Originally published on: 26/02/10 15:11

Chris Guccione on moving forward and beating one of the top 10 players in the next month, year or so
Ive beaten top 10 players before. I beat [Tomas] Berdych in straight sets last week. Obviously I can beat top 10 players. It just depends on how I play on the day.
Today he played a little bit too good. I wasnt up to scratch. I think for sure Im improving. Im only 23, so I have a lot of tennis ahead of me.

Gilles Simon on whether he did any research beforehand on Chris Guccione
No, because its an easy way to play. You dont have the choice. Hes just coming to the net every time he can.
What is hard is to stay focused on every point because you can feel the frustration even during the match because there is the crowd for him. Every time hes serving an ace, yeah, cmon. For me its not easy on the court. Thats why Im pretty happy to win, because I didnt take pleasure to play today. It was really hard.



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