Super Express: The joy of winning that final point against Stakhovsky was bigger than after winning an ATP tournament?
This is a special tournament, you get into a kind of trance. Also because we don’t play only for ourselves but also for the country. There’s more adrenaline than usual, hence my excitement and joy.
This victory allowed you to forget about Wimbledon?
There was no need, I forgot Wimbledon very quickly.
After the first match against Dolgopolov on Friday, many reproached you for snubbing the press – you answered their questions very sparingly.
My answers were short because sometimes I feel that journalists write about me what they want, so there’s no point in making long answers. No matter what I say, they make up stories about me.
But not everybody is unreliable?
No, not everybody. There are fair journalists who write the truth.
Your performance at Wimbledon will be remembered by many not because of how you did on the court but because you asked one of the Polish journalists to leave the presser room…
Did anything extraordinary happen at that presser? I asked a journalist, politely, to leave the room. I’ve known him for 10 years, I know how he works, what he says about me and how it goes against me. What was written about that presser later was pure fiction. It so happens that I’ve been recording my pressers so that I can listen to them later. We can replay it – they are recorded by Wimbledon organizers – and everybody can listen for themselves. The media reported that I said that fans had bothered me, that I blamed them for the loss – that’s absurd, a story made up by journalists. I was asked who was yelling at me during my serve and I said – some Pole. Some of the journalists fabricated a story that fans had bothered me and I was blaming them. Maybe that’s why it’s better to answer in two words because the longer I speak, the worse it gets for me and they will still add words that I didn’t use.
Why have you decided to work with Darren Cahill?
I’m sponsored by Adidas and Mr. Cahill works with them, that’s how we got in touch, discussed some details and I’m glad he’ll be in my team of consultants.
How about your plans now? Are you thinking about the US Open?
It’s way too early to be thinking about it, every tournament is important and all points count towards the rankings. I’m leaving for the Bastad tournament today.
Translation by @jesna3