I think I had chances in the first
three sets. I mean, the second set, I think I was up 4-3,
then got broken twice there. That obviously turned out to be
quite an important part of the match. I did manage to win the third.
You know, maybe I could have got the match done in three sets there
had I closed out the second after getting the break. Sam served extremely
well at the end of the match, you know, loosened up, was going for
his shots. Nothing much I could do. The whole tournament I’ve been a
little bit sore. But I tried my best right to the end. You know, gave
everything I had. I’m proud about that. But it’s obviously disappointing
to lose, you know, at Wimbledon. There’s obviously an opportunity
there. So I’m sad that it’s over. There’s a possibility your No. 1 ranking
could go after this tournament to Novak, I believe. How tough would
that be for that to happen, having worked so hard
to get to that point? Not very. I spoke about that a lot
the last few months. I mean, it was going to happen at some stage.
I don’t think anyone has ever stayed at No. 1 their whole career.
It always comes to an end. I haven’t played well enough
this year to deserve to stay there for much longer. If it doesn’t
happen by the end of this tournament, it will happen, you know,
by the end of the US Open. You know, that’s fine. Obviously
I would rather be ranked No. 1 than 2, 3 or 4. You know,
I go away now and try and find a way to get back there.
Hopefully I can do that.