MONTE-CARLO ROLEX MASTERS 2019
Monday, 16 April 2018
K. NISHIKORI/T. Berdych
4-6, 6-2, 6-1
THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.
Q. You had medical out for your wrist. Is it okay?
KEI NISHIKORI: Well, yeah, I got to see. It’s not great but, I mean, first match on clay, you know, I’m expecting little soreness.
Well, yeah, hopefully I have day off tomorrow. If I have to play tomorrow, I got to be ready tonight.
Q. What do you expect from this clay court season?
KEI NISHIKORI: Well, yeah, hopefully I do well. It’s actually great to come back this tournament, to start. I haven’t get a lot of match done this year. Hope I can put more matches on clay. I always enjoy this Europe season.
Yeah, hope I can have good preparation these couple tournaments, and hope I can finish great in French.
Q. Do you still take matches like this as a test, knowing what you’ve come through? Were you nervous at the beginning of the match maybe?
KEI NISHIKORI: Well, not really. I been playing, you know, enough after coming back from injury. Well, first tournament on clay, first match today especially, so it’s never easy.
You know, I feel like Tomas was struggling little bit in second, and third too. Nobody’s expecting I think 100% from first couple match.
But for me it’s good, you know, I’m winning start today. Hope I can get more confidence on clay and, yeah, do well these five tournaments on clay.
Q. Did you speak about why you called the medical for the wrist? I missed maybe your first answer. Can you explain what was going on.
KEI NISHIKORI: Yeah, it’s little sore. But, yeah, we’ll see.
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