Notes, Quotes and Videos From 2019 US Open Media Day
(August 23, 2019) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Friday marked US Open Media Day. Some players had news conferences in the Louis Armstrong Stadium. Here are mostly videos of what the players had to say:
Nadal: “Well, I have been not very, very focused on the diet for all my life. Of course, when you are getting older, every small thing can have a bigger impact, no?
“Obviously I try to take care about my eating habits. But normally I just try to have a very normal life.”
” I think the (US Open) match I have best memory probably is the final of 2013. Have been a so important victory for me after a big and long injury in 2012. Be able to win a Grand Slam here on hard again have been so special for me.”
Nadal was asked if he had an advantage being on the other side of the draw from Federer and Djokovic:
“I don’t know. I have to win my matches to have an advantage because I only can meet them in the semifinals. I have plenty of work before that to know if I have an advantage or not. So let’s see if I am able to do my work for my side.
“That’s not an advantage or disadvantage. That’s part of the draw. That’s part of the things that happen when you are No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3. For example, in Wimbledon was the other way. They changed. Now here is the opposite.”
Asked about if he’s ready for the US Open:
“I hope to be ready. Last year, honestly, I was not that bad. Of course, my feeling on the knees are better this year than last year. Last year the problem was I played three or four very, very long matches. That’s tough. Then happened in that semifinals the thing with the knee. I hope to be ready for it. I think I am playing well. I am practicing the right way during these days.
“Of course, winning in Montreal help. I am ready for the action. Hopefully remain couple of days of good practices. Let’s see if I’m able to make that happen.”