Vasek Pospisil on the change in momentum in his Monday night loss:
“I don’t know what happened but it just kind of went quick. I mean, it’s one of those matches to forget, to be honest. […] I feel, like, for a 10-minute period there, I completely vanished into thin air.
Credit to him. He played solid. But definitely would have liked to have made him . . . I don’t know. I would have liked to have done a better job of being there, competing, playing my brand of tennis. Unfortunately, it just wasn’t my day for whatever reason. I can’t say it wasn’t my day because I started well. I started OK. Then just kind of shifted strangely.
I don’t know how many times that’s happened in my career, where it was like a bipolar, weird thing. Two completely different players for the first half of the match, then the second half.”
Pospisil on his doubles match with Daniel Nestor on Tuesday:
“Yeah, it will be very tough, for sure. Especially because of how the match went today. I hope I play better tomorrow for Daniel’s sake. I’ll just try to get some good sleep and try to bounce back”.
Juan Martin Del Potro on his first-round match against John Isner:
“Well, John can reach the finals in any tournament. He has a great serve. His movements from the baseline are getting better. It’s, of course, a tough first round for both. Could be a quarterfinal, could be a semifinal of any tournament.
But we played today and I was lucky to win tonight. Hopefully, I can get another draw in the next tournament because no one wants to play against John in the first round.”
Nick Kyrgios on what he likes about Montréal:
“I love it here. I think, you know, I find it, like, quite a strange city but it’s cool. It’s kind of cool. I like it.
I haven’t really explored that much yet. I’ve got some free time tomorrow. I enjoy it here, yeah.”
Kei Nishikori on his relationship with coach Michael Chang:
“We always talk about big goals, winning Masters and Grand Slams. I feel like, you know, still long way, but every year is getting closer.
He gives me a lot of good advice, good influence. I think, for me, he’s a great coach. He’s helping me a lot to get to next level.”