Georgian tennis player Nikoloz Basilashvili He appeared before the media at a press conference to analyze what his feelings are after the victory achieved this past morning in the semifinals of Indian Wells 2021 against the American Taylor Fritz.
– Today he will play the most important game of his sports career:
“The emotions are really positive. I’m very happy. Today I played at a great level of tennis. In my opinion, Taylor made me squeeze the most out of every point. I had to play very solid from the back of the court to be able to defeat him. Overall, I am happy to have been relaxed in the most important moments of the match and to have been able to execute my tennis. My serve today was incredible. “
– Cameron Norrie will be his rival in the grand final:
“He is a really interesting player. He has had a sensational tournament and has been playing at a good tennis level for several weeks. Now I will rest and analyze his tennis so that I can develop a plan for the final. If I play at today’s level I may have chances to be able to take the victory “.
– Set balls saved in the first set:
“As I said before, it has been key to be relaxed when things got complicated for me. I concentrated a little and started to move better. I was very aggressive and that’s why I managed to save the set balls that I had against in the first set. In the end it was worth everything I suffered to win. “
– First Georgian player to reach a Masters 1000 final:
“This means a lot to me. I have previously had good results on the circuit. I managed to win ATP titles and that never happened. I am very happy to be able to achieve something like this, especially in a country like Georgia, which is very small and where tennis It is not too popular. I was able to make my way, go through the most complicated races to finally get here. It means a lot to me to be able to play this final “, concluded the Georgian player that if he wins the title today he will rise to number 18 in the ATP ranking .