Roland Garros

Friday, 27 May 2022

Paris, France

Bernabe Zapata Miralles

Press Conference


6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7, 6-3

THE MODERATOR: What an unbelievable tournament you're having. Coming into the Roland Garros you passed through the quallies, now you're in the fourth round. Speak a bit about how you're feeling right now and if you really felt you would get this far.

BERNABE ZAPATA MIRALLES: Nothing to say today, no. I'm really happy, it's unbelievable to stay here in the second week in the Roland Garros.

I feel a little bit tired because I played too many matches, no? But I try to stay focused all the matches, to fight, recover when I have time, and then don't think too much about the tournament, really think to feel good, to, yeah, fight and, yeah, this is all.

Q. Just to stay on that, just talk about the feeling right now, because it's the first time here you go to the fourth round, it was just second round in the US Open before, I guess. Just talk about that, it's incredible, because you beat Taylor Fritz, you beat John Isner today, in which, you know, feeling you are right now?

BERNABE ZAPATA MIRALLES: Yeah, I think the feeling it's not to think about the match situation now. I think when I finish with my match, I'm in shock. I think I feel better this night in the room, no?

But, yeah, I try to don't think too much that I am in the fourth round, only try to think that I need to stay there and keep going for the next round and fight.

And after, when I finish the tournament, and when I come back home, I try to think back, yeah, to think about the tournament.

Q. Another big step, probably, because the next number you will be, you know, I guess in 95 position. So the first, for the first time in your life, you know, you're in the top 100 in ATP. How do you deal with that?

BERNABE ZAPATA MIRALLES: I think for me to be top 100 with this match and this tournament it's the best format to maintain the top 100. And I don't know, I play Monday or Sunday?

Q. Oh, no, Sunday with the ranking.

BERNABE ZAPATA MIRALLES: Oh, with the ranking, yeah, yeah. I think, I play Monday? I say, Oh, perfect. Okay, yeah, no, no (laughing).

So I think not our best form to enter the top 100 with this tournament.

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