Nature takes its course and inga swotek He will be in the final of Roland Garros to defend the title he won last year. got rid of the world number 1 Beatriz Haddad Maia By 6-2 7-6(7) In a game that could have been complicated in the final moments. However, the defending champion stayed on court and will face Karolina Muchova, the executioner of Aryna Sabalenka, in the final. After his victory, Swiatek held a press conference to talk about his next opponent, karolina muchova, about his feelings looking back on the previous semi-final and the change in his mindset since Australia. Do you see yourself winning Roland Garros? Rafael Nadal,
“I’m very happy to be in the final again. It was a tough match, especially the second set. It was tense at times so I’m glad I was solid and was able to close it out in the tie-break. It wasn’t easy and Beatriz played very well.
About Haddad Maia
“She uses the fact that she is left-handed and uses her spin on serves. It’s just tactically a little different. You always have to adapt a lot in everything you do on the court because he is a left-hander. But I knew I could use my strength on clay and make it physical if needed. Today I had a lot of confidence in myself.”
About Muchova, with whom he has not played since 2019
“I think I still know Karolina’s game because I have played a lot of training with her since 2019 and I watch her more than other players. I really like her game, I respect her and I think she is a player who can do anything. He has a great punch, can pace the game and has great technique. I’ve seen their matches and I think I know their game pretty well, but it’s different in matches and I’ll be ready for it, whatever it may be.”
Did you watch the last semi-final?
“I can only imagine how they felt about all those ups and downs in the game and it wasn’t pretty. It was like he could feel what they were feeling. I focused on myself. Tried to concentrate but obviously I had to look at the scoreboard to see where to warm up. It’s always like a game before going fast. But they are both fighters so they fought till the end and that’s why the score is one It would go away and then suddenly it would be equal again. It was not like watching the match, I was just looking to see the score.”
Are you inspired by imagining that you can establish a dynasty in Paris like Nadal?
“I wouldn’t say that kind of motivation. I’m more of a guy who tries to do his best every day and hopes for the best. But not like Rafa, what he did and what he’s still doing Quite amazing. I never thought it would be possible for me, it was just out of my reach. He has played very well for many years, I don’t know if it will be possible for me or not. But I just want to compete And year after year I try to stay calm, take everything one step at a time.
change of mind from australia
“I wouldn’t say Australia was in a good place, so since then I’ve made progress and changed my mindset to be more efficient and calmer, not to over-analyze everything. Now I would say I I am in a different place. I am quite happy that I haven’t had to deal with as many things as I did in Australia. But even on clay I feel like I have more weapons than on hard courts. So I am trying to Got the confidence to focus a little more on that surface and play better.”