Here are some video highlights from both Juan Martin del Potro’s and Roger Federer’s press conferences after the 2009 US Open final:
There were some more great quotes from Juan Martin’s press conference. (For more from Roger Federer, click here.)
Q. First of all, congratulations. You’ve been speaking all week and quite clear that this is your favorite tournament and you’ve always dreamed of winning it. Sometimes dreams come true. Describe the emotions that you felt when it was a reality.
DEL POTRO: Well, when I lay down to the floor, many things come to my mind. First my family and my friends and everything. I don’t know how I can explain, because it’s my dream. My dream done. It’s over. I will go home with a trophy, and it’s my best sensation ever in my life.
It’s too early to explain. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next week I will be believing in this. But now, I don’t know. I don’t understand nothing.
On being like Roger:
Q. You came this close to almost breaking the racquet after the third set. All of a sudden there seemed to be a new spark in you.
DEL POTRO: Well, I was so nervous. But for respect to me and respect to everyone, I don’t do that, because maybe when I feel nervous I saw Roger and he’s a gentleman player, you know. We have to learn many things about him. Many times I do that today.
Del Potro’s humble celebration plans:
Q. You earned a lot of money today. How are you gonna use this? Are you gonna buy something to treat yourself?
DEL POTRO: No, maybe cheesecake for my birthday.
Juan Martin’s birthday is September 23 – I hope he doesn’t wait that long to celebrate!
Del Potro’s press conference via USOpen.org.