It was a big honor to face Roger Federer, says Marius Copil

It was a big honor to face Roger Federer, says Marius Copil

Marius Copil has many positives to take from his great week at the Swiss Indoors in Basel. Copil was world No. 93 at the beginning of the tournament, now he will be number 60. ‘I would love for it to be the beginning of my career at this level‘, said the 28-year-old after his 7-6 6-4 loss to Roger Federer in the final on Sunday. ‘It was an amazing week.

Coming here, I was fighting in order to play and to stay in the Top 100… after this amazing week, I’ve just gained a lot of confidence in myself and I saw that I can play a much higher level of tennis and I could keep it up.’ During the prize ceremony, Copil had said: ‘Roger, it was a big honour for me to he in the same place as you.

Thank you for what you do for tennis, I am speaking in behalf of all players.’ Analyzing the match overall, Copil added: ‘There were four challenges called, all of them against me, I was not lucky but that’s tennis, one centimeter can cost you the match.

I always tried to be aggressive even if I lost the tie-break because of a drop shot I should have not played. Maybe not being too experienced played a role. In the second set both of us played well and he won the most important points.’ Copil won six matches in Basel this year, starting from the qualifying draw which can definitely give him a confidence boost in the 2019 season.

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