BEIJING, China – A few of the quotes from some of Thursday’s news conferences at the China Open.
Wild card Ze Zhang became the first Chinese player on the ATP World Tour to defeat a top 20 player with his win over Richard Gasquet on Thursday 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 at the China Open.
Q: Today you played three sets and eventually win, but prior to that you said you can try to fight against a high competent player like this one but the match is really short. But today you win the game. What do you think might be the reason for you to play against such a high, competent, high-profile opponent?
ZE ZHANG: This year actually I play a lot of, you know, high-profile tournament. This give me a lot of opportunity to play against the high-profile opponent.
So once you play frequently with them, you will be gradually familiar with them. Today I have no fear. I’m very much relaxed. I”m not that nervous, so I”m going to try my best to play with utmost performance.
Q: Congratulations for yo...