Q. Even though you lost, you got to take some positive out of that to push a player of that quality, especially after injuries and so on you've had over the last couple years.
GILES SIMON: Well, of course it's good to play this kind of match. At the Australian Open it's almost better. The problem is I lost second round, and tomorrow you will forget it and I will have to work for the next tournament. It will be different.
I'm just sad that I had to play Roger this soon in the tournament. I was feeling good. I was hoping to play a very good tournament, but the draw was tough. Even with a very good match from me, it was not enough.
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Totally agree that he was lucky to get the match. Everyone who watched was as well. He won Sydney and was playing really good tennis over the stretch of a few weeks and used to be 6 in the world. So the obvious answer is he wanted to play more tennis at this tournament. But he's also one of my favorite players and so I kind of wanted to watch.