Molcan: I am not sad, because I lost from the world’s best tennis player
The Slovak Alex Molcan lost in the ATP 250 Series Belgrade Open final against the world’s best tennis player, Novak Đoković, 2:0 (6:4, 6:3).
After the match, he said that even though he lost today, he was not sad, since he lost from the best in the world:
“I feel good, this is my best result, I reached the final as a qualifier, I played good tennis, I fought, and I tried today, but it wasn’t enough. I did not play bad, but I played against Novak Đoković. I am not sad, since I lost from the best tennis player in the world,” Molcan stated, and added that he will continue training hard.
He said that he did not make it into Roland Garros qualifiers, that he achieved an incredible result here in Serbia, from the first to the last match, and that it is very educational for him to play against Novak Đoković.
Speaking about his favourite surface, he said that young tennis players in Slovakia mostly play on clay, and that it is his favourite surface. “I don’t mind running, long exchanges, I’m physically fit. I have good results on hard surface as well, although I play a little different on it. My backhand is better on hard surface. I also played on grass, it is fun, different,” Molcan stated.
Alex Molcan started playing tennis when he was 5-6 years old, he moved to Bratislava when he was 12, because “If you want to play in the big leagues, you have to come to the capital.” His coach is Radislav Simon, and his idols are Rafael Nadal and Fernando Verdasco, saying that he has a similar playstyle as the latter.