"I wanted to thank my team for the great work we have done so far and will continue to do. Thanks also to the organization for giving me the wild card, because without it I wouldn't even be here. I hope to come back next year.
De Minaur is an extraordinary player, fast, it's hard to make him the point. But I only thought about my game, making as few mistakes as possible. My week was perfect, and probably yes, I never played so well. I knew it was important to start strong, and after some problems in the startup I tried to make the best use of the service and the game shots. I never had this attention and this followed, in the stands and by journalists. I like it, I enjoy it. I don't know if people like Federer or Nadal are still enjoying themselves after so many years in the Tour, but I'm at the beginning and I'm at ease. Well, it's early to say that I could already be at a top 20 level. we need continuity, we need an entire season at this level, which I have not yet done ”.
"With these rules you always go very fast, but in reality the game I had just thought of it this way. Against De Minaur you have to be solid, you need to find a balance between risk and concreteness. This time I would say that it went well. Yes, I won a lot this year, and next year the goal is to play a lot, say 60 matches. If I do less then the world certainly does not fall. The level will be higher, so it will be more difficult, because we will try to play only ATP tournaments ".
"I would have liked to go to Spain to support my teammates, but I think we will have to continue the work in Bordighera with my team. These are important weeks to prepare for next season: now we are going to play the Challenger of Ortisei, then it will be time to think about 2020. But the goal is always to grow, I can't stop here ”.