With the victory over Novak Djokovic, the Spanish tennis player Pablo Carreño Busta reached the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and after a great success, he summed up his impressions without hiding his excitement.
"I am happier than after winning the tournament. I won Davis, ATP tournaments, but also an Olympic medal ... I have never experienced this feeling, it is indescribable." "I felt the support of the whole of Spain, I received a million messages of support yesterday after the defeat," said Pablo Carreño Busta.
The Spanish tennis player has been preparing for months and focusing on the Olympic Games with the goal of reaching a medal. "I was crazy to play some matches. When I found out that the Olympics would not happen last year, I went down a bit, but I arrived at these Games at a very good physical and mental moment and I showed it."
"You have to be here every day one hundred percent. A bronze medal is a dream come true "
The defeat by Khachanov stopped him one step away from the finals, but the outcome of the match played on Friday did not have a negative impact today.
"This week was very difficult and when I saw that Djokovic would be my rival, everything fell apart. But today I slept like never before, I recovered as if I hadn't played all week and I went out on the field knowing that the whole of Spain with me and that I will not stop believing and trying to the last point "
The tennis player who takes 11th place on the ATP list pointed out that he slept 9 and a half hours before today's duel. "All the fatigue of a few weeks has arrived, the pressure to represent your country at some games and even when you see yourself playing against Djokovic, you relax aware that it is difficult."
"It was a very important match for me. After the victory against Medvedev, it seemed that the medal is approaching, and with Khacanov seemed it is moving away. I managed to recover physically and mentally and it was not easy against Djokovic "
Carreño Busta also referred to Djokovic's reactions and outbursts of anger during which the Serb threw a racket. "When he threw the racket in the stands, it seems that it was not enough for the referee to warn him. Sometimes it is difficult to follow the rules when you face the first in the world," said the Spaniard.