Miami Q & A
Q. How does it feel to be back in town where you have spent so much time.
ANDY: I always enjoy being here. I spend months here every year a lot of my hard work and preparation happens here so it always gives me a good feeling when I come back. I have a lot of memories from this place especially out on the courts.
Q. Does it make a difference when you play so much on Crandon Park’s center court?
ANDY: Yeah, I think it helps, because you obviously you know the conditions and stuff. They normally repaint the courts just before the tournament, so the court doesn’t play exactly the same as it does when I practice on it in December. But I know the conditions. I know how windy it can be on the court and how humid it can be.
Q. You’re playing Matthew Ebden. Is he a guy that you have got much history with at all?
ANDY: I played him once in Shanghai a few years ago. I chat to him a little bit. I know him fairly well. We haven’t practiced much together and I’ve only played him once before.
Q. How do you feel at the moment? Are you ready to defend your championship in Miami?
ANDY: I hope so. I mean, again, you never know how you’re going to feel on any given day. I like the conditions here. I like the courts. I have played well here in the past and I’m hitting the ball pretty well, so we’ll have to wait and see. I’m hoping this is going to be the best week I have had this year. I hope I play my best tennis. That’s the goal.