“I want to play for many years, not one more match!”
When I was young, I only know about soccer. I was waiting for a soccer practice. It was an hour. So boring. A person gave a racquet to me. I hit the wall. And maybe after six months I decide I want to stay with tennis.
It is not easy when you travel a lot and you spend time away of home and you cannot share moments with your friends, family.
Now my life is different. I have a different game. I'm getting older. Everything is like new for me. It's like a new career after my third surgery. I'm really enjoying this.
I would like to say thank you to them (his parents) because I’m here because they were behind me and never left me alone and never let me quit tennis.
The first time I played on grass I felt horrible, as every Argentinean player does.
I spoke with everybody. But the most important thing was to stay close to my
family and friends. They supported me every day.
We’ve known each other (about his partner Dani Vallverdu) since junior tournaments and we’re staying together because he was alone and I’ve been alone for a while and we have a great relationship.
It makes me proud when you tell me that you feel inspired by my recovery and that's one of the best gifts I got in 2016.
Messi is a better player, and the most famous sportsman in Argentina, but Tevez is even more popular. He's a simple guy, they like that. He is a good friend of mine.
My year on the ATP Tour has just finished and it had a very special moment, the best week of my life: the Olympic Games in Rio. That night after the medal ceremony I did not want to leave the stadium. I wanted that moment to last forever.
You sleep in your room? "Yes." Is everything the same? "Same. My teddy Boca, which I have since age 4, is next to my bed."
I would love to be a favorite, but I have a few more guys playing better than me. And all Grand Slams you have the same favorites forever, like Djokovic, Rafa, Murray, Federer, and Isner too.
I didn't have the normal team of any player, but I could rely on my family, my closest friends and you (fans), especially the ones that supported me from every corner of my beloved country.