Harmony Tan, after his victory over Alizé Cornet (6-4, 6-4) Monday at Roland Garros: “Yes, it’s the best victory. This is my first at Roland Garros, in a final draw of a Grand Slam tournament, it’s always something. Doing it in France is incredible. At the end of the game, it’s mostly joy, a really incredible feeling, with the audience, my family. I remember this last qualifying round in 2018, at Roland Garros, it was already very good. But I’ve changed a lot lately, physically, mentally.
I gained more confidence in myself, in my game. I know how to play today. I have a bit of an atypical game, I try to vary with the effects, the ball grips. I use the slice a lot, the cushioning. Of course, I have to improve my level of aggression, be a little more offensive on the field, take the ball a little earlier. I still have a pretty huge margin for improvement. This match is a continuation of the things I am doing this season. It’s a very good victory for me, a great reward for the work done in recent years. “
Alizé Cornet: “There are too many ups and downs in this match, too many unforced errors. This defeat is quite easy to explain. I did not arrive in the best possible conditions, with my injury in Strasbourg, but I played my match rather 100% physically. I did my best today, even though it wasn’t my best level of tennis for sure.
I am a little tired of the circuit today. What weighs me down the most is losing. We will have to find solutions, work if I want to have a more satisfactory second part of the season. The results of my season on clay are rather very disappointing (3 wins, 6 losses in the main draw). “