A few noteworthy comments fro JMDP's post match interview - these say a lot about his character .....
Yeah, of course, the crowd, it's so exciting cheering for both players. Very respectful for both players. They made a good show for everyone.
Of course I will be in the history of this tournament. That's amazing for me. I have new opportunities in the other Grand Slams to win, because if I did here, if I beat Nadal, Federer and many good players, maybe I can do one more time.
But of course, will be difficult, because I was so close to lose today.
Q. You came this close to almost breaking the racquet after the third set. All of a sudden there seemed to be a new spark in you.
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Well, I was so nervous. But for respect to me and respect to everyone, I don't do that, because maybe when I feel nervous I saw Roger and he's a gentleman player, you know. We have to learn many things about him. Many times I do that today.
Q. You always talk so quietly with this soft voice, do you ever shout in your life, in your private life? Do you get angry?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Yeah, of course. I was in the locker room...
Q. What did you do?
JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO: Doing some bad things. I cannot tell you.
But I did my things. I have respect for what my coach say before the match. That's the reason of my victory.