Tashkent interview

Tashkent interview Interview of the day - Czech Republic’s Pavel Snobel is a regular at tennis events in Uzbekistan, having won an event at Fergana earlier this year. Snobel created the first upset at the $ 125,000 Tashkent challenger . Snobel made it to the quarterfinal after a one sided 6-3, 6-0 win over seventh seed and 124th ranked Italian Flavio Cipolla. The media team from the Tashkent Challenger Met up with him after his match.  Q. How did today’s match go, were you confident of a win?Snobel: “I had advantage over Cipolla even before the match as I had defeated him in the final round qualifying of Wimbledon this Year.   I know his game well and being a left hander helped me to handle the match well”.  Q. Yesterday you played a great match against another left hander Germany Simon Stadler wining from being 4-5 down in the third set , did that match help You ? Snobel: Yes, surely  , Stadler is also a left hander like me , and I hate playing left handed players , yesterday’s match was very close . I played some good shots to the end of the match and that turned the game for me. Also I think I’m playing the best of the season so far. Q : How has the year been for you so far ? Snobel: Not bad at all , I reached the main draw of  Wimbledon this year, won  a challenger at Fergana here , reached two semifinals of Challengers at Sarajevo , and Manchester. Last week I qualified at Vienna and lost to Stepenak   and now into the last 8 here. I’m enjoying my tennis. Q: What’s your aim for the year? Snobel: My aim is to be ranked at Australian Open Qualifiers , and to be in top 125-150 bracket , I have a few more events  to go ,  also I’m not losing many points immediately , so all this will surely help me to achieve my goal (This interview was conducted by Sunder Iyer on behalf of the Media team )Tashkent Challenger  www.tennis.uz.