What the winner said
Match reaction: "It's great to play here, my first time on Suzanne-Lenglen. It's a great court and yeah I really enjoyed that, with great energy from the crowd. I really wanted to come back with a great level."
On surrendering three match points at 3-5: "Not too good, not a great feeling. I had to recover, I had to quickly forget that and then I managed to play a great level."
All about enjoyment: "I try not to think of it all as this important. I try to enjoy on court all my tennis and that's the most important thing. I heard from Stefanos [Tsitsipas] that he started to enjoy being on court more thanks to me. That was great to hear from other players and a lot of other people, who started to play tennis because of me. That's something I try to do in every match, enjoy and smile on court."
On chats with his coach Juan Carlo Ferrero: "He has told me a lot of times too that he enjoys watching my tennis. He's a really close person to me, a really important person for me.
"When I leave the court and talk with him, my team, they always remind me of all the great shots, the hot shots, to laugh about it. That means I enjoy it, playing great, playing relaxed and this is what we talk about every day."