Q. You have the reputation to be a little bit crazy. Does that bother you, or...
TEIMURAZ GABASHVILI: No, I like it. Why not? If nobody say nothing against me, it's bad. If somebody say against me, they very interested in me, so I like it.
Q. So it's true?
TEIMURAZ GABASHVILI: Yes, it's true.
Q. For those of us who don't know you, congratulations, first of all. What is the cause of this crazy reputation?
TEIMURAZ GABASHVILI: Thank you. I'm really aggressive. I was born in Georgia, so I have south blood mixed with north. They say it's very aggressive blood. Sometimes I go out of my mind even in the match, start screaming, you know, up and down always.
This my biggest problem, you know. That's why I know I can play very well tennis, but it was bothering me, you know. So maybe I was winning 3 1, and then it depends. I miss one crazy shot, Oh, shit. Then I lose it. That's why they call me crazy because of this.
Q. Have you ever been defaulted from a match for your behavior?Q. Do you take advice from Marat Safin? Because you play a lot like him.
TEIMURAZ GABASHVILI: No, no, no. I don't behave bad. I mean crazy in the game, you know. Crazy way I play, not how I behave. I behave good. No, don't worry.
TEIMURAZ GABASHVILI: Oh, really? I didn't serve that much aces like him, no? I didn't make that much backhand winners like him, no?
I don't know. He had one of the best games if he was fit, you know. So it's very flattering to him. I wish to play like him, but I don't know. Not yet.