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US Open day four quotes

Ana Ivanovic
Ivanovic is the earliest top seed to lose at the US Open since 1968

"If you are asking if I'm playing like a number one, no."
Ana Ivanovic is under no illusions about her current form.

"I guess when it was over."
Julie Coin is asked when she started to believe she might beat world number one Ivanovic.

"The most important thing is I finished quickly so I can get to bed early."
Rafael Nadal feels the benefit of a swift demolition of Ryler DeHeart.

"Tiger Woods is my best man. No, I'm kidding. That would be cool, eh?"
Mardy Fish is asked about his impending marriage.

"I think it's easy to come up with headlines in newspapers. I think I've seen almost every one of those. Like when I lose, you know, the Filleted Fish, kind of thing, Fried Fish. It's easy when I lose, because you throw one of those two out there. I tend to see those a lot."
Fish sets a challenge for headline writers everywhere.

"What's done is done. I've moved past it, and, you know, whatever gets him to sleep at night is fine. If he says after three hours he can't feel a ball hitting his racquet, then apparently every fifth set he's ever played he can't feel the ball."
James Blake is very much over the Olympic controversy when Fernando Gonzalez failed to call himself for a ball that touched his racquet on the way over the baseline.


"You know, to say that he didn't feel it hit his racquet is kind of a crock."
Blake's good friend Fish has a clear view on the Gonzalez incident.

"I would say more my tennis coach had to spend time with me, because I think my brother would not have so much patience."
Dinara Safina deals with the daily question about her brother Marat - this time, has he helped her learn to control her emotions?

"I think he was heckling Llodra. I think he said something like, 'Go back to France.' You know, 'The Queen's supporting you' or something. I don't know. I don't think he was heckling me. I think it was more towards him."
Andy Murray is asked about a heckler.

"I think every time I lose is because of me, not because of the other person. So I think that's pretty much dominance."
World number three Serena Williams on her dominance of the women's game.

"To be honest, I didn't know that that was the date."
Venus Williams responds to a lengthy question about her feelings on the same day that Barack Obama is going to accept his party's nomination for presidency, and the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech.

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