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Last Updated: Sunday, 23 January 2005, 06:02 GMT
Aussie Open quotes of the day

"I'm pretty satisfied about the way I play. I went forward, I went to the net, I came in, and that's what I wanted to do."
Tennis is simple once you've mastered the basics - just ask Amelie Mauresmo.

"She makes you play. She puts the ball back in many times."
Chapter two from the Mauresmo guide to good tennis - "What to expect from your opponent".

"My coach told me I had to expect, you know, some long rallies and stuff. So, you know, I was ready for this."
An insight into the technical nature of the sport - Mauresmo again.

"I was happier today with my game than during my last match, because I made less unforced errors."
Svetlana Kuznetsova clearly subscribes to a similar school of thought as Mauresmo.

"I think she's all right. She's a bit different, like each of us, we are all different."
Kuznetsova isn't exactly warming to fellow Russian Maria Sharapova ahead of their quarter-final clash.

"I was anxious the whole time. It's really tough to find your rhythm against Joachim."
No kidding, Andre. But Agassi still came out on top despite Johansson's 51 aces.

"You've got to remember, there's A$100 to inner-city tennis in Australia for every ace - I'm a team player, that's all I'm saying. I won't undermine his efforts and say I let a lot of them go by. I'll just say that all the money is going to a great cause!"
Agassi explains his tactics on receiving serve.

"He's not as good as he was when he was at the top of the rankings, otherwise he would be there. I think he has to raise his game, not me."
Roger Federer clearly isn't that impressed with the efforts of Agassi, his next opponent.

"I'm really excited and looking forward to the challenge and opportunity of playing Roger. I mean, somebody has to beat him sooner or later, right? I hope it's Tuesday night."
An upbeat Agassi refuses to be intimidated by the world number one.

"I had so many chances to break him and I couldn't and I was a little bit upset at that."
Marat Safin explains why he smashed his racket three times on a drinks cooler.




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