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Last Updated: Saturday, 3 September 2005, 21:59 GMT 22:59 UK
US Open quotes
Rafael Nadal

"I feel bad because I played bad."
Spanish teenager Rafael Nadal sums up his emotions after losing to James Blake.

"If I won or lost this match, I'd like to think he was proud of me. It's just icing on the cake that I won it and played as well as I did."
Blake on what his father, who died last year, would have made of his stirring performance.

"I need a new vocabulary to describe how I felt about that match. This time last year he was half-paralysed, watching this on TV and wondering if he'd ever play tennis again."
Blake's mother Betty on her son's struggle with a rare illness last year.

"I'm at the stage where I've thought to myself, 'If I dress like my wife, maybe I can play like my wife'. Been working, by the way."
Andre Agassi on why he now plays in classic tennis whites rather than the more flamoyant attire he used to wear.

"Berdych, do you want your binkie?"
An Agassi fan tells Tomas Berdych to stop complaining to the referee. Binkie is American slang for a child's dummy.

"I have no excuse for serving like that."
Elena Dementieva after serving 19 double faults in her three-set scrap against Anna Chakvetadze.

"One day we want to have kids, but being at the top of the game means a lot of sacrifices. You have to give 100% every day, so no time for babies now."
Justine Henin-Hardenne on when she will start a family with husband Pierre-Yves.



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