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US Open quotes
Dominik Hrbaty's controversial shirt
Dominik Hrbaty's top helps inspire Lleyton Hewitt to victory in New York
"I just couldn't lose to a bloke wearing a shirt like that"
Lleyton Hewitt is relieved to beat Dominik Hrbaty - and his cut-out pink shirt.

"The shirt itself is actually nice. You don't sweat as much. But I didn't play my best"
Hrbaty defends his controversial top but not his tennis.

"If I can build up some tennis culture in Finland, that would also be great for the game"
Jarkko Nieminen gets big ideas after becoming the first Finn to reach a Grand Slam quarter-final.

"Man, it had to be fifth or sixth grade. I was probably 10 or 11 years old"
James Blake recalls buying some denim shorts like his idol Andre Agassi, who he meets in the quarters.

"This was the first time I have lost a set here and it is always a strange feeling"
World number one Roger Federer adjusts to having someone take a set from him in New York.

"This one was a killer"
Nicolas Kiefer sums up his feelings more succintly after losing to Federer.

"I don't know what I'm doing here"
Maria Sharapova admits she is lucky to reach the semi-finals of the US Open after a tight victory over Nadia Petrova.

"This definitely means a lot more than any win that I had before my surgery"
Kim Clijsters revels in her three-set win over Venus Williams having bounced back from her wrist operation.



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