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Last Updated: Tuesday, 17 January 2006, 02:39 GMT
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Martina Hingis smiles after defeating Vera Zvonareva

"I am probably even more eager than I was when I was 17 and winning here."
Three-time champion Martina Hingis, back in action after more than three years out of the game due to injury, revels in her win over Vera Zvonareva.

"I didn't feel like I was striking the ball quite the way I would have liked - that's when you've got to grit your teeth and hang in there."
Aussie battler Lleyton Hewitt on his gritty win over Robin Vik.

"It was very good for my career - he gave me seven games."
Uzbek qualifier Denis Istomin looks on the bright side after joining the list of those humbled by Roger Federer.

"He played pretty good under the circumstances against me. Obviously, I have a big repertoire of shots so I always find my way into somebody's game, especially ranked that low."
Federer tells it like it is.

"I'm not lucky. If I play another player, even if I don't play really good, I think I can win. But with him, it's impossible. He is a great player. He can go far here."
Richard Gasquet on being drawn against in-form Tommy Haas in the first round.

"The way I've been playing, I didn't really care who I was going to playing first round here."
Haas shows the value of positive thinking.

"If you guys expect me to play well every single match and every single tournament then it's not going to happen."
Andy Murray lets the media know there may be more bad days to come.

"I was disappointed to lose because I was up two sets and I had two match points."
Paradorn Srichaphan after his five-set marathon against Nicolas Kiefer.




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