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Last Updated: Thursday, 19 January 2006, 06:16 GMT
Aussie Open quotes
Kim Clijsters
Kim Clijsters suffered more problems with a hip injury

"I didn't play my best tennis, not even close, but I still felt like I could win out there and as long as I have that feeling, as long as it doesn't get worse, I'll fight until I'm done."
Belgium's Kim Clijsters does a good impression of a real Aussie battler.

"Maybe further down the road in my career, in a couple of years when I'm maybe not that fast any more around the court, then maybe it would be good to come to the net a little bit more often."
Roger Federer makes plans for his old age.

"I just feel like I'm still too young to be playing captain. So is Ivan."
And Federer is blunt when asked his opinion on Ivan Ljubicic becoming Croatia's player/captain in the Davis Cup.

"I wouldn't call him my mate."
Lleyton Hewitt on his rematch with Juan Ignacio Chela - the man who spat "in his direction" last year.

"We don't talk, but we didn't talk before and don't really now." Chela confirms that he and Hewitt are not exactly close.

"I don't think he's a contender." Hewitt, who lost the match 6-4 6-4 6-7 (8-10) 6-2, says Chela won't go much further in Melbourne.

"I didn't know my opponent very well and his game was a very slow game. He doesn't give you any rhythm. He comes out with things that I don't expect."
Guillermo Coria on the mystery that is Federico Luzzi.

"What went wrong? What didn't? - it was just one of those days. Not my day really."
Mary Pierce has "one of those days" in her straight sets defeat to Iveta Benesova.



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