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Tommy Haas
Tommy Haas took world number one Roger Federer to a fifth set

"It's great to jump on him, get right on top and show him you're in for a battle"
Tommy Haas describes how to take Roger Ferderer to the wire.

"He was the guy who had to react and work. I was two sets up and never really close to losing."
Federer insists he never felt in any danger.

"It's not easy when you play a Frenchman for the first time."
Frenchman Sebastien Grosjean reflects on his victory over compatriot Paul-Henri Mathieu.

"At four in the morning on Sunday, I was sitting in the bathroom with my feet in the water because I had so much pain that I couldn't sleep. I had a really bad blister on my left foot."
Dominik Hrbaty pays the price for three five-set matches on the trot when he loses a fourth to Nikolay Davydenko.

"I will play the same way in my next match against Roger Federer or Tommy Haas. If I lose the first two sets, I will try to win the third set, if I don't, then OK."
Davydenko, who came from two sets down to beat Hrbaty, reckons he might know a way of surprising the all-conquering Federer.

Patty Schnyder prepares to swim with sharks
Patty Schnyder prepares for a dip with some Melbourne sharks

"It was just very exciting, diving in the tank with the sharks and the big stingrays and the mantas. It's a great world under water. I love it."
Patty Schnyder after swimming with sharks at a Melbourne aquarium.

"I've probably been in the physio room more in the last week than in my life. Hopefully it'll pay off."
Kim Clijsters on her injury struggles.

"Coming into this event, I would have never thought I would get this far. Now here I am."
Martina Hingis after reaching the quarter-finals.

"Physically I'm feeling well, I didn't need to push myself a lot today."
Amelie Mauresmo, shortly before pulling out of the doubles with a neck injury.

"Children are generally pretty small, so you get passed all over the place."
Aussie legend Pat Rafter on why children don't tend to serve and volley.




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