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Last Updated: Friday, 27 January 2006, 09:47 GMT
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American tennis legend John McEnroe in action in 1981
Could Roger Federer have coped with John McEnroe in his heyday?

"The other guys are actually not that sorry to lose to him - can you imagine John McEnroe not getting into Roger's head? No. Jimmy Connors? No. Boris Becker? No."
Seven-time Grand Slam champion Mats Wilander offers his theory on why Roger Federer is virtually untouchable as the world number one.

"I would lose because we would probably play with wooden racquets."
Federer gives his verdict on a how he thinks he would rate against the great Rod Laver.

"It's very nice to hear, but I think they don't really mean much now any more."
Federer may not be tired of winning but he is growing tired of being told how good he is.

"I hit some balls today. I'm going to have a massage. I'm going to go to my room and watch some DVDs, listen to some music, call home, you know, do these kind of things that are going to make me feel better."
Justine Henin-Hardenne on how she is preparing for the women's final.

"Since the end of the match my mobile phone has been ringing non-stop. This title is one of the best gifts we can give to the Chinese people."
Zheng Jie rejoices as she and Yan Zi become the first Chinese players to win a Grand Slam title after triumphing in the women's doubles final.

"Once they got a sniff they didn't let it go."
Samantha Stosur after losing the women's doubles final with Lisa Raymond.




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