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Last Updated: Monday, 11 September 2006, 00:38 GMT 01:38 UK
US Open quotes
Tiger Woods and Roger Federer
Woods and Federer met up before the Swiss star played in the final

"I remember being in great company at six, seven and eight titles, there's always great players on that level. Now I'm left alone at nine. It feels a bit strange, because I'm still going."
Roger Federer goes it alone with sole possession of sixth on the all-time Grand Slam winners list.

"At that point it was a real battle, I was really enjoying myself out there. That was a lot more fun than a lot of the losses I've had this year."
Andy Roddick is able to look on the bright side after losing in four sets to Federer.

"We have been trying to meet for a while, but he promised me he would come if I was in the final, so there was a bit of pressure, but thanks for coming."
Roger Federer explains the presence of Tiger Woods in his player's box during the final.

"It's like maybe the first time your parents see you do something special, or somebody comes to you, you really maybe look up to. For me, it's like when I go out there and I see Tiger sitting there, it's like, I try to play well, you know?"
Federer sees the attendance of his special guest as a seminal moment.

"The way Roger plays the game is phenomenal but we need more players like him. He's just a genius with the racquet."
Martina Navratilova confirms her membership of the Federer fan club.

"You throw enough crap against the wall, something's gonna stick one of these times."
Roddick explains the motivation behind continually facing Federer.

"He played like a man tonight, win, lose or draw. I'm so encouraged by the kid. I'm proud of him."
Coach Jimmy Connors on Andy "The Kid" Roddick.

"I thought to myself the second that happened, 'That's typical Maria. Typical'."
Champion Maria Sharapova reflects on dropping the US Open trophy lid on her head.

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