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Last Updated: Monday, 15 January 2007, 05:12 GMT
Aussie Open day one quotes
Marcos Baghdatis
Baghdatis spots his extended family watching in the stands

"I feel a bit of pressure from them. I just don't feel very good with my father here, my brother here - everybody is here."
Last year's runner-up Marcos Baghdatis came through his opening match against Rainer Schuettler but wishes his family were not there to see it.

"I thought about that the whole time I was designing the dress. I can't beat these girls so I've got to think of every way to cheat."
Serena Williams tries to outfox her opponents by wearing a dress which is the same colour as the tennis balls - lime green.

"Fortunately, I am used to disappointments in Grand Slams"
Fourth seed Ivan Ljubicic after his shock first-round exit at the hands of unseeded American Mardy Fish.

"We've been complaining for about 10 years and it's still the same."
Amelie Mauresmo on the debate over whether the event should be delayed until a cooler time of year.

"You're a glorified scorekeeper."
Andy Roddick tells it straight to umpire Carlos Ramos.

"He's pretty much the only other person I can vent my frustrations to besides myself, so unfortunately sometimes they catch the brunt of it."
Roddick explains all after struggling past wild card Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

"I beat him quite easily back then but that was seven years and now he is the number one player in the world."
Bjorn Phau sums up how things have changed since he beat Roger Federer in their only previous meeting in 1999.

"Yeah, of course it is."
Juan Carlos Ferrero is asked whether his six-minute match against Jan Hajek - who was forced to retire - was the quickest of his career.


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