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Last Updated: Thursday, 18 January 2007, 03:26 GMT
Aussie Open day four quotes
Andy Murray
Murray regrets taking a walk down memory lane to Melbourne 2006

"I wasn't very good a year ago."
British number one Andy Murray explains his first-round exit in last year's Australian Open.

"Once I start winning, I don't shave - it's superstition. Once something starts working you've got to stick with it."
An in-form James Blake explains his bald/beard decision.

"I'm more confident, I've played matches, I've played tournaments, and now I know where I stand compared to last year. I didn't know how good I am."
Martina Hingis reflects on 12 months back in top-flight tennis.

"We almost won at around the same time and then we came into the locker room and she's like, 'Damn, you beat me, you were there first'."
Kim Clijsters swaps notes with Hingis after both enjoy quick wins.

"The court felt like it was too small and I just couldn't put the ball in."
Sania Mirza learns how the rest of us feel when we play tennis.

"In Spain, this is the time for dinner but not to go to bed."
Rafael Nadal is unfazed as his match finishes in the early hours - apparently bedtime comes late in Spain.

"I had a lot of supporters, maybe more than him."
Nadal's vanquished opponent Philipp Kohlschreiber enjoys being the underdog on the Rod Laver Arena.

"It's not like they're bundled up and go to Siberia and hide away from everyone and train."
Maria Sharapova explodes the myth on why Russia's women are doing so well.

"Sometimes you have to play them, and that's ok."
Sebastien Grosjean on the perils of playing brothers Christophe and Olivier Rochus, his first and second round opponents in Australia.

"That's what you do all the hard work for, to play in situations that put your body through gruelling times. If you're not up to it, pull out."
Australian home favourite Lleyton Hewitt gives his advice on how to cope with the extreme heat Down Under.


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Aussie Open quotes
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