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Last Updated: Thursday, 30 August 2007, 00:13 GMT 01:13 UK
US Open day three quotes
Roger Federer
Federer ditched his daytime blue for night-time black
"It's something special. I thought it was a cool mix with a kind of tuxedo look, all black. Why not? Especially at night. In New York you can do such a thing."
Roger Federer explains the fashion concept behind the little black number he wore for his evening game.

"It's not an important injury. A lot of players have problem with tendonitis. I improved a lot. I didn't move too much. I can't move too much. I tried to move as little as possible."
Rafael Nadal picks up an injury that hampers his, er, movement.

"Whoever I play, they are across the net. I control my side. If I execute, it goes pretty well. It's all about me for me."
Venus Williams will clearly not be studying Alona Bondarenko's form too closely.

"This year I have had many disappointments. But this is tennis."
Fernando Gonzalez takes a five-set defeat by Teimuraz Gabashvili on the chin.

"If I hadn't won today and things don't go according to plan at the Davis Cup, it's not going to tarnish my career in any way."
Tim Henman continues to be the most relaxed man in New York.

"Who cares? It's so far in the past. It's already history. It's a long time ago. It's time to move on."
Marat Safin is asked to reflect on his US Open victory in 2000.

"I was signing autographs after practice, the guy asked me to sign his forehead. I was like, 'are you kidding?' I didn't. I felt bad for him walking with a sign. I say, 'I can sign your ball or shirt, but forehead?'"
Ana Ivanovic gets an unusual request from a fan.

"Who cares? I will not care. I will be doing something else in my life and hopefully I will be happy."
Marat Safin is asked to look ahead and guess at what his legacy to tennis will be.

"If I look at myself, I felt like I was flying on the court. I was just so fast. I look at myself now, it's totally different player, different girl."
Jelena Jankovic looks back at last year's run to the semi-finals.

"At maximum, because otherwise I won't be here. It's not like I'm struggling with the money. It's not like I need it. I'm enjoying playing. I'm enjoying fighting."
And, yes, it's Marat again, this time on his level of motivation to play tennis.


SEE ALSO
US Open day two quotes
28 Aug 07 |  Tennis
US Open day one quotes
27 Aug 07 |  Tennis


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