Nalbandian was not overflowing with thoughts after his defeat
"He played better than me. That's it. No big deal."
More press room gold from David Nalbandian after his thrashing by Juan Carlos Ferrero.
"She's stronger than me and twice my size, so it's not so easy."
Meow. Jelena Jankovic does not hold back when pondering next opponent Serena Williams.
"I could tell you, but I'd have to kill you."
Serena Williams to court-side interviewer Todd Woodbridge after he asks her what the notes she reads at the changeovers say.
"I've achieved pretty much my goals that I set out to achieve for the whole year in one tournament - it's not a bad situation to be in."
Aussie Casey Dellacqua after her dream run comes to an end at the hands of Jankovic.
"You always have to roll with the punches, and not everything's going to be perfect. If it was, then I would be in Hawaii right now, with a glass of lemonade looking at my $20 million home"
Serena Williams suggests late-night matches and unpredictable schedules are part of the Grand Slam scene.
"I will practise a little bit more than usual now because I've not had a lot of hours on court."
No rest for Rafael Nadal despite walking into the quarters after Paul-Henri Mathieu's retirement.
"I don't want to say what I have to do to beat Nikolay, because this won't be the last time we play against each other."
Mikhail Youzhny refuses to give anything away in case the vanquished Nikolay Davydenko is listening.
"I prefer to lose against a French player. It's not a big problem for me to lose against a friend."
Patriotic Richard Gasquet looks on the bright side after losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
"I had really so much fun, and the crowd was great. I love Melbourne. I love the tournament. I'm very happy to be
here, that's why I live for matches like this."
Marcos Baghdatis butters up the locals after a dramatic week in Melbourne.
"Mia will be up ready to play, probably. I'll just sleep for as long as I feel I need it tomorrow or today, and then I'll just start preparing and get ready for - when do I play? Monday? Tomorrow?"
Lleyton Hewitt expects his daughter to dictate the preparation time for his next match.
"I'd like it in Shanghai. It would be only an hour-and-a-half from my hometown. In China at this time of year it's colder, better weather for tennis."
Li Na, of China, backs the prospect of shifting the season-opening Grand Slam to... China.