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Roland Garros, Paris, 25 May-8 June




Ernests Gulbis
Gulbis is taking Latvian tennis to new heights

"After the US Open when I reached the fourth round, the courts in Latvia are fully booked always. If I go to practise at home, I don't get a court. It's full."
Latvia's first and only major tennis player Ernests Gulbis on the impact he has made back in Riga.

"He used to destroy me in practices - I couldn't win a match. So all the pressure on him, okay? He's the favourite. Whatever. I've got nothing to lose."
Tongue in cheek, world number three Novak Djokovic warns us not to expect too much from him in his quarter-final match against the unseeded Gulbis, with whom he grew up at the Niki Pilic academy in Munich.

"I think he's a beautiful player. I never underestimated him. You don't defeat Blake or Lapentti just by chance. So I probably overestimated him rather than underestimated him."
Michael Llodra joins the Gulbis fan club after losing to the teenager.

"It is a little bit strange playing first match, especially I'm not such an early person. I like to sleep a little bit longer, but last couple of matches I played I played quite early, so I got a little bit used to that."
Ana Ivanovic on being deprived of her beauty sleep to play first up on Court Phillipe Chatrier.

"I wish I didn't have any injuries. I wish I was healthier and I can enjoy my games, my matches. But sometimes that's the way it is. Hopefully I'll get better."
A battle-worn Jelena Jankovic admits the constant injuries are starting to get to her.

"He is one of the very few players in front of whom you feel as if you're suffocating."
A breathless Paul-Henri Mathieu explains his 6-4 6-3 6-4 defeat to Novak Djokovic.

"Before I come here, I try and relax as much as possible because when I arrive in this environment I start feeling a bit nervous. I have this strange feeling in my stomach."
Carla Suarez Navarro is suffering from what most people like to call butterflies.


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