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Roland Garros, Paris, 25 May-8 June




Nicolas Almagro
Almagro sent a chilling warning to his support team

"That was a bet that I had with my team. So now I won. I'm going to shave their heads. I'll use the razor. I don't know how my father is going to react when I shave his head. I won't do that to my mother."
Nicolas Almagro explains his celebration of moving his hand from front to back across his hair, as though holding clippers, after beating Jeremy Chardy on Sunday.

"If I win, it's going to be a beautiful birthday present. And if it's not, well, too bad."
Rafael Nadal gets increasingly philosophical with age as he contemplates taking on Almagro on Tuesday - his 22nd birthday.

"I feel like I'm playing a Russian championship not Roland Garros."
Elena Dementieva after beating compatriot Vera Zvonareva to set up a clash with Dinara Safina. Win that and it could be Svetlana Kuznetsova.

"I think that clay's probably his preferred surface. He was born on clay, more or less, and his tournament was good."
Fernando Gonzalez clearly has the edge in clay-court experience ahead of his clash with Roger Federer, according to the Swiss star.

"It went in the wrong direction really fast. It was just one of those days."
Maria Sharapova does not get overly technical about her defeat by Dinara Safina.

"I'm not the girl to keep all the emotions I have inside. I guess I have to pay lots of fines because that's the way I am. I prefer to let it go. I feel that I have to explode then I explode."
Dinara confirms she is a Safin(a).




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