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French Open day 10 quotes

Rafael Nadal and Nicolas Almagro
Almagro tries to hide but there is no escape from Nadal

"Didn't you see? Well, I think there was a guy called Nadal on Centre Court, and he played much better than me all the time, a bit like a flash."
Nicolas Almagro gives us his view of the 6-1 6-1 6-1 demolition at the hands of Rafael Nadal.

"I told my coach, I think it was 6-1 6-1 5-1, I told him: 'Look, go, go fast. See one game, you know. Try to catch at least a game and see how it goes. Maybe he play some bad shots.'"
Novak Djokovic trying to stay positive ahead of facing Nadal in the semis.

"There was a program about Borg on Spanish TV, and I could see a few points he scored against Lendl in the fifth set, and that's all I saw about Borg on clay. Now, on grass, I know him because we see his matches in Wimbledon, and it rains a lot in Wimbledon."
Rafael Nadal highlights the positive side of Britain's fickle summer weather.

"You know, this question has been asked so many times, and I just don't know what to answer any more. We say always the same. It's about how we work. It's about how we live in Russia. It's about difficult atmosphere there. Nothing gets too easy, and we are very hard workers and very professional athletes."
Svetlana Kuznetsova deals with the traditional 'why are there so many good Russian players?' question.

"I don't spend much time there. But I enjoy going there. My manager is there and it's a very nice and quiet city."
Ana Ivanovic does her bit for the tourist board of current hometown Basel.

"If somebody would tell us when we were 12 or 13 when we were practising that we would play on Suzanne Lenglen in a quarter-final, I wouldn't believe it. But I'm still younger, so I think today he won with experience."
Ernests Gulbis manages to get a little dig in after losing to former Munich academy contemporary and good friend Novak Djokvic.




see also
French Open day nine quotes
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French Open day eight quotes
01 Jun 08 |  Tennis
French Open day seven quotes
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French Open day six quotes
30 May 08 |  Tennis
French Open day five quotes
29 May 08 |  Tennis
French Open day four quotes
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French Open day three quotes
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French Open day two quotes
26 May 08 |  Tennis
French Open day one quotes
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