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US Open day two quotes

Dinara Safina
Safina is looking to follow in her brother's footsteps

"When he plays his best, I would take everything what he has: his power, fighting spirit. I mean he reads the game very good, and when he plays he's the best everything. When he plays his worst game, then I don't need anything."
Dinara Safina on what she would most like to take from her brother Marat's game.

"I think forever I'm going to be his little sister.
Dinara Safina on whether she will ever be able to overshadow her brother - as she spends an entire press conference answering questions about her brother.

"I think if she will do everything opposite of what I've been doing throughout the years she will be number one in the world for a long time. That's as simple as it is."
Safin with some advice for sister Dinara

"It's like talking to the wall, the same thing. Doesn't make any difference, so what I can do? They want me to be happy and they want me to be great in the press room, like be nice, speak nice and all these things. Why should I?"
Safin is still seething about being called for a foot fault at the end of the fourth set against Vince Spadea. Safin won in five.

"It's stupid rules that somebody made it in, I don't know, 1850, and now they give me the problems with these things, and it shouldn't be that way."
Safin again. Still angry.

"I'm 28. I've been already on tour for 10 years, and I want to enjoy my tennis. I don't want to fight. I just want to have a nice match, win or lose, and go home. That's it. I don't want to face the foot faults and all these things."
Guess who?

"Rodney Dangerfield. Vinny Spade. That's like my alter ego, actually, my rap name."
Spadea considers changing his name to bring about a change in fortunes.

"The Spadea line has kind of like been downgraded to like hats and T-shirts on my website."
Spadea admits his clothing range hasn't quite taken off as planned.

"I don't even remember holding up the trophy. I didn't even know I won this tournament."
Has age caught up with 1999 and 2002 winner Serena Williams?

"The other thing I thought was weird too is the gymnasts are so much smaller than you actually think. On TV they're small, but when they walk in packs, looks like a group of second graders. They look about 14 and they're about 4'8"."
Sam Querrey shares his memories of the Olympic village.

"There was this guy, I think he's from Great Britain, playing badminton. Stocky guy. We were watching him on TV and he won. We were eating lunch and he walked in with a sleeveless shirt like he was the man of the Olympics. So kind of funny."
Another Beijing tale from Querrey.



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US Open day one quotes
26 Aug 08 |  Tennis
Order of play
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Men's singles draw
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Women's singles draw
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