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US Open day eight quotes

'Entourage' star Adrian Grenier at the US Open
'Entourage' star Adrian Grenier saw Murray cruise into the last eight

"Tonight we had the guys from 'Entourage' watch and that's my favourite TV show."
Andy Murray reveals why he really pulled out the stops in his fourth-round victory against Stanislas Wawrinka

"After the warm-up, I just started to cry. I said I cannot push myself any more. He told me 'We know that you're not a machine. Just go out there and don't think.'"
Dinara Safina's coach Zeljko Krajan does not sound like much of a shoulder to cry on but she still beat Anna-Lena Groenefeld to reach the last eight.

"He wants to run guys down. I don't intend to let him do that. I'm going to come in - not necessarily kamikaze-type tennis, but I'm going to try to keep the points as short as possible."
Mardy Fish talks the talk ahead of his quarter-final showdown with Rafael Nadal.

"Sometimes, wherever I am, I feel like I have already been there for a year.
It still sounds like Safina needs a break.

"Not the worst thing in the world - going out to the number one guy."
Sam Querrey looks on the bright side after defeat by Nadal.

"In this case, I will think a little more about myself."
Safina will put her feet up soon after all - she is going to miss Russia's Federation Cup final against Spain next week.


"In every tournament you have one bad day, that's the normal thing. When you are playing not your best, the important thing is to win. I did today."
Nadal is not unduly concerned by his struggle with Querrey.

"I already answered this 100 times. It will be a dream come true."
Yep, Safina again - this time on what it would be like to emulate her brother Marat and win her first Grand Slam at Flushing Meadows.

"Yeah, it sucks."
Serena Williams is asked about the prospect of facing her sister Venus as early as the quarter-finals.

"I think if I had a sister and she wasn't very good, then it would be just not really a big deal because I would beat her."
Venus has her own take on the sibling rivalry.

"Whether I like Del Potro or not doesn't make any difference. I have known him since we were really young. I wasn't great friends with him before."
Andy Murray spices things up ahead of his quarter-final against Juan Martin del Potro.

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