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US Open quotes - day one

Roger Federer and Devin Britton
Federer did not have it all his own way against Britton

"My goal was to not get crushed and make it interesting for a little while. I was pretty scared."
American teenager Devin Britton after losing 6-1 6-3 7-5 to Roger Federer

"If I enjoy playing tennis, why should I stop just because I've beaten the all-time Grand Slam record? That's not what tennis is all about."
Bad news for the rest of the men - Roger is not planning on stopping any time soon.

"You can set different types of goals. Mine are at a very, very high level."
All right, Roger, we get the picture.

"I am 100% well to play this tournament, yeah. I don't know if I am playing at my best level, but I am 100%. You want me 100%? Me too."
Rafael Nadal tells the media about his current level of fitness.

"I'm wearing my whole collection from the Serena Williams, Signature Statement, which is available on Home Shopping Network."
Serena Williams gives it the hard sell.

"Hello New York, I've missed you!"
Andre Agassi returns to the Arthur Ashe Stadium for the opening ceremony.

"I don't really think too much about it. I mean, if I don't succeed, who cares really? It's not that big of a deal. I try not to stress about it."
John Isner on handling the pressure as an American at the US Open.

"I knew that she was very loud. Noise wasn't the problem. If you're looking at that, you can't play. I was more focused on me. Maybe too much."
Mathilde Johansson plays down the noise made by Michelle Larcher de Brito after the 16-year-old from Portugal wins their first-round match.

"It counts how many times you get up, not how many times you fall down."
Jelena Dokic is well used to dealing with adversity and must do so again after losing to Kirsten Flipkens.



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see also
US Open photos - day one
01 Sep 09 |  Tennis
Federer eases through in New York
01 Sep 09 |  Tennis
Venus battles back from the brink
01 Sep 09 |  Tennis
Murray starts with convincing win
02 Sep 09 |  Tennis
Order of play
23 May 09 |  Tennis
Men's singles draw
26 Aug 11 |  Tennis
Women's singles draw
28 Jan 10 |  Tennis


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