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US Open quotes - day seven

Andy Murray
Murray will have to wait until January for another Grand Slam chance

"I have no idea whether I'll win a Grand Slam or not. I want to. But if I never win one, then what? If I give 100%, try my best, physically work as hard as I can, practise as much as I can, then that's all I can do." Andy Murray reflects as another Grand Slam chance bites the dust

"He played better than me. There's not a whole lot more to it."
Andy Murray faces up manfully to his shock third-round exit defeat by Stanislas Wawrinka

"He knows I'm impatient to see my baby. He knows that I'm not really sad today, even if I lost."
Gilles Simon on his conqueror Rafael Nadal as the Frenchman prepares to head home to see his new son Timothee, born three days before Sunday's US Open defeat.

"Sometimes I still pull the trigger too early but I feel like I'm doing the right things and I'm playing a lot better."
Ana Ivanovic, who admitted to watching clips of her French Open triumph in 2008 on YouTube trying to emulate the form of when she was world number one.

"I'm very curious, I'm interested to see if I can write a new history."
French Open champion Francesca Schiavone after easing into the US Open quarters.

"Hopefully we got someone who can win a Grand Slam - John and Mardy and myself - we got a chance."
Sam Querrey is optimistic that the United States can deliver seven years on from Andy Roddick's triumph in New York.

"What can I say about Spanish tennis? It's always there. And since 1520 years ago, we are winning almost everything, no? Before we were the best on clay. Now we win on grass, on everywhere, no?"
Feliciano Lopez is bullish about Spain's current collection of top men's players.

"I was in a van of the picture of Roger, both sides of the van, like 15 times these two weeks."
Rafael Nadal denies that he has refused to travel in Federer-branded vehicles whilst at the tournament.

"I don't know if I would have still been going if I felt like maybe physically I couldn't handle it or if just tennis-wise I wasn't able to produce the same kind of level."
Kim Clijsters reflects on returning to the sport she retired from in 2007

Gilles Simon
Who's le papa Gilles?

"The pressure is a privilege - it's something that comes because you've done well in the past and I look at it that way."
Clijsters again reflecting on defending her US Open crown

"No, I don't sew."
Venus Williams when asked if she spent the night sewing on the sequins on her own-designed eye-catching dress worn in her victory over Shahar Peer

"She was really supportive for me, and she was also always on my side."
Peer reiterates her appreciation for Williams' support after she found herself at the centre of controversies at the Dubai Championship, both this season and last.

"It just slid out of my hand and just trickled over the fence. The umpire said she knew it was an accident but had to give me a code violation because it went out of the court."
Britain's 16-year-old Oliver Golding who picked up a code violation when his racquet flew off court in the win over Andres Artunedo Martinavarr in the juniors first round.

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see also
US Open quotes - day six
05 Sep 10 |  Tennis
US Open quotes - day five
04 Sep 10 |  Tennis
US Open quotes - day four
03 Sep 10 |  Tennis
US Open quotes - day three
02 Sep 10 |  Tennis
US Open quotes - day two
01 Sep 10 |  Tennis
US Open quotes - day one
31 Aug 10 |  Tennis
Order of play
23 May 09 |  Tennis

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