Monfils endured a frustrating afternoon in the New York wind
"The talent to play in the wind, I don't have yet."
Gael Monfils has some work to do after struggling with Novak Djokovic and the blowy conditions at Flushing Meadows.
"I've been practicing my serve a whole lot, for my whole career. If I can't serve in the wind, I've got a problem, you know?"
Roger Federer has no such problems as he, er, breezes past Robin Soderling.
"He can play really well in the wind. He moves well. He's always in the right place."
Soderling hails 'Wind King' Federer.
"I have two days. I will try to use them the best I can to recover and get ready to play another match. Maybe I would like to face Federer, look for some revenge."
Novak Djokovic is up for a challenge in the semis, and gets his wish.
"Boxing, it's just a different way for me to work out. I wanted to try something different, something that was not the usual things."
Carolie Wozniacki is clearly not to be messed with on or off the court.
"If there is something inside of you that's stopping you from bringing the best out of the yourself, you need to scream at yourself, pump yourself up, break that racquet. Tennis is an emotional sport. If you don't have any emotions, you will never be able to win."
Vera Zvonareva has no plans to mask the emotional side of her nature.
Q: Which was tougher for you to deal with, the wind or Vera? A: Both.
Kaia Kanepi had her hands full on a blowy Arthur Ashe Stadium.
"I can't blame the wind for everything, I didn't play well."
And Kanepi admits she had a hand in her own downfall.
"Can you tell your agent to buy some new sunglasses."
Brad Gilbert when interviewing Zvonareva after her win over Kaia Kanepi.
"The only motivation I have for these two weeks is to get these titles for the people back home. I'm trying to send some positive news back home with the floods and everything."
Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi thinks about his homeland after securing a place in the the men's and mixed doubles finals.