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Aussie Open quotes of the day

Roger Federer
Federer speaks French, English and German

"Sometimes I wish I never told anybody I learned French or something like that! I don't mind it. I try to have fun with it. I have different humour in all the different languages."
Roger Federer reflects on the media demands that come with being a multilingual sports star.

"I wish I could say it was a magic potion. But it's not. He's a great player. He's done a lot of hard work and he loves to play. It's a pretty simple recipe for him."
Federer's coach Paul Annacone on his charge's not so secret secret.

"My friends all want them. I might take one."
Federer reveals the motivation behind his light-fingered approach to the tournament's official towels.

"I think she played really well. I think she's going to win the tournament."
Andrea Petkovic backs Li Na to go all the way after suffering quarter-final defeat to the Chinese ninth seed.

"If I use, he will for sure know. He will call, Where are you? I can use credit card, but he still totally control."
Li insists that husband and coach Jiang Shan will rein in any excessive celebratory spending.

"I don't know. Skippy. Fluffy." Top seed Caroline Wozniacki cannot decide on the name for her toy kangaroo, given to her by one of the press contingent in Melbourne.

"I like it. I like it. I think it's a good thing. It makes it more interesting." Wozniacki offers her views about on-court coaching. She likes it.

"It's a joke with a friend from the beginning of the year in Chennai. I'm doing some picture for Twitter, and all the fan are asking about some more picture. So we'll see how it's going to be this year."
Stanislas Wawrinka reveals that the model Homer Simpson that has accompanied him this season may make a few more appearances.

"There is no new players on the tour, so, you know, I have nobody to do." Third seed Novak Djokovic laments the lack of new faces on the tour to impersonate.




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