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Aussie Open quotes of the day

Andy Murray
Murray lost track of the score in his semi-final against Ferrer

"It was quite a big stage of the match and it hadn't really happened to me that often before. But sometimes you sort of get in a bubble, or in a zone. Normally you know exactly what the score is, but tonight I obviously didn't."
Andy Murray admits he lost track of the score in the second set of his semi-final win over David Ferrer, and thought he was 4-3 down when he faced a set-point at 5-4.

"Personally, if people thought it was better for the game if Roger and Rafa were in the final, then I'm not really bothered. It's better for me if I'm in the final."
Murray is asked if it is good for the game to have a Grand Slam final that doesn't feature Rafael Nadal or Roger Federer.

"We practice a lot together. We get on well together. We're good friends. In terms of a rivalry, I think this will be the start, or at least I hope it's the start of us playing each other in big matches."
Murray again, talking about Novak Djokovic, an old friend who will be his opponent in Sunday's final.

"Rafael Nadal is number one in the world because he is the best. Roger Federer is number two because he is the second best. Me, I am number seven. Next week, six."
Beaten semi-finalist Ferrer knows where he stands in the pecking order at the top of the men's game.

"At a set and 4-1 down, in the changeover, we were in shock. We were like looking each other and saying 'C'mon, we have played less than an hour - we cannot finish the match playing less than an hour in the final.'"
Gisela Dulko on how she and partner Flavia Pennetta began their fightback against Maria Kirilenko and Victoria Azarenka to win the womens' doubles title.

"Under the white strap there's very heavy brown tape to hold the muscle together. It protects the muscle, but you feel it pulling every time you land on your serve and if you want to tighten that muscle you feel it pulling every time. At some point you have to ask how far do you want to go? Do you want to protect the muscle or just be irritated by the tape? I don't like that feeling. I don't enjoy playing with tape. I don't like protect my ankles with tape or anything. I think it's just something that's annoying."
Kim Clijsters, who plays Li Na in the women's singles final on Saturday, on the treatment for her thigh problem.

"My best friend just called me. She was crying on the phone. I was like 'OK, take it easy. What do you want to say? Just calm down.'"
Li Na has to deal with some emotional phone calls after reaching the final. She also received 44 text messages of congratulations.

"I played badminton from the age of six. After I had played two years, the badminton coach told me, 'You are not so good at badminton, because it it looks like you should play tennis - you should change for tennis.'"
More from Li Na, this time explaining how she took up tennis as a child in China.



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