Australian Open 2019: Player Quotes – Day 2

Roger Federer 

“It‘s funny, now we have four different endings at the four Grand Slams, nowadays at 6:6 in the 5th you just gotta know which ending is coming, heard a female player today thought at 7:4 she won only to realize that she needed to continue to 10”

Shapovalov on Roger Federer

“The way he carries himself, the way he carries himself with other people, it’s not a show. From the day I came to the scene, he’s always made time to talk to me, see how I’m doing, just out of niceness, it’s just the way he is.’

Serena Williams

“The last time I was here I was actually pregnant and playing at the same time, which is insane.

Thanasi Kokkinakis on Andy Murray

“I love that dude. He’s super nice…When I was playing matches in Hopman Cup, he’d send me massive paragraphs about things he thinks I should do on court, what could help me, stuff like that.”

Sascha Zverev

“Being No. 4 in the world, normally people reach their limits…I still feel like I have so much room and I still have so many kind of holes in my game where I can improve.”

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Australian Open 2019: Player Quotes

Caroline Wozniacki
“I’m sad on behalf of Andy because Andy is so fun for me to watch. I think he’s entertaining. He’s such a great athlete. He stood up for us, too. I really appreciate what he’s done for women’s tennis.”

Victoria Azarenka
“My son definitely inspires me. I still have my own dreams, to fulfil my potential. I have a lot of motivation to continue.”

Alexander “Sasha” Zverev
Someone asked Sascha Zverev if he was considering playing mixed doubles at Grand Slams… “That’s the best question I’ve gotten as a first question ever. In Olympics, I probably will, with Angie hopefully. But, no, not in tournaments.”

Rafael Nadal on coming up on the junior tour with Murray “We shared competitions, under-13, under-14. As a kid he was a little bit of a bad boy!’
“At the end of the day you appreciate a lot your rivals because we shared a lot of important moments in our life. We shared courts in the most important stadiums in the world competing for the most important things, that’s impossible to forget.”

Roger Federer on Andy Murray

“I was disappointed and sad, a little bit shocked, to know now that we’re going to lose him at some point. But we’re going to lose everybody at some point. It’s just now that it’s definite.”

What did Naomi Osaka get up to in the offseason? “I had a notebook, so every night before bed I would write jokes so I can present them to you guys.”

Journalist: can you give us one? “That was a joke, I’m sorry.”



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