Quote machine: 2008 US Open, Day 8


Originally published on: 26/02/10 14:49

Venus on the prospect of playing her sister
It’s tough to play her because she is so good. That’s hard.

And Serena on her disappointment its not the final
It sucked… at least the semis? It’s so soon.

Mardy Fish says hes no cry-baby
There were no tears, I guess it was the sun.

Andy Murray assesses his straight-sets win over Wawrinka
That level of performance throughout the whole match was probably my best one of all the Slams I played.

No, not Venus on her musical preferences, shes talking about court conditions at FM
I have no problem with the shadows.

Rafa Nadal says stop fretting about his fitness
Probably I am not in the freshest moment in my life, but I am fine.

Dinara Safina and her refreshing approach to life (she should have a word with Andy Murray)
Every day is a happy day when you wake up it’s already happy.

Murray on his first Arthur Ashe experience
I’ve been looking forward to it for a long, long time I loved every minute of it.

Venus invites her opponents to take aim
I have no problem with anyone hitting at me. That’s just the sport.

Rafa on his memories of the final point in THAT Wimbledon final
It was very dark. Too dark.

Flavia Pennetta on whether shell be celebrating reaching her first US Open quarter-final
Not yet. When the tournament is finished. It’s not finished.

Venus on her hurricane game-plan
I never been in a hurricane. I usually fly out I usually leave and come back after a week when things go back to normal.

Murray on


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