Quote machine: 2008 US Open, Day 9


Originally published on: 26/02/10 14:50

Novak Djokovic gives us a medical report
If we start talking about things that are bothering me we’ll chat for a long time.

Djokovics next opponent, Andy Roddick, is asked which of Novaks ankles are injured
Isn’t it both of them? And a back and a hip And a cramp Bird flu Anthrax SARS Common cough and cold.

And Tommy Robredo on why Novak should keep his injuries to himself
I have pain, as well. I was running like hell and my feet were burning but I say nothing, no? I think that if you’re not fit enough, then don’t play.

Roger Federer on why he was happy to survive against Igor Andreev
Being down a set and tiebreak in the second set there’s danger written all over that situation.

Meanwhile, Andreev says hes missing girlfriend Maria Kirilenko
Unfortunately, she left she lost and she went back home.

Jelena Jankovic says its OK if her mum gets anxious
I think she’s always nervous. I think it’s normal for a parent to be nervous, sitting in the box and watching their kid play.

Robredo is upbeat despite his five-set defeat
It was great tournament, and I’m happy about the way I lost.

Roddick explains why hes the underdog in his next match against Djokovic
He’s No. 3 in the world; I’m eight. It’s pretty straightforward.

Federer says hes beginning to enjoy the new experience of close matches
It’s fun for a change. Same as the Australian Open when I beat Tipseravic 9?7 in the fifth. Being part of some dogfights, it’s fun for me.

Gilles Muller on how his US Open quarter-final will get in the way of his social life
I was talking to one of the physios, he said he’s got tickets to the Giants game, and I was all excited. And he said it’s Thursday, the second week. I said,


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