Quote machine: 2008 US Open men’s final


Originally published on: 26/02/10 14:56

Roger Federer explains why he was confident
I was coming here happy being an Olympic champion. I think that’s what really made the big difference.

Andy Murray tips his cap to Fed
He played great today, and missed very few balls. Didn’t give me too many chances.

Federer on the importance of playing smart tennis against Murray
I think I really chose the right tactics against Andy who himself is a great tactician. It’s always important to play him the right way, otherwise you lose.

Murray says hell be back
I’ll try my best to work on my game, work harder, and hopefully come back and do better next time.

Federer reveals his routine straight after winning a slam
I give myself a chance to soak up the great moment and enjoy it with [friends] glass of champagne, be myself for an hour… Everybody’s so happy, you talk about the match again, about the tournament, how great it is to be sitting here now with the trophy, take all sorts of pictures with the trophy, all your friends who are there and family and everybody’s happy and proud.

Murray insists a slightly sore knee had no influence on the result
It wasn’t anything that had any bearing on the outcome of the match.

All is well in the Federer camp
I’m very happy with where my level is right now. I believe I could still play a little bit better, but it was enough to win the US Open, so that’s what counts.

Murray reflects on a fantastic 2008
I’ve been getting consistently better this year. Each month I’ve been making improvements. My results have got better. My rankings been moving up steadily and this [is] my first big Grand Slam.

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