Quote machine: 2009 Australian Open, Day 3


Originally published on: 26/02/10 15:10

Marat Safin on how things have changed since his last encounter against Federer in the Australian Open
Well, his life also changed. Didnt went too bad. He won a couple of Grand Slams afterwards. And me, I got injured. I had to recover from the injuries, so we went in different ways. He got much more confident throughout the years, and I had to recover from injury. So I want to be in his shoes.

Jelena Jankovic on how it feels to be No.1 when everyone else has nothing to lose when playing against her
Its normal. It goes with your success. You know, you want to be No.1 you have to deal with this. Its the way it is. I dont complain. I love being here and being in the role of the No.1 player of the world. I also feel I have nothing to lose. When everybody wants to achieve and come to No.1 ranking and I have done that, so it will always be in any biography and record and nobody can take it away from me. I can just enjoy any game and try to improve get better as a player.

Roger Federer on Etienne de Villierss replacement
Yeah. He [Adam Helfant] came to Dubai. I met him in December, and he also saw Rafa and Novak before he got appointed, sort of get the definite okay. Everybody met him, the top three guys.
I met him here again, yes, and I have a good impression. Hes a smart man, smart and honest. I think a guy who can do an excellent job for the ATP.

Dinara Safina on what she does to relax away from the courts
Well, I think honestly Im the laziest person. Nothing, nothing. Just sight?seeing, no. Im so lazy to walk somewhere. I dont know. I guess when you practice, you work hard, to walk somewhere, like if I need to buy something I will walk.
But just to go to walk to the museum, no chance. I rather sit in the room. I can easily be 24 hours in the room without moving step from anywhere and just changing the channels on TV. Thats how I am.

Brydan Klein on his goals for the year ahead
Um, mainly to improve my game, but also by the end of the year try and half my ranking like I did the year before and try to push getting into the main draw in a Grand Slam on my own ranking. Hopefully this time next year I can be getting in, not from a wildcard, but from my own ranking.

Ana Ivanovic on the best piece of advice that Federer has given her
No, I think one year at the US Open I spoke to him. He said that you just basically have to enjoy and try to dont think too much. Because I used to stress a lot about travelling so much and using so much time in traffic. He said,


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