Roland Garros in pictures


Originally published on: 10/06/13 00:00

Rafael Nadal on his historic eighth Roland Garros crown: "[It was] a very emotional, very important victory for me." (c)JuergenHasenkopf


Novak Djokovic on losing a game-changing point at 4-3 in the fifth set after touching the net with his foot: "I know the rule is if you touch the net before the second bounce then you're losing the point. I don't know if it's taken into consideration if the ball is already out of [the] dimension of the court. Who knows, which direction that would [have gone] if I won that point. I should have won that point 99.9 percent of times." (c)RayGiubilo


Serena Williams on her second French Open triumph, over a decade after the first: "Eleven years ago I didn't even think I'd still be playing. I never thought I would play past 28, or something like that. But I'm still here. And this one was so good. It's the only one I hadn't won more than one of. Now I have multiple titles at every major, singles and doubles, so I'm really pumped." (c)JuergenHasenkopf


David Ferrer on reaching a maiden major final: "I'm very, very happy. This tournament is very special for me and to be [in] the first final of Grand Slam in Roland Garros is amazing." (c)RayGiubilo


Maria Sharapova on falling one win short of defending her title: "I'm disappointed to lose, but I ran into a really tough champion today. I gave it all I had. I had to. But it wasn't enough." (c)JuergenHasenkopf


Robredo on becoming just the second man to recover from two sets down in three consecutive matches on the Grand Slam stage: "I think that being in the quarter-finals again, it's amazing, and also with three comebacks the way I did. I just need to enjoy it because I think that in tennis, we need to enjoy it when we do great things." (c)RogerParker


Jo-Wilfried Tsonga on beating Roger Federer to reach his first French Open semi-final: "For me, it's maybe one of my best victories. Sport is beautiful because you can always do something. Even if you play the best player in the world, you have a chance. Because the guy in front of you only has two legs, two arms, one head." (c)RayGiubilo


Gael Monfils on his stunning upset of Tomas Berdych in the first round, one of the matches of the tournament: "It's magic [here]. It's a place where I feel really good, and I can go beyond myself and play a type of tennis I wouldn't even think of." (c)RayGiubilo


Serena Williams on winning Grand Slam No.16: "I feel like I definitely want to continue my journey. If It means I stop at 16 or if it means I have more, I definitely want to continue my journey to get a few more." (c)JuergenHasenkopf


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