Quote Me Up: Presser Gems

Posted by Brodie under: Quote Me Up, Roland Garros, Superhero

31 May 2010

Some random fun quotes from the pressers of the day.

Q. It wasn’t a hostile gallery, but it was definitely a Justine gallery. How do you defend yourself against that or don’t you think about it or don’t you even hear it?
SAMANTHA STOSUR: To be honest, I didn’t even hear it. Yeah, like I said before, I’m pretty internal, I guess, and worry about what’s going on on my side of the court.
I didn’t even know what was going on, so you could tell me anything right now and I’d probably believe you.

Q. Are we going to have a Nadal/Federer final, or don’t you let yourself think that far in advance?
RAFAEL NADAL: I am in quarterfinals. I am very happy to be here, and you will have Nadal/Almagro, sure.

Q. What do you think contributed to your surge after two sets? Why did you seem to struggle in the first two sets?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: Well, I’m really not a morning person, so it took a lot of time for me to get into the rhythm and warm up basically for the match.

Q. What about the pressure for the next match? Would you say Rafa is unbeatable, or do you think you have opportunities to win this match?
NICOLAS ALMAGRO: Well, if I thought he was unbeatable I’d pack up and go home. But not at all. I know how to attack him. I’ve done so in Madrid, and at many times in the match. So I’ll continue on the same tracks.

Q. Talk about [Stosur's] game. She’s really been coming on, including on clay.
SERENA WILLIAMS: Yeah, she’s amazing. She’s fast, strong, and has a great serve. You know, I don’t know if she has a real weakness. She plays a real all around game, so I think that’s what makes her like a real modern, really good player.

Q. It seems that you have made a lot of progress in French, so maybe is it possible for you to tell us a few words about Paris and this tournament in French?
SERENA WILLIAMS: I get really nervous, and I hate my accent. I need to work on my accent. (Speaking French) I love it when I play in Roland Garros. It’s my favorite Grand Slam, because the city is beautiful and I live here. It’s wonderful. I love Paris.

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