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“I don’t want to look for excuses. It’s also because I’m not a machine, even if I would like to be one. It was just a really bad day.”
Dominic Thiem after the clear elimination against Grigor Dimitrov in the second round.
“If I ever plan to say goodbye, I wouldn’t tell anyone.”
Serena Williams after her emotional departure from the Rod Laver Arena, where she received a standing ovation and said goodbye to Melbourne Park for a long time.
“He’s definitely one of the toughest opponents I’ve faced. It’s only a matter of time before you hold a Grand Slam. If you’d be nice enough to wait a few more years.”
Novak Djokovic jokes after dumping Daniil Medvedev in the final and celebrating his ninth title in Melbourne.
“It feels like the greatest thing I could ever achieve – that may sound strange, but I want to play until I have to play against a girl who says I was once her favorite player.”
Naomi Osaka about her dream of inspiring a new generation.
“She’s a person like all of us. She does her best in the big moments. I don’t think she’s God. Maybe that’s Serena. Maybe one day she’ll be there, I don’t know.”
Jennifer Brady about Naomi Osaka.
“Nick likes to say things. Some are true, others are over the limit. I think he has a brain on his head when he says stuff. He’s done a lot of stupid things in the past, but some things he does says in interviews … could be called true. “
Stefanos Tsitsipas about Nick Kyrgios and his taunts against Novak Djokovic.
“Maybe she had too much gin or tequila, I don’t know. Honestly, it was a strange situation, but also a funny one.”
Rafael Nadal about the spectator who showed him the middle finger and was then expelled from the stands.
“I just like sugar … sweet desserts, tiramisu, pana cotta, everything. I don’t eat sugar during a tournament, but I have five cakes in my room. After the tournament there will be a big fight with the cakes.”
Daniil Medvedev about his sweet stomach.
“Just feel some love. Just spread the good thing about the cheer pose. Everyone loves this pose. It’s very respected. Novak, I’m sure, doesn’t like me and we both have respect for each other, but I don’t like him at all, so it’s just a joke.”
Nick kyrgios, after imitating Novak Djokovic’s jubilant pose after winning matches.
“A quick reminder: in Asia, people don’t normally talk about a woman’s age in public.”
Hsieh Su-weiafter a reporter congratulated her on showing strong despite being 35 years old.
“I think it sucks and what happened is embarrassing. This tournament is total crap. It’s all about the money. You have insane losses if you don’t play the tournament.”
Benoit Pair about the organizers of the Australian Open.
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