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A week at Wimbledon in quotes

Last updated on: June 28, 2010 12:44 IST

'I don't think it has happened in many years, or possibly ever'

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"I don't think it has happened in many years, or possibly ever, that I have come back from two sets down in a first round" - Roger Federer after being taken to five sets in his opening match against Colombian Alejandro Falla.

Image: Roger Federer
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'Nothing like this will ever happen again - ever'

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"Nothing like this will ever happen again - ever... It stinks someone had to lose" - American John Isner about his 11 hour five minute win over Nicolas Mahut which ended 70-68 in the fifth set.

"His toes were just torched. They looked like deli meat. They're disgusting. I don't know if it was from playing that long or doing whatever" - Andy Roddick on Isner's wear and tear during the match.

"In a way, I wish I was them, in some ways I wish I wasn't them. I love this. I know they're maybe not loving this, but this is unheard of in our game... I don't know if I was crying or laughing. It was too much... Both (are) winners" - Roger Federer on the Isner-Mahut match.

"This is the greatest ever advertisement we've had for the sport" - John McEnroe on Isner-Mahut match.


Image: John Isner (left) with Nicolas Mahut

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'Maybe she'll remember me'

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"I was supposed to say, 'Your Majesty'. I totally choked. I was like, 'Hey, nice to meet you', total American style. And then she started talking. Then I was like 'Your Majesty' while she was talking... Maybe she'll remember me" - Serena Williams on meeting Queen Elizabeth.

Image: Serena Williams greets Queen Elizabeth

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'She said I should hit more backhands'

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"She said I should hit more backhands down the line" - Roger Federer reveals some advice he received on meeting the Queen.

Image: Roger Federer speaks to Queen Elizabeth

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'It was disappointing for me'

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"It was disappointing for me. But, you know, the (Wimbledon) Club knows I have my routines before the match. I had to practice around 12, so was impossible for me," Rafael Nadal on not getting to meet the Queen.

Image: Rafael Nadal

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