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'
"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.
'Nothing like this will ever happen again - ever'
"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.
John Isner (left) with Nicolas Mahut
'Maybe she'll remember me'
"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.
Serena Williams greets Queen Elizabeth
'She said I should hit more backhands'
"She said I should hit more backhands down the line" - Roger Federer reveals some advice he received on meeting the Queen.
Roger Federer speaks to Queen Elizabeth
'It was disappointing for me'
"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.
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