Quotes of the Week

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It was my kind of deal in front of my kind of people. Jimmy Connors, on the riotous scenes of support during his 6-1, 6-2,

6-3 US Open victory over Jaime Oncins on his 40th birthday.

There's 15,000 people out there yelling and screaming so I just thought if they are having such a great time I should too. And I did. I've never had so much fun. Shaun Stafford, after her 4-6, 6-0, 7-5 first-round defeat to Martina Navratilova.

She was laughing whether she won the point or not, and I'm fighting for my life. I'm not against smiling, but you wouldn't know the score by looking at her face. Navratilova.

I don't know how long this head, this heart and these legs can go for. Navratilova, after second-round defeat to Magdalena Maleeva.

Personally I take special pride in our low gates and in the fact that we continue to fight against the odds. This we will continue to do as long as we are supported by one person. Sam Hammam, Wimbledon chairman, on life with the few.

I don't want to say anything - not even 'no comment'. Ron Atkinson, Aston Villa manager, on his pursuit of Liverpool's Dean Saunders.

He's got the brains of a rocking-horse and I told him. Dave Bassett, Sheffield United manager, on his goalkeeper Simon Tracey, sent off for a second bookable offence against Spurs.

I'm last in line at Williams and it's humiliating. Nigel Mansell, on the issue of who Williams' second driver will be next year.

The longer it goes on, the more people will think we did absolutely nothing whatsoever right in Sweden. Graham Taylor, England manager, on the continuing criticism of his side's performance in the European Championship finals.