QUOTES OF THE WEEK

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n Then you finish. You look across and there is a picture of Ayrton on the wall. You remember all that happened a year ago and how things have changed. Damon Hill after winning the San Marino Grand Prix.

n Anytime I play Jimmy [Connors], I get up. John McEnroe, after beating his old rival in his first appearance in a seniors final.

n Either he is a good actor or something unbelievably magical happened overnight. Boris Becker questions Thomas Muster's recovery from dehydration after the Austrian defeated him in the final of the Monte Carlo Open.

n And my yardstick is not winning, but winning without losing a set. The boys have got to set themselves a task, which is winning love, love and love. David Lloyd, Great Britain's new Davis Cup captain.

n The weakest Australian team I have played against. Richie Richardson, the West Indies cricket captain after his team had lost their first series since 1980.

n Want me to wave my arms about a bit more, is that it? Michael Atherton, the England captain, responds to Ray Illingworth's criticism of his body language.

n I think we should be allowed to switch codes freely. Will Carling, England's rugby union captain.

n It was Matthew le Tissier versus Crystal Palace. Alan Smith, Palace manager, on his team's defeat at Southampton.

n We have the scent of blood. The hunt is on. Alex Ferguson, Manchester United manager, on the race for the Premiership title.

Rob McLean

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