Tennis: Wimbledon: Quotes of the day

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I was absolutely in awe of the way they managed to cover the court. It was on before I'd put my things in my bag. Andre Agassi on the speed of the Centre Court cover operators as rain set in.

I was playing well and beat the No 3 seed here. It's a huge disappointment for me that I couldn't take advantage of my good form. Kenneth Carlsen after retiring ill.

The nail was hanging off. My sock was covered with blood. I told the umpire it was just a flesh wound. Britain's Chris Wilkinson on the toe injury which hampered his game against a vastly superior Wayne Ferreira.

It's always nice to play your best tennis in the fifth set, and that's what both of us did. The biggest problem, on grass, is the mental fatigue you go through. Todd Martin after his four-hour struggle against Martin Damm.

I try to be serious out there because if you laugh and joke, it puts down your opponent. I'm very serious and hard on myself on court and it probably doesn't look very good. But I get very upset and kind of tense out there. Lindsay Davenport, the American No 9 seed on her downcast demeanour on court.

I think this could be the tournament for me. I have the game for it and I'm ready to be aggressive. Gabriela Sabatini.

He thinks I can play well everywhere. Sergi Bruguera talking about his father's opinion of his ability on grass.

I was just topping up my tan. Londoner Michelle Ford, 26, after her bikini top was ruled out of place on Centre Court by Wimbledon officials.

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