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I'm a little surprised at that result right now

Pat Rafter, after being told during his press conference that his compatriot Lleyton Hewitt was losing his first set 5-1 to Taylor Dent

I'm even more surprised now

Rafter after being told a moment later that Dent had taken the first set

I have an incredible ability to stress myself out against anybody

Andre Agassi after beating Jamie Delgado in straight sets

It's a place like Wrigley Field or Fenway Park. It's just kind of majestic

Andy Roddick gives Centre Court the ultimate baseball fan's accolade

In many ways, he's been a thorn in my side. In other ways, he's brought out some of the tennis that I've only dreamt about playing

Agassi talks about Pete Sampras, after both the Americans had secured places in the third round

You know, I see a big opportunity for myself at this tournament. My career is fading away from me. I'm 27 years old

Yevgeny Kafelnikov fears he may soon be too old to win Wimbledon

I tried massage and ice. I went to an acupuncturist, I was praying, using magnets

Alexandra Stevenson on her back injury

He couldn't speak... he was smiling too much

Britain's Davis Cup captain Roger Taylor on meeting Barry Cowan after his epic five-set match against the defending champion Pete Sampras

I'm trying not to have any more surprises

Jelena Dokic is determined to avoid a shock exit such as the one at this year's French Open

You are following a tennis god

Emblazoned on the backs of three fans wearing false beards who sat beside Dokic's controversial father Damir


1 The British opponents Agassi has faced in 11 appearances at Wimbledon. The first was Delgado yesterday

57 The aces served by Goran Ivanisevic so far. He leads the aces table of men who have completed their second-round matches

41 The aces served by Greg Rusedski in his first two matches, putting him fourth in the table behind Ivanisevic, Pete Sampras (49) and Thomas Johansson (44)

141 The speed, in mph, of the fastest serve ever at Wimbledon, by Taylor Dent yesterday.

119 The speed, in mph, of Serena Williams' fastest serve this Championships

100 The percentage of successful second serves by Jelena Dokic yesterday