Wimbledon 97: Quotes of the day

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"What can you do when when the guy serves this big? You can't do anything against him. That's the best I've ever returned against." Mark Philippoussis after his defeat by Greg Rusedski, who served 27 aces.

"I've played like this before against Andre Agassi in New York and also against Pete Sampras, so I know I can do it. I feel I'm playing really well and getting better all the time." Rusedski.

"Tim has done really well and he's No 1, but I'm catching him up and believe I can be top man again." Rusedski on his British rivalry with Tim Henman.

"That's five overrules today against me. That's five - look it up in the computer." Jeff Tarango protests to the umpire during his defeat by the Frenchman Rodolphe Gilbert.

"I didn't fancy myself at all. I was due to play Thomas Muster and thought I had a good chance of beating him and claiming a big scalp. When he pulled out and I realised I had to play Bjorkman I was very disappointed. He's a good player and got to the semis at Queen's the other week, and I didn't fancy my chances." Chris Wilkinson after his victory over the 17th seed, Jonas Bjorkman.

"It's much harder to play a qualifier because they are used to playing matches on grass. And she's a hard opponent. I remember I played her in a junior tournament and lost from two match points." Martina Hingis after her less than impressive victory over Anne Kremer, an amateur ranked 217 places below her in the world

"I did not want to spend too long on court." Aranxta Sanchez Vicario on her 6-0, 6-0 victory over Britain's Clare Wood.

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