Wimbledon `97: QUOTES OF THE DAY

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I told her after the match, `Well I've got two more matches to go, so I want to keep it short'. That's why I played so well. Martina Hingis, after beating Sabine Appelmans.

She's just a little bit better than most of us. She's the No 1 player in the world. I think without that attitude, maybe she wouldn't get so far. Appelmans dismisses suggestions that Hingis's comments were arrogant.

Nobody saw me as a favourite at the beginning of the tournament but I got through pretty easily until now. I'm improving every match. I feel pretty good. The draw doesn't look too bad for me. Hingis.

Well, it was lunchtime. I only know that the people who were there were tremendous and gave me so much support. Greg Rusedski, asked about the sparse attendance for his win over Richey Reneberg.

I think it was one of the best matches I've ever served in. Rusedski.

I'm kind of glad they knocked it down. I've broken my wrist there and had my longest matches in the tournament there. So when they decided to do away with it I didn't complain. Boris Becker on the new No 1 court.

I didn't come here relaxed, not expecting anything. I expected to do well and to play well. It has nothing to do with retiring. It just has a lot to do with me trying as well as I can in this tournament right now. Michael Stich, who retires at the end of this year, after beating Mark Woodforde.

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