Wimbledon '97: QUOTES OF THE DAY

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I should never have let her back into the match. I am not timing my backhand as I usually do and I got a little tight mentally. I still believe I can win Wimbledon one day. I would not be here if I didn't. Monica Seles, the No 2 seed, after her defeat by Sandrine Testud.

Boris [Becker] is playing in the Premiership and I'm playing at York. The difference between playing at Wimbledon and in an Indian satellite event is like going to the moon. Mark Petchey, British journeyman professional, after his taste of the high life.

I came here not to be so much in the newspaper in the morning, but to play good tennis. I've been in the newspaper so many times. It's just fine with me. Becker.

You need to be very, very patient. Your nerves have to be excellent. Becker on the psychological strain of winning Wimbledon.

Looking around the locker-room at what players eat and how they take care of themselves I don't think they are doing it in a professional way. You have to not only take from your body but also give back. Jana Novotna, at 28 the oldest women's singles seed, reveals the secret of her longevity.

There's a bit of a drought coming. In a few years, there's definitely a possibility of not too many Americans being highly ranked. Richey Reneberg, one of only three players from the United States - male or female - left in the tournament.

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