Quotes of the day

Saturday 16 November 2013 04:33

It hasn't hit me yet. Before the match I was thinking 'stay positive, be aggressive', and I had lots of fun out there. People were going bananas, my hair was standing up on the back of my neck. British wild card Elena Baltacha on the thrill of beating Amanda Coetzer to reach the third round.

I was a nervous wreck. I was awe-struck for the first 30 minutes. That's what you dream of, playing on Centre Court. I was taking it [the atmosphere] all in and just saying 'oh my gosh, here I am. Who would have ever thought that I would be here?'. America's Jeff Morrison describes his Wimbledon debut where he beat French Open finalist Juan Carlos Ferrero.

His first serve was very strong. My first serve was very bad. Ferrero succinctly explains the reasons for his loss.

It would be a little different if I was in the States and the crowds were going nuts for Greg – that might get to me a little bit. But it is understandable, I'm in his territory now so that's just part of the deal. America's Andy Roddick realises he will be up against more than just Greg Rusedski today.

I'd say I am pretty mentally tough. I'm probably one of the toughest guys around. Australia's Lleyton Hewitt in ominously determined mood following his straight sets victory over Frenchman Gregory Carraz yesterday.

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