“This gave me a lot of confidence. It’s great to raise the level of performance towards the end of the tournament. It’s been a great couple of years for me in New York so hopefully I can go on.” – Novak Djokovic, after defeating American Mardy Fish 6-3, 6-4, 6-1.
“He certainly had the advantage. I haven’t played on that court in two years. Man, is it different from playing on Louis Armstrong and Grandstand. There’s not hardly any wind outside, and it’s windy in there, really windy.” – Mardy Fish (pictured above during his doubles match with Mark Knowles against the Bryan Brothers), after his loss to Novak Djokovic, on playing in Arthur Ashe.
“I think it’s nice. I definitely am sure I’ll get a lot of male fans now.” – Caroline Wozniacki on her on-court dress (by Stella McCartney for Adidas) after defeating Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-4.
“The crowd helped me for sure in the second set. After I served the set point, I asked the crowd to get involved a bit, and they did. That’s why I broke him straightaway, because I had positive energy. I love when it’s intense, I love it. It makes me feel like I’m stronger again, so for sure when the crowd gets involved I play my best tennis.” – Gael Monfils, after defeating fellow Frenchman Richard Gasquet 6-4, 7-5, 7-5.
“Last year has nothing to do with this year. I had my chances in this match and I could have won the second set. But, hey, a lot of bad things happen in life but that’s okay. I’m still going to learn out of it and take it to the next one.” – Yanina Wickmayer, after losing to Kaia Kanepi 0-6, 7-6, 6-1.
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