“It’s just a salute for the crowd. A lot of guys kiss their hands and say thanks or put a racquet up and say thanks. I like to do this one.” – Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny, after defeating Tommy Robredo 7-5, 6-2, 4-6, 6-4, on how he thanks the crowd after winning a match.
“I mean, it’s annoying that the Europeans are in the quarters every Slam. We’re trying.” – American Sam Querrey, after losing to Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6, 6-7, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4.
“I feel really comfortable here. It’s great to come back to a place where I have won, and a place where I’ve played well.” – Venus Williams, after defeating 2010 French Open champion Francesca Schiavone 7-6, 6-4.
“Venus is a great competitor. She’s been playing some really great tennis these last few matches. I look forward to it. It’s a challenge.” – Defending Champion Kim Clijsters, after defeating Sam Stosur 6-4, 5-7, 6-3.
“It was a very tough match and after losing the first two sets it was the best comeback of my career.” – Fernando Verdasco, after defeating fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 5-7, 6-7, 6-3, 6-3, 7-6.
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