What they say

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“I’ve had enough match play in East­bourne.”

No­vak Djokovic,

happy to spend just 40 min­utes on Cen­tre Court be­fore op­po­nent Martin Kl­izan re­tired down 2-0

“I found him in the locker room. I told him that maybe we should go out and play an­other set.”

Roger Fed­erer,

jok­ing that he and Djokovic should have played a prac­tice set to com­pen­sate the Cen­tre Court crowd who saw the two play­ers’ ri­vals quit with in­juries

“Well, he’s in­tro­duced me to a lot of ’80s rock bands, which be­fore I wasn’t quite fa­mil­iar with. I keep hav­ing to re­mind him I was born in ’91.”

Coco Van­deweghe,

on new coach Pat Cash, the 1987 cham­pion

“It’s like flip­ping the coin ev­ery day, 365 days a year. You have to flip a coin 200 times a day and then hope­fully you win the ma­jor­ity of those tosses. To me, that’s how it is when you serve and volley be­cause you never know what’s go­ing to hap­pen.”

Mis­cha Zverev,

on the risks and re­wards of serve and vol­ley­ing

“Well, if you ask Fed­erer to give back $500 mil­lion, would he do that or not?”

Bernard Tomic,

af­ter be­ing asked whether or not he would give back his prize money for ad­mit­ting he lost his open­ing round match be­cause he was bored

“The only word I’ve got for it now is ‘wow’. It is some­thing that I have dreamed of since I was a lit­tle girl. I can­not even com­pre­hend how some­one can say it’s bor­ing at Wimbledon. I think it’s the best place to play in the world.”

Katie Boul­ter,

on her Wimbledon de­but and Tomic’s trou­bles

“I feel like I’m talk­ing to Lloyd’s of Lon­don or some­thing.”

Sloane Stephens,

fac­ing a bar­rage of ques­tions over the pre­cise de­tails of her foot stress frac­ture in­jury, for which she had surgery in Jan­uary

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