The Australian Open is always an event consisting of humorous, inspirational and sometimes even weird quotes. Here are the best from Australian Open 2017.
“Well, unfortunately he killed himself.” [smiling] when jokingly asked about why he killed the only Italian in the draw, Luca Vanni, who retired after the first set of their first-round encounter. However Berdych went on to say that there were many more in the men’s draw.
“That's a really tough question. Somebody who has a nice, large nose, probably (smiling).” When asked who would play her in a movie about her life.
“I’m his number one fan.” When speaking of Rafael Nadal.
“I feel so sorry for Novak, I mean, I played unbelievable today.” In his on-court interview after defeating the world No.2. He was in absolute shock.
“It's such a great feeling to have 23. It really feels great. Yeah, I've been chasing it for a really long time. It feels like, really long time. When it got on my radar, I knew I had an opportunity to get there, and I'm here. I'm here.” After winning her 23rd Grand Slam title against her sister, Venus.
“I really enjoy seeing the name 'Williams' on the trophy. This is a beautiful thing.” After being asked if she was disappointed to lose to her sister in the final.
“Actually I was thinking about that other match Isner against Mahut. I was hoping little bit it could go this long so I could also have record.” After defeating Horacio Zeballos 22-20 in the fifth set on Day 2. He wanted to break the 70-68 record set by John Isner and Nicolas Mahut at Wimbledon in 2010.
“Well, I believed in myself. I believed in my game. I believed that playing serve and volley against him and slicing a lot, trying to destroy his rhythm was going to work, which it did in the end.” On the keys to his success against Andy Murray.
“I take it. I mean, it's super exciting. I'm so happy. Yeah, I was always wondering why I could never have a good start here in Australia after good preseason, good offseason, and a lot of practicing.” After finally reaching the quarterfinals at the Australian Open.
“But last year was tough. When you feel that you are playing very well and you have to go from Roland Garros without going on court, I remember myself crying on the car coming back to hotel, no? That was a tough moment.” His story after he pulled out of Roland Garros last year, never thinking he would get to a Slam final again.
“But at least one thing I can say is that I left it all out on the court. I'm proud of that. I'm proud of my team. Proud of my coach. Everyone that has taken care of me that month, it's been super intense. We can relax for a little bit now and get back to work.” After losing to Rafael Nadal in the semifinals.
“Maybe I play better nervous and scared. I don't know. I think I don't shy away from a challenge necessarily. I never have. Growing up, I've always just been wanting to prove people wrong in a lot of different regards.”
“Especially Ken Rosewall. We don't speak about him enough. I think he's a wonderful man. He wrote me a letter again this week to wish me well again. He does it every year at the Australian Open. Still haven't seen him, unfortunately. I know he's around. I love that generation of players with Tony Roche, Rod Laver, Ken Rosewall, Roy Emerson. We got to milk a cow together in Gstaad. We go way back. I know he's a few years older, but I know he had a tremendous career. So to be in the same breath like these guys, it's a great feeling. I love these guys. It means a lot to me to have equaled something like this since a long time.” Being acknowledged in the same breath as Australian legends clearly had a strong effect on Federer.