what they say

China Daily | Updated: 2017-06-01 06:55

"I played absolute sh*t - but it's not the end of the world."

Alexander Zverev, after his first-round loss to Fernando Verdasco

"If it hadn't been live on air, I would have punched him."

Maly Thomas, Eurosport reporter on French player Maxime Hamou's attempt to kiss her against her will on live TV

"Rafa on clay, his dominance right now is as big as it's ever been. I don't think he's worried at all about anyone in this tournament, to be fair. Best of five, it suits him. He knows he's not gonna lose. Let's be realistic."

Nick Kyrgios, on Nadal's bid for a 10th Roland Garros title

"My arse is definitely going to be sore for the first couple of days."

Johanna Konta, on looking ahead to the physical demands of switching from clay to grass after losing to Hsieh Su-wei

"They are quite simple. It's carpe diem, but they all mean something different to me. It's not the real thing. I mean, normally it means seize the day. But it has a special meaning for me. And this one is om sign, it's a Hindi sign. But also very personal."

Elina Svitolina, on her colorful tattoos

"I just expect a little more respect."

Laurent Lokoli, on why he didn't shake hands with Martin Klizan, whom he suspected of faking injury, after their match

(China Daily 06/01/2017 page24)

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