A SELECTION of some of the best quotes and facts from the fourth day at Wimbledon on Thursday (4):
“No. You look way too excited to ask that question, you must have a really boring life” – Australia’s Nick Kyrgios when asked if he could have played better against Rafa Nadal had he not gone to a pub the previous night.
“The 4th of July, 2004, Greece won the European Championship in soccer, and that’s the impact that tournament gave me… that I can believe in myself and I can achieve anything. And I’m retiring on the 4th of July, 2019.
“I leave a legacy behind, the same legacy I got from the team of 2004 in Portugal, I leave this legacy behind to some kids in Cyprus or Greece” – Marcos Baghdatis, who retired from tennis after his second-round loss.
“It’s not like I’m so busy here that I have a lot of other things to do. I’ve definitely been keeping up. With the World Cup and the men’s Gold Cup, between my two soccers, I’m fully booked” – Sloane Stephens on watching football.
“Well, I’m in the third round, so I better believe it” – Briton Harriet Dart when asked if she could believe her three-set victory over Beatriz Haddad Maia.
“If you don’t take advantage of what’s in front of you, then you’re pretty much shooting yourself in the foot” – Australia’s Alex De Minaur after his five-set defeat by Steve Johnson.
Fact Of The Day
Kyrgios blasted a 230kph (143mph) second-serve ace during his second-round Wimbledon loss to Rafa Nadal -– the fastest serve of any sort during the tournament so far and the second-fastest second serve in ATP history.
Ivo Karlovic leads the charts with a 232 kph (144mph) effort in 2007.