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Top 20 Wimbledon quotes


Novak Djokovic wins seventh Wimbledon title and 21st Grand Slam

LONDON (AFP) – Top 20 quotes from the 2022 Wimbledon tournament, which ended at the All England Club on Sunday:


“I did definitely feel support and love from the crowd, so I’m very grateful for that.”

Novak Djokovic on winning over Centre Court on his way to a seventh title.


“I just felt so much pressure. There’s so much anxiety to do things or achieve things. So I feel unbelievable. Like I’m two beers deep.”

Beaten finalist Nick Kyrgios happy that his Wimbledon is over.


“It doesn’t make sense to go (on), even if I try through my career to keep going. If I keep going the injury will be worse and worse.”

Rafael Nadal after withdrawing from his semi-final with an abdominal injury.


“They managed to find some Percy Pigs somewhere along the line in the crowd, which he got down and then started to feel better.”

Britain’s Jodie Burrage on coming to the aid of a ballboy who fainted during her first-round match with Lesia Tsurenko with sweets.


“Novak is kind of a brick wall.”

Australia’s Thanasi Kokkinakis on facing Djokovic in the second round.


“I feel it’s stupid when someone says sport is out of politics. It’s really stupid.”

Ukraine’s Marta Kostyuk hitting back at opponents of Wimbledon’s ban on Russian and Belarusian players.


“Have you ever gone into a supermarket and just started berating someone scanning the groceries? No. So why do they do it when I’m at Wimbledon? Why is that?”

Kyrgios on the abuse he receives from fans.


“At the end of the day if you have got a bit of a cold, you play main draw of Wimbledon for 50,000 and a chance at more. I’m not sure some of the lower-ranked guys are going to Scout’s honour take themselves away and do a Covid test.”

Britain’s Liam Broady on the coronavirus testing policy at Wimbledon


“I might just withdraw it all and just like lie on it.”

Broady on being told he had made 120,000 ($144,000) for making the third round.


“My mum is famous on the tour. I feel like when I’m playing a match, she’s on the screen more than I am.”

Britain’s Heather Watson on mother Michelle.


“They call it a golfer’s elbow — I got it while playing tennis.”

Dutch wild card Tim van Rijthoven on his career-long battle with injuries.


“Tunisians came up with that I think one or two years ago. Funny because a minister in Tunisia comes like, ‘Hello, Minister’. It was funny, but it’s nice to be called that.”

Ons Jabeur on her nickname, “Minister of Happiness”


“It’s constant bullying, that’s what he does. He bullies the opponents. He was probably a bully at school himself. He also has a very evil side.”

Stefanos Tsitsipas hits out at Kyrgios after their bitter third-round clash.


“I’m not sure how I bullied him. He was the one hitting balls at me, he was the one that hit a spectator, he was the one that smacked it out of the stadium. I didn’t do anything.”

Kyrgios in response.


“He’s like, ‘Ajla, hungry rats swim the fastest’, whatever that means. I’m like, ‘well, I’m not a rat and I’m not hungry’. I just want my house from the beginning till the end, or maybe you should just believe in me a little more.”

Ajla Tomljanovic after her father Ratko had only booked their Wimbledon accommodation until the first Friday. On the Saturday, the Australian reached the fourth round.


“I hope I can come back one more time. I’ve missed it here.”

Eight-time champion Roger Federer.


“We don’t have a clear view of what is considered to be a perfect champion.”

Wimbledon chief executive Sally Bolton on the controversial character of Nick Kyrgios.


“My agent had to come to force me out of a pub at 4:00 am to play Nadal second round, on Centre Court, Wimbledon. I’ve come a long way, that’s for sure.”

Kyrgios on his unorthodox preparations before facing Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon in 2019.


“I’m in the semi-final of Wimbledon, it’s crazy, but I’m still a mum. After this I will go out over there and I will see my kids and I will do the same thing I do every single day. I will change her Pampers (nappies), I mean, everything normal.”

Tatjana Maria says looking after her two daughters trumps making the Wimbledon semi-finals.


“I don’t even know what a knoll is.”

Cameron Norrie on being told that “Henman Hill’”/”Murray Mount”, the spectator viewing area at the tournament, should be renamed “Norrie Knoll”.

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