He Said/She Said: BNP Paribas Open Day 8 Quotebook

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BNPParibasOpen.com culls the best quotes from Indian Wells.

"Words can't describe it." -- Taylor Fritz upon claiming the first Top 10 win of his career, a 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 upset of Marin Cilic

"I'm a tennis player. That's what I see myself doing. Philanthropist, a dad and a husband. Kind of really simple, to be quite honest." -- Roger Federer
"My current battle involves me getting closer to No. 1. So that's the biggest battle I'm fighting right now. It's rather selfish perhaps." -- Venus Williams


"You're kidding me." -- Garbiñe Muguruza, upon learning that Kayla Day named one of her dogs after her.

"We're not allowed to call her 'Garbiñe' anymore. It's just 'Bean' from now on.” — Kayla Day, whose dog is named after the very player who defeated her in Indian Wells: Garbiñe Muguruza

"I value these tournaments (Masters 1000s) as much as I value a Grand Slam." -- Novak Djokovic.

"I always try to tell myself that that person I might have taken a picture with I will maybe never see again. That's why I try to make that moment memorable." -- Roger Federer

"I appreciate that there is so many that buy my caps and feel connected that way, or a shirt or whatever it may be, a racquet. I get a chance to take a picture with them or sign an autograph for them or make a dream come true." -- Roger Federer

"I never really get to sit on the couch." -- Venus Williams