He Said/She Said: BNP Paribas Open Day 9 Quotebook

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BNPParibasOpen.com culls the best quotes from Indian Wells.

"What we do is such a small thing in the world. We all just hit a tennis ball over the net." -- Nick Kyrgios

"I totally believed it. Just totally was brainwashed. It was a good thing, though. When you're brainwashed with positivity, it's the best thing ever." -- Venus Williams on her father, Richard’s, long-ago prediction that his daughters Venus and Serena would rise to Nos. 1-2 in the world.

"American tennis fans -- they're used to champions and Grand Slam winners." -- Jack Sock

"I don't want to reveal too much, any secrets about myself. But it's simple. I'm a moody person, and I hate routines." -- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

"He's raised the bar for tennis players." -- Roger Federer on Rafael Nadal


"Sometimes heart is all you've got. You have nothing but the will, the desire to win. If you can bring that on the court, paying that price is the biggest price there is to pay." -- Venus Williams

"It was the worst match I played all year. It's quite simple. My serving was absolutely horrible, my returning was absolutely horrible. From the baseline was horrible. There is not one thing I did well." -- Alexander Zverev on his 6-3, 6-4 loss to Nick Kyrgios in the third round

"Everybody is going to watch that match. Everybody likes Rafa. Everybody likes Roger. It's history over there." -- Garbine Muguruza on Rafa vs. Roger XXXVI

"Not very high. I was, like, 'If I get a set, I'll be happy.'" -- Madison Keys on her expectations at Indian Wells (the American reached the fourth round)

"Probably the most all-around player we have." -- Nick Kyrgios on Novak Djokovic

"I always like to get revenge. It feels amazing." -- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

"I feel like I never play the same." -- Kristina Mladenovic

"I'm 25. I'll be 26 in July. The time is going quick, you know. Tennis life is kind of short." -- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova