That’s what they said…Best quotes from Roland Garros day four

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2016 French Open - Day Four

“When you look at the recent tournaments, things have been very erratic and unpredictable… I don’t think it’s like the men where when you play Djokovic you know you’re going to lose. It’s not the same thing in women’s singles at all.”
World No.4 Garbine Muguruza on the unpredictability in women’s tennis

“For sure it feels strange for every player here and every fan of tennis for Roger to pull out before the tournament.”
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka on what it is like not having Roger Federer around

“I’m very sorry. I’m very sorry that I couldn’t really play the way I wish I would have played. I was able to play a few balls, but most of the match I just wasn’t there.”
A disappointed Caroline Garcia on her round two performance

“It’s actually the first time I have played on court No. 6. To tell you the truth, I didn’t even know where it was.”
Frenchman Jeremy Chardy shares his thoughts on court No.6

“That’s what we all fighting for. Being No. 2, it’s close to No. 1, but on the other hand side it’s not that close. But, still, I think this year is another chance for me to get to this point, and of course I’m going to do everything in my power to do that.”
Agnieszka Radwanska on the prospect of becoming world No.1

“It’s the only time when being old is okay (smiling). So, yeah, I like.”
37-year-old Ivo Karlovic on becoming the oldest man since Jimmy Connors to reach a Grand Slam third round

“I felt like I was playing in that first match for a week. I was supposed to play Sunday, never got on the court. Scheduled again on Monday, got on the court late, knew I wasn’t going to finish. Had to finish yesterday, Tuesday. But I was ready to play today.”
American John Isner has been frustrated by the inclement weather early in the event

“It’s going to be really fun. Because she’s someone I have watched on the TV a lot.”
18-year-old Naomi Osaka on her third round opponent Simona Halep

“My serve wasn’t very strong today and I struggled a lot with it. But in the end I found the rhythm. I found the way to play aggressive, to dominate the game, and I finished it in two sets.”
Sixth seed Simona Halep summarises her win over Zarina Diyas

“I think we’re probably going to have a lot of surprises for this French Open. The conditions are really different from a lot of other tournaments.”
Eliminated 19th seed Benoit Paire’s prediction for the rest of the tournament

“It was pretty incredible. They emailed me and asked me if I wanted to go. I said, That’s a no-brainer; absolutely.”
American Shelby Rogers on meeting US President Barack Obama earlier in the year

“They just told me I couldn’t drink the Powerade I had in my bag. That was fine. They gave me a Powerade and I was very kind.”
A courteous Nick Kyrgios was on his best behavior in his second round win

“I don’t drink wine or champagne. I have not learned yet. People tell me it comes with age. We’ll see.”
No celebrations are planned for 26-year-old Yanina Wickmayer after her round two win

“Today certainly wasn’t easy. I mean, you know, I lost my way on the court today, you know, for quite a while.”
A relieved World No.2 Andy Murray after his five-set second round victory

“I don’t know if you saw the match, not a single ball went where I wanted it to go.”
Frenchman Lucas Pouille has had better days

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