Say what?! Best quotes from Roland Garros day eight

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2016 French Open - Day Eight

As the first quarterfinalists were decided on day eight of Roland Garros, the stars had plenty to say in their press conferences…

“I’m very happy to have qualified this morning for quarterfinals. This is where I have stopped in the past, which means I’m extremely motivated to move on.”
Garbine Muguruza on reaching a third consecutive quarterfinal at Roland Garros

“I felt very bad, of course. First of all, with Federer, I thought, no way. He cannot not be there. And then Rafa. I guess if he decided to pull out, that must be a good reason, because this is his tournament. I hope he gets better very soon.”
Garbine Muguruza has been shocked by the high-profile injuries in men’s tennis

“Well, difficult to explain how I feel. It’s a lot of emotions. I’m very, very happy. I lost I think four times in a row first round, and this year, quarterfinals for the moment. So I’m really, really happy.”
Albert Ramos-Vinolas is happy to be in the quarterfinals

“It’s like a present for me, because, to be honest, I didn’t expect this one when I arrive here. Last week I lost to Wawrinka 6-1, 6-1 in Geneva. I was a little bit down. This is tennis. And now I feel great.”
Albert Ramos-Vinolas is surprised with his form

“I was sort of just looking for another set of eyes to be a bit more efficient on grass.”
Milos Raonic on his new temporary coaching partnership with John McEnroe

“100% tears all the time. Sad, happy, hungry, reading a book, watching a movie. They flow very easily.”
Shelby Rogers explains she is an emotional person

“I have nothing to lose. I have no pressure. It’s just been a great experience here, and I want to keep enjoying it and keep pushing myself, you know. I’m definitely outside of my comfort zone already, and I keep telling myself, You belong here, you belong here. You know, play your game, do the things that got you to this moment.”
Shelby Rogers explains the mindset behind her surprise quarterfinal run

“I was a little bit bored, was waiting for him, was talking to the ball kid. He told me — I asked him if he was playing tennis. I said, Okay, let’s play.”
Stan Wawrinka on why he hit with a ball kid during Victor Troicki’s injury timeout

“He’s a huge fighter. He runs all over the place. You never get a free point. He has a very powerful mind.”
Richard Gasquet on quarterfinal opponent Andy Murray

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