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Can’t-miss quotes from the third round and QFs

Jul 30, 2016
written by: Tennis Canada
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Novak Djokovic, on the hometown pressure for Milos Raonic:

“Oh, he knows very well what he’s doing. He has a great team of people around him, and he has a great attitude of, you know, for professional sport. He’s very committed to improve, to evolve, and he’s going to learn from this kind of experience, I’m sure.”

TORONTO, CANADA - July 14 : Sullinger/DeRozan Press Conferences on July 14, 2016 at the Real Sports Bar & Grill in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Raonic, on feeling pressure before a packed stadium in the quarter-finals:

“I don’t think so. I think it was just — you know, I think I looked at the numbers. I lost 12 points on my serve, and eight of those were in two games that I played quite poorly. That’s what it came down to. I had a few looks on his and didn’t make the most of that.”

Djokovic on Gael Monfils’ newfound consistency:

“Well, he seems more focused, committed. That’s good to see, because he really does have a great athletic potential and he’s got a talent. He’s got an all-around game.”

Gael Monfils(FRA) pumps his fist after defeating David Goffin(BEL) at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Ontario on Thursday, July 28, 2016. (Photo by Peter Power for Tennis Canada)

Gael Monfils, on playing in front of the Toronto crowd and having fun:

“Any energy, I take it. Even if it’s for me or not for me, I take it. I always have fun, you know. If one day I have no fun, I stop my career straightaway because I’m still the same. So differently, but if one day I don’t want to play tennis, I think I’m one of the players I can say, I stop. Easy.”

TORONTO, CANADA - July 14 : Sullinger/DeRozan Press Conferences on July 14, 2016 at the Real Sports Bar & Grill in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images)

Raonic on support from other Canadian athletes (like Connor McDavid):

“The best thing that we, as Canadians, are very supportive of one another. I’ve gotten some great support from current athletes, past athletes, and it’s been very endearing and very special because athletes are the people I look up to the most.”