Q. What were your feelings when the draw came out and it was Federer?
ALEJANDRO FALLA: Well, I knew I'm playing really well at this point of the year. And just sometimes bad luck. Everybody wants to play Federer. But three times in one month is a lot (smiling).
Q. Do you think it might have helped you to play him three times in a row?
ROGER FEDERER: It shouldn't have, no, especially after Halle. He should have known that I was going to beat him. But he forgot I beat him (smiling).
Q. We'd all like to see you one day win Wimbledon. It would be
LAURA ROBSON: I would, too. I'd like that (smiling).
Q. When do you think? You don't have a crystal ball, but...
LAURA ROBSON: It's hard to say. Ideally I would have liked to have won it this year, but that's obviously not going to happen (smiling).
Why don't you give me a year. Your guess would be just as good as mine.
Q. You had to wait over four hours to get on Court 1 today. What
did you do in that time?
ANDY RODDICK: Play some Monopoly. Dominated some Scrabble. I watched some tennis. Watched some football. That was pretty much it.
Q. Which tennis match were you watching?
ANDY RODDICK: Challenger that was going on, a future back home in the States.
Q. You were watching Roger's match?
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah, I think everyone was watching that one.
Q. So if you did get an approach from Britain, you would change but
with reluctance, I guess?
DUSTIN BROWN: It always depends. I've played for Jamaica all my life. I'm actually pretty happy to play with Jamaica. Also to be happy which will also kind of like be a thing for Britain, to be one of the only players or to be the No. 1 player.
Because I could play for Germany also because my mom is German; I am German. But in Germany I am No. 13, a Germany has a lot of good players. So Jamaica doesn't have a lot of good players. I'm the only one right now. So it's actually very nice.
And going to a tournament and you see the Jamaican flag, okay, it's there for me and not for another 20 guys. So that's definitely a nice thing.
It's all options. If the LTA would step toward me and definitely offer me things that would help me improve my game and everything just around my game and definitely make my tennis better, then obviously that's one of the things I would have to look at.
Not because I don't want to play for Jamaica anymore. I just have to try to further my career. Anything that would help me definitely is worth listening to and looking at.
Q. You'll see a more muted response here to what you were wearing
here than in Paris?
VENUS WILLIAMS: Here it's all about white. There is no illusion this time. My dress was inspired by Tina Turner. So, you know, still had the lace motif. I think it's just a fun, elegant dress.
Q. Do you get the impression that Rafa is maybe back to where he was
two years ago where he can seriously challenge for the title again after
what happened in Paris?
ANDY RODDICK: Yeah. I don't know that I ever have gone into a Grand Slam and said Rafa can't challenge for the title. You know, it's a very fine line between playing okay and playing really well. And right now he's kind of found that 'really well' again.
I guess for me, I look at it, you know, I see ‑‑ the way it's presented as far as Rafa's success is a little bit predictable to me as far as what I read. It's like he hasn't won a tournament for this long, all of a sudden he gets on the clay, he wins everything, everyone changes him into a different human being. He's the same human being. He's the most dominant clay court player that's ever played. He's the best clay court player in my opinion that's played. And obviously winning matches creates confidence. You know, so obviously he uses that as a bit of a springboard.
But, you know, I don't think anybody in the locker room has ever said, Rafa is not the same. It's just a matter of him getting into a groove. He lost one match last year. It's one match in six years. Everyone acted like he was finished, it was the end, it was this. We don't deal in headlines or extremes again. He lost one match.
Q. You showed a lot of fight and determination out there today
against an opponent on a high from winning Roland Garros. What game plan
did you come in with?
VERA DUSHEVINA: So I plan for today. And yes, Francesca is champion of Roland Garros, but it's a really different surface, clay and grass. I was the junior championship of Wimbledon, and I know how to play on the grass.
Q. The momentum seemed to swing in the first set when it was 5‑All.
You had that distraction, you were about to serve. The ball boy came
across. The umpire stopped the match.
ROGER FEDERER: When?
Q. 5‑All in the first set.
ROGER FEDERER: I don't remember what happened.
Q. You were about to serve.
ROGER FEDERER: Didn't I get a first serve because of it? Should have worked my way (laughter). I was about to hit ‑‑ it looked like it maybe, but I didn't take advantage of it because I think I was about to hit a second serve and I got a first serve, which is a good thing. But messed the first serve up, had to hit another second serve, like an idiot.
Q. How would you sum up your experience playing
under the roof and under the lights?
Q. How would you sum up your experience playing under the roof and under the lights?
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: It was very humid. I think Murray and Wawrinka played last year a long match under the roof and lights. They were saying how humid it is and, especially if there is a lot of people watching you, sweating a lot. It's different conditions. Definitely different conditions. Kind of suited to my game at that moment, and I managed to go through.
Q. Sport and tennis is a game of highs and lows. I guess you've gone
from being incredibly high in Paris last month to being very
disappointed today. What went wrong out there for you?
FRANCESCA SCHIAVONE: Was tough match. Was different surface, different feeling.
Q. What are your thoughts when you face [Maria]? What is most impressive
about her game?
KIM CLIJSTERS: Just, you know, the groundstrokes. I mean, she hits the ball really flat, low over the net and really deep. I think that's something that she really probably ‑‑ probably flatter than any player out there.
Serena hits the ball really hard and can be very explosive. But I think Maria, it's at a constant, constant rhythm. And I think, you know, when she serves well, especially when she returns well, I think she is definitely very tough to beat.
Q. Four years away from Wimbledon you received a warm welcome on
Court 2. That must have meant a lot. Can you describe what that did mean
to you and also your return to this tournament.
KIM CLIJSTERS: Yeah, to be honest, I was actually pretty nervous, you know, leaving the locker room and going out on court again. You know, even being here last year for the event when they opened the new Centre Court with the roof, I was nervous for that.
But, no, I was, you know, nervous but also excited to be out here, to be on the new Court No. 2, I had to find my way to get there a little bit. Luckily the security guard knew where we were going, because I actually had no idea.
THE MODERATOR: Can we change language now?
KIM CLIJSTERS: Chinese (laughter)?