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[“I am a little bit more famous now, but I have [some change] in my life. I live in the same place. I have the same friends.”]

["I am a little bit more famous now, but I..." ]

["I always wanted to be honest to myself and those who had faith in me."]
["No! I don't have a chance. For me he's unbelievable. I will continue with my comeback and I am just happy with that."]
-- 
 on if he could surpass Roger Federer for the No. 1 ranking.
["It could get into my mind. I could start thinking, 'I can't play against this guy, his game doesn't suit me'. I could start accepting the fact that I have been losing against him, but that would be a bad thing for me to do."]
-- Roger Federer on Rafael Nadal.
["He has never broken a racket in anger. It would be showing a lack of respect to people who actually have to buy the equipment to play the sport." ]
-- Uncle Toni Nadal on nephew Rafael.
["He is like a beast, an animal, on the court. He's very strong and he's very well prepared."
-- Guillermo Coria after losing to Rafael Nadal in Monte Carlo.

["I know James has had some difficult moments, and so I'm happy for him. I like to see people do well who have suffered and been through hard things."
-- Rafael Nadal on James Blake.

["Yes, we are friend. Is difficult because we don't speak English very good. It's difficult for us. Yeah, (we communicate) in English. Not a lot because we speak so bad."
-- Frenchman Richard Gasquet on communicating with Spaniard Rafael Nadal.
["I know I can beat him on any surface."
-- Roger Federer, eating some of his ego after losing to Rafael Nadal in the French Open semifinals.

["Simple version for me is, umm, started bad and finished bad basically..."]
-- Roger Federer summarizing his Roland Garros semifinal loss to Rafael Nadal.

["It could get into my mind. I could start thinking, 'I can't play against this guy, his game doesn't suit me'. I could start accepting the fact that I have been losing against him, but that would be a bad thing for me to do."]
-- Roger Federer on Rafael Nadal.
["You spend your whole life thinking about, talking about how to win a Grand Slam. Suddenly you find you've won it. What can I say? I just have to be very thankful. Everybody now pays attention to what I do."]
["I am afraid of a lot of things. A dog. I could be afraid of a dog that's upset, for example. And on the tennis courts, maybe on the outside I look fearless, but on the inside, I'm scared. There's not one player in the world who isn't nervous before matches. Especially important matches."]
["Anyone who finishes the year(2005) as No.2 is really No.1 because the other guy(Roger Federer) is a different level. I wish I could be considered his rival going into the future because that would mean I have improved my game as good as his. "]
[" My ambition is to be a very, very normal guy. A very humble guy. To play tennis, which I love and want to be the best. And, when I'm done, I just want to be at home with my friends. "]
[" It(Manacor) is a village 10 kilometres from the sea. When I was a kid, I played on the beach, went swimming, played in my parents' boat. I played tennis and football with my friends. I got one thousand friends. "]
[" I lost to an excellent player, probably the best in the world, "]riano Puerta after being defeated at the French Open 2005 Final.

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