July 7, 2019 / 5:37 AM / 15 days ago

Best quotes and fact of the day at Wimbledon

Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 6, 2019 Britain's Andy Murray during his first round mixed doubles match with Serena Williams of the U.S. against Chile's Alexa Guarachi and Germany's Andreas Mies REUTERS/Hannah McKay

LONDON (Reuters) - A selection of the some of the best quotes and facts from the sixth day at Wimbledon on Saturday:

QUOTES

“We were saying we’re both the younger siblings, so we’re used to being bossed by our older brother and sister — we’re taking it in turns to be boss” - Andy Murray after he and Serena Williams won their mixed doubles first-round match.

“I’m very inspired by Arthur Ashe and Nelson Mandela, all the great things they did. I will never achieve what they did, I know that, but I can at least try a little bit” - Roger Federer, who will play Rafa Nadal in an exhibition game in South Africa next year.

“Honestly, the surface for me is the same as always, I have been playing here since 2003. It’s not the surface. It’s the balls that are a little bit heavier. That’s... the main thing that makes sometimes the game a little bit slower.

“Sometimes is normal because we play on grass. The balls get some humidity. That’s part of the game” - Rafa Nadal on what is to blame for the slower game at Wimbledon this year.

“I just saw the tweet... I was super excited. She’s one of my role models. So it was just cool to see that she knows I exist” - Cori Gauff after Michelle Obama said the 15-year-old was “terrific” on Twitter.

FACT OF THE DAY

Roger Federer became the first player — man or woman — to win 350 singles matches at the majors with his third-round victory over Lucas Pouille.

Compiled by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Clare Fallon

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