LONDON (Reuters) – A selection of the some of the best quotes and facts from the fifth day at Wimbledon on Friday:
“People say Court One is my court… but I guess Centre can be my court as well” – 15-year-old Cori Gauff after her third-round comeback win.
“I think that is something that is really nice, and I respect that about this tournament, the tradition… They kept their all-white rule. Also you don’t see any advertisement or commercials on the Centre Court.
“Everything is focused on the two players, that’s something that is really special. No other tournament has it. It’s really nice” – Novak Djokovic on Wimbledon’s traditions.
“Women should be getting the same scheduling, same time slots. That’s one of the main issues… where we are going to try to fight for this equality.
“We’ve been fighting a lot for equality and prize money. This is the next step” – Victoria Azarenka on gender inequality in tournament schedules.
“Court Two over the years hasn’t really been my friend. I was hoping to strike up a friendship this year. It wasn’t to happen” – Caroline Wozniacki after her loss to unseeded Zhang Shuai on Court Two which is nicknamed the ‘Graveyard of Champions’.
“Wow. Bossy? Seriously? I just call plays. You’re — wow” – Desirae Krawczyk after she was told her mixed doubles partner Nick Kyrgios called her “crazy bossy”.
FACT OF THE DAY
Guido Pella has knocked out the previous year’s finalist two years in a row. He beat 2017 finalist Marin Cilic last year and on Friday he knocked out last year’s runner-up Kevin Anderson.
(Compiled by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Clare Fallon)