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Feeling the heat at the Australian Open

ESPN staff
January 12, 2014
It hasn't all been fun and games for Murray down under © Getty Images

The latest edition of our favourite quotes of the week is dominated by the Australian Open heatwave, while Floyd Mayweather turns loan shark.

"Coming from Scotland, it's not easy. We're not used to it"

Andy Murray is enjoying the Melbourne weather - or is he…

"What was happening with Jamie was more important than my match. It was a little distracting. When it's someone in your family who is dealing with it, it's their health that is involved, you see that it's fairly serious"

Murray reveals brother Jamie suffered heatstroke during his doubles match.

"I might need to take a hot bath tonight instead of a cold one"

Maria Sharapova set temperatures soaring after the conditions became a bit cooler.

"I put the bottle down on the court and it started melting a little bit underneath, the plastic, so you knew it was warm"

Caroline Wozniacki turns the Australian Open into a chemistry experiment.

"Foot fault"

Wozniacki's fiancée Rory McIlroy tweets a tennis joke after being hit with a two-shot penalty at the Abu Dhabi Championship

"We know that man is well-adapted to exercising in the heat. If you take us back a few thousand years, we evolved on the high plains of Africa chasing antelope for eight hours under these conditions"

Australian Open tournament doctor Tim Wood has his own unique take on history.

"All of a sudden he wants to say: 'You know what? I'd do anything to make the fight happen,' when he's really saying: 'Floyd, can you help me solve my tax problems, get me out of debt?'"

Floyd Mayweather was his usual reserved self when discussing Manny Pacquiao this week.

"The Top 14 is crap and everyone is bored stiff"

Toulon boss Bernard Laporte is somewhat disillusioned with the French top flight.

"Young people have to learn from the mistakes and bad decisions of others and make sure they don't repeat them"

Sage words from Bernard Hopkins on his 49th birthday.

"I'm not going to lie, I haven't been perfect"

Ex-All Blacks winger Zac Guildford prepares for life at Clermont Auvergne.

"I didn't want to make an idiot of myself and I thought I got through it okay"

Even though he lost, Pat Rafter can be forgiven for looking rusty given he stopped playing nine years ago.

"Liverpool have a David Ortiz. His name is Luis Suarez"

Boston Red Sox and Liverpool owner John Henry says he has the most exciting player in the world in the respective sports of baseball and football.

"I think it comes down to ego and pride at the end of the day, and of course a lot of money"

Promoter Eddie Hearn explains what is behind a possible rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves.

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