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'I cried when Federer won French Open'

ESPN staff
June 8, 2014
Rafael Nadal says Roger Federer deserved to complete a career Grand Slam © Getty Images

In the latest edition of our favourite quotes of the week, Rafael Nadal gets emotional, Wayne Rooney has a message for Paul Scholes and David Moyes needs to think before he speaks

"He deserved to win all four slams. I cried when Federer won Roland Garros in 2009. I was moved. He deserved to win this tournament one day after all the finals and semi-finals he'd played"
Rafael Nadal admits he was emotional when rival Roger Federer finally completed his career Grand Slam - having personally denied him the chance for so long

"I'm bored sh*tless"
Ian Poulter doesn't think much of the rain delays at the St Jude Classic

"There is a time for everyone but I'm 36, I'm not 46. If you look at [Juan Manuel] Marquez, he's 40 years old. Bernard Hopkins is 49 going on 50. I'm very young for my age. I don't take much punishment, contrary to popular belief that I just stand there and take punches for the sake of it"
Carl Froch insists he has plenty left in the tank after his spectacular knockout of George Groves at Wembley

"[Scholes has] been a team-mate but he's been away from the first team for a long time. I've seen a lot of you [in the media] saying he's coached me and been around the team but he hasn't. I'm not really going to react. I'm not interested. He's got his opinions so let's leave it at that "
Wayne Rooney gave Paul Scholes short shrift over criticism of his performances

"I would like to think I proved myself over the 11-year period at Everton and what I am capable of, and the level at which I want to manage"
You might want to think again on that one, David Moyes

"In my opinion he's great in midfield, very complete. If he goes it will be a shame for Barca"
Pedro doesn't want Cesc Fabregas to go to Chelsea

"He's somebody I know very well on a personal level. He's a beautiful person"
It looks like Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray's bromance is safe, despite the Spaniard crushing him in straight sets at the French Open

"We're aiming for a top 11 finish"
London Welsh's Gordon Ross on his side's aims after securing promotion to the 12-team Premiership

"When you are not listening, always out, or I go out"
Louis van Gaal won't be changing the way he manages just because he is the new man at Manchester United

"It would be nice to get clarity beforehand, but that will not happen"
Romelu Lukaku still doesn't know what Chelsea intend to do with him next season as he heads to the World Cup

"I had hated him, feared him, detested him, before I came to adore him. How can one resist the charm of such a man?"
Bernard Laporte on the retiring Jonny Wilkinson

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