For so many reasons, Australian Open 2019 will stand out in the history books.
The drama, emotions, shot-making and athleticism were enthralling, but we’ve also been treated to some hilarious, insightful, very serious and occasionally downright weird interviews.
Here are some of the finest quotes from Melbourne Park over the past fortnight.
Women’s champion Naomi Osaka had regrets from her trophy presentation speech:
“I forgot to smile. I was told to smile and I didn't. I was panicking,” quipped Osaka. “I'm going to be thinking about that for the rest of today.”
A despondent Stefanos Tsitsipas struggled to understand the demolition delivered by Rafael Nadal in their semifinal:
“It felt like a different dimension of tennis completely. He gives you no rhythm. He plays just a different game style than the rest of the players. He has this talent that no other player has. I've never seen a player have this. He makes you play bad. I would call that a talent.”