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French Open day 4: Who said what

Rain pain: Spectators fill their time waiting for the rain to stop on Wednesday as play on outside courts suffered severe disruption (Dimitar DILKOFF)
Rain pain: Spectators fill their time waiting for the rain to stop on Wednesday as play on outside courts suffered severe disruption (Dimitar DILKOFF)

Who said what on the fourth day of the French Open at Roland Garros on Wednesday:

"This match was really intense, much more intense for the second round than I ever expected. Naomi played really great tennis and maybe she is going to be a clay court specialist in a while!"

-- Iga Swiatek after saving a match point to defeat Naomi Osaka in an epic second round clash

"The stakes are big and we are playing for a lot of money. If you could support us before the rallies but not during. I love you guys and I always love playing here so let's continue that."

-- Swiatek pleads with fans to show respect and not scream out during the rallies in an unusually strong outburst by the defending champion

"It was the most fun match I have ever played, the atmosphere was incredible, it was very memorable for me. I've felt worse, that's for sure."

-- Osaka after her defeat

"Her game annihilates my strong points."

-- Caroline Garcia after losing in the second round to former runner-up Sofia Kenin

"When it's not full, all the lower seats are empty, even though the upper seats are occupied, then you feel that you're on your own."

-- Garcia on playing on Court Philippe Chatrier where large areas of the VIP areas are often empty during the middle of the day

"I do believe it did happen, unfortunately, and I feel very sorry for him."

-- Garcia reacting to David Goffin's claims that he was spat at by a spectator

"It's confusing in a way of how people behave in a gentleman's sport like tennis."

-- Stefanos Tsitsipas on the Goffin incident

"Really? I was not aware of it. It's good I was not aware of it now that you reminded me."

-- Tsitsipas after beating Daniel Altmaier who knocked Jannik Sinner out of the tournament in the second round in 2023

"Paula keeps saying all the time, and it annoys me, that she wishes she had my forehand. I tell her I'm sorry, but that's not possible so you have to find ways around it!"

-- Tsitsipas on what he and girlfriend Paula Badosa, who is also into the second round, talk about

"I was in trouble at points. In the whole match, Jesper and I put on a good show, drop shots, volleys and I think he did it better than me!"

-- Carlos Alcaraz after needing four sets to defeat Dutch qualifier Jesper de Jong, the world number 176

"I'm going to get in trouble again, aren't I? Listen, I know they're trying here. I wish they'd try more."

-- Ons Jabeur pressing the case for more women's matches to feature in French Open night sessions

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