MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Quotes from day three of the Australian Open tennis championships on Wednesday:
* "I haven't met Robert Downey Jr. and I love Marvel andIron Man. I went shallow there, but it's fine."Serena Williams,when asked to name a celebrity she would like to meet. * "It feels right, it feels like my living room here. It'sonly I'm not sitting on a couch."Novak Djokovic on playing atRod Laver Arena. * "I don't think I've ever saved match points before at theAustralian Open. I've had match points and lost. It was a crazyone. I've been a part of a lot of matches and that wasdefinitely one of the most memorable. I'm still kind of in aweabout the atmosphere. The stadium definitely didn't feel halffull."Nick Kyrgios when asked if he has ever saved matchpointsand won before at the Australian Open. He saved two match pointsto beat Ugo Humbert 5-7 6-4 3-6 7-6(2) 6-4 on Wednesday. * "Right now, I feel like I'm dying."Marton Fucsovics onhaving to play a second consecutive five-setter to reach thethird round. * "It usually happens when I'm in the airplane - I have thisdream where I'm hitting a backhand rally with someone and I hitthe backhand into the net. And I wake up. So then I wakeuphitting the backhand and the person next to me on the airplaneis so scared."Naomi Osaka, when asked about her worsttennis-related nightmare. * "In the first 10 years I was staying mostly in the hotelroom and tennis court, like a quarantine. So after I (started)working with (coach) Paul McNamee, we enjoy a lot off the courtas well. We go shopping together and we find a nice restaurantand the result has been very good."Hsieh Su-wei on enjoying thelatter half of her career. * "When I stepped on the court and we had crowd, even ifit's against me, just to have crowd, I was alreadyexcited."Garbine Muguruza on playing with fans back in thestadium for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic lastyear. * "Australia and the Australian government did such a goodjob with containing the virus. So there is hope. If Australiacan do it, then the whole world can."Bianca Andreescu on theprospect of having fans in attendance for the rest of thetournaments in 2021. * "Of course it is (harsh). But, you know, he's probably theworst commentator I've ever seen in my life, as well."BernardTomic on pundit John Fitzgerald, who questioned whether Tomicwould return to next year's Australian Open. * "Canadians never want to play Canadians, but in the end ithappens so often that we kind of just treat it the same way."Denis Shapovalov on facing Felix Auger-Aliassime in the thirdround.
Day three highlights
(Compiled by Hardik Vyas, Manasi Pathak and Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford, Christian Radnedge and Nick Macfie)