Highlights from Day 5 on Friday at the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne.
January 20, 2017
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"Whatever happens, I'm looking forward to executing my game. That's all that matters at this point, is to continue to elevate myself. As the rounds continue, I need to raise my level. This is my primary focus, and nothing else."
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"I work on my serve every day. I work on it to be that good, to be that easy, and to be that clutch when I need it....I think right now, last two, three years I have been riding such good confidence from playing from the back of the court as well as having more confidence in my returns from playing more doubles that it's not such a hit-or-miss for me."
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CoCo Vandeweghe, Eugenie Bouchard
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"Qiaodan. They always make something special for me. That's how I sign with them, because I have no idea what brand was that. I was just coming back from injury, I was No. 80 in the world, six months off with my knee....And then they send me some samples, and what I love the most, they made a special logo for me, and it was, like, SK with butterfly. And it said in China it's like butterfly, symbol of rebirth, kind of comeback, and I thought it's really special."
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8 of 21Jack Thomas/Getty Images
9 of 21Michael Dodge/Getty Images
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Andy Murray, Sam Querrey
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13 of 21Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
"I think when I won French Open, I was playing really well. I was winning three sets, four sets maximum every match. It doesn't matter, doesn't change anything. The goal is to win those matches, as I say. I don't really care if I play really well, well, or okay. I want to win. I want to get through those matches. I want to go as far as possible. That's what's matter at the end of the day."
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15 of 21Darrian Traynor/Getty Images
"Yeah, against these better players, I have to take that chance a bit more. I'm not the strongest, so just rallying cross-court on my slice, keeping it there, they can run round it and really go after me."
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17 of 21Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
18 of 21Michael Dodge/Getty Images
"I mean, it's just crazy how quick I got out of the blocks. That's what I was hoping for, because I wasn't able to do that in the first two matches. Today I was able to. What a difference it was in the feeling afterwards"
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