The fortnight at the All England Club has brought out the best in the world's top players with Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic emerging as champions. Some of their best moments came in the press room. Here are the Top 10: 


Rafael Nadal

The Spaniard cleared up any debate over court scheduling. 

Q. Ashleigh Barty was on the Court 2, she was world No. 1, knocked out. Your game was over in under an hour and a half. Do you think there was an argument that Barty's game should have been on Centre Court?

"But can we predict the future or not?"

Q. She's the world No. 1.

"I am the world No. 2 and I won 18 Grand Slams."


Johanna Konta

A journalist pushed Konta to go beyond saying she had no regrets after losing to Barbora Strycova in the quarterfinals.  

Q: Do you not have to look at yourself a little bit about how you cope with these big points?

"I still believe in the tennis that I play. I still believe in the way I competed. Yeah, I don't have much else to say to your question."

Q. I'm just asking you as somebody who presumably wants to go on from here, learn from this, win a Grand Slam one day. Is it not something...

"Please don't patronize me."


Andy Murray

Andy Murray and Serena Williams were named "SerAndy" early on in their partnership, but Serena made it clear she preferred "MuRena." Murray was asked his thoughts on the name after their second-round win. 

"I think Serena's the boss, so whatever she says goes."


Coco Gauff


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After reaching the fourth round, the 15-year-old began her press conference with: 

"I know this is off topic, but I wanted to say please stream Erys by Jaden Smith. His album dropped yesterday."


Novak Djokovic

The world No. 1 won a deciding fifth-set tiebreaker (played at 12-12) to beat Roger Federer and win his fifth Wimbledon crown. The crowd was in favor of Federer, but Djokovic had a plan ready. 

"I like to transmutate it in a way: When the crowd is chanting 'Roger' I hear 'Novak.' It sounds silly, but it is like that. I try to convince myself that it's like that."

Q. Is that a mental training?

"Of course. Of course. It's similar 'Roger' and 'Novak.'"


Ashleigh Barty

The world No. 1 was caught quoting Disney films including Lion King and The Little Mermaid. 

Q. After missing last week, your now ranking, good to get out there and get going?

"Yeah, it was. Kind of came into it thinking kind of like hakuna matata, just relax and go for it. Really nice to come in here, get stuck into that first match."

Q. In the French Open I think you said playing tennis is kind of like a puzzle, solving a puzzle for you, because you have many different shots. The toughest thing is what kind of shot you have to hit. How did you figure out what kind of shot?

"Yeah, I think for me sometimes I look at a shot, I play a shot, I think the seaweed is always greener in someone else's lake."



MuRena delivered big on court and in the press room, even though they lost in the third round. 

Q: This competition has been so much fun for the British public. If you win, do you think Serena should be nominated for honorary Dame-hood?

Murray: "Absolutely."

Serena: "Thank you."


Matteo Berrettini 

The Italian got schooled by Roger Federer in the third round, winning just five games. He took to Instagram afterward.

"Sometimes you win. Sometimes you learn. I guess yesterday I learnt a lot . Thanks Roger for this experience."


Roberto Bautista Agut

The surprise semifinalist had to reschedule his bachelor party after beating Guido Pella on Wednesday. He didn't seem too upset. 

Q. Were you supposed to be going on holiday with your friends tomorrow?

"I had planned to be in Ibiza right now. We had everything organized already. My friends, six of them, are all there. Well, it feels better to be here in London."


Nick Kyrgios

Q. Going to the pub last night, do you think you could have played a bit better if you hadn't?

"No. You look way too excited to ask that question. You must have a really boring life."

He lost his second-round contest with Rafael Nadal in a tight four-setter. During one point, he hit the world No. 2 with a booming forehand, and didn't apologize. He didn't apologize later either. 

"I didn't hit him. Hit his racquet, no? Why would I apologize? I won the point. I don't care. Why would I apologize? I mean, the dude has got how many slams, how much money in the bank account? I think he can take a ball to the chest, bro. I'm not going to apologize to him at all."