Sports quotes of the week

Paris (AFP) –


AFP Sports' top quotes of the week:

"I have been making steady progress with my overall fitness, but I am still not 100% and feel I might be taking an unnecessary risk by playing in this event before I am really ready."

- Roger Federer on his withdrawal from the French Open, ending a sequence of 65 consecutive Grand Slams stretching back to 1999.

"It makes me sad and it's scary. It's bizarre to say Roger won't be in Paris."

- French Open champion Stan Wawrinka on Federer's decision.

"It's 2016 and times move on. Women make more than men these days. It is what it is. I think everyone should have the opportunity to join a club if they want to."

- Rory McIlroy on Muirfield's decision to remain an all-male club.

"He's cool, he knows what to do, but this is his life."

- Jos Verstappen on 18-year-old son Max who became the youngest race winner in F1 history with victory in Barcelona.

"Why so many condoms? There are never enough!"

- Lucas Dantas, a spokesman for the Rio Olympics Committee, on the 450,000 condoms which will be distributed to the 10,500 athletes at the Games in August.

"But I don't know how my dog eats that. I guess he's okay with it."

- Serena Williams after mistakenly eating her pet dog's food during the Italian Open in Rome.