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- The difference in class and experience between my opponent and me was obviously huge. But this is a final so I had to expect a fierce fight from my opponent and that’s exactly what happened"
- Speaking on the Moscow Sabre Men's Final against fellow Russian, the 21 year old Nikolay Kovalev. [Russia Today]
- So, life is like, again, an icy ladder. So, when you climb up, you have to be really, really energetic or you won’t be able to climb up ‘cause you slip and fall down.