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Great Quotes by
Pro Tennis Players
You Can Quote me on That!
The greatest quips, insights and zingers
from the world of professional tennis
by Paul Fein
You Can Quote Me on That
isn't about the polite, country-club sport where
players shake hands over the net and offer congratulations
on a fine drop shot. It views tennis from inside, where
competition is grueling, tempers flare, and egos collide.
Top tennis journalist Paul Fein has compiled hundreds
of the most outrageous, most significant, and most illuminating
quotes on, by, and about tennis's biggest stars and
The Best Tennis Books of 2015
1. Tennis Science edited by Machar Reid, Bruce Elliot & Miguel Crespo (The University of Chicago Press)
2. Ashe vs. Connors — Wimbledon 1975; Tennis that went beyond Centre Court , by Peter Bodo (Aurum Press)
by Elizabeth Wilson (Profile Books Ltd., UK)
3. The Stylish Life: Tennis text by Ben Rothenberg, design by Allison Stern (te Neues Publishing Group)
4. Safe Tennis: How to Train and Play to Avoid Injury and Stay Healthy by Jim Martz (Skyhorse Publishing)
The Pro Tennis Player Quotes of the Week:
December 8, 2016: “We should have been the Fed Cup dynasty. It’s a pity Venus and Serena didn’t play much. We could have won it 10 times [if they did]. They played Fed Cup mainly so they would qualify for the Olympics.”
— Tennis Channel analyst Mary Carillo, lamenting the fact that the United States hasn’t won the Fed Cup since 2000 because Venus and Serena Williams played only 12 of 34 ties since then.
December 8, 2016: “I was struggling after the [elbow] injury [in April and May 2016], and I wanted a different insight into my game. My dad [Tony] was a top-100 player and had some ups and downs in his career. He gave me some useful words, and I started playing well. When I’m not confident, I’m not the most aggressive player. I use my athletic ability to retrieve a lot of balls. In today’s pro game, guys are hitting the s--- out of the ball. Getting a lot of balls back—that can be your Plan B. But to be successful, you want to be in control of the points…. I’d have to say, I think the year-end top 100 is realistic for me. The main thing I need to do to improve my game is to be more unpredictable. My game’s there to do the damage.”
— Michael Mmoe, an 18-year-old American ranked No. 198, talking about what he needs to improve to take his game to the next level in 2017, on ESPN.com.
December 8, 2016:
Donald, this can no longer be about you, your photos, your Twitter, your SNL obsession. It’s now about your service and leadership. #getoverit https://twitter.com/fusion/status/805260369472159744 …
9:01 AM - 4 Dec 2016
— Tennis legend Chris Evert, lost patience with President-elect Donald Trump’s incessant, narcissistic, and often petty tweets. So Evert tweeted this to her nearly 170,000 followers.
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©2016 )
Andy Murray roaring to victory at Wimbledon 2016.
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©2016 )
Men's champion Stan Wawrinka Hits His Signature Backhand at the 2016 US Open.
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