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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 8 Best Tennis Books of 2013
1. Wimbledon: The Official History by John Barrett
2. Court Confidential by Neil Harman
3. The International Tennis Federation: A Century of Contribution to Tennis
4. The Outsider by Jimmy Connors
5. Serve To Win by Novak Djokovic
6. The Sports Gene by David Epstein
7. Ahead Of The Game by Owen Williams
8. Game Changer by Paul McNamee
The Pro Tennis Player Quotes of the Week:
April 21, 2014: "Unless
I’m eating really healthy, I feel that way almost every other week. I feel as if
I can do better and be smaller, which I think is just a natural thing for women
to feel. We’re taught that we have to look a certain way. . . . I learned to be
proud of my curves and to embrace my large boobs and my butt. It’s all about
loving who you are and realizing that you’re beautiful.”
telling Fitness magazine how she grapples with her body image issues.
April 21, 2014: “I can see that when mentally I’m
there and I’m fighting, I can play tennis, I can beat all the players. I did an
amazing job. I’m really happy after winning my first Grand Slam to win a Masters
1000 so quick. I didn’t expect to. When I came here, for me it was more like a
test. I knew I was playing good tennis, but I didn’t expect to win because the
draw was so strong.”
— Stanislas Wawrinka,
after he snapped an 11-match losing streak against Swiss compatriot and good
friend Roger Federer by winning 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the Monte Carlo final
for his first Masters 1000 title.
April 21, 2014: “It
would leave the sport with no serve-volley, no opportunity for variation, and a
lot more biff from the back. If you like attritional tennis, this is a cast-iron
way to get more of it. No player is going to risk going for an ace if the
penalty is dropping a point.”
— Kevin Mitchell,
tennis correspondent for The Guardian (UK), rightly explaining why
the idea of abolishing the second serve would hurt the sport.
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©2013 )
Rafael Nadal plows the clay at the 2013 French Open
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