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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:
July 09, 2014: “That’s why this victory meant so much to me. First of all, because it was against a great rival on his court and also considering the fact that I had lost three out of [his past] four grand slam finals. I would be lying if I said it was not in my mind. Of course it started playing with my confidence and I had some doubts. Of course people told me things, trying to help, but I managed to overcome this and I was the one to find a way. Today was a huge test, a mental challenge. We pushed each other to the limit and I could not drop concentration throughout the whole match to win it. That’s why it was extra special.”
— Novak Djokovic, telling the BBC why winning Wimbledon, after losing five of his previous six Grand Slam finals, meant so much to him.
July 09, 2014: “Winning or losing, it’s always something special and something you’ll remember, even more so when the match was as dramatic as it was today. It’s even more memorable when I see my kids there with my wife and everything. That’s what touched me the most, to be quite honest. The disappointment of the match itself went pretty quickly.”
— Roger Federer, after losing a high-caliber, but heart-breaking 6-7 (7), 6-4, 7-6 (4), 5-7, 6-4 Wimbledon final to Novak Djokovic.
July 09, 2014: “ Kvitova is playing some of the best tennis I’ve ever seen.”
— Former world No. 1, Lindsay Davenport, now a Tennis Channel analyst, on Petra Kvitova’s sensational shotmaking during her 6-3, 6-0 demolition of Eugenie Bouchard in the Wimbledon final.
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Rafael Nadal plows the clay at the 2013 French Open
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