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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
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The Pro Tennis Player Quotes of the Week:
Oct 17, 2014: “I haven't had a cramp since ‘99. That was my only time, in Davis Cup, when I was panicky. I was young. I'm very proud of that. Never pulled out. Never had cramps. Never lost very much because of fitness, especially later on in my career where I knew I've put in the hard work. I've done that. I've been very fortunate and clever as well to understand how I need to work, when I need to work. So I'm very happy to have stayed injury free for so long. I hope I can still maintain a few good years on the tour. I really hope so.”
— Roger Federer, healthy and happy at the old tennis age of 33, on his amazingly injury-free career, after he defeated No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 6-4 in the semis and Gilles Simon 7-6 (6), 7-6 (2) in the final to capture the Shanghai Rolex Masters for his 23rd ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title and first in Shanghai.
Oct 17, 2014: “What I really want to do now is try to set up a tennis school of my own and do basic things to help build up the base for Chinese tennis. Like a pyramid, I believe only with a solid base Chinese tennis can have a better future. Keep an eye out. They’ll be coming. Maybe even better than me.”
— Li Na, who retired at age 32, revealing her plans for the future.
Oct 17, 2014: “There are two words I dislike in this sport, and they’re called ‘Quite please.’ I know why they’re there, and it’s the tradition of the sport, but I really think you’re telling your fans to be quiet, and I just don’t think that is the right approach. You want to engage your fans emotionally, and they’ve got to be able to let it out.”
— Michael Downey, president and CEO of Tennis Canada, in Tennis View magazine.
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©2013 )
Rafael Nadal plows the clay at the 2013 French Open
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