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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:
Nov 1, 2014: “Because they don’t have a Li [Na] yet. They don’t have an example. They don’t have someone to look up to yet. They don’t have the motivation. Don’t think these are poor guys. They’re actually pretty rich. They feel comfortable in the system. Every expense is paid. And if they do well at the China National Games, they get very rich. So why work so hard, go through all the struggles, just to be ATP Top 100? If this generation doesn’t work, maybe the next generation will.”
— Bendou Zhang, a Chinese tennis writer, telling SI.com why there hasn’t been a breakthrough on the ATP Tour for the Chinese men.
Nov 1, 2014: “This is what we dreamed about. When there were nine of us in 1970, signed a $1 contract. It was the birth of women’s professional tennis. I just think it’s wonderful they’re living the dream. I would love to be their age today and playing in this. It’s so exciting. It’s like your stage if you’re an actor or performer.”
— Tennis legend Billie Jean King, the founder of the Women's Tennis Association and one of the first advocates for equal prize money for male and female players, pleased and proud that the WTA Finals has grown into a prestigious, $6 million tournament.
Nov 1, 2014: “Honestly, the way I feel right now, I feel like I'm already No. 1 with becoming a father last week. For me, this is the most important moment in my life. It was the most beautiful thing that ever happened in my life and her life, definitely.”
— World No. 1 Novak Djokovic, saying he is already on top of the world thanks to the
birth of his first son, Stefan, on October 21st.
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©2013 )
Rafael Nadal plows the clay at the 2013 French Open
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