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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 28, 2014: “I honestly can’t grasp the fact that we’ve been able to accomplish all of this. I think I’ll realize it all after we finish playing. I’ll say, ‘Wow, we did all of that.”
— Robert Vinci, who teamed with close friend Sara Errani to win Wimbledon and thus become just the fifth team to win all four Grand Slam tournament women’s doubles titles together in their career.
July 28, 2014: “Our games just clicked perfectly together. We were complementing each other the whole tournament. We were a dangerous team.”
— Vasek Pospisil, on why he and Jack Sock, another power hitter, won Wimbledon in their first pro tournament together by upsetting No. 8-seeded Rohan Bopanna-Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi, No. 2 Alexander Peya-Bruno Soares, No. 5 Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek, and No. 1 Bob and Mike Bryan 7-6 (5). 6-7 (3), 6-4, 3-6, 7-5.
July 28, 2014: “I thought it was cool because no one would do that—be like, ‘Yeah, show me crying hysterically’—people don’t ever want to show that vulnerability. Everyone sees you as such a strong, happy, powerful woman, and you’re just like—I tell Jack [Sock, her boyfriend] this all the time—‘I can’t be perfect every day. I’m sorry!’ I love Beyoncé, but that’s not real life.”
— Sloane Stephens, telling ELLE magazine although she worships Beyoncé because she “looks perfect from head to toe every time you see her,” she relates more to Katy Perry, citing her tour documentary,
Part of Me, which chronicles the pop star’s split from Russell Brand and subsequent breakdown, as one of her favorite movies..
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Rafael Nadal plows the clay at the 2013 French Open
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