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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 Best Tennis Books of 2015
1. Tennis Science edited by Machar Reid, Bruce Elliot & Miguel Crespo (The University of Chicago Press)
2. Ashe vs. Connors — Wimbledon 1975; Tennis that went beyond Centre Court , by Peter Bodo (Aurum Press)
by Elizabeth Wilson (Profile Books Ltd., UK)
3. The Stylish Life: Tennis text by Ben Rothenberg, design by Allison Stern (te Neues Publishing Group)
4. Safe Tennis: How to Train and Play to Avoid Injury and Stay Healthy by Jim Martz (Skyhorse Publishing)
The Pro Tennis Player Quotes of the Week:
April 26, 2016: “This substance was never considered as doping. It doesn't influence the result. That's totally certain. It just keeps the heart muscles in good condition under high load.”
— Russian President Vladimir Putin, who waded into the debate over meldonium during a marathon phone-in program on Russian television, defending Maria Sharapova, who was provisionally suspended for her positive drug test, and saying the banned substance should not be considered a performance-enhancing drug.
April 26, 2016: “I think if I played like all the normal players for sure I would not be Top 100 because my forehand is too bad. I try to learn something else and it’s working. If I feel good on court, I can beat any player; if I feel bad, I can lose against you, maybe. I like to make some drop shots. Today I was not very good at this shot. If I have one shot I prefer, it’s the drop shot.”
— Refreshingly honest Benoit Paire, a 26-year-old Frenchman who described his game as “different,” after he reached his third ATP semifinal of the year on Friday with a 3-6, 7-5, 6-1 win over Tunisia’s Malek Jaziri at the Barcelona Open.
April 26, 2016: “I wouldn’t go out there and kill myself every day if I didn’t feel like that.”
— Victoria Azarenka, asked before the Miami Open final in which she defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-3, 6-2 to complete a rare Indian Wells-Miami double, if she’s the best player in the world.
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©2013 )
Rafael Nadal plows the clay at the 2013 French Open
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