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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:
Nov 29, 2014: “I showed them I’m not No. 4 I the world for nothing.”
— Stanislas Wawrinka, after whipping Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in four sets by playing aggressively in the opening rubber of Switzerland’s 3-1 victory over host France in the Davis Cup final.
Nov 29, 2014: “That helped me a lot. At the U.S. [Open], I changed my game plan, I was like very close. I was like dominating him most of the match. Then maybe I had little nerves at the end, was a bit of the same, but I played much better, I had a different game plan and I delivered a more aggressive tennis.”
— Gael Monfils, contrasting his superb 6-1. 6-4, 6-3 victory over Roger Federer in the Davis Cup final with his tough five-set loss to the Swiss in the U.S. Open quarterfinals, when the Frenchman lost after going up two sets to one and failing to convert two match points.
Nov 29, 2014: “When the teams were introduced, they applauded Stan more than us, Roger (Federer) more than us. We heard the Swiss spectators more than we heard the French ones. I was booed in my own country [for checking a ball mark], maybe not by the French spectators but by the Swiss spectators. It’s annoying.”
— Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, dejected that the 2,500 Swiss fans made more noise than the French fans among the record crowd of 27,432 spectators in the stands of the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille, France, for the opening day of the Davis Cup final.
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©2013 )
Rafael Nadal plows the clay at the 2013 French Open
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