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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:
Aug 19, 2014: “Strong is beautiful. That’s the tag line for an ad campaign the WTA Tour adopted to promote its players. The marketing campaign features players in glamorous attire, full makeup and athletic poses. Sporty, yet sexy and physical, but flirty: The WTA walks a fine line when branding its product. The WTA is clearly a tennis organization, established to promote its players. However, sometimes how those players are promoted makes the WTA seem more like a talent agency, grooming spokes models to pitch various products. It’s working. Female tennis players are the most recognizable women in sports. The WTA is the only professional women’s league in which players earn anything close to what their male counterparts make..”
— Merlisa Lawrence Corbett, in a column titled “Is the WTA’s Focus on Image Good or Bad for Women’s Tennis?”, for Bleacherreport.com.
Aug 19, 2014: “I think what happened has been for the better in terms of my golf. I’ve put a bit more time into it, and it has refocused me. I mean, what else do I have to do now.”
— Rory McIlroy, talking to ESPN-UK soon after winning the PGA title, on his break-up with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki.
Aug 19, 2014: “One of reasons we believe U.S. tennis has fallen behind is we are not necessary attracting the best athletes in this country to the sport. Contrast that with Europe and South America, where the best athletes play tennis and soccer. If we can bring a little buzz back to tennis and attract great athletes before they get sucked into playing basketball or football, we think we will be able to bring U.S. tennis back to the top. . . . The Foundation wants to support the McEnroe Academy find and train the next John McEnroe and at the same time providing opportunities for inner-city kids, particularly in the neighborhoods surrounding Randall’s Island, East Harlem, and the South Bronx, in their introductory exposure to tennis.”
— Mark McEnroe, the middle McEnroe brother and president of the Johnny Mac Tennis Project, which along with the Sportime Clubs have already provided more than $1.5 million in scholarships and no-cost programming to young players in New York City and its communities, talking to worldtennismagazine.com.
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Rafael Nadal plows the clay at the 2013 French Open
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