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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 hottest controversies. [Read more...]

The Best Tennis Books of 2016

   1.   Fedegraphica: A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer
            by Mark Hodgkinson (Aurum Press)
   2.   String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis,) (Library of America)           
   3.   Ace Against Odds by Sania Mirza (Harper Sport)
   4.   Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History by Molly Schiot
            (Simon and Schuster)
   5.   The Bud Collins History of Tennis (New Chapter Press)

The Pro Tennis Player Quotes of the Week:

August 12, 2017: “I think the secret is his family life. I think his wife and kids, and the whole family background is his support base. I think he couldn’t do now what he’s doing without them, and I think he’s the first one to embrace that and that’s maybe the struggle with some of the other players is they’re trying to please everybody. But Roger has found the perfect timing on when he’s a tennis player, when he’s a daddy, when he’s a husband, and when he’s the family man. I think that’s the real reason why he’s still so successful.
— Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker, highlighted the key to Roger Federer’s longevity and resurgence in his post-Wimbledon final analysis for BBC.
August 12, 2017: “Shapovalov played bigger, bolder, better than Nadal. What a talent he is. What a fighter he is. Shapovalov is the most impressive teenager since Zverev.
— Tennis Channel analyst Mary Carillo, with high praise for 18-year-old Canadian wild card Denis Shapovalov, ranked No. 143, after he saved six of six break points in the deciding set to upset Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-4, 7-6 (4) at the Montreal Masters to become the youngest quarterfinalist in history at a Masters 1000 event. Shapovalov, a left-handed shotmaker, escaped four match points in the first round and then upset Juan Martin del Potro in the second round.
August 12, 2017: “We still have to win a lot of matches to deserve to be called the next big things in tennis. It’s nice to hear that, but I think it’s still a pretty long ways for both of us. They are really special. It’s very unusual you have four players like this in one generation. I think it’s getting a little better for the other players. They are starting to take a few tournaments. In the grand slams, you would have to beat two or three (of them) in a run. That’s why other players haven't won the big titles.
Dominic Thiem, saying on Yahoo that despite his victories over Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic this year, he and other rising stars Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios have a long way to go before they emulate Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray.

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Roger Federer wins a record 8th title at Wimbledon.

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