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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.
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The Pro Tennis Player Quotes of the Week:
January 3, 2017: “Athletically, bottom line is the way the game has changed because of technology and the speed of the game. In the old days, a tennis player if he knew the game of tennis, the strategies, the subtleties, the nuances of the game, he could beat an athlete. It’s a little like the NBA.... The athlete is beating the tennis player now. So the great, great guys like Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Murray they’re both. We’ve got to find the guy that’s both.”
— Former superstar John McEnroe, telling WFAN host Marc Malusis in a radio interview Dec. 13 that he rates 20th-century elite players the best pure athletes tennis has produced and contends that advances in string and racquet technology combined with the homogenization of court speed makes athleticism an even bigger asset in today's tennis.
January 3, 2017: “The ATP wanted me to see a psychologist to help me out and I've been doing that. It's actually been good, just relaxing a little bit, spending more time with my family and my girlfriend as well. So the suspension, one way to look at it, is getting more time off with the people you love and I've been training as well, so it's set me up in good stead for 2017. Obviously, I wouldn't have wanted to get suspended but it gave me time to think about and analyze what I’ve got to get better at. It’s been a rollercoaster, we had a lot of highs, a lot of lows. But ultimately, my ranking jumped from about 30 to 13, so that’s a successful year. I’ve got a couple of guys in my team who hopefully can help me push for that top-10 spot next year. It was a fun year. I did a lot of fun things. I got Australia back in the world group of the Davis Cup, won a couple of titles, so it’s been a good year so hopefully I can back it up in 2017.”
— Nick Kyrgios, after winning the International Premier League Tennis League title with the Singapore Slammers on Dec. 11, told Fox Sports that he took some positives out of his ATP’s three-week suspension and is targeting the top 10 for 2017.
January 3, 2017: “When the subject of equal pay comes up, it frustrates me because I know firsthand that I, like you, have done the same work and made the same sacrifices as our male counterparts. I would never want my daughter to be paid less than my son for the same work.”
— Gender defender Serena Williams, in open letter for Porter Magazine’s December special issue, once again expressed her “frustration” about the prevalence of gender inequality in sports.
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©2016 )
Andy Murray roaring to victory at Wimbledon 2016.
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©2016 )
Men's champion Stan Wawrinka Hits His Signature Backhand at the 2016 US Open.
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