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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:
August 21, 2016: “One of my dreams is to play her. To beat her, I don’t think I was even dreaming of that.”
— Elina Svitolina, a 21-year-old Ukrainian, after she upset world No. 1 Serena Williams 6-4, 6-3 in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics third round.
August 21, 2016: “I cannot believe the moment. The crowd makes me cry in every match. Every match feels like a final for me. It’s a very special tournament.”
— Juan Martin del Potro, a genial Argentine ranked No. 141 after being plagued by wrist injuries, during the Rio Olympics where he upset No. 1-ranked Novak Djokovic and 2008 gold medalist Rafael Nadal, before Del Potro was stopped by Andy Murray in the gold medal match, talking about the rowdy crowd who supported and inspired him.
August 21, 2016: “This Olympics isn’t about me. It’s about Puerto Rico, and I know how bad they want this. The island is full of such bad news all the time, so every time . . . somebody from the island wins a medal, everything stops. I know how happy everybody gets.”
— Monica Puig, a highly patriotic, 22-year-old Puerto Rican ranked only No. 34, referring to her country’s economic crisis and soaring crime rate, during the Rio Olympics where she upset 2016 French Open champion Garbine Muguruza and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova before stunning No. 2 Angelique Kerber 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 to give Puerto Rico its first gold medal in any sport.
( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©2016 )
Andy Murray roaring to victory at Wimbledon 2016.
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