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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 hottest controversies. [Read more...]


The Best Tennis Books of 2018


   1.  Arthur Ashe: A Life by Raymond Arsenault (Simon & Schuster)

   2.  American Colossus: Big Bill Tilden and the Creation of Modern Tennis
        by Allen M. Hornblum (University of Nebraska Press)

   3.  US Open: 50 Years of Championship Tennis
        by Rick Rennert (Abrams Books)

   4.  Absolute Tennis: The Best and Next Way to Play Tennis
        by Marty Smith (New Chapter Press)

   5.  Driven: A Daughter's Odyssey by Julie Heldman


Pro Tennis Quotes of the Month:

Nov. 16, 2018: “I think in tennis it’s very important to have rivalries. I had a rivalry with (John) McEnroe at our time, that was good for tennis because especially you had two different personalities. The quiet one (me), McEnroe was the crazy one. He liked to do things on the court. Today it’s unbelievable. Djokovic, Nadal have been playing many times, it’s 26-25 winning matches for Djokovic, same with Federer-Nadal, Federer-Djokovic. That’s what makes the sport.”

Bjorn Borg, on the importance of rivalries in tennis.

Nov. 16, 2018: “Well, I think everybody here wants to be healthy, right? So you’re always trying to find the way to stay healthy, to, you know, learn more about medicine, I guess, basic conservative medicine and then alternative medicine, which is I think is a little bit put aside in the last few decades. But in looking at all the documents that the eastern medicine, oldest medicine in the world, Chinese medicine goes over 5,000 years old, there are different ways of healing, of keeping your body fit, keeping your mind and soul aligned. Everybody has a different way.”

Novak Djokovic, who has been eating gluten-free products since 2010, saying medicine and food have been the key for him to constantly play at a top-level.

Nov. 16, 2018: “I think definitely as the weeks go by, I have this feeling of wanting to prove myself. I think that sort of takes a toll on me a little bit because I stress myself out in a way. If you don’t win a tournament, then people will say, ‘Oh, she hasn’t won a tournament.’ If you haven’t won a Slam, they’ll say, ‘She hasn’t won a slam.’ Then if you win one Grand Slam, they’re like, ‘Oh, she only won one Grand Slam.’ I know it’s bad, but I sort of read the comments [online or in media]. I’m just, like, ‘Oh, I guess I have to do more, to be better.’”

Naomi Osaka, the surprise US Open champion, explaining how the great expectations for her stress her out.

Nov. 16, 2018: “This Breast Cancer Awareness Month I’ve recorded a version of The Divinyls global hit “I Touch Myself” to remind women to self-check regularly. Yes, this put me out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to do it because it’s an issue that affects all women of all colors, all around the world. Early detection is key—it saves so many lives. I just hope this helps to remind women of that. The music video is part of the I Touch Myself Project which was created in honor of celebrated diva, Chrissy Amphlett, who passed away from breast cancer, and who gave us her hit song to remind women to put their health first. The project is proudly supported by @BerleiAus for Breast Cancer Network Australia.”

Serena Williams, promoting Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Instagram, releasing a rendition of “I Touch Myself” by The Divinyls. Williams said she released the video in order to remind women to regularly perform self-examinations for breast cancer.

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Jelena Ostapenko's Backhand at the 2017 French Open.

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( Photo credit: Art Seitz ©2017 )

Roger Federer wins a record 8th title at Wimbledon.



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