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Tennis Quotes

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Tennis Player Quotes:

  Andre Agassi
  Tracy Austin
  Victoria Azarenka
  Marion Bartoli
  Boris Becker
  Nick Bollettieri
  Bjorn Borg
  Mary Carillo
  Pat Cash
  Michael Chang
  Kim Clijster
  Jimmy Connors
  Jim Courier
  Lindsay Davenport
  Novak Djokovic
  Chris Evert
  Roger Federer
  Brad Gilbert
  Daniela Hantuchova
  Justine Henin
  Tim Henman
  Lleyton Hewitt
  Martina Hingis
  John Isner
  Ana Ivanovic
  Jelena Jankovic
  Andrea Jaeger
  Angelique Kerber
  Billie Jean King
  Anna Kournikova
  Amelie Mauresmo
  John McEnroe
  Andrei Medvedev
  Andy Murray
  Rafael Nadal
  Martina Navratilova
  John Newcombe
  Andy Roddick
  Patrick Rafter
  Marat Safin
  Pete Sampras
  Maria Sharapova
  Stan Smith
  Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  Stan Wawrinka
  Mats Wilander
  Serena Williams
  Venus Williams
  Helen Wills

About the Tennis Quotes Book

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.

You want smack talk? How about Maria Sharapova brushing aside an intended compliment with "I'm not the next Kournikova—I want to win matches!"

Wonder why Jimmy Connors was such a cutthroat? According to his mother, "Jimmy was taught to be a tiger on the court. When he was young, if I had a shot I could hit down his throat, I did. And I'd say, ‘See, Jimmy, even your mother will do that to you.'"

Fein even delves into the gritty detail of players' personal lives. Witness Andre Agassi's explanation that "sex doesn't interfere with your tennis; it's staying out all night trying to find it that affects your tennis."

And of course legendary bad boy John McEnroe both fires off and gets hits with multiple zingers.

Fein includes quotes of praise, thoughtful commentary, and interesting points about players, tournaments, and the game—where it's been and where it's headed. If it's about tennis and worth remembering, well, You Can Quote Me on That.

Read the Introduction to You Can Quote Me on That

    Acknowledgments
   Foreword -- by Billie Jean King
   Introduction

1.    They Call It A Game
2.    Nothing Personal
3.    Talk Is Cheap!
4.    Stuff Of Champions
5.    Triumph & Disaster
6.    The Fame Game
7.    All In The Mind
8.    Child's Play
9.    Oh, Behave!
10.   Open Tennis
11.   The Feminine Mystique
12.   Paeans To The Champions
13.   For The Love Of The Game
14.   What A Racket!
15.   You've Come A Long Way, Baby!
16.   Life On The Tour
17.   The Majesty Of Wimbledon
18.   Points Of Contention
19.   The Ego Has Landed
20.   Homosexuality
21.   The God Squad
22.   Personality Cult
23.   Race Matters
24.   Double Your Pleasure
25.   Styles and Strategies
26.   Love Affairs
27.   Sex & The Singles Player
28.   Money Talks
29.   True Confessions
30.   Davis Cup
31.   All In The Family
32.   Athletes Only Need Apply
33.   Passion Play
34.   Did They Really Say That?
35.   Tennis Forever


   Index
   About The Author




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