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March - May, 2005
May 15, 2005: "I
can't wait to see them commentate on the same match
together. I'm very curious who will be lead commentator
and who will be the sidekick. I hope it will happen
but I don't think it will. There will definitely
be tension between them. I know because whenever I sit
down with Jimmy or John and have a beer, we talk about
the other guy. Of course, they're just jealous of each
Boris Becker, on former
archrivals, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe, who will
share BBC commentary box this Wimbledon fortnight,
talking to The Telegraph (UK)
April 25, 2005: "Training,
in the true sense of the word, however, does not fit in
with tennis. Tennis is, fundamentally, a spontaneous sport.
That is, it depends upon the enthusiasm, the exuberance,
the keenness of the player, far more than the casual onlooker
from the side-lines can know
Real training will
do tennis far more harm than good."
All-time great Helen Wills,
in her 1929 book, Tennis.
April 11, 2005: "Every match
I go into, I'm the huge favorite. I lose a set and it's,
World No. 1 Roger Federer, whose
2005 match record has grown to a startling 32-1 after
winning the Nasdaq-100 Open.
March 27, 2005:
"This sport has given me so much that my hope would be to give back as much as I can for as long as I can."
Andre Agassi, six-time champion
and the oldest player in the tournament at almost
35, before the start of the Nasdaq-100 Open, a tournament
he first played as a 16-year-old in 1987.
March 14, 2005:
"We get criticized for showing no personality, then
we get penalized when we do."
Lindsay Davenport, World No.
1 Tennis Player
March 1, 2005: "You can't
really beat that [winning an Oscar]. You can always win
Serena Williams, comparing movie
accolades to tennis triumphs.
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