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Quote Contest

Chianna Shah, of Kolkata, India, is the winner of the inaugural Tennis Quote contest for the best tennis quote of 2012. Here is the winning entry, a thought-provoking quote from Andre Agassi in his best-selling autobiography, OPEN:

"It's no accident, I think that tennis uses the language of life. Advantage, service, fault, break, love, the basic elements of everyday existence, because every match is life in miniature. Even the structure of tennis, the way the pieces fit inside one another like Russian nesting dolls, mimics the structure of our days. Points become games become sets become tournaments, and it's all so tightly connected that any point can become the turning point. It reminds me of the way seconds become minutes become hours and any hour can be our finest or our darkest. It's our choice. But if tennis is life, then what follows tennis must be the unknowable void. That thought makes me cold."

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Send your entry to: Paul Fein. Please include where and when you heard or read it. You may include your name and country. If more than one person sends the same quote, the first quote received will be used.

During the first week of January 2014, the sender of the best quote sent during 2013 will be announced, and the winner will receive an autographed copy of one of Paul Fein's three tennis books - the book of your choice.

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