Every week at SteveG, we’ll be highlighting some of the best quotes said by players, coaches and more from the world of tennis.
“I played against a French player who is also my friend so of course it a little bit strange but for me it’s a title…” Richard Gasquet on defeating fellow Frenchman Gilles Simon to take his first title in two years at Bangkok.
“Bravo Richard!!! With this victory you proved that you grew up!” – Gasquet’s coach Ricardo Piatti on Twitter after Gasquet’s win. Gasquet played Bangkok solo without Piatti who was ill during the week.
“Am I the only person that gets annoyed when someone text me everyday?? Text/ bbm Everyday when we r not BFF’s is too much,” Serena Williams on Twitter.
“Well I feel better than I felt in Tokyo, and it’s been getting better every day. Right now my concern is to make sure I feel good on the court physically. The rest, I’m not too worried about it right now – I’m not thinking about pressure or confidence or whatever it is. I just try to focus on my physical condition to be good and go from there, because without that, there’s not much,” Victoria Azarenka on her withdrawal from Tokyo due to dizziness.
“Maybe, maybe one day. I know a few people have said I should get on Twitter. Another Australian player, Casey Dellacqua, tells me people always write to her telling her to tell me to get onto Twitter. I don’t know – maybe one day. I’ll keep everyone in suspense for a little bit longer about it though,” Sam Stosur when asked if she’ll ever join Twitter.
“If it’s meant to happen it will, but if it doesn’t at the end of my career I’ll know I’ve done everything I could to achieve it,” Nadia Petrova on still trying to win her first ever Grand Slam title in singles.
“Dude, you are Rafa,” woman after seeing Rafael Nadal pretend to be a receptionist at a golf club in Nadal’s latest advertisement for Pokerstars.com
“I celebrated with my team in the locker room and tonight I’ll have Malaysian food with my team. It has been nice to be in this city and win the trophy,” Juan Monaco on winning the title in Kuala Lumpur, his fourth ATP title of the year.
“Anyone else wanna see guys make shots just for the awkward golf high five,” Andy Roddick on Twitter about the Ryder Cup.
And a few quotes from the past.
“New Yorkers love it when you spill your guts out there. Spill your guts at Wimbledon and they make you stop and clean it up,” Jimmy Connors.
“If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that’s a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there’s going to be a life after tennis that’s a lot longer than your tennis life,” Chris Evert.