Every week at SteveG, we’ll be highlighting some of the best quotes said by players, coaches and more from the world of tennis
“Very happy with the title in Vienna. I dedicate it to all mothers, especially mine. Thank you very much for your messages and your support!” Juan Martin Del Potro on Twitter after winning Vienna.
“I really wanted to go to the Victoria Secret show this December, but I will be training away in Barcelona at that time,” Milos Raonic on Twitter.
“No, but I would like an explanation! I honestly have no idea.” Monica Niculescu when asked why she has reached the finals of Luxembourg two years in a row.
“This was the first tournament since I came back that I felt like the old Andrea Petkovic. That’s very important for me because I was doubting myself the last few weeks. I feel better about my game now; I feel like I can get back to the high level I had again.” Andrea Petkovic after losing in three sets to Venus Williams in the semis of Luxembourg.
“Two great girls and very happy to see Andrea getting to a semi and competing at this level! Respect!” Coach Sven Groenveld on Twitter after watching the Petkovic/Williams semi in Luxembourg.
“I love what I do, and I’m honored that so many people believe in women’s tennis,” Venus Williams while accepting her trophy in Luxembourg.
“My eyes are watering up because I am so proud of my sister @VenusesWilliams so proud of you sis congrats on your tournament win! I love you.” Serena Williams on Twitter after her sister won her 44th career WTA title in Luxembourg.
“It feels pretty good to have won a second title this season,” Tomas Berdych after winning in three sets over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the finals of Stockholm.
“It is very special to win this title as I remember Yevgeny (Kafelnikov) winning so many times here and he was my idol growing up. I saw him a few times this week but I was too shy to ask him anything.” Andreas Seppi after winning the Kremlin Cup.
“Well, that could be my last match of the year. Disappointed to not win today and pick up a title for the year. Heading to Istanbul, hopefully I do get a match and I’m not just there to watch.” Sam Stosur on her Facebook page after losing in the Moscow finals.
“This tournament was very nerve-wracking for both of us. They were down three match points first round, and in every match we won a super tie-break – so both of us could have been out earlier in the tournament. But it was better that we played each other for it, so the better team goes to Istanbul.” Nadia Petrova on winning her semifinal doubles match in Moscow with Maria Kirilenko; a win that qualified them for the WTA Championships.
“You definitely want to play Istanbul – there’s no doubt that’s one of the goals at the beginning of the year. But sometimes that just doesn’t happen. That’s sport sometimes, and I hope to be back there again.” Caroline Wozniacki who despite winning her second title in Moscow will not be at the WTA Championships in Istanbul.
And now some quotes from the sport’s past —
“The fifth set is not about tennis, it’s about nerves.” Boris Becker
“What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose.” Andre Agassi