The Last Word: Quotes From the World of Tennis
Every week at SteveG, we’ll be highlighting some of the best quotes said by players, coaches and more from the world of tennis
“#Hurricane Sandy, Please Stop…” Dinara Safina on her Twitter account during the storm in New York City.
“This morning I did not know that I would end up at a #jenniferlopez concert. Lucky to get some tickets from someone that could not go.” expressing his pleasure on his Twitter account on scoring some last minute J-Lo tickets.
“It was a bit of a wrestle and laugh around that came out the wrong way.” Bernard Tomic after video surfaced of him wrestling with another man on top of a high rise apartment building on the Gold Coast that prompted a police inquiry.
“The inspiration is the Serbian people and I always feel an obligation to give more than 100 per cent.” Jelena Jankovic on playing Fed Cup before the finals in Prague this weekend.
“ATTENTION KIDS. Come to my house. I’m waiting with awesome candy. Thanks.” Ryan Harrison on Twitter letting trick-o-treaters in his area know he was ready for them.
“That’s the most unbelievable day in my life. That’s an unbelievable feeling. I was fighting my whole life with money, so this week is really important for me to get some sponsors, to get some help. I had really tough moments in my life, and this is like really, like movie for me.” Jerzy Janowicz after defeating Andy Murray to reach the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters.
“For me to get a win against Serena, it means 2013 is going to be a great year.” Venus Williams after beating her sister Serena in an exhibition match in Nigeria.
“Excited about book — tough memories sometimes. Being bad sure was fun– being young was the key..,But old and bad is even better.” Jimmy Connors on Twitter mentioning his upcoming autobiography.
“I’ve had a difficult past few days and I could feel it straight away in the second set. I just had nothing left. These were personal problems that I don’t really want to talk about right now but looking on the bright side, this at least gives me some extra days off to recover and prepare for the end of the season.” Novak Djokovic after losing to Sam Querrey in the second round of the Paris Masters.
“Here at home in this type of crowd, it’s indescribable, it’s an amazing feeling. There are so many emotions and happiness and that is the feeling we are practicing for every day, even if you’re not in the mood to work.” Lucie Safarova after leading her Czech team to their seventh Fed Cup title.
“I will await your revenge (on me). But I am thirty years old,” David Ferrer who joked about Janowicz’s remark that he hoped to avenge his loss in the finals of the Paris Masters to the Spaniard who won his seventh title of the season.
“When I was number three in 2006, the WTA was tougher – Davenport, Hingis, Clijsters, Dementieva. But Azarenka, Kvitova (new) generation is improving.” Nadia Petrova when asked to compare the current top players to those back in 2006.
And a quote from the sport’s past —
“If you’re a champion, you have to have it in your heart.” – Chris Evert